Wow, I won the lottery (again)

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yep, me who has passed up so many opportunities to cash in on the riches from the desolate country of Nigeria, now seem to be able to win a lottery that I never entered into. Seems like these folks want to just send me almost £800,000, for no reason whatsoever. I suppose that they will require my bank account number and Social Security # to verify who I am, and probably a sizable sum in order to pre-pay the taxes and/or some other fees necessary to release these funds.

    I usually don't even read these things, but I am entertained by the fact that they think people are so dumb that they would actually think they won something.
  2. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Sadly, people do believe these things and freely hand over private information.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, they try, like the Nigerian scheme, to try to make it believable, but unlike that scheme, they never say who is putting up the 7.5 mil prize money.... Common sense says there's a flaw here in that you won a lottery that didn't cost anyone anything to enter, so some unknown individual or company, or country is fronting the money.... but why????:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
  4. jesso

    jesso Member

    Guess what!?! My wife and I won the same one as well! Should we all travel together over there to pick up our winnings? :p
  5. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hey, doesn't that E-mail say that was the final anouncement on last tuesday? Besides that, I can't believe that people actualy fall for this kinda thing. People, there's a reason Nintendo created Luigi's Mansion! (for those of you who haven't played it, you won't get the joke)
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I like how they use the big words (like fiduciary ;)), and that an organization as prestigious as the UK National Lottery Online Promo Programme has to give their staff hotmail accounts hamr

    I heard of one guy who would dutifully send all these things back, filled out in full, but for the contact information, he used the FBI fraud investigation unit.... ;) :D

  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    sign1 that's brilliant.
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I would, but my passport isn't up to date. Besides, I think if I send them enough money and give them my bank account #, they'll just go ahead and send me the money.:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Andrew, you also notice tha her name changes from Scott-White, to whitescott in her email address...:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Hey Don...How could we both win....I got the same letter!
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I do that too..But I say I'm going through a nasty divorce and don't want my ex knowing I won...Then I give them the snail mail address to a fake FBI agent in the Internet Scam department to the address (which is real) of the local FBI office.

    Sgt. Jake got the same address.

    You don't know how much of them letters I don't get after that.
  11. rlundy90

    rlundy90 Member

    Wow, I can't believe this. Three winners from the same forum.What a coincidence. That must be a record of some sort. I didn't even enter and I still won. Gotta go and tell all my friends. I'm so excited!!!!!
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Well, they do say there was ten winners,:cool: I still might ask them where the 7.5 mil came from. Some generous benefactor no doubt.:twisted: :twisted:
  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I've always said that you have about the same probability of winning the lottery, whether you buy a ticket or not (to 6 decimal places). Now it looks as if you have a better chance if you don't buy a ticket.
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Anybody who believes those things has coconuts for brains and is about as hard-headed. I'm usually somewhat forgiving of peoples faults but I have no sympathy for stupidity and no tolerance for dishonesty.
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Ah yes, good point. Anyone that wants to get something for nothing, be it the Nigeria scam or winning a lottery they never entered or even getting paid for forwarding emails.... well, they are not honest and honorable folks. Yeah, there are those that aren't too up on the ways of the world and don't recognize these schemes, but it's still the tiny (or large) bit of dishonesty in their hearts to get something for nothing that attracts them to these scams and has them parting ways with some of their cash instead.
  16. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    Awhile back I found this website on the Nigerian 421 scams:

    Nigerian Scam 419 Correspondence

    This guy plays with the scammers and tries to see how far he can string them along with absolutely idiotic information. My favorite is the Kolawole correspondence, where in response to the scammer's repeated demands for personal information he sends a fake scan of a driver's license with a picture of Larry from the Three Stooges.

    Some of these are pretty funny reads/time wasters.
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    That's just plain funny to me how these scamers just fall for tricks even more obious then theirs. This one, however, is possibly the most unbelievable at all: Scam o Rama
  18. BMRR

    BMRR New Member

    I'm sure they will put the money I won in my bank account any day now. :thumb:
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Oh yeah, I remember him. He used to work for the law firm, Dewey, Cheetem and Howe...:eek:
  20. ukon30fan

    ukon30fan 0n30 Rail Baron of Leeds

    Just out of interest, that sequence of numbers hasn't won anything in the last 180 days ( Time limit for claiming a win!)

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