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I just read an email form britain that said I won a lottery over there. Aparently my email address was put into a lottery and I won. They want me to contact them. How real is this? Does anybody know?

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    Oh my god, not real at all.  Oldest e-mail scam in the book.  Delete it.
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    I have no idea.  But probably a scam and I'd leave it alone.  When you win stuff you didn't sign up for, it's generally a scam.  Whatever you do, don't give out any personal information, like a bank acct number.
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    Please don't tell me your question is real. Surprised
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    well, I thought it was a scam. Of heard of those things before. I just wanted be sure.
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    Be sure. 

    Think critically of why this would happen.  Who do you email in Britain?  How would they get your email address?  Why would they randomly select a winner from email addresses?  Just these few questions should make you question.  I'm just glad you asked befor replying like the millions of other people who just replied to that email.
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    Suedoe, I want a picture or a sig pic.  What do you look like?  Granted, you could grab just any pic from anywhere, but still.
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    Hahaha.  So THIS is how so many people got scammed by those ridiculous things.
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    Sigh.

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    Hey, at least she asked instead of just replying to the e-mail with all kinds of personal information. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lottery?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:a1e2f08d-fc8e-453a-9c4f-d3e5219d00fePost:4cce3d98-69e0-4541-945e-20f97b383c70">Re: the lottery</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hey, at least she asked instead of just replying to the e-mail with all kinds of personal information. 
    Posted by cocoreo3[/QUOTE]

    Excellent point, but I still find it hilarious to even have to ask.
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    You should write back and then use the money for your wedding.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lottery?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:a1e2f08d-fc8e-453a-9c4f-d3e5219d00fePost:1d90b66c-7a8d-4be0-b78c-3358b258492f">Re: the lottery</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: the lottery : Excellent point, but I still find it hilarious to even have to ask.
    Posted by Koopa17[/QUOTE]

    I know, Koopa.  It kills me that people actually think these things could be true. 
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    I know, stupid, stupid,stupid!!! I just had my hopes up for a second and it was wishful thinking on my part.

    And I can't download any pictures from work. Thats why I don't have one. I will forever be msysterious toy you.
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    I know people get sucked in especially now.  It's a hard knock life.
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    Oh dear...

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    I received a check in the mail from an Ontario lottery.  I had JUST been in Ontario and had both played the lottery and gamed at the casino in Niagara.  We were this close to taking it down to a check cashing place and cashing it.  But I chickened out and thought I would get caught.

    I knew it was a scam (althought I really did have to think about it for a quick minute) but then I wanted to know how to scam the scam.
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    Yeah, smokey, there's always that "but what if this one is real?" moment. 

    But if it seems too good to be true, it probably (actually, definitely) is. 
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    Scarlett,

    I was thinking, look, if someone can cash a payroll check without any ID down at the check cashing place, why can't I?  Who CAN'T use an extra $6K?
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    "The almighty smokeybailey has spoken." - some bitch on the Las Vegas board

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    Smokey, explain to me what were the requirements for you to cash the check?  What was the scam part? 

    You played the lottery in Canada, you get a check in the mail.  I'm missing something.
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    Capri-I didn't give anyone my address when I was in Canada though.  I bought scratch offs.  We won a few dollars, bought some more and that was it.  We didn't give our address to anyone though.  It was merely a coincidence that I received that check. 

    The lottery commission name on the check wasn't correct and I am not sure that the bank even was real.  I did a search online and found out that it was a scam.  They want you to deposit the check so that your account is printed on it so when they get the canceled check they have your account number.  I am sure the check would bounce.

    I really wanted to believe it was real though.
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    edited December 2009
    It's fake, but if you get an email from Nigeria asking you to transfer money on their behalf, and you get to keep 20%, it's definitely real and you should give them your bank account number.
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    Apparently some rich man in Somalia died and had no family to leave his money to. His lawyer choose me randomly to receive 50% of the money if he could have the other 50%. It was awesome and now I'm a gajillionaire.

    Also, did we ever figure out who mandy's AE is? I feel like we've been over this before with the suedoe = pseudo? No?
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    I think you're onto something, tlv. 
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