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Splinter[PI]
01-19-2008, 09:25 AM
i checked my emails just before posting this and I received that email, which is confusing me:


CONFIRM YOUR WINNING

This email is to notify you that your Email
Address
attached to a Ticket Number(---) has won an Award
Sum of
(1,000,000.00) (One Million euro)In an Email
Sweepstakes program held
on the 18th of Jan 2008.
Please contact the claim officer through the
below
given contact information.

DR.ROY B---.
TEL. ---
E-mail: ---

WINNING INFORMATIONS
Ref Number (---)
Serial Number ---
lucky Numbers---
Batch Number EU---

Please
forward the above stated winning information
to your Claim Agent.

Congratulations!!!

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Kate Goih.
Public Relation
Officer.


has anyone received something similiar or could that be real?

ps: I did not take part at any sweepstakes, as far as I know...

psps: the --- stuff are informations that I don't want to be abused, cause if it's real, I want it to be MY million:D

T-6005
01-19-2008, 09:38 AM
Not real. Obviously.

HeadAroundU
01-19-2008, 09:41 AM
It's real. Obviously.

T-6005
01-19-2008, 09:41 AM
You are too helpful. Stop it.

HeadAroundU
01-19-2008, 09:47 AM
You are not very helpful. Stop it.

Jakebert
01-19-2008, 09:49 AM
Just give them as much personal info as they want, and if all of your money disappears, then you'll be sure that it's a scam. It's the only 100% way to tell.

The Talking Pie
01-19-2008, 12:33 PM
If you need to ask about that kind of thing then the answer's obvious:

Give them your bank details so they can make the deposit.

Little_Miss_1565
01-19-2008, 12:35 PM
if you're ever in doubt, it's probably a scam.

Always check http://www.snopes.com

nieh
01-19-2008, 12:38 PM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/snopes.png

I bet they just tell everyone those chain mails are false so that they can collect on the money themselves.

HornyPope
01-19-2008, 02:38 PM
Kind of like 9/11 was an inside job so the Americans can make money off Iraq's oil?

T-6005
01-19-2008, 09:45 PM
Let's be serious. For the amount of traffic Snopes.com gets, it should be a much better site.

Also, I like to help out Nigerian princes in my spare time.

wheelchairman
01-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Those urban legends were to prove a point by Snopes.com.

Looks like you guys have fallen victim to an Urban legend as well...

At least according to wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes.com

0r4ng3
01-19-2008, 10:00 PM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/snopes.png

wheelchairman
01-19-2008, 10:09 PM
But they're not denying it....they're saying they actually did it... on purpose....

JohnnyNemesis
01-19-2008, 10:14 PM
omg this is sooooooooo meta.