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#343540 - Fri Feb 02 2007 06:43 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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You rotten devil, raising their hopes.
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#343541 - Fri Feb 02 2007 06:56 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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I got that e-mail which a lot of people got last week, this week however I have now received a different one. What annoys me is that it doesnt even come into my bulk box it arrives in the proper e-mail address...

EURO MILLIONS PROMOTION!!! YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS WON € 1,000,000.00
EURO.

FROM THE DESK OF THE CO-ORDINATOR [EURO MILLIONS GLOBAL EMAIL LOTTERY]
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
Ref. Number: EUR/756/40027
Batch Number: 538901527-BC722


Draw date:26/1/2007
http://www.euro-millions.com/results.htm


Dear lucky winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Our Global Email
Lottery program held on the 26th JANUARY, 2007.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 37511465899-6410 with
serial number 4872-510 drew lucky numbers 11-15-23-30-38-04
(Stars Ball 09)

Draw date:26/1/2007
http://www.euro-millions.com/results.htm

which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been
approved for the sum of € 1,000,000.00 EURO (One Million EURO).

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims has been processed
and
your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from
across the Globe as part of our International Promotions Program. This
program takes place every three years. We hope with part of your
winning you will take part in our next USD 50 million international
lottery.

To file for your claim, please contact our claims office:
=====================================
Mr.Chistoper Weeks (EURO MILLIONS CLAIMS OFFICE)
Information and Payment Bureau,
Foreign Service Department,
Europe Representative Payout Office.
Tel: (+44)-702-4078129
Email: euro_payoutoffice@yahoo.ie

=====================================

Note: For easy reference and identification, find below your reference
and Batch numbers.
Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your correspondence
with your claims office,also indicate your country and city.

Ref. Number: EUR/756/40027
Batch Number: 538901527-BC722

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality,and
press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so
desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of
confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems
associated
with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
program.

Any lottery double claim dedected by our monitoring committee will lead
to the lottery cacelling the winnings. making a loss
for both the real winner, and the fake (intended) claimer.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff, and thank you for
being part of our promotional program.

Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Susan Mainroad
Lottery Co-ordinator.

***************************************************************************
This e-mail is confidential and privileged. Please do not copy,
disclose or distribute information in this e-mail: to do so is strictly
prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are under the age of 18 kindly
inform
our claim office that this message has gone astray before deleting it.


I wonder how many people genuinely believe these and end up getting hurt?
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#343542 - Fri Feb 02 2007 07:37 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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The two I received did go into my junk mail.
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#343543 - Fri Feb 02 2007 12:24 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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I wonder where they are getting the e.mail addresses from.
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#343544 - Fri Feb 02 2007 12:36 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
sue943 Offline
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I just received another one, same rubbish about the euro lottery and a million.

Those of you have received these in the past week, could you check to see which email address you have received them through.

Funtrivia doesn't give out or sell your email addresses, I am hoping that there has not been a breach in security.

Mine arrived in the email address which is not available to the public here, it is not in my profile but is the email address which the site holds for me.
Which email address is used for the scams received this week?
Only one choice allowed (30 total votes)
The email address held on file but not on view at FT - 13 (43%)
An email address shown in your public profile at FT - 4 (13%)
An email address NOT registered at all with FT - 5 (17%)
I haven't received any of these current scams - 8 (27%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
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#343545 - Fri Feb 02 2007 12:51 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
tiffanyram Offline
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Posts: 2547
Loc: Tennessee USA
Many of these scams arrive at my e-mail and don't even go directly to junk mail, they arrive in the regular inbox. I don't even look at them anymore. If I can tell by the sender or subject, then I automatically report it as spam. If I can't tell that way, then I open it, take a quick look, and then report it as spam if it appears to be a scam.

