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Discussion in 'All other topics' started by andy2000, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. bunny_c

    bunny_c Guest

    every time you get mail like this,just google the winning numbers or ticket number...and see what info you get.
    Not long ago i saw on tv, a woman gave 35000 euros to a scamer.
    be carful where you put your money.

    Google is great. :)
     
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  2. Hachiro

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    I just got this one today --
    Did some research and it brought me all over the place. I googled the winning numbers, address and the name, almost everything that came up was a big scam..



    -------Original Message-------

    From: Superenalotto Management
    Date: 26/01/2007 2:56:39 PM
    Subject: ***Your Email Address Have Won***

    SUPERENALOTTO

    You have won,

    With the introduction of new types of games, with the ushering in of on-line
    technology and with the permits issued under EU law to EU countries to
    compete for concessions to run games in Italy and on the internet, we are
    launching our first international program.

    We are running a program where instead of bought tickets and numbers in the
    ballots we use email addresses. All contestants were selected through a
    computer ballot system drawn from email addresses taken from all over the
    world. You have received this message from Superenalotto prize dept. because
    you have visited one of our sponsored sites and have voluntarily given your
    email address to receive mails from their sponsors.

    From the results of the draw that took place on the 25th of January 2007.
    Your E-mail address has come up as one of the winners; you have therefore
    won the sum of One Million United States Dollars (US $1,000,000, 00). This
    is from a total cash prize of Ten Million United States Dollars
    (USD$10,000,000.00) shared amongst Ten Lucky Winners in the Category A+.

    This cash prize must be claimed not later than the 8th of February 2007.
    After this date all unclaimed prizes will be declared void. Claimants must
    be over 20 years of age. All entries must adhere to the Terms and conditions
    stated in our official page. To view the terms click on this link:
    hxxp://onlinterms.itgo.com/index.html or paste it in your browser.

    You must read the terms and conditions and understand them before
    responding. After reading the terms and conditions, contact your processing
    agent to file for your claim under reference number: (the number brought back several hits)

    Mr. Giulio Romano.
    Email: giromano1@libero.it

    You are to quote your winning reference number when responding.

    Finally, we call on you to make sure that you save a copy of this mail
    because you might be called upon to produce it at anytime.
    Congratulations once more from all of us at Superenalotto and thank you for
    being part of our promotional program.


    Management.
    Superenalotto.
    Via Allesio di Tocqueville 13-20154 Milano, Italy

    NOTICE: If you wish to be taken out of this list
    hxxp://www.lotto-superenalotto.com/delete.htm. If you believe you have
    received this message in error, please delete it and all copies of it from
    your system and notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail. Thank you.


    ************DO NOT DELETE THIS MESSAGE***********

    _________________________________________________________________
    Cimentati con nuove domande su Duel Liveā€¦
    hxxp://specials.it.msn.com/DuelLive.aspx
     
  3. bunny_c

    bunny_c Guest

    once again,google comes to the rescue. :)
     
  4. Bsnights

    Bsnights Guest

    Soooooo true! And I keep getting more. I do enter sweepstakes. How am I ever to know if I have really won anything? Is there truly a way to know? Besides the dead "giveaway" of asking us to put out money to get money, how does one verify a valid sweepstakes?
     
  5. garmoon

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    You bunch of idiots, I got my million( US Dollars) only last week. The lawyer fees were a little steep but my CPA (Morris Fart) thinks that after taxes I should just be able to afford that 50" plasa HD set I've been dreaming of. Just kidding:)

    If it sounds too good to be true then it is NOT true!!!!!!!!!!!!PT Barnum always said: There's a sucker born everyminute! And boy was he right.
     
  6. Bsnights

    Bsnights Guest

    Garmon not an idiot. Valid question. How would I know if I actually won a lottery. There are valid lotteries you know. How would one tell?
     
  7. garmoon

    garmoon Regular member

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    bsnights

    Did you read my post completely? The part at the end where it says "JUST KIDDING" It means I'm NOT calling anyone an idiot. Newbs Shesh!

    Very Cautiously!

    Edit: I appologize to the Newbs; it should have been: ADOLESCENTS shesh!
     
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  8. bunny_c

    bunny_c Guest

    for one,they wouldn't send a big letter like that to your email address,it's not secure enough.
     
  9. Bsnights

    Bsnights Guest

    Sorry Garmoon, I guess I didn't read it all. And Bunny C your right about that.
     
  10. mrlucky1

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    I recieved the same email just two weeks ago, didn't think it was legit! Thats just too good to be true. Yea I would have loved to win 1 Million US dollars but that would never happen. I am new to the site hope to chat with a few of you later.
     
  11. LynWright

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    I received the following email last Friday - Jan 26, 2007. I had hoped that it was true, but I was skeptical, so I contacted the local news statiion here to see if it was a scam or not. They weren't able to tell me, but they directed me to some internet sources that might be able to help, which lead me to this website.

