scams

@savypat (20245)
United States
December 12, 2008 6:44am CST
How many of you just for one moment would be caught by this onE? It sounds like it could be true, if it was, it would be the answer to all my problems? Yah, Right. But if you were inexperienced and really desperate couldn't you be lulled into this trap? -----Inline Attachment Follows----- THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT. *Ref Number: NL 80 OS 9414 *Batch Number: 444821545-NL/2008 *Ticket Number: PP 3812 /2008-03 *Winning Amount : $2,500,000.00.USD Attn: Lucky Winner, WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY 'A' WINNER ONLY We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement of the result in INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD. Your email address was selected by our Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) from an exclusive list of e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies. No tickets were sold. This email address is identified with Your Ref Number: NL 80 OS 9414,Batch Number: 444821545-NL/2008 and Ticket Number: PP 3812 /2008-03 in Category "A" and you are a winner to the Prize amount of US$2,500,000.00. (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the total payout. CONGRATULATIONS!!! To file in for the processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for category 'A' winners with the information below: *********************************************** CLAIMS AGENT Name:Mr.David Berman Tel: +31 647 283 937 Email:prizeaward_dept08@yahoo.cn Foreign Claims Agent Netherlands Office. *********************************************** You are advised to provide him with the following information: First Name: Last Name: Tel/Fax Number: Nationality: Occupation: Age: NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence. Yours Faithfully, Martin Prak. Lottery Coordinator.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I'm telling you I think we get this kind of email just about every day. Notice how it's always from some kind of Foreign Claims Agent.
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• United States
12 Dec 08
This exact email was in my mailbox this morning. I looked twice at it. But, realized quickly that it was a scam. There are more scams on the internet than there are legitimate offers. I can't understand how some people can be so gullible as to buy into these offers/sweepstakes. People lose money every day just because they believe that an email is going to make them rich. It is really sad. I do feel for these people. I'm just glad I don't get caught up in something I can't get out of.
@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I would not have fallen for this. I started getting these a few years ago. When I got my first one I thought it was for real until I read more and the prize was coming from another country or something so I knew it was BS. My friend was not so lucky. She wanted a bulldog. She some how found one online. The dog was in Africa or some country and the guy couldnt keep it so she sent the money and no dog. He contacted her and said the dog needed shots to be shipped so he needed more money so she sent it and still no dog. He never gave her a phone number so she couldn't get in touch with him only through internet. Needless to say she ended up losing a lot of money.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Dec 08
i think the Internet is going to start loosing business because of all the scams, I don't trust anyone I can't reach by phone even though I've had very good service from the people I've dealt with over the Internet, these scams are ruining it for the rest of us.