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Thread: I am now a millionaire.

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    Super Member Debra Mc's Avatar
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    Just wanted to let everyone know about an email I got yesterday from Yahoo/Msn Lottery Corp. :twisted: (It's a fake). I have just won one million british pounds. That two million american. If you recieve one of these look up Yahoo lottery and there is a ton of information about this. They also use Bill Gate"s name. All they asked for was my name, address, phone number, race, fax, sex and occupation and the ballot numbers and ticket numbers. Next they will ask me to open a bank account so they can deposit the check and them they will draft out the taxes. I know this is what is coming. I didn't respond. So all of you please beware of this email. I have seen enough stuff on TV about these frauds and I just want everyone to know about this. Oh well there goes the dream of braces all paid for in one payment, the ultimate quilting machine, the quilt fabric store, new house in the country, paying off all the kids debts and building them new houses and many other dreams we all have if we had won. Everyone take care. We are baking in East Texas and pray for rain soon. Have a good day. DebraMc 8)

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    It was a good dream while it lasted, huh? ;)

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    Thanks Debra - I shall keep my eyes peeled as these type of emails drift all over the net.
    Tisha

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I get these every week in my junk mail.......I don't even open them anymore...if you don't sign up how could it be legitimate

    Like they say if it's to good to be true...it probably is lol

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    Here's wishing you some rain. Buy a lottery ticket at the local place and cross your fingers! lol

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    I won today also!! (I know its fake Ive gotten a few before)
    Like really why do they need ocupations, martial status, sex when you win the lotto?!?

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    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
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    Get 'em every day too. My sis was able to stop someone going beyond the "this is interesting" phase. I've also seent, "help me get my money out of the country" and "inheritance" spam.

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    Senior Member judee0624's Avatar
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    That is called a "phishing" email and after you open the full headers forward the email to scams@mayday.gov to report it. I get a lot of those things for some reason and I forward them all. They even send a nice thank you email.

    judee

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    Super Member sondray's Avatar
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    That's good to know Judee. Thanks.

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    Super Member Debra Mc's Avatar
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    I tried to forward the email but it kicks it back saying it can't find scams@mayday.gov. Is their some thing else to add to the address.

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