1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I won a lottery...I think.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by AmazinAzn, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. AmazinAzn

    AmazinAzn Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    171
    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Texas
    Ok so I received a check of over $4200 in the mail and it came with a letter that says I've won over $250,000 but to receive all of it I need to go to my bank take $3500 out of the check and call some 1-888 number for further payment instructions. Is this real? The check seems very real but I don't see how this happened.
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    No, it's a scam. Cut the letter into little pieces and burn it so you aren't tempted to find out.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Greesnboro, NC
    OMG are you serious, you will cash the check, send them the extra money and then the check will get denied several days later. Giving the sender the money and leaving you to pay the debt with the bank.

    Are you serious? If so I vote taking away your Jr.VIP status
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. stunna

    stunna Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    175
    Occupation:
    PPC Marketing Consultant
    Yeah that doesn't sound legit at all.
     
  5. winterraven

    winterraven Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    30
    i hope you are joking.

    call the fbi immediately and turn the check in....call the bank that the check is written from and let them know what is going on. hopefully they can catch those nigerian fuckers. i have spent many nights tracking them down...
     
  6. AmazinAzn

    AmazinAzn Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    171
    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Texas
    You need to shut up. This is a first for me and I was pretty sure it was a scam.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    453
    cash the check, and if it bounces, it costs them money. keep doing it :p

    Of course, if it clears, just withdraw it and spend it ASAP, but if not, you've cost them £25-35 (about $60), which if a few thousand people do, they'll find a nice hole in their pocket!
     
  8. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Greesnboro, NC
    lol.............................................
     
  9. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Greesnboro, NC
    Its a counterfeit check

    .......................................
     
  10. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    1,415
    Occupation:
    Psychiatrist
    Location:
    Las Islas Filipinas
    lol! you should know, if you didnt bet on any lottery then its obviously a scam

    Code:
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374167.htm
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. Gogeta

    Gogeta Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    Occupation:
    Internet Hustler
  12. zensiq

    zensiq Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    27
    Dont bother cashing it... Your bank will cash it and it will bounce in a week thats why so many people fall for it, cause they go to the bank and once they have that cash in their hands they get excited.. but you will end up paying a fee for cashing it not them.

    Cut it up like they stated ^
     
  13. shaze

    shaze Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    2
    419 scam coming your way, wait till they ask you to send them other money so they can get you the rest. Nigerian scam old as the hills
     
  14. ajeeyunz

    ajeeyunz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    115
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Indonesia, the Dangerously Beautiful
    I keep trying to make that Nigerian send a little money to me. :D
     
  15. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    782
    thanks snowwhite. bebop, theres no need to say his jvip should be taken away. scams work because they fool people, heck i reckon i will still get fooled by scams once in a blue moon, im only human, sometimes greed takes over all logical thinking. Sometimes we just fool ourselves because we want to believe that these scams are not scams.

    But yeah, dont give your account details or credit card details to anyone you dont know or trust and you will be fine ;) (i cut up my credit card a while a go now, never getting one again)
     
  16. danzlo

    danzlo BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    46
    Total scam, but my friend really won 500k on saturday lottery :D
     
  17. Profit

    Profit Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    158
    Occupation:
    Money Maker
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Cashing that check is a disaster waiting to happen.
     
  18. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    812
    I'm with Jammie on this one. Cash the check... and just let it ride. 99.9% chance its fake, but who cares? As long as you have the balance to cover it... just pop it in your account and hope it stays.

    Obviously never send them (scammer) anything back. Just to the bank, cease communications and cross fingers :)
    .
     
  19. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Greesnboro, NC
    IF you have a extra 30 dollars to find out if its real, cause thats the average overdraft fee. I doubt I would spend 30 bucks to find out if a check is fake. Especially when so many people have told me it was
     
  20. Sanitarium

    Sanitarium Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    648
    Occupation:
    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
    Location:
    In your mind.
    I'd pee on it a lil and return it. Then again it's probably a fake address.