I was watching a show on TV one day a few months ago, and they had a couple of people on the show who had fallen for these scams and still believed them to be true. It was really sad. One woman had sent a lot of money to her so-called 'boyfriend'. The scammers had sent her a picture of some model that they had found on the internet. The people running the show had investigators show the woman proof that the man she had been talking to was not who he claimed to be.
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#343546 - Fri Feb 02 2007 12:53 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Mine have been diverting to Junk which is why I am asking people to check there for any received his week. Until this week I hadn't received any in absolutely ages.
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#343547 - Fri Feb 02 2007 01:05 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
tiffanyram Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 13 2006
Posts: 2547
Loc: Tennessee USA
Hmm...I usually get at least 4-5 a week of some sort. They change. One week they will be about winning some prize, and the next week it will be a totally different prize.
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#343548 - Fri Feb 02 2007 01:30 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
Copago Offline
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Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
I haven't had any at all, SUe, if that makes you feel any better. The only spam I get lately is about buying stocks.

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#343549 - Fri Feb 02 2007 01:50 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
sue943 Offline
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The ones I am interested are just this week, one of the two mentioned above.
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#343550 - Fri Feb 02 2007 02:05 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
I so envy you, lucky millionaires!

I've only won a few thousand pounds "stelings" (where can I use those?) a week ago...
Quote:

Dear Winner

On behalf of the ukinternational lottery board we are here to noitfy you on your winnings of 120 thousand pounds stelings to claim your prize send us these tickets numbers Batch: 012/06/DR432,Ticket Number: : 8390281 ,Serial Number: 3422/06,Lucky Numbers: 4-7-10-33-35-49 .You should keep these numbers confidential.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place everyfive years.This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in Europe as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. We hope with part of your winnings you will take part in our next year Ten million pounds international lottery.

Contact our payment centre with details below:

Mr. Chris Smith
claimsagentchrissmith86@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +447024021226

Yours faithfully,
Brian Hunt.
Online coordinator for UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY.




I got this mail the same way as Sue - on an email address which this site holds for me, but I use(d) the same email for other sites too. I, for one, am absolutely sure FunTrivia doesn't share our emails.
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#343551 - Fri Feb 02 2007 06:31 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
sue943 Offline
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If you don't want that measly £120,000 Mada then just send it my way.
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#343552 - Sat Feb 03 2007 04:37 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Done, Sue! And I think I will come to deliver them myself. Hope you won't mind if a few hundreds will be missing.
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#343553 - Sun Feb 04 2007 04:01 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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I think £120,000 can be shared with both of us being happy.
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#343554 - Mon Feb 05 2007 08:07 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7795
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Blimey- Peter borough (sic) London SE18?

These guys are insulting our intelligence! Anyone worldwide who'd played some FT geography quizzes would have been disgusted by such a flagrant lack of concern for correct details. Peterborough (as it is actually written) is a town and once county in East Anglia, 100 miles north of London and a bloody awful drive as I can confirm. SE18 is some godforsaken suburb near Catford (I'm from NW, we don't learn SE's) and the sensible thing to do if attempting to steal your money would be to look up the actual place, or better still not give one as the Post Office tell Londoners never to add the name of the town to the postal address as one refers directly to the other.

As for dolz's little present from London, clause 1 ought to have given it away as anyone claiming a lottery prize is never expected to visit and unload cash at a "remitting payment cash centre!." as the whole nature of winning a lottery is they pay you. It also helps (always actually) if you've bought a ticket first. The second guarantee of a scam is being told you've won a draw you never entered. But enough people pay or they'd stop doing it. There are some stories around the forums where someone had said he needed to borrow money from the scammer and ended up taking them for a few hundred pounds. Made a change.

Oh, and if anyone phones Denni's number for her claim 447024021226

if you convert that to a local number it's 07024 021226. Numbers beginning 07 in the UK are mobile numbers, costing a minimum of 5p a minute for 077,8 or 9 numbers which are for cellphones. However 070 and 076 respectively are call divert and pager numbers, the first usually costing from 20 to 50p a minute, so just by ringing these numbers and staying on for 5 minutes a local can blow £2.50 and goodness only knows the international rate calling a call diversion number. Anyone phoning the UK from abroad unless it starts 441 or 442 you are going to be charged pots, be careful!


