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chris@ccc is £750,000 richer

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by chris-ccc, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Loh

    Loh Regular Member

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    I kthink they will followup by asking Chris for a collection fee and what nots! :D

    But just in case it is real, Chris when can we visit you and your new badminton stadium? :)
     
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    buy us all tickets to the olmpics
     
  3. Kamen

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    eventhough we over here knew that it is a scam, i am surprised to see many old folks or young teenagers being cheated on a daily basis. There was once a lawyer cheated by scam such as this and it appeared in the newspaper.

    nowadays, scams are not just limited to email, i often received phone calls claiming that i won some lottery. One even said that they are calling from the High Court of Malaysia and said that you missed a hearing date. When you enquire further, they said that you are wanted for some crime and you can pay some money and they will get you off the list. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAPS!!!!
     
  4. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    Attention: UK members@Badminton Central

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    Greetings to UK members@Badminton Central,

    Would you like to win £100,000 GBP (One Hundred Thousand Pounds)?

    I will donate 10% of my winning to you... for your time spent investigating for me. :):):)

    I have just received this mail;

    ============ start mail =============

    UK NATIONAL LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS
    51 Campbell Road, Eastleigh - SO505AA,
    M29 8XJ
    United Kingdom.

    Attention: Winner,
    We are pleased to inform you that your e-mail address has just won the UK Sweepstakes International Program. Therefore you have been approved for a lump sum payout of (£1,000,000.00 GBP) One Million Pounds in the Uk Sweepstakes International Program held on 27th of march 2008, and released on 22nd April 2008. Your e-mail ID emerged as one of the lucky winners in the 1st category.

    REF No: UK/9420X2/68
    BATCH No: 074/05/ZY369

    Below are the contact details of our agent on the claims department, he would guild you on how you are to claim your prize. See details below:

    Name: Dr. Bans Freeman.
    Email: infouklottery_sweepstakes@yahoo.co.uk
    Phone: +44 703 19 42432

    1.Full Name:
    2.Full Address:
    3.Status:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Gender:
    7.Country:
    8.Tel.Number:

    Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

    Yours faithfully,
    Caroline Bryan (Mrs.)
    Online co-coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
    Sweepstakes International Program.

    ============= end mail ============

    Am I to believe this mail? :confused::confused::confused:

    Cheers... chris@ccc
    :):):)
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  5. ctjcad

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    ^^Eerrmm..^^

    ...isn't this similar to the 1st post in this thread??..chris@ccc, please go back to the previous page and read posts #2, 6, 7-14....:);)
     
  6. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    A different mail just received today

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    No... It's a different mail just received today. :D:D:D
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  7. ctjcad

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    ^^Actually..^^

    ..my parents and myself received a similar spam email the last couple of days (on my part, you don't know how many similar spam emails have bombarded my Inbox and Junk Email folders); i deleted the spam email right away..They asked me the same thing as you did and i told them, "Who's going to give you guys FREE money??"...:p ;)
     
  8. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    Who's going to give you guys FREE money?

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    Yes... This is what I thought. :D:D:D
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  9. kikks9

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    free money !!!

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    yep spam, you should notify gmail and yahoo.co.uk since they are phishing, depends on location and law, police might be able to visit them for a chat.
     
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    Over four years ago, a retired Italian banker named Vincenzo Comboni was conned by these Nigerian scammers. He was swindled out of USD 1.125 million before he realised he was being had :(

    The scammers got him to transfer this amount to a Singaporean firm which, unwittingly it claimed, was assisting in the scam. Comboni then sued the Singaporean firm. (For a news report, see this)

    Singapore's courts later dismissed most of the claims in the suit. However, it ordered the local firm to return around USD 100,000 which was still in the firm's account.

    In all, Comboni lost a million dollars to the scammers and, perhaps, another half a million to legal costs.

    It's amazing how greed can shut down people's brains :rolleyes:

    For those who don't mind wading through legalese for a great story, see the whole judgement here.
     

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