Help Me Count My Millions Or A Snake In The Grass !
I always do the lottery so this morning I checked the results and surprise! Nothing! Not one tiny number matched.
Later on ,after a walk and, then a coffee I read a few emails then noticed one from Triond asking me to complete a survey.
As I read on,my first thought were 'Ah well! All is not lost.I can live without the lottery from now on'! The words in front of me were telling me that I had inherited a million or so,not sure if it was £ or $ cash. I wasn't bothered as any would be more than welcome to me.
I read on and I thought 'Funny' I didn't have any relatives of that name -then the penny dropped -the name of the dead relative was the name of my dog,he is very much alive.
I was to send my private phone number to the number on the email and then promise to split the 1 million or so with the writer who claimed to be a prestigious Banker...
Would you believe it,do you think some do??
That is what I call a snake in the grass...
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GedWrites wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:00 PM
Some people definitely do, this kind of thing is targeting people's vulnerability, older people get caught up in these scams, they should be outlawed.
GedWrites wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:01 PM
That is the scammers not the older people lol
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:07 PM
Oh Yes! Lets throw eggs-scammers ,not the vulnerable.
valmnz wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:26 PM
Yes, those e-mail and texts are somewhat frequent. Think some do believe it and send there bank accent number, especially older people.
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:30 PM
Maybe it's wishful thinking ..All that money!!
valmnz wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:34 PM
I also think those who spent much of their life without internet are too trusting of people.
MegL wrote on March 5, 2015, 1:36 PM
Those criminals are ALWAYS trying to con more people!
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:03 PM
Yes! Although I can be trusting as well..sometimes,luckily I have always been right.
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:03 PM
They go by averages-too sad..
VinceSummers wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:20 PM
I'm not into gambling. I haven't got the money to spare. And besides...
LilyDay wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:23 PM
I get those... as well as the "bank" alerts and "credit card" alerts.
Kasman wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:54 PM
My god woman - are you mad? You have missed out on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be rich! If you won't do it then give me that phone number - quick!
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 3:00 PM
I love a little flutter ,but not chuck it away.
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 3:31 PM
Never ending aren't they!
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 4:02 PM
Well I must be mad ! Will you really give them your bank card details ??? A Once in a lifetime chance my.......................
j2jworkz wrote on March 5, 2015, 4:26 PM
I think I got the Banker email this am too.
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 4:29 PM
So you know what I am on about ! They knew my name on TRIOND also....(my dogs name)
LilyDay wrote on March 5, 2015, 4:30 PM
I am deeply worried about the "suspicious activity" with all of the bank accounts and credit cards I do not have.
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 4:36 PM
I think you are wise.
Porcospino wrote on March 5, 2015, 5:45 PM
It is a real pity that those inheritance scams aren't true. I could have been a billonaire by now Unfortunately some people fall for those scams and some of them lose a lot of money.
AliCanary wrote on March 5, 2015, 5:59 PM
I don't believe any emails telling me I have money waiting. The worse ones are the ones that say I have a problem with my account and threaten closure. I report those suckers to the authorities.
wolfgirl569 wrote on March 5, 2015, 6:07 PM
Sadly some people do fall for that stuff too often
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 7:04 PM
I would love them to be true -Giggle!!
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 7:06 PM
That sounds so dreadful,how cruel they are..
maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 7:07 PM
So sorry for the ones who are taken in..
bestwriter wrote on March 5, 2015, 7:51 PM
These type of messages are doing the rounds. Just ignore them. They will ask you for some money to complete the transaction and then vanish into thin air.
maxeen wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:33 PM
Of course! With our money..1
WordChazer wrote on March 7, 2015, 6:40 AM
Yes, there are some people who will take these emails at face value. Personally, I don't play the Lottery (well, maybe once evrey few years!) as I don't like wasting my money on things I don't get a decent return for. Nor do I respond to emails which appear to be telling me that something is too good to be true. Because they usually are...
maxeen wrote on March 7, 2015, 7:07 AM
I don't mind a little gamble,after all,the Government is gambling with our money daily! Hope nobody is taken in by the scams though of emails..
arthurchappell wrote on March 7, 2015, 9:15 AM
Yes, there must be some people who really believe the Nigerian ambassador is really going to leave them his millions just for sending him their bank account details
maxeen wrote on March 7, 2015, 4:39 PM
They're queuing up ! Ragged trousered ones,they must be...
Ruby3881 wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:40 PM
I got a PM on Tsu not so long ago, claiming I had been selected to win $1.5 million. The message claimed the money had been deposited in the bank, and all I had to do was email this third party. Why ever would someone he handing out that kind of money without there at least being an entry or ticket purchased? LOL, I'm crazy enough to write online for peanuts but I'm not stupid!
maxeen wrote on March 12, 2015, 4:14 PM
Sounds the same sort of thing that I got,they think we are nuts...
scheng1 wrote on March 14, 2015, 7:21 AM
I wonder why anyone wants to waste time writing this kind of email. It is so obvious that it is a scam.
maxeen wrote on March 14, 2015, 9:31 AM
They do it because it pays off ! Everything is averages,always going to be one who is an innocent and that is who the scammers are searching for..