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Wouldbe Scams?

by ipookni / February 24, 2006 2:29 AM PST

I've just received notification of winning some kind of lottery concerning microsoft users. Is this the same kind of scam as the nigerian one or what is it. Am I alone in this. They say strictly confidential and email them back with your home address, information etc. Help, i'm real new.

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(NT) (NT) I would'nt open it,sounds like a scam
by tomron / February 24, 2006 4:06 AM PST
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It Doesn't Pass The Smell Test
by dcmorris / February 25, 2006 5:37 AM PST
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It is doubtful that it is legit. (It seems you smell a rat here inasmuch as you have asked the question.)
My advice? Any e-mail asking for any personal info should be trashed without a second thought.
Don't be tempted to investigate. Any type of response by you could lead you down the proverbial garden path.

DC

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email Scams
by MELISSA25455 / February 25, 2006 5:50 AM PST

When I first started using Yahoo, I received alot of these " help with transferring money to acount" messeges. It didnt sound right to me. I then wrote to yahoo, a few times, I never recieved a reply, however they did stop sending them to me. Now, for some reason, I am getting them back again.

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Scams Come In Waves
by dcmorris / February 26, 2006 8:55 AM PST
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Scammers seem to broadcast their scam then lay low for a while then do it again. It is probably a marketing device. Also, they are probably busy reeling in the suckers (responders?). If you were to follow the path of a Nigerian scam, for instance, you would find once they have someone on the hook there are a lot of steps to be taken before they finally score.
One wonders why anyone would fall for one of these schemes. The person who coined the phrase "There is a little larceny in all of us" was absolutely correct.

DC

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Beware and on guard
by Willy / February 27, 2006 9:09 PM PST
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Don't *EVER* open any unsolicated emails, more often than not they're junk. If you don't know the sender and aware of not doing anything with a KNOWN email sender like your bank, credit card, etc., call thier business numeber to get to the bottom of it. Don't supply any info/data to that sender or any other, period. Protect yourself at all times. Its all a big net to snag unwary users and comprise them, so BEWARE!

tada -----Willy Happy

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