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8/19/13 8:09 P

I haven't gotten that one, but I will sometimes get one from the UK or Nigeria. I also get one that looks like it's from my email provider, but they can't write in proper English!

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8/19/13 6:36 P

They are phishing for your data. beware.

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SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
8/19/13 4:49 P

LOL.. I like to dream about what i would do if I got a windfall of money. My plan will be to pay off ALL my bills, donate to friends and family,make a trust for the grand kids.Then...I'm outta here !!

ANARIE Posts: 12,836
8/19/13 4:38 P

You know what's sad? I'm pretty sure $2 million wouldn't even buy you much of a tropical island! And what with the taxes and all... Scammers are gonna have to up their game. I don't think I'd go through the hassle they're going to propose even if I *did* believe there was $2 million out there. I could earn more by working for that number of hours!

8/19/13 4:29 P

Tropical island and lottery winnings? Sign me up! ;-)

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
8/19/13 1:24 P

i get ones from supposed long lost relatives. They make me laugh as i delete the email. i don't just delete, i remove it.

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
8/19/13 1:17 P

I do hope u did not respond to it.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,777
8/19/13 11:43 A

I get emails like these all the time, I just go : "yeah! Right!!"; then, I just delete them.

DLBROWN93 Posts: 887
8/19/13 10:51 A

I got the same email last week. emoticon

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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8/19/13 10:48 A

I use to work at a bank and have seen all this scams ruin peoples lives. I am surprised at how many people really fall for this stuff.

8/19/13 6:04 A


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8/19/13 5:59 A


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8/19/13 3:26 A


LEANIE64 SparkPoints: (34,531)
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8/19/13 12:55 A

Usually..if something sounds too good to be true..IT IS !! Have fun with the dream while it last. When you come back to reality..Life is really wonderful on its own merits..If you believe in treating your fellow man kindly and doing unto others as you would have done unto yourself..Well..its all good. The Lord will bless you.

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8/19/13 12:48 A

Good luck with this. At least let us know where your island is located. Lol

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (326,003)
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8/19/13 12:31 A

Be careful, it's a scam.

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8/18/13 10:50 P

I am totally happy content in my life, enjoy!

GRAMMYNSC Posts: 669
8/18/13 3:23 P

You are so cray cray! LOL SCAM
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SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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8/18/13 3:22 P

I am pretty sure its a scam ......

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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8/18/13 3:01 P

Tell ya what.....I will wave my magical wand and send everyone a helicopter that they can use to visit your island. Do we bring our own leis? Don't forget the personal chef, masseur and a mint on my pillow please!

8/18/13 11:49 A

Incredible that there could be two of us who have won this miraculous prize in one place on SparkPeople!

I'm always surprised to what extent criminals will go to in order to steal money from others, but then again, I'm always surprised that they are people out there ignorant enough to go for these scams.

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LITTLEBRUNO SparkPoints: (7,415)
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8/18/13 10:24 A

Wrong, money is not the root of all evil, that's out of context.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. - Timothy

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8/18/13 9:09 A

money is root of all evil

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KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
8/18/13 8:15 A

too funny!

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (120,650)
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8/18/13 7:52 A

no thanks on the bridge. I don't want the entire world to have an easy route to my island.
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8/18/13 5:59 A

I though everyone knew these emails

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DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (96,528)
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8/18/13 5:56 A

I have a bridge for sale..........

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8/17/13 9:38 P


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8/17/13 7:31 P


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FAITHP44 Posts: 5,446
8/17/13 4:37 P

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MOMMY115 Posts: 48
8/16/13 7:36 P

I'd love to visit you but better yet....after you buy the island would you adopt me so I can stay forever?

I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse.
2UNHEALTHY Posts: 2,231
8/16/13 7:28 P

Let me tell you the TRUTH...there was indeed an elderly couple in the Truro, NS area who won millions on the 6-49 lottery a while back and the wife did pass away from cancer afterward. They made loads of donations to area churches and hospitals and the gentleman was in the paper here the other day commenting on a story of how some sorry pieces of SH!T are scamming people using their story and his fine name.

I like to respond to all junk e-mails the same way...I always thank them for the offer and tell them that I am now happily forwarding their e-mail to the FBI, CIA, KGB, etc....I also do the same with scam phone calls.

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8/16/13 11:08 A

I hope this email didn't come from Nigeria. A person does have to be careful with emails of these sorts. If the person asks you to send a check to lease those funds, then you know something is fishy. pardon. phishy.

Now, if you know the person who sent this email and their identy confirmed, THEN I'd love to visit your island. Unfotunately, none of my relatives have ever won Powerball. So, I won't be buying an island any time soon.

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8/16/13 11:03 A

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HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,720
8/16/13 10:56 A

Ooh, I hope I get an email like that too!

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LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
8/16/13 10:56 A

Thanks for the invite to your island!! Can't wait to visit! emoticon

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8/16/13 10:49 A

Mm..... Money. emoticon

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EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
8/16/13 10:47 A

emoticon Lol.

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WLIBERTY SparkPoints: (69,133)
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8/16/13 10:08 A

OH my! I believe you're being scammed. You really aren't taking this serious are you?

SHERYLDS Posts: 14,397
8/16/13 9:55 A

emoticon Let's have a virtual party

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OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (120,650)
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8/16/13 9:15 A

got this email this morning at work:
I am donating $2,000,000.00 USD to you from the lottery funds i and my late wife won in the 6-49 lottery, contact me for more details

so, if this pans out (as I'm SURE it will), you'll know why I disappeared.

you're all invited to my own personal tropical island that I plan to buy with this windfall!
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