WE JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS

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  1. Helen

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    I'm posting this as a warning of what appears to be a new email scam. Here is what we received this morning. It was addressed to 'undisclosed recipients'. And the spelling is awful! Please be careful of scams like these:

    FROM THE ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR.

    THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL LUCKY WINNERS OF THE 2ND CATEGORY WINNING PRIZE
    OF 15,000,000.00 DOLLARS. FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS. YOU EMAIL ADDRESS
    HAS BEEN SELECTED IN THIS VERY CATEGORY IN THE NETHERLANDS NATIONAL
    GAMING AWARD, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS SELECTED RANDOMLY THROUGH A
    COMPUTER BALLOTING SYSTEM. YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A LUMP SUM PAY
    OUT OF USD1,000,000.00. ONE MILLION DOLLARS ONLY.

    THIS GAMING AWARD
    WAS HELD ON SATURDAY 18TH MARCH 2006, IN THIS REGARDS, WE EMPLOY YOU TO
    CONTACT OUR CLEARING HOUSE AND INTRODUCE YOUR SELF TO THE ACCREDICTED
    AGENT ASSIGNED TO THE 2ND CATEGOTY WINNERS.

    PROCESSING OFFICER.
    MR.
    GILL MARTINS.
    TELEPHONE :0031 647 416 459.
    Email:
    [email protected]

    YOU ARE TO PROVIDE HIM THE FOLLOWING
    WINNING NUMBERS.

    REF NO. 89935531
    BATCH NO. AMB/KL/6714
    SERIAL NO.
    11/AMB/87167/NL.

    CONTACT HIM IMMEDIATELY BY EMAIL AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
    ABOVE UPON YOUR RECIEPT TO THIS E-MAIL FOR YOUR CLAIMS PROCESSING.

    BE
    INFORM THAT FURTHER DETAILS AND EXPLANATIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU ON
    RECIEPT OF YOUR EMAIL TO YOUR ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVE. BE INFORM TO
    KEEP THIS ANNOUNCEMENT PERSONAL FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNTILL FINAL
    PROCESSING, CONFIRMATION AND REMITTANCE BY THE PAYING OUT BANK.

    YOUR
    FAITHFULLY,
    THE ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR.
    AUGUSTINA WHITE MANUEL.
     
  2. Gayla

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    Congratulations! :D :rolleyes: :eek: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    This is something new?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Variation on the Nigerian money scam.

    Too bad, Helen, I was hoping it was real! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mike McK

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    Hey, that's great! Don't forget to give them your social security number and your checking account number so that they can deposit the money right away for you.
     
  6. Helen

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    It was for us. We had not seen this scam before. Someone here in our town just fell for the Nigerian scam and it was written up in the paper. If this thread can help anyone else avoid this, great. If not, maybe it will simply provide a chuckle for a few.

    In the meantime, Joseph, I know I irritate you beyond measure, judging from your posts, but do you always have to respond to what I post so negatively?
     
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    Didn't mean for it to sound negative. Sorry. I actually found it funny that this was new to you. I get at least 6 of these scams a day.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    [​IMG]

    Hey, my band's e-mail address just recieved notice today that we one a million dollars in the UK lottery.

    [​IMG]
     
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    &lt; afraid to check my email for today. may make the email garbage collector a million dollars richer
     
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    Dont let Joe fool you. He has already collected $2,000,000 from them [​IMG]
     
  11. Joseph_Botwinick

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    :D

    It's a conspiracy, I tell you. I am part of the illuminate. [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  12. menageriekeeper

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    Hmmph! It got so bad at my email address that I up the security to only allow e'mails from folks on my safe list.

    I'd be rich if I had a dime for every scam I've recieved.
     
  13. Vasco

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    some people make a game out of replying to these emails and stringing along the scammers, thinking they have someone fooled. the scammer becomes the scammed do a web search for "mugu baiting"
     
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    I suppose the ultimate would be to talk them into sending you some cash.
     
  15. Vasco

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    someone actually did, what they do is they ask the (original) scammers to send in pictures, usually a play on words, usally a bit risque, think the phone calls bart simpson would make to moe the bar tender, but in one instance they actually convinced them to send some money..
     
  16. The Galatian

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    I think the best one has to be convincing them to make reservations for you in a four star hotel in their country, and then not show up.

    I don't think I'd be playing with them, though. They might have relatives in the US, who could find you.
     
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    Hey, I just got one of those, only this one is "from a government official in Dubai."

    I hope he likes getting email. I gave his email address to as many "join email lists" sites as I could find.

    If nothing else, it will keep him busy picking out the real responses from the spam.
     

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