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Get Rich Scams

  

I was reading my email today when I came across ANOTHER, yes ANOTHER, spam email. The email that I received was from International Promotions in Amsterdam. Of course, there is no such company like this, but that's what the email said. I looked a little closer at it and found a couple of funny things.

First, I never signed up for anything. According to their email I was randomly selected from an online database. I thought, "Wow, I won something I didn't even know I was entered for!"
"Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Oceanic as part of our International Promotions Program."

Second, which I found extremely amusing, they said that I've won 1000,000.00. I've never heard of 1000,000.00. I've heard of 1,000,000.00 but not 1000,000.00.
"You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of 1000,000.00(One Million Euros only), which is the winning payout for Category "A" winners."

Third, I tried to respond to the email just to see what would happen, and I received my email back saying that it couldn't be sent. There's even a phone number that you can call. I didn't try that option, but I wonder what would happen if I gave it a try.

There's a lot of scams out there and the spam that is coming out nowdays is getting a lot harder to detect. I'm pretty computer savvy, so I'm sure that I'll be able to detect them. However, the average Joe who doesn't know a lot about computers could really fall for some of these scams. It's a shame, but I guess that's the way it is. There's always people out there that are more than willing to take advantage of others.

I'm betting the phone number charges you in some way.

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