I received an email today that said I won a substantial amount of money from the Chinese Lotto Promotions… Which is kind of weird b/c I never entered my name into any kind of lottery. They said my email was extracted from millions with some kind of software and I won through a ballot system.. I really need this money and I’m about to send them the information they was requested (name, address, copy of drivers license, etc.). Has anyone else won anything like this before???

 

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  • no don’t send tem anytin tem might be tryin 2 steal ur identy or alotta other stuff

  • You didn’t win anything.

    There are thousands of these scams all over the Internet. Just do a search for lottery scam and see how many pop up.

    If you send your information to them, they will steal it and sell it for purposes of identity theft. You will never see a dime, but you could be the victim of crime.

  • No, you didnt, i get those All the time…
    Dont give them any information of yours.
    Its a scam, and it could put you in real danger
    if you reply to them.
    If it sounds to good to be true, it usally is.
    Nothing is ever free.

  • NO, dont do anything this is a total scam! they want your detaisl so they can have your identity and bank details and money.
    you could lose everyhting if u do this! if u sent them cancel all ur card if they wanted them details and inform all the right people about the birth certificate.
    if u havnt kepe the email and report it!!! also if block the user till some one get back to u once u reported it!!! even if u have sent them report it any way!!!
    seriously it very very unlikely u won summit !!!
    sorry hope this has helped

  • This is a SCAM. The below links confirm various email scams hitting the internet, including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams. There is also an online form for the reporting of such. (with links for your own country.) This site also gives excellent advice on what steps you can take to achieve a spam free inbox :
    http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/scamsinIreland.php
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/or
    Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Please remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them.
    Check out these sites for further information :
    http://www.scambusters.com
    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

  • Sorry friend but there is no Microsoft, Yahoo or other e-mail lottery, it’s a scam do not answer do not give personal information.The following sites give more information
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/nigeri
    http://www.thescambaiter.com/forum/showt
    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/email-lottery
    .Also If you go to the following site you will get some info on ID theft http://www.identity-theft.org.uk the iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful

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