Monday, August 06, 2007

I may already be a winner!

I was just checking my email and apparently I have won a large sum of money from the Irish lottery,£475,318(GBP) to be exact. A surprising thing is that they do not even ask for my bank account number so that they can wire me the money, all they wanted was my name, phone number, mailing address and marital status. They may have been just phishing for a date instead of the typical scam that is looking for money.

I also recently was sent an email telling me that my Paypal information needed to be updated. My first big warning that this was a scam was that it was not sent to the email account that is registered to my Paypal account. I have several different ones for different kinds of email. When I clicked on the link I checked out the URL. It was not a Paypal address but the actual web page was convincingly accurate which would fool an unwary person. I forwarded the email to the fraud department of Paypal.

Maybe next week I will get the change to help a Nigerian businessman get his large sums of money out of the country. A girl can always hope.

10 comments:

Zephra said...

Yea, it is amazing to me just how many people from the Ivory Coast need my help to get money due them. I am honored that chose me to aid them. That makes me special right?

Jenifer said...

God I HATE those kinds of e-mails!!

First I think who in the world would be stupid enough to fall for it... well except the pay pal one, which I have to admit almost got me too...

It's just a reminder that some people on this planet truly suck.

Damselfly said...

Scams, scams, scams, ugh. I get those PayPal things all the time. I think you have to be careful about even clicking on links in some e-mails like that, because even just clicking can be bad, like starting pop-up windows galore or putting spyware on your computer.

Darren said...

What a coincidence...I won the Irish lottery last week.

Anne/kq said...

Spam is both funny and annoying.

Karen said...

That money isn't yours. It's mine. I've already contacted the Prince and given him my bank account number. ;)

Midlife Midwife said...

ohhh, but maybe you will be able to send money to some poor child with no arms or legs who just wants cash gifts to help out his orphanage. Or maybe you can add your name and address to a large e-mail petition to ask congress to do away with the income tax. But remember, if you don't forward this comment to ten of your best friends in the next 10 minutes, the fleas of a thousand camels will infest your armpits.

fancypantsnancy said...

You and get a lot of info about a person with just a birthdate and name.

Gina said...

I don't get these. I wonder why?

I could really use some money.

Elizabeth-W said...

LOL at midlife midwife!! :D
at the pit comment, not her.