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    SHANANN Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 22, 2011, 04:49 AM
    I won some 2006 free lootto game and won the $10 Million prize.
    I won the prize, but I cannot send this money. What do I do?
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,470, Reputation: 1857
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    Jul 22, 2011, 04:54 AM
    It's a SCAM!!
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    Jul 22, 2011, 04:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by SHANANN View Post
    Hello S:

    Consider yourself LUCKY. Because there IS no prize and if you sent the money, you'd LOSE it. This IS a scam...

    Think about it. If you WON money, why would they ask you to send THEM money??

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    odinn7 Posts: 7,691, Reputation: 1547
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    Jul 22, 2011, 11:19 AM
    The answers are correct. This is referred to as a 419 Scam... Google it. They will soak you for all they can and you will never get anything out of it.
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    NeedKarma Posts: 10,635, Reputation: 1706
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    Jul 22, 2011, 11:34 AM
    Actually the lottery scams are their own type of scams, not part of what's called the 419 Nigerian scam.
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    odinn7 Posts: 7,691, Reputation: 1547
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    Jul 22, 2011, 11:44 AM
    Look it up... Lottery scams are lumped in with 419 scams because A) the majority of them originate from Nigeria and B) they soak you for all they can in "fees" and such with the promise of a payout. These are all also known as "Advance Fee" scams. Yes, the originating letter is different but both are designed to make you pay out to get a promised sum of money.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,301, Reputation: 7691

    Jul 22, 2011, 07:09 PM

    But as noted it is a scam, a real lottery does not ask you to send them money.

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