why do people have to do this?

@roniroxas (10574)
Philippines
November 15, 2007 7:23pm CST
i received an email from coca-cola: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT COCA-COLA DOME NORTH GATE SOUTH AFRICA. PROMOTE SOUTH AFRICAN 2010 WORLD CUP. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION. Congratulations, note, your email is among the two lucky winners that won $2,000,000.00{Two million United State Dollars}each in the just concluded draw held to promote South African 2010 World Cup. This promotion is sponsored by Coca-Cola/South Africa Footbal Association. (SAFA) For prize claiming,Call your appointed claim agent: i edited the part where it is advising me to email a person and i didnt include his name anymore.... i mean who do'nt want to receive 2M dollars.... of course everybody loves too. but it is just too nasty for them to send spam emails like this. have you ever received an email from a very well known company? how did you reacted? when you got a letter like this for the first time did you believe in it?
7 responses
@linben (132)
17 Nov 07
I haven't got any of such emails yet. However, i do get short messsages telling me i win a bunch of money or a car and other stuff. Of course they are all spams. However, what a stupid guy i was to call them the first time they told me i won a car. I was too excited that time cos there are not a lot cars here that time...
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
well thats what i want to hear, that is what my discussion is all about. "what have you done when you first got a mail that sounds so interesting." thanks linben. welcome to mylot i think you deserve a BR. happy posting
@linben (132)
19 Nov 07
Thank you for the BR. It was four or five years ago when i first got a short message telling me that i won a car. Oh my god, only a few people could afford a car that time. And i could have my own car and happy driving like Al Pacino did in "scent of a woman". So i picked up the phone and called the number. And the man on the other side first congratulated me and asked me my address so he could send the car to me. But i had to send him the transport fees first. Of course, i would fall into such a stupid trap.:) Happy posting!
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
thats is so bad to hear. well now you know what to do with those trash email.
@ptotheb (230)
• New Zealand
22 Nov 07
When i was using the internet, like 7 years back I was naive and had no idea what was going on. I did foolishly apply for some of these spam messages. I remember one said that I won a boat, and i can go to see hawwaii. WOW now it really embarrasses me just to think that I actually believed in all that crap. Anyway times have changed. and technology sure has too. Spammers don't have all the privileges they had 2 years back. now E-mail services are on high alert about these things.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
those mails really sound believable and of course specially if they say you won money. money is sweeter when you won it than earn it. thanks for the response and you got a cool avatar there. can i ask who among the south park is that?
@ptotheb (230)
• New Zealand
22 Nov 07
thats not actually a south park character. its a custom character i designed from their website to resemble me. well sought of, i wanted to make him diirrrrrty.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
oh my goodness, sorry. i was thinking about south park. sorry.
• Kottayam, India
16 Nov 07
All these junk mails are from Africa who is enjoying and not doing their work or using their brain properly, anyway they can manipulate and amass a lot of money. very very weird.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
yes very wierd, and to think it was from africa, a country who needs more huge money. thanks for the response
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
Hello! Scam emails are really annoying. I even got one saying that I won in a yahoo lottery, even in microsoft and some car companies. Come to think of it, who wouldn't want to win a huge amount of money and become an instant millionaire? of course none. When I first received an email like this I asked my brother and he asked me if I did join in any such raffle in such companies, I said no.. and I thought why would I win if I didn't join any lottery anyway. He then said it's one of those famous scam emails, so better ignore them and not reply. I dunno why people are doing this stuff, but I for sure know it's one way of scamming people and rob them in a way. And the sad thing is, it's hard to stop it and detect the scammer. Take care. *smile* ciao! c",)
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
correct!!!! who doesnt want to win cash, huge amount of it. who doesnt want to be instant millionairs. thnaks for the response and take care too.
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
i think got something similar from Africa. That's a scam. don't read anything like that from Africa. If it's true, i just hope they use the money to feed their hungry women and children and do something with their corrupt government.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
you just said it! you are awesomely correct. why don't they just buy something and feed it to the poor people at africa why do they have to give it to me though i live in a country with corrupt goverment too. lol. thanks for the response bong.
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
16 Nov 07
My Husband got one last week that was supposed to have come from toyata in england, but the reply address ended in @yahoo.de. I don't know why people do this, I suppose they are then able to use the information they get to scam people. About 6 months ago I received 3 emails from 3 different sources all on the same day. Had they been truthful I would now be $20 million richer. At the same time I also got an email from an organisation that claimed they had 6 hot guys who were all desperate to meet me - I'm guessing they were just after me for the money :) Seriously though I never believe any of these types of emails, which makes it harder to believe real emails. 4 years ago I got an email from Sony saying that I had won a digital camera and I didn't believe it as I hadn't entered anything, but they provided a phone number which was the same as the one in the phone directory and it actually turned out to be true.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
wow that was close, we your experience it made me realize that some are spams and some are not. you just need to make sure before taking some actions. well congrats because you won something. thanks for the response as well
@noriko (1254)
25 Nov 07
i have a lot specially now that i spend more time on opening my email because of mylot. but my hubby warned about this kind of letters. he told me just ignore it. some of it even brings virus.