email lottery praizes

@cuterose (1698)
India
March 6, 2007 3:13pm CST
i'm got an email saying that my email id has been selected and i've won millions! and they are asking for my contact details. but i cant believe this. so i didnt send my details. is there anyone who's got similar emails? what did you do? is there anyone who has really got prize from this type of lottery?
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4 responses
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
It depends on which websites had you joined, i cannot repudiate that it is a scam,,but honeslty most of the time, those emails are just trying to do ''phishing' ,and get your password or information...etc... What did they ask for claiming the prize ??? I did not have any experience befoe,,so i m not sure .
@cuterose (1698)
• India
6 Mar 07
i haven't joined in any such websites. they are asking for my complete profile with bank account details. actually i've received more around 4 or 5 emails like that! when i received my first email i was shocked and confused whether to believe it or not. but,to accept the truth, i believed it. but, i was hesitant to give out my details. so i waited for 2 days and was asking my friends about this. after 2 days i received a similar email from a different id! from that i decided that they are fraud emails.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Mar 07
oh they must be scams...watch out then never give oyur details to anyone
@cuterose (1698)
• India
7 Mar 07
ya.. thanks for posting buddy
@mnflower (1300)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I have received alot of these myself and I have sent some to my spam folder but also checked out a couple of them and found them to be spam and virus's being sent around...be real careful this is a easy way for hackers to get your information, personal information that you give will be used against you so please be real careful and check them out first...I even sent them an email back and asked them how they got my name and what site I signed up for this under if they don't reply it is also a scam...just be careful.
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@cuterose (1698)
• India
6 Mar 07
ya i did emailed them. i sent an email scolding them. didnt get reply
@cuterose (1698)
• India
7 Mar 07
rated plus
@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
6 Mar 07
I had emails like this and always deleted them. They are asking for your bank details and if you give those to them they will clean out your account.
@cuterose (1698)
• India
6 Mar 07
but, how? many say this. how can someone else rake money from our account without our permission?
@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
6 Mar 07
You can never know who is actually sending this e-mail to you. FE if you give them your credit card number it's easy for really smart hackers to make it empty. I've heard about people who were cheated that way. About a year ago there was a group of hackers who prepared pages like online banks have, and tried to cheat people to give them their bank codes and security numbers. Since then there is a warning on the page of my bank - "the bank is always asking for one code only. If you make a mistake when submitting it, the bank is asking for the same code again. It never asks you to submit a different one." But of course, if you fail three times your account will be blocked, and you have to go personally to the bank to open it again.
@cuterose (1698)
• India
7 Mar 07
oh!! thanks fr the information buddy. i'l be careful
@34momma (13891)
• United States
6 Mar 07
girl leave that mess alone. it is all crap! please don't send them any info and please no money. just delete that email. and those emails that say do you want to work for us cashing checks. that too is all crap
@cuterose (1698)
• India
6 Mar 07
ya momma. i've simply deleted all. i've sent them an email scoliding them. :)