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[help] My dad believes the online lotteries BS

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lolzap, May 30, 2009.

  1. lolzap

    lolzap Regular Member

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    What the hell...

    So, my dad was surfing the web looking for God knows what when he suddenly stumbled across an online scam lottery page. "YOU WON, FILL IN THESE FORMS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE".
    Said and done. He filled the forms (without me knowing about that, of course). Then, he asked me to come see that he won.
    I came in a hurry, and asked him what did he won. He showed me the lottery scam page.
    Damn, I said ... "dad, those won't pay you a single cent, they will rip you off, forget about that, I've won so many billions with this kind of stuff but I have never received a penny".
    I thought he understood the scam. But no..

    Today he called me to check his mail. I checked his mail and there I saw 2 or 3 mails that were requesting his address and shit so they can "send the money". BULLSHIT I said.

    Again, I explained him the scam but I don't think he will ever understand ... DAMN!

    What's next? He will send his address and then? What's the scam with these lotteries? Will it be like "ok, now please send $25k for God knows what fees"?

    Oh my...

    I believe that's why we are still getting these kind of mails and shit because there are actually some guys that believe this. I don't blame my dad, he's new on the internet, he usually checks his mail and different job related stuff on the web. Nothing more.
     
  2. mr4army

    mr4army Regular Member

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    hopefully he will learn his lesson
     
  3. Gogeta

    Gogeta Power Member

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    lol I think thats a CPA offer for freelotto.com.
     
  4. lolzap

    lolzap Regular Member

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    asteroth Newbie

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    Sounds like a page right out of Jerry Springer :D
     
  6. Gogeta

    Gogeta Power Member

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    If he clicks on one of those "YOU WON, FILL IN THESE FORMS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE" They will usually lead to http://www.freelotto.com.

    This is the campaign from max bounty

    Campaign ID: 1749 Description: Join the World's largest online lottery. Surfers who participate in this campaign will receive a free account to Free Lotto where they could win millions of dollars. No co-reg traffic allowed. Category: Sweepstakes Expiry Date: None Cookie length: 60 days Solo email ads: Not allowed Incentive traffic: Not allowed Search traffic: Allowed Network EPC: $0.03 Your status: APPROVED
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    The scam with them is normally they request you pay the taxes on it first or they send you a fake check and you deposit it and they request you send part of it back for taxes and when the check bounces you're held accountable.
     
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    Gogeta Power Member

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    Lolzap if it was just an ad he clicked on then he should be fine. But if he received it in his email it could be a Nigerian scammer. If the email came from something like onlinelottery923@yahoo.com then it is a scammer.
     
  9. lolzap

    lolzap Regular Member

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    "FreeLotto Prize Headquarters" <Winners@FreeLotto.com>

    I checked his e-mail. This was the sender. I think he should be fine, right?
    BUT, wait a second.

    In the e-mail is written that he is on the "pending list" and he needs to fill his address and some other stuff to receive his $1,650,000.

    What the hell?
     
  10. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My mother fell for the same thing, luckily I got her out of the online scamming ones (btw they sent a pathetic $2.00 check to try and hook her I guess or prove that they're legit, wouldn't even cover processing fees) ... unfortunately, she started playing the real lottery. There is little I could do, I tried. Even though I fuel this extravagant waste of money. Live and let live, but I recommend you keep trying. She/we have no need to play the lottery by the way, so I don't understand. lolzap, if you have access to his email block out those scams, freelotto is the most deceptive.
     
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  11. billu512

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    lol i remember when i received a Letter Via Mail in 2005 i was so happy that i won 1 Million$ the Letter looked Legit.then i thought of Contacting the guy but it was a Spainish Loteria and i didn't knew how to Speak i called him on his cell and asked for more details he said yes u did won 1Million$ and all i need to do is Fax them Bank Details i faxed him details without SWIFT Code and next day i told my Uncle who is a Bank Manager abt this Matter he said it is SCAM and then i felt :(very bad cz i thought for a Moment tht i really won 1Million$
     
  12. trizno

    trizno Newbie

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    they can spoof the email sender address

    check the email Full Headers to be sure :)
     
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  13. Gogeta

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    Yeah he is ok then. Do not fill out anything they will ask for a credit card and add you to their "monthly subscription" They will charge your card each month. It kind of like an acai offer where they charge you after signing up for the trial.
     
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    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    That's how someone is laughing all the way down to the bank. Dont worry. You're a very QUALIFIED lead if you have the time to fill out so much shit :D
     
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    I'm sorry but thats very funny. A lot of parents just dont understand (Fresh Prince).

    I guess he needs to learn his lesson on his own, let him fill one out and find out what happens when they bill him 100 for something on his CC. Sounds tough but sometimes hands on is the only way older people can learn.
     
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    Ask him where he found it, find the landing page, copy it, and advertise to people like your father or on the site he found it... Money in the bank...
     
  17. magpie2419

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    I know someone who got conned by this. He is about eighty years old, he lost about twenty thousand pounds before we found out about it. The problem is, he keeps trying To answer the scams, this is stuff that arrives through the normal mail. He will properly end up losing his house. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to stop him. After all It's his money. I think the only thing left to do is have him sectioned. it's really sad that he's convinced he's won millions. I really would like to get my hands on these scammers complete and utter scumbags.
     
  18. AffGuy08

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    Money doesn't come that easy, explain to your dad and show him the wiki pages and scam.com pages. Maybe that will make him realise before it's too late.
     
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    Most of the time such schemes are used by our fella nigerian scamers to cash their overpaid checks , and it's works most of the time with us peoples , ( sending to random peoples checks to cash and then request them a part of the money - of course the checks aren't covered and the peoples who's going with the checks on the banks will finish only on troubles ) . Anyway lolzap you don't have nothing to worry my friend , first of all on romania checks take even 6 weeks on the banks to be cleared the payment ... This tricks works with usa peoples not here :) ...


    pS. Lasa`l pe al batran sa se dea cu capu de toti peretii cand o sa se duca la banca , si o sa trebuiasca sa plateasca taxele pentru incasarea cecului , pun pariu ca la un cec de 25K o sa ii ceara la bcr de exemplu vreo 1400 de euro taxe :) ... Eventual pune`l sa citeasca postul asta .... daca nici dupa ce citeste postul asta nu se lasa la mana lui da`mi add in msn si ii explic eu cam cum e faza cu cecurile alea :)

    PS.2 I`m sorry for the text on romanian language if any of the mods is uncomfortable with it you can ask me to translate but it's just a small message for lolzap and hes dad thing ...
     
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