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I can't believe I just won the LOTTERY!

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
I am almost speechless. I just found out that my name came up in a UK lottery drawing for £1,000,000.00.

All I have to do is send them my bank account info and I will get the money.

The email came from something uk lottery related @yahoo.com.

I am pretty excited! I'll be sending my bank info first thing in the morning! :D

:-o:-o:-o...:lol:

Yes I know it's spam.. Anybody else sick of these scams by now? I mean.. seriously are people seriously still getting scammed with this junk?
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
V.I.P.
I don't even get these scams anymore, and I'm totally shocked that people fall for them. You'd think after 250,000 years of evolution that we'd figure out how not to screw each other over, but meh, that'll happen.
 

Altanzitarron

Tamer Of The LOLzilla
I don't even get these scams anymore, and I'm totally shocked that people fall for them. You'd think after 250,000 years of evolution that we'd figure out how not to screw each other over, but meh, that'll happen.
The only reason we've got this far is because of the fact that we screw eachother over.....
 

Teorropy

Registered User
You would be surprised on how many people still fall for these stupid scams.

I am getting tired of the ones that tell you if you don't send this to 10 people in the next 2 min you will have bad luck, if you do you will come into some money.

Duh... it is called my pay check.
 

dDave

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I don't know of anybody that has fallen for these scams but I have seen a few of these cases in the news.

Are people really still dumb enough to believe everything that they see on the internet? There are so many fake ads everywhere that it is very hard to not notice.
 

Dragon

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
Someone in Nigeria just died and I can inherit their money! I'm going to be rich!

Sadly, some of these scams work on the elderly people. This one guy that I work with, he use to work at a bank and he told me about this one lady who says that her daughter lives in London and was sending her money so that she can open up a store. Well, it turns out that she was lying and she lost pretty much her life savings to a complete stranger.
 

dDave

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
A lot of older people who aren't very familiar with the internet fall for these scams, what kind of person steals from elderly people?
 

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
A lot of older people who aren't very familiar with the internet fall for these scams, what kind of person steals from elderly people?
The same kind of person who steals from anybody. Old people are easy targets and their money is just as good as younger people's money. Old people in 50 years won't have the same problems.

(Or will we? Maybe there will be some new version of the computer and internet that will confuse all of us and we will be helpless too..)
 

Dragon

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
This was a scam letter that I just got in my email. I got this email from his hotmail account and he had a different email address in this email but I took it out so that no one actually contacts him.

HELLO,
MY GREETING TO YOU,
I AM A CITIZEN OF ALBANIA,BUT RESIDE IN IVORY COAST.I AM DR.WOLAK RAKAN BY NAME AND I AM OVER 70 YEARS OLD. I WAS BORN AN ORPHAN. I WAS ABANDONED IN THE STREET OF ALBANIA AT THE TENDER AGE OF 2 YEARS. I HAVE NO FATHER OR MOTHER AND I HAVE NO RELATIVES. AS A YOUNG ORPHAN, I STRUGGLED AND WORKED HARD AND ALMIGHTY GOD BLESSED ME ABUNDANTLY WITH RICHES.

BEFORE I FELL SICK I USED TO BE A MAJOR DEALER IN GOLD AND DIAMONDS. I HARD BUSINESS IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE, SAHARAWI ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC {SADR} AND EGYPT.BUT DUE TO MY ILLNESS MY COMPANIES WHERE LIQUIDATED AND SOLD 3 YEARS BACK. MY DEAR, I AM NOW OLD AND SICK, BUT I AM NOT A HAPPY MAN.I HAVE NO WIFE AND I HAVE NO CHILDREN.I DID NOT GET MARRIED DUE TO A PERSONAL HEALTH REASON I CANNOT DISCLOSE TO YOU. FOR 4 YEARS NOW I AM SERIOUSLY SICK.I AM PRESENTLY SUFFERING FROM LUNG CANCER AND I HAD A HEART ATTACK WHICH HAS AFFECTED MY SPEACH AND MY BODY IS PARALYSED. THE DOCTORS SAY I HAVE ABOUT FEW MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE.

I SEND YOU THIS MAIL WITH THE HELP OF MY PRIVATE NURSE/CARE TAKER, ASSISTING ME. I CAN ONLY MOVE MY RIGHT HAND, AND I AM ABLE TO WRITE LITTLE WITH IT WITH A SPECIAL WRITING PAD FROM MY WHEEL CHAIR. WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN IS BEEN SENT TO YOU VIA EMAIL BY MY PRIVATE NURSE AND CARE TAKER.I HAVE LITTLE TIME SO I HAVE COMMITTED IT TO SPREADING MY REMAINING WEALTH TOWARDS BETTER HEALTH CARE FOR MANKIND AND ESPECIALLY ABANDONED CHILDREN. MY CONTACTING YOU IS OF MY OWN FREE WILL. I DONT KNOW YOU, BUT DUE TO MY CONDITION AND AS DIRECTED BY MY MIND, I HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU.

MY MIND AND MY HEART SAYS THAT I MUST CONTACT A TOTAL STRANGER TO CARRYOUT THIS WISH. THIS I HAVE DONE.I AM THERFORE CONTACTING YOU WITH THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CARRY OUT MY WISH FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY. I HAVE THE SUM OF 18.2 MILLION US DOLLAR DEPOSITED WITH A TRUST FINANCE COMPANY.I WANT YOU TO TAKE CUSTODY OF THE FUND AND USE THE MONEY TO BUILD AN ORPHANAGE OR FOSTER HOME IN YOUR COUNTRY.

IF YOU ARE READY TO DO THIS AND CARRY OUT MY WISH,THEN SEND ME

[1]YOUR FULL NAMES
[2]YOUR PHONE/FAX NUMBER
[3]YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
[4]AND YOUR IDENTITY TO PROVE TO ME THAT YOU CAN CARRY OUT MY WISH AS HAVE MENTIONED EARLIER.

WITH THE HELP OF MY PRIVATE NURSE I WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU.

I AWAIT YOUR REPLY VIA MY EMAIL.(his email address was here)
SINCERELY,
DR.WOLAK RAKAN
 

Altanzitarron

Tamer Of The LOLzilla
The really sad thing is that even if this was true no one would believe due to the amount of people who exploit stuff like this.
 
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