A SCAM!!!! I am so sad.......

@xplp211 (257)
China
May 11, 2008 6:49am CST
Today I receive a email seem to be from donkeymails, saying that I won $400. I am so happy!! But when I click to get the prize, they asked me to sign up for thegold games club for $8.25. I don't have so much money, so I was lucky. Then I checked the address, it is Admin@donkeymails.com, I think it will be right. But I checked the whole donkeymails website, the gold games club and the $400 prize were never mentioned. So I think it may be a scam. And I checked my confirmation email from donkeymails when I registrate, it was from webmaster@donkeymails.com. And I search google and myLot, found that 8 months ago, the same scam happened to many persons. So pay attention, it comes back. I am so sad. It is just like droping from the sky. And I click the link in that email, I don't know if the bad guys will steal some of my information. Have you ever met similar scam? Share with us, so everyone can avoid it.
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36 responses
• India
11 May 08
I think all those who are registered with donkeymail gets the same mail. I am gettting the same mail from last one year i get it thrice or four times in month saying that i am winner for that month. Because i have visited their site but the fact is very rearely i visit that site. Earlier it used to ask me pay $9. something by payal but then i wasnot having that amont in my account. and now i got the news from you that it is a scam. thanks for helping other not to fall in the trap.
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@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
11 May 08
Kriskhedar, Donkeymails is NOT scam! I've been paid by them many many times. This e-mail did NOT came from them! Somebody hacked into their system. Only thing you can accuse the owners of Donkeymails is their security that allows the scammers to do such things. From the other point of view, which system is safe and absolutely hacker-proof nowdays?
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@xplp211 (257)
• China
17 Jun 08
Thank you, Kiiizu. Yes, donkeymails is not a scam and it is the most trustable site. I think the real admin of donkeymails should repair their system to avoid the situation happen again and again.
11 May 08
I'm glad that you weren't caught in the trap. there are really so many scams floating in the internet. Some of them are really convincing. I was once also a suvivor of a scam.
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@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
11 May 08
Hi! thanks for the information. Actually I do recieve some but I do not open them, Im afraid it might crawl and get some information from me so I just delete it immediately from my mails. If ever I recieve some of those scams again I will post it here so everyone will know. Thanks again..
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@xplp211 (257)
• China
13 May 08
Thank you very much for your response and support.
@athinapie (1151)
• Philippines
11 May 08
I am so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. I got an email a couple of months ago saying that I've won a Yahoo Lottery. The email really looks so real and so convincing with the Yahoo logo on it and other information as well. But I did my share of research on the internet and found out that Yahoo does not hold any lottery. Good thing I didn't fall for it immediately. We should always do our research first.
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@xplp211 (257)
• China
13 May 08
Thank you for share with us. Your suggestion is helpful.
@MissGia (955)
• United States
11 May 08
scams are so widespread on the internet. i get emails like that all the time saying i've won money or whatever. i always delete them. Only open mails like that if you've signed up for a contest or something that is legit and is giving cash prizes. if you havent signed up for anything or arent a member of the sites you get emails from..Ignore it.
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
11 May 08
i received it also yesterday and also few months ago or maybe a year don't know exactly.first i thought it is real but i when i tried to get the prize it happened the same that happened to you
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@suhascg (227)
• Australia
11 May 08
hi, i received the same mail yesterday, from donkeymails saying i have won $400. in fact i keep receiving these kind of mails almost every second day.. its all just crap, dont beleive in them.. cheers!!!
@nzalheart (2339)
• India
18 Jan 09
Its so sad that there are more number of sites in this world that the geniune ones that tries to mock us hard. Thanks for the alert!
@nocovi (517)
• China
26 Dec 08
I have not received such scam from donkeymails.But I once received such scam email from Paypal.That 's terrible.I would never believe them..Thanks for you reminding.
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Someone once told me a long time ago, that when something appears to be too good to be true, then it probably is. Too bad this happened to you. I wish this kind of thing didn't happen at all.
• Malaysia
25 May 08
I've received the same e-mails many times and i was curious about it so i wrote an e-mail to the admin. Actually that scam e-mail is not genuinely from Donkeymails but some kind of scams that doing phishing website that exactly look alike with Donkeymails. If you are one of those unlucky guy falling in the $400 temptation he he. Then sorry to hear that ;).
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
24 May 08
i have, i have recieve twice an email suposedly from yahoo lottery saying ive won, i want to believe it at that time, im short on cash and it didnt ask me for anything except to reply to it and contact some person to claim my prize, i didnt though, ive asked persons about it and found out what i alredy thought it was, a scam
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
23 May 08
I have received such fraudulent messages many times, claiming that I have won a multi million dollars or pounds or Euros or all other kind of currencies. These mails claim that they are from reputed companies like Microsoft, Yahoo, Toyota etc. or from websites like Donkeymails or from Lotteries like UK National lotterues and Banks and so on. In fact the list is very long. But I never even open such mails. I simply delete these mails. Remember nothing is free in this world, so how can we win millions of dollars even without buying a lottery ticket. Beware onternet is full of scams, never open suspicious mails and links, never give your bank account or credit card information to suspicious sites and always verify the authenticity of site before giving any information.
@asr999 (236)
• China
17 May 08
i have recieved the same email from donkeymails,and i deleted it directly.i never believe this kind of emails,it must be a scam.Fortunetly,you checked it and saw though its scam.thanks for your sharing.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
15 May 08
I also received the same message just a few days ago. In the back of my mind while reading the email, "This may be a scam." But I tried to open the link given and I tried to search on the web on other instances of it and found out that it is just a scam.
@zz1111 (215)
• China
15 May 08
be careful!nowadays,there are so many scam on the internet that people may meet many like you get! it is good ,guy .i am also take care .thanks for the imformation!
• China
13 May 08
sorry to hear that.but i happened to me so often that i now just neglect and delete them,hehe .do not believe it in an email whatever it says when u can't make sure whether it is from a system message or some bad guys .just hold that.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
12 May 08
i also got the same email,i am registered with donkey mails,immediately i got the mail i deleted it why?because i never entered into any competition with them i could i have won any money ?secondly they claim to have almost 4000,000 members,i know that was a big lie so i just ignored it
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
12 May 08
That sounds similar to the Yahoo scam where they think you won money but you are not a member and you have to pay. It is a good thing you found out. I found out if they send emails claiming to come from "blankity blank" to an email you do not have registered with that site, it is a scam. You would not guess how many egold and paypal scam mails I get in my home email and my other emails that are not registered with egold or paypal.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
12 May 08
Hi xplp, There are many scams on the go, and you have to be very careful. Never pay money to sign up, even if you have it. Some of those sites will fool almost anyone. Blessings.