Mobile / cell phone lottery scams

Discussion in 'Alerts!' started by Gentle Giant, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Giant Admin for a Day Staff Member

    The answer here is real simple: delete it.

    It is no more real on your mobile/cell phone that it is in your email. And just because it's one your cell phone does NOT make it real. It's still a scam.

    It does not matter if you get 35 of them, not one single one of them is real.

    Lottery emails are always fake, on your cell, in your email or whatever else. Unless you buy a ticket you cannot win.

    Read more at http://antifraudintl.org/showthread.php?t=6836.

    We're seeing a lot of these for Coca Cola apparently making the rounds of people's phones in India and a FIFA 2010 World Cup one apparently making the rounds in South Africa.
     
  2. Jianiki

    Jianiki New Member

    How does this work on cel numbers? I have recieved the FIFA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS SCAM on my cell - and I have replied on it. What can they do with it - is it safe?
     
  3. De Master Yoda

    De Master Yoda Administrator Staff Member

    Cell phone scam.

    It works by the scammer asking for money FROM you for winnings that do NOT exist.

    Please read http://antifraudintl.org/showthread.php?t=6836

    Stop all contact with these scammers.

    Please re-read the sound advice posted earlier by Gentle Giant:
     
  4. Dororo

    Dororo Administrator Staff Member

    Now it is Texaco Lottery it seems.
     
  5. Miyuki

    Miyuki Administratrix Staff Member

    It's the Chevron lottery now. It is still a scam format.
     
  6. cute_nice_boy

    cute_nice_boy New Member

    someone i know got it and said to him just to ignore it.
    By the way kit kat, i like your avatar.
     
  7. Bunt

    Bunt Guest

    Bunt also won 9.8 M

    But realised it was not real flash as he could not recall buying a lottery ticket from the world bank........
     
  8. Dick H Box

    Dick H Box Samurai

    Not something you'd be likely to forget... :D
     
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