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    Quote Originally Posted by ants View Post
    I have alot of these mails/emails. Its a scam.
    What he said.

    [SHOEPOLISH]
    Either way, if you do win it for real, congratulations in advance, mate. I've always liked you as a guy and I think you're the closest thing to a hero that I've always wanted. Always respected you as member, when I count my blessings I include meeting you as one of them. Such an awesome guy! You deserved it, bucko!
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    if it's not a scam i'd quit badminton forever

    they will actually make you think that the transaction is near complete......and then finally ask for your credit card number etc
    I think i learnt enough scam psychology from online games....hahaha

    But anyway.....some time ago i created a Paypal account attempting to receive funds(selling online games stuff), and i had to give paypal my bank acct number(together with all my REAL particulars).

    Then they froze my paypal account saying there might be risk of unsafe transaction blabla....and kept forcing me to transfer funds into my paypal account. i didn't transfer a cent in and i let the $600+ balance in the account rot away. now just wondering if they could do anything to my bank account. guess they can't take anything away right?

    So be wary of paypal guys

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    The 'give away' on this email is the email address that it came from -- which organisation would use a yahoo email address to email such an important message out.

    A friend actually got one of these and he wanted to see how they were going to trick him. So he wrote to them to prove to him that they actually had the money -- these guys had it worked out coz they even created an account under his name in a HK bank for him to take a peep in and an office in HK for him to call (always ringing but no one answering or something like we are very busy - you are in a queue message).

    The bank sounded like DeutschBank (the German one but it is not -- it was spelt one character too many) and the user name (his name) and password signed in to this account with USD 42,000,000. My friend said his heartbeat thumped unusually fast -- for a little minute, he thought to himself maybe he could be that lucky. But sanity came back to him after a few slaps on the face.

    So beware, they could go to all this extent to nap you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ants View Post
    I have alot of these mails/emails. Its a scam.
    I kthink they will followup by asking Chris for a collection fee and what nots!

    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

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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!!!!

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    Default 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?

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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    Default ^^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....

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    Smile A different mail just received today

    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ...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....
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    No... It's a different mail just received today.
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    Default ^^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??"...

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    Question Who's going to give you guys FREE money?

    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ..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??"...
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    Yes... This is what I thought.
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    free money !!!


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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

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

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