Edited by satguru (Mon Feb 05 2007 08:15 PM)

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#343555 - Tue Feb 06 2007 09:56 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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It is the email addresses which ought to really ring bells if nothing else. IF, and that is a very big IF the emails were anything other than scams I would think they would actually have a proper domain name, they wouldn't be using yahoo, myway and gawab!

Actually on television at present there is a lot of promotion of Euromillions, they have maassive amounts to be won soon and it cannot be rolled over. Perhaps these are all genuine - I must look in my deleted folder at once!


NOTE - I am joking, I know these are nothing but a scam.
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#343556 - Tue Feb 06 2007 10:39 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Nice analysis, Satguru. I would not have known things like that, (if I had the occasion to call some wally in Catford to claim my Stelings!)

I love a good debunk.
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#343557 - Tue Feb 06 2007 11:45 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Registered: Sat Feb 10 2001
Posts: 18839
Loc: California USA
I've seen some of the worst scams lately about job sites. Because job seekers like myself occasionally post to a site and put our resumes or CVs on there, even taking precautions not to reveal this or that as we should, they still have our e mail address and there are about five companies who will send you a job offer for an online job that sounds pretty much like what I'm looking for!
The person's name is listed, and then, the domain exists.
They even have a bonafide looking website.

However, if I ever get anything that looks that real, I stick it in Google to see if anyone else has gotten it.
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#343558 - Tue Feb 06 2007 12:12 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Learning the ropes...

Registered: Tue Feb 06 2007
Posts: 1
Loc: Canada
Me I am coming from the Quebec, Canada and received also this e-mail

yesterday:

De : John Carrick <euromillions123456@yahoo.co.uk>
Envoyé : 5 février 2007 12:49:32
À : Daniel Germain <ventadour13@hotmail.com>
Objet : CONTACT INFORMATION


You are advised to employ the use of the solicitor to aid you in the processing of your prize claim due to the inconveniencies of coming down personally to our affiliate payment centre in London, United Kingdom.

In this regard, you are to contact Barr. JESSICA DANIELS MORRIS ESQ. of BILLINGHAM AND SCHMITDZ ASSOCIATES (SOLICITORS, ADVOCATES & ARBITRATORS).LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

They will help file the necessary papers and ensure your winnings are processed and approved.

Below are the contact details of the solicitors:

Barr. JESSICA DANIELS MORRIS ESQ.
BILLINGHAM AND SCHMITDZ ASSOCIATES (SOLICITORS, ADVOCATES & ARBITRATORS).
Legal Practitioners.
De La Rue Sistemas Informáticos GmbH & Co.
Tel: {+44} 704-5701-181
Fax: +448700686062
+448701305815
Email: billinghamconsult11@yahoo.co.uk

This attorney will further help in ensuring that your winnings are released to an account you will provide to him. It is expected that this process be completed within five working days!

Once again, congratulations.

Mr. John Carrick.
Promotions Manager,
Euro Million International
Tel: {+44} 70457 05832
Fax :{+44} 870 4714 145
....................................................................................................................................
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message including attachments, if any, is intended for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. The information and material contained in this communication is attorney-client privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete the message and notify the sender


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And today:

Attached to this mail is a copy of legal lottery processing form. You are required to print, fill and have it returned via fax or e-mail attachment to my chambers.

A copy of your medium of identification should also be attached, i.e. either of drivers license, international passport or any other valid means of identification.

I am a very busy person; hence I will advise that you follow directives as fast as you can. I usually have court sessions Monday to Fridays every day of the week.

I receive messages sent as sms on my mobile phone; hence I can receive every mail sent to me almost immediately.

Expecting an urgent response from you as soon as possible.

