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#132910 - 11/20/03 06:33 PM Lottery Scam
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We just had a customer in one of our lobby's with a letter from Madrid, Spain claiming that somehow he had won $600m in a lottery and would he please complete the enclosed form in order to claim his winnings. This form asked for his personal and banking account info. Does anyone know of a website that we could pull to show him that this is a scam - because all of his buddies at the VFW are doing it, so it must be OK.
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#132911 - 11/20/03 06:47 PM Re: Lottery Scam
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I'd try www.snopes.com to start with. If not, try a google search.
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#132912 - 11/20/03 07:04 PM Re: Lottery Scam
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We had a similar request a month or so ago here on BOL. I did a little research on a Thursday and provided substantial info that it appeared to be a scam.

Wouldn't you know, on Saturday I got an email that I won $25MM in that lottery. (I decided to keep my day job and not send them my checking account number of a copy of my photo ID).
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#132913 - 11/20/03 07:23 PM Re: Lottery Scam
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#132914 - 11/20/03 07:47 PM Re: Lottery Scam
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Thanks Retread - big help!!!
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#132915 - 11/24/03 02:48 PM Re: Lottery Scam
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Apparently, at least one part of the Spanish Lottery has a Nigerian connection.
See Link
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#132916 - 11/24/03 06:33 PM Re: Lottery Scam
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