    I'm glad to know that I didn't provided them with any information that could be damaging. Thanks for the help

    Lyndon Wright
    lyndon_e_wright@yahoo.com

    ITALIAN SUPERENALOTTO 2006
    PREMIO DEPARTMNT,
    EDIZIONE DEL INTERNET,
    VIA GARIBALDI 35, 21000 ROME, ITALY.

    ATTENTION: WINNER!
    TICKET NUMBER: 27511465896-6410
    SERIAL NUMBER: 4204-777
    DREW LUCKY NUMBERS 5-21-23-34-61-72

    NOTIFICATION............CONGRATULATIONS

    We happily announce to you the draw held on the 28th December, 2006.
    This mail is to bring to your notice that your email emerged as one of
    our winning email address in our last lotto sweepstakes programme that
    made you automatically a winner of
    the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.You have therefore been
    approved to claim a total sum of 1,200,000.00 Euros {One Million Two
    Hundred
    Thousand Euros} which is equivalent to (1,552,862.47 USD).

    All participants for the online version were selected randomly from
    World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from
    over
    100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed
    online.

    would be released to you by any of our payment offices. To file for
    your claim, please fill the claims form below and contact our fiduciary
    agent,

    PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM
    FULL NAME................................................
    FULL ADDRESS:........................................
    SEX:..............................................................
    AGE.............................................................
    OCCUPATION...........................................
    TEL...............................................................
    COUNTRY..................................................

    (FIDUCIARY AGENT)
    Name: Mrs. Adaline Daniela
    Email address: info_superenalottoclaimsagent@yahoo.it

    your winnings to you. YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS W-91237-H67/B4 (keep
    personal). Remember, your winning must be claimed not later than (ONE
    MONTH OF NOTIFICATION).

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mrs. Elena Giorgio
    LOTTERY COORDINATOR.
     
  12. garmoon

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    @bsnights

    No problem at all:)
     
  13. boytool

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    It's absolutely NOT my intention to insult the original poster or anyone else here, but at least where I live (Spain) the newspapers have been full of stories about this type of scam for months, explaining the different types, how they work and their origin (where known).
    I'm of an age where newspapers were - and, as old habits die hard, still are - an essential part of daily life, ink-stained fingers and all. I know that if I relied on my pc for news I'd miss an awful lot of stuff.
    My point? Not sure really, except my surprise that you all seemed so surprised by this junk - to the the extent that the original poster even wondered if he should grant it some credibility.
    Long live old people with their old habits.
     
  14. andy2000

    andy2000 Guest

    The only reason I had to give this any credibility in the first place was because the previous month I had a craze where I entered every free competition I could and could just remember something like this, I wasn't ever actually going to hire a Italian lawyer to claim the money for me.
     
  15. Raalk

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    You still shouldn't trust any emails, chances are they just want to steal your identity/money/babies. Just let ignore it; if you were to really win money tehy would call you or something. A simple email isn't enough to really help show that you've won some cash, especially since the internet is full of fraud and virii and porn.
     
  16. Bsnights

    Bsnights Guest

    Thanks Garmoon Any other interesting topics happening in Afterdawn? I like the Key word find, but that would be really a "hit-or-miss". Suggestions? Anyone?
     
  17. BIGTOXY69

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    To whom it may apply - If it sounds too good to be true it is ! I get strange scam mail all the time - Those Nigerian- Bank scam letters , Letters telling me I've One the UK Lottery ( I never entered!) letters from people with strange ,randomly computer generated names or really hard-word type foriegn names ( I'm in the USA) & It's all crap for lack of a better word ! What's that saying again? " Fool me once shame on you ! fool me twice !Shame on me ! " The goal here is not to get taken - Use your brain ! & avoid the Noid of Spam & SCAM ! Good luck Friends ! SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,Baked beans,SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,-Baked beans are off ! , can I have Spam instead of the baked beans then ! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( Monty Python Lives !!!!!)
     
  18. boytool

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    Now that Bigtoxy69 has sung the Spam Song I can introduce the Lumberjack Song.
    And here's my question: I never visit str8 pron sites (other fish in other seas) so how come the only spam I ever get is for str8 pron?
    What on earth do they hope to achieve ..... CONVERT me?

    "I cut down trees, I wear high heels, etc.")
     
  19. rdmercer1

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    one thing you got to think about is how could you win a contest if you never did enter it, there plenty of scamms out there, wait till you get one in the mail, not e-mail i have gotten two letters so far and my wife got one the other day, the things that you have to watch about is some of theese scamm's have phone numbers that go along with them, one thing you don't want to do is don't ever call any of the phone numbers, you will be charged $3000,00 for one phone call, and guess what the phone company can't help you because you dialled the number your self, so allways do a google search of the company that sent you the e-mail; or a letter, good luck
     

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