Am I really win the FreeLotto?
January 19, 2007 10:21pm CST
i have receive an E-mail today.it says i have win the Freelotto.it is about $1000000.i did take part in this game yesterday,but i can't believe i will win $1000000.that's incredibale.in the mail,it says, please complete your Payment Directive Form on the following page enligibility requirement you must also verify your claim ID listed above.Your claim ID is you PIN# and it assures you that upon submitting the winning entry in accordance with the Rules of Free Lotto what should i do? Need i complete the payment information? i don't have credit card,the card number ,the CVV
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• United States
20 Jan 07
I get these all the time in my email and they are just scams to get your bank account or credit card information. There is also a new scam, for me at least, and this is a letter and check I received the other day. There was a real check for $2,950.00 payable to me and telling me that I had won $55,000 in some world wide lottery that I had never heard of or entered. The letter stated that the check was to cover a fee to some gaming commission and that I was to deposit it immediately. I was certain it was a scam but couldn't figure out how they could rip me off by giving me a check, so I went to the bank and talked to the manager. She had seen a lot of them and said that the way they usually run the scam is to get a hold of checks from a business and then mail them to people with instructions to deposit them immediately. The bank would usually remove the hold after about a week at which time the scammer would contact the "winner" and instruct them to withdraw the funds for cash and to to Western Union and have the cash sent to a foreign address to pay the gaming commission fee. A couple weeks or more later the business receives its statement and sees all the fraudulent checks that went out and reports it to their bank which then puts a stop payment on it. The lottery "winner" then finds that there is no way to get their money back from the "gaming commission" but that they now have to replace the $2,950 that they withdrew from their account plus pay the fees for depositing a bad check. There is no free lunch and if something seems to good to be true, it probably is. Delete the email.
20 Jan 07
well i think it is a scam. I am also receiving emails from National Loterry from UK they said i win but i did not respond because i experienced it before also and they asked me to send money before i can get the money i win but i never do it. I told them that if i win really why not they just lessen the money needed to pay for fee in sending the money. So it means its a scam.
20 Jan 07
i myself daily receive 5-6 mails from free lotto.and the content is same as yours.i searched about it a lot and finds that UK government is putting this site in scam list.what more you can ask for?its really a scam.if you had given your credit card number to them then quickly take appropriate steps.
20 Jan 07
I am sure its scam.. I usually receive hundreds of such mails stating that I have won a tour or sony plasma tv or something else. How can anyone give away things like these just like that!!!! Dont even think that it could be true...Just delete such mails immediately...
20 Jan 07
these are all scams and there is no two way about it. they are known by many names such as nigerian scam, black money, african scandal etc, and they all the same. trying ti rip you off of your hard earned money. some of their ways of doing it are: 1. win lotto 2. lucky draw 3. not claimed bank account 4. oil exploration contract 5. else and you know it is a scam when: a. too good to be true, normal amount is around usd 5 mil b. asking yr credit card no c. asking money to pay for certain procedure, and they will ask again, again, and again d. ask to keep it secret my advice....ignore and delete the mail
20 Jan 07
I also have won a freelotto and they are saying that we have to give them our credit card number to verify the PIN no of their FAST service.. I think it is nonsense.. If we have won, they can reduce the charge of their FAST service from the money we won and send the remaining money to us.. I discarded the email after some days.. Still they are sending emails saying that you have won some million dollars and to complete the FAST registration to get the money...
28 Jan 07
This Site FreeLotto is Full Of Fakes.I too had Taken Part in it 2 Month ago as I Wrok in a Cafe.A Boy In Cafe Used To Tell me Its a Fake and Warned me That They Will Ask For My Credit Card Number and Will Rogue me. so I Din,t Give Any Response Until 2 Weeks.But Still Used To Dream That They Will Send Me a Cheque as They Didn,t Stop Sending me E-mails adn would be Still Dreaming,Until the Boy Showed Me through The Internet That its a Scam and Made me Unsubscribe Through it.U also do the Same.