Lottery through email.. scam????

Philippines
January 26, 2007 11:20pm CST
please help for whoever is familiar with lottery... recently i have been receiving emails that i won a large sum of money from lottery in U.K. i have not joined any lottery of such sort, but they say i don't have to join to win, the mechanics of such lottery is electronic raffling of email addresses... and according to them my email add is one of the few lucky add who won in this lottery... is it true or a scam???????????? please enlighten me coz as for now i really need money to help my husband with our financial obligations. thanks
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@hemtata (284)
• India
27 Jan 07
This is all bull. I too receive many mails about winning lottery . But I am sure why some one should pay me such huge amount. I just ignore it.
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@sanshray (149)
• India
27 Jan 07
this is a sure scam. ppl recieve such emails over and over. dont fall into this.
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@balabrahmam (1071)
• India
27 Jan 07
yes i recive lot of mails like you won the lottery of 100000$ prize but at least they demand more money from us for some exra charges so did not read that type of mails
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• India
27 Jan 07
recently i got the same mail that you have won an lottery. but the basic thing is that how can any one win a lottery without buying a lottery ticket. so all these are scams and should not be invited for further action.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Dont belive in such emails.this is a type of scam(email scam).they know the email id by any way and use this to grow there business by getting complete filling form
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@kutchi (12320)
• Pakistan
27 Jan 07
Yes, it must be scam don't believe in these types of mails
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Those emails are scam.I have been receiving a lot of these emails that i won in the lottery and that nigerian scam too.Since i dont buy lottery tickets so its very obvious that it was a scam.Recently,i have receive an email from 'yahoo groups' that i won $500 i almost thought it was real,good thing i didnt fall on it.So be careful on dealing with those scam emails.
• Thailand
27 Jan 07
ofcouse its scam, first thing fist, if you not play any by yourself how can you win!!!, in the last year i receice this kind of mail more that 20 times, if they real i would be a billionare by now, all will make you tranfer them some money (for tanfer fee) if you send they will gone from you forever...
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@vertex (803)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
That is a scam. No one would give such amount like millions by just email. It sucks because when you give your credit card. It will be charge with many expenses dont try it.
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@vicat506 (132)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Don't Do It!!! I just posted a discussion last nite on this scam. (it's under scams if you're interested in reading it) Please read it and I'll bet there's a lot of similarities between my experience and yours!
@kerbausama (1335)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 07
they are all scamers..i lost money last month for this.. ..
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• India
27 Jan 07
ya , i also got a letter from microsoft that i win lottary for 1000000 uro. what i do . is this correct can i believe on mircosoft . or not i also reaced a letter from yahoo.group both are fraud and scam. so please any one have any proof about it they send me or send through mylot then we believe
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• India
27 Jan 07
ya , i also got a letter from microsoft that i win lottary for 1000000 uro. what i do . is this correct can i believe on mircosoft . or not i also reaced a letter from yahoo.group both are fraud and scam. so please any one have any proof about it they send me or send through mylot then we believe
@hazelle (134)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
I've received a notification of something like that too, british lottery something and I went through the motions and concluded its a scam, because they instructed me to send money purportedly to pay for insurance of the money I won. I thought why won't they just get it from the prize money? They said something about fixed insurance (was that the term?) and that the whole amount must be intact. Sounds fishy to me. Anyway if you really want to find out for yourself go head just don't send them any money or tell them about your financial information.
@rsa101 (38033)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Definitely so, I received that before. I receive that I won plenty and when you reply to it they would start demanding for some money that they claim would used to send the money to you. I told them that just deduct the amount from my prize winning they would make lots of excuses by telling me that they cannot do that since its against their policies etc etc. I sugesst that either you ignore them or play with them LOL. They would just stopped emailing you when they realized they could not get anything from you anymore.
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@Dreamarxx (134)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 07
This is something really dangerous,do not even believe a single word. I am a victim of these kinda emails..just stay out of it and warn all your friends about it.
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@ChuckGel (244)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
It's a scam...promise. My cousin has already been a victim of that. So, be aware...
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• India
27 Jan 07
i don't believe in lottery because 3 times i faced tragety i received 3 mail that u r winner of our lottoery, filling form , filling processing form at last they told me send money for notification charges, that was far away from me due to m unable to sent money. what i do???????????????????????
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• India
27 Jan 07
to tell you that all the online lottery are scams . no one wins from online lottery the results they show are fake. do not trust them
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@wasim989 (2298)
• India
27 Jan 07
Don't even think of replying to such emails because they are pure scam and whenever you get such emails just hit the spam button in the inbox and add that id in the blocked list.
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• India
27 Jan 07
i also got a lottery winning notification through email, but i was not interested , and i sked one of my friends from dubai , he said its scam one of his college got such an email and they told him to go to africa to collect the money , its all scam
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@jhaime (134)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Just ignore it because it is just on e of those old crap that scammers do in the internet. They gave their victims hope and if the victims fell on their scam the victim will end up misirable.
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@dhinulal (29)
• India
27 Jan 07
according to my oppinion this lottary emails are fake,.thre are several news paper reports coming nw a days tht so many peoples are betrayed by this lottery case.so be vigilent.may be some of them will be genuile....
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• Bulgaria
27 Jan 07
It's a scam! I too receive some mails about winning lottery but.. NOTHING!
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