Do not get scammed by lottery winning e-mail
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) - 9/14/07 1:27 PM
This morning, I received a pretty disturbing
e-mail from a member who submitted a question about an e-mail
he received about collecting a large sum of money from a
British lottery prize. I've posted the e-mail thread here for
your review below (read it from bottom to top). And on that note, I
just want to urge all you members who are tempted to respond
to e-mails such as these, or to any type of e-mail promising
you a large sum of money, to please disregard it and DO NOT
reply. I know for many, you are rolling your eyes now, saying
"No duh, Lee", but I wanted to bring this to the attention of
those who are newcomers to e-mails or to the Internet, to use
extreme care to not fall victims to these scams. No one in
their right mind is going to give you money for free! And the
only reason why these scams still circulate is because
someone out there is falling for them, and I don't want any
of you here to be their next victim. Anyway, spread the word
and stay safe.
From: MB [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 10:08 AM
To: Lee Koo
Subject: RE: QOTW_submission
thought so, but thanks for confirmation. have given them my name and address but no money!!!
Guess I got off lightly will wait and see!
>From: "Lee Koo" <xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "MB" <xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: QOTW_submission
>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 09:47:41 -0700
>Don't do it!!!!
>These type of scams has been going around the Internet for years.
>If you given these people any personal information like bank accounts
>numbers or anything else, be advised to change all that info
>Please read this info:
>There is plenty more if you do a search on the Internet about these type
>I hope you learn from this. When it's too good to be true, it usually
>I'm going to bring this up in my newsletter to inform any other folks
>who may not be aware of these scams.
>From: MB [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 9:15 AM
>I have had an email from british lottery advising me of a prize of a
>large sum of money, I replied to this email and now they are ready to
>dispatch my cheque, but advise me that the delivery charge is fully my
>responsibility, I am unsure wether to continue with this, any advise, do
>you know anything about this british lottery or courier delivery
>company, impulse courier delivery.?