OMG! I won the UK lottery!

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by m00nbl00d, May 6, 2009.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Too bad I don't live in UK, uh? lol

    Check this out. It's an e-mail I got...

    Giving such a false hope to person. They should burn...!
     
  2. ghodgson

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    Hi Moonblood,
    They do try hard dont they ? lol :argh:

    Yeh right, some of these scammers think we were born yesterday.
    Thanks for letting us know about this life changing e mail. :D


    Regards Gordon
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    These are so so old. Does it really warrant more conversationo_O
     
  4. Jazz

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    Congratulations!!!

    Seriously though, people still get scammed by this method, unfortunately.


    If it seems too good to be true, then it isn't true, IMO.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I didn't start this thread for a new/more conversation about this sort of scams. I did it, because I want to believe that all sort of users come to this forum, and what better way to tell them to be careful with this sort of scams, than showing them what they may look like?

    For me, scams, viruses, etc., its all old news. Still, they're the daily talk pretty much in every security forum. Why? Well, not everyone is capable of distinguishing what is what and how to protect themselves.


    Regards
     
  6. noone_particular

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    Those scams wouldn't exist if people weren't still falling for them. This might be old news to most people but there's always someone new who hasn't been exposed to the tricks used by such lowlife. IMO, if it helps one new user, it's worth it.

    BTW, could you loan me a couple grand?
     
  7. Jazz

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    I concur!!
     
  8. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    HI m00nbl00d

    I do appreciate your motives but my point still remains.

    First come, I got two emails today myself. Supposedly the United Nations is going to give me $500,000 to compensate me for being defrauded. I just need to supply all my particulars. Duh.

    Anyone with the brains to come here and look, won't need to, they will already now.

    Plus, there is a search function on this forum. This thread will eventually drift out of view. What then go thru it all again.

    This is why I say enough already.

    Pete
     
  9. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Fair enough. But, subjects like this one should never die, and simply because, and as we all agree, there are people who still fall for those scams, and new users, who aren't even aware of such scams.

    It's boring to have to be talking over and over about the same, and maybe a thread (make a sticky one) containing information for those users, letting them know about those scams, and even giving examples, would be the best approach.

    Unfortunately, I got no time. But, maybe someone else with the will and time, could create such a thread?

    Regards
     
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    They issue credit cards to dogs and babys.
    These knuckle heads would be better off trying out some easier cons like the 50/50 which targets gamblers.
     
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