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Offline MikeBCda

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 11:26:46 PM »
Oddly, while I get those emails from time to time, I got a surprise a few days ago when one "advised" me I was supposedly a jackpot winner in one I actually do, once in a blue moon, buy tickets for, Canada's 6/49.  Still a scam, obviously, but maybe they're actually paying a little attention to things like geographic location, for a change.

Even most (relatively) legit telemarketers can't be bothered with bothersome details like demographics ... it's amazing the number of calls I get from home-repair operations who are pretty obviously unhappy to learn that I'm a tenant in a fairly large apartment complex.  ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 01:21:58 AM »
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it's amazing the number of calls I get from home-repair operations who are pretty obviously unhappy to learn that I'm a tenant in a fairly large apartment complex
Don't they have a "do not call list" in Canada ???
It works wonders here. I hardly ever get those annoying calls. :)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2011, 12:23:31 AM »
Hi Bob,

Yes we do, but I've never bothered with it.  Anyone I've ever done any business with, any charity, and there's one more category I forget, are exempted from the do-not-call restrictions.  We just watch the caller ID on any long-distance calls, and ignore anything from toll-free numbers (used by the vast majority of telemarketers) or where the ID is "unavailable".  And of course if the number shows as all zeros, that's a stupid dead-giveaway.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2011, 07:47:14 PM »
I am very disappointed.......no responce.....not even a spam post

so looks like there is no money for me   :'(
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2011, 07:52:12 PM »
I am very disappointed.......no responce.....not even a spam post

so looks like there is no money for me   :'(

LOL ;D
No party then..?? :P ;)
Guess your ISP filtered the spam...
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 07:54:08 PM »
I won a million pound from Microsoft a few weeks ago  ;D they were even kind enough to mail me from their Yahoo.co.uk address  8)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2011, 01:07:08 AM »
I won a million pound from Microsoft a few weeks ago  ;D they were even kind enough to mail me from their Yahoo.co.uk address  8)
yea....yeah these bad guys are not trustworthy    ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 01:39:11 AM »
I get loads of gifts...like a new macbook pro ;D

(And the general bank detail ones - from banks I am not even part of...)

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2011, 01:46:07 AM »
Pondus, remember to share with your avast! friends. :)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2011, 01:05:47 AM »
I acctually got a similar "You inherited a lot of money" two days ago, but
it was in my snail-mail, on real paper and in an envelope!


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Guess the scamming business must be going rather well...

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2011, 01:09:15 AM »
I acctually got a similar "You inherited a lot of money" two days ago, but
it was in my snail-mail, on real paper and in an envelope!


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Guess the scamming business must be going rather well...
Why didn't you answer it and ask them for a prepaid round trip ticket
so could claim your winnings in person. ???  ;D ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2011, 11:28:33 AM »
Lucky Dogs? :P

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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2011, 05:26:32 PM »
Maybe it's now my turn to get rich it starts off with the following subject:

YOU SHOULD GET BACK TO US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
and then informs me of the following:

Attention: Beneficiary.
 
Let me start by introducing myself, I am MRS STELLA MARY,THE CHAIRPERSON IMAGE RECONCERN GROUP,UNDER THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIR. I was directed by DR Good Jonathan   President of Federal republic of Nigeria and the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chief Mrs.Farida Mzamber Waziri (A.I.G R.T.D)to notify you on the investigation that took place here in Nigeria.
 
In regards with the investigation that has happened recently here in Nigeria we noticed that you are dealing with some Nigerians who claimed you have money with them and they have failed to make you get the money and you lost so much money during this process,we are currently paying so many people with the same problem, so I have been directed by the settlement committee held by our new elected president DR Good Luck Jonathan  to include you in our payment roll.This is as result of the recent provision in the 2009 / 2010 fiscal year budget that was made for scammed victims.
 
We are directed to pay a sum of $3.3million to each of the victims,but due to large number of enrollment we have, we  are hereby paying a sum $2 000,000.00 ( Two million U.S.D)
 
 
 
NAME: Rev wilson benson
EMAIL:  wilsonbenson(at)mail.mn
phone number:+234-8065757495
 
Note: The government of Nigeria has presently re straight a measure to apprehend and bring to  law any individual or cooperate body caught in this act .
You are advice to disregard any email and forward the emails to this contact.(Rev Wilson Benson  wilsonbenson(at)mail.mn )
 
On behalf of   President DR GoodLuck JONATHAN  and the people of  Nigeria, we are truly sorry for the inconveniences and for what you encounter from the Nigerians that make you lose so much money please speak well about Nigeria in your country as soon as you get Receive this fund.now you are to forward to us your full information such as your house address and your full name a copy of your i.d card and your Direct telephone number for immediate Delivery of your compensation fund,
 
YOURS FAITHFUL
 
MRS STELLA MARY

Do you think I ought to claim my new found fortune ???  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2011, 05:35:08 PM »
Dr GoodLuck? ;D ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2011, 05:36:12 PM »
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In regards with the investigation that has happened recently here in Nigeria we noticed that you are dealing with some Nigerians who claimed you have money with them and they have failed to make you get the money and you lost so much money during this process,we are currently paying so many people with the same problem, so I have been directed by the settlement committee held by our new elected president DR Good Luck Jonathan  to include you in our payment roll.This is as result of the recent provision in the 2009 / 2010 fiscal year budget that was made for scammed victims.
ahaaaa....so you have done business in Nigeria

well it is good to see that they will pay compensation to those scammed   ;D
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