Barr. JESSICA DANIELS MORRIS ESQ.
BILLINGHAM AND SCHMITDZ ASSOCIATES (SOLICITORS, ADVOCATES & ARBITRATORS).
Legal Practitioners.
De La Rue Sistemas Informáticos GmbH & Co.
Tel: +44-704-5701-181
Fax: +448700686062
+448701305815
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This e-mail and any attachments hereto contains proprietary information, some or all of which may be confidential or legally privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient(s) only. If an addressing or transmission error has misdirected this e-mail and you are not the intended recipient(s), please notify the author by replying to this e-mail. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, distribute, copy, print, or rely on this e-mail or any attachments, as this may be unlawful.
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With the attachments: you have to produce:Swift Bank Transfer or Diplomatic Service Delivery (I prefer the second one)


Edited by ventadour13 (Tue Feb 06 2007 12:16 PM)

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#343559 - Tue Feb 06 2007 12:12 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
supersal1 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 17 2004
Posts: 727
Loc: Essex UK
To add to all my riches, I've won a holiday. A nice young man called James 'phoned me today. All I have to do is go to a 2 hour presentation and I'll get £50.00 of shopping vouchers and a holiday for four in Teneriffe.

The conditions were that I would have to bring my husband and it must be the family that took the holiday. I told him that my husband and oldest daughter would rather be boiled in oil than go on a 'Sun' holiday, and couldn't I take 3 friends for a girl's holiday instead. He was a bit perplexed so I followed up with the fact that we were a rather dysfunctional family and I was on the verge of divorce as I suspected my husband of having an affair with his (male) boss. I then told him I suspected my oldest daughter may be pregnant anyway and the terms of my youngest daughter's probation forbade her from travelling outside the UK for the next couple of years.

I felt sorry for the poor boy in the end. Mind you, if he'd have phoned an hour earlier he'd have woken me up and received a much curter reply.

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#343560 - Tue Feb 06 2007 01:34 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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I love it. It is tempting to send you a holiday with your problems, perhaps we ought to set up a fund here for you dear.
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#343561 - Wed Feb 07 2007 03:03 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
lady1 Offline
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Supersal we get a lot of calls like that. They are genuine but the presentation is just a sales ploy to sell you time-share. The telephone operators can never understand why I say Im not interested, they keep insisting 'but its free!'.

Nothing is ever free there is always a catch.
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#343562 - Wed Feb 07 2007 03:51 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Registered: Mon Feb 10 2003
Posts: 2167
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Ditto regarding the calls. It`s not timeshare here in Sydney but holiday packages. I`m offered(Lily just hangs up straight away, as do I if they cannot pronounce my surname correctly) free this and free that but when I ask if I get to choose from the freebies I`m told no I must just take what I`m given, as I never have any thought of actually attending the presentation I`m not fussed. Mostly I let the telemarketer rabbit on for a while then explain that where they want me to go is too far away.
I have asked for my name to be removed from their lists and have also opted out online from Australian based telemarketing companies but I still get calls from the lot of them. I get so many that I`m not always polite.

I`m still playing around with the Euro Millions scammers btw, they must think they have a real live one on their hands as I`m asking some pretty dumb questions.
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#343563 - Wed Feb 07 2007 05:55 AM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
tellywellies Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 13 2002
Posts: 5447
Loc: South of England
I haven't received any of these current scams. Nobody wants to give me any money . There's a comprehensive list of ways spammers might get e-mail addresses here.

I have one e-mail address that is used only by my ISP for communication to me. It has never been used anywhere else. Yet some spam is starting to come through on this address. I don't think it's a case of the ISP giving out the address, or that the e-mail database has been hacked. I reckon it's more likely that the e-mail address has been 'guessed' by a spammer or two (see number 10 in the page linked to above).
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#343564 - Wed Feb 07 2007 12:29 PM Re: Wow I`m Rich!
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Registered: Fri Jun 20 2003
Posts: 1179
Loc: Bay Area California USA      
My best friend got her honeymoon by going to one of those timeshare presentations. They said it was worth the few hours out of their time to get a free vacation in the Poconos, and apparently once they sat through the sales pitch they weren't pressured at all.
I guess it could be worth it if you really want to go where they're trying to get you to go.
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