Beberapa hari yang lalu, saya mendapat email dari alamat yang tidak terdaftar di book saya…
Isinya mengatakan bahwa email saya memenangkan SOUTH AFRICAN 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY AWARD..
Padahal saya tidak pernah mendaftarkan email saya untuk iklan2 yang bersifat Game, World Cup ataupun Undian apapun…
Dari awal saya memang tidak percaya begitu saja… tanpa mendung, hujan biasanya tidak akan turun…
Tidak mungkin saya mendapatkan uang US$ 3.000.000,- atau 3M dalam rupiah tanpa mengikuti undian apapun..
Karena penasaran (malu Mode ON) saya akhirnya coba coba kroscek di mbah google, ternyata email itu hanya scam email..
Begini isi Emailnya..
Begini Catatan dari kawan2 netter :
- Email address ballot: There is no such thing as a “computer ballot system” or “computer email draw”. No one, not even Microsoft has a database of email addresses of the type or magnitude they suggest.
- Terrible spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar – Scammers apparently don’t know how to use spell checkers. We assume they dropped out of school before that class. They use almost excessive and random CapItaLiZAtion. They often can’t even spell “February” or know that “22th” ought to be “22nd”. These scammers usually write at the 3rd grade level. Being non-native English speakers, they also often get first names and surnames (last names reversed), so you will frequently see names like “Mr. SMITH JAMES.”, instead of “Mr. James Smith”, along with the peculiar usage of periods (full stops) and spaces or the lack thereof. Real lotteries also proofread their emails and look and read more professional.
- Using free email account: The scammer is writing to you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.). Don’t you think a real organization would use its own email, its own domain and website?
- Keep Confidential – Real lotteries THRIVE on publicity – they don’t want you to keep anything secret – the publicity causes people to buy more tickets. there is NO risk of “double claiming” because they can validate where the ticket numbers were sold. The scammer want you to keep quiet because they don’t want the police or ConsumerFraudreporting to hear about them! It should read: “For our own security, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until we have finished scamming you!”
- Email notification: NO REAL LOTTERY SENDS AN EMAIL TO NOTIFY WINNERS. Period. Full-stop. End of story. There mere fact ALONE that you received an email saying you won a lottery is proof that it is a scam.
ada juga seperti ini :
1. Real lotteries never notify people by email like this. Never.
But maybe…no, not maybe. It is a scam. It is never real.
What if…? No, sorry it’s a scam.
It could be….it is a scam. You are not a winner.
Just to repeat, real lotteries never notify people by email. What you have is a scam email and the best thing to do with it is to delete it and forget it.
2. If you didn’t buy a ticket you can never win a lottery.
Hopefully it would go without saying but sometimes people do need to be reminded of this. It’s just that simple. You buy a ticket, you can win. No ticket, no win. Lotteries make money by selling tickets. They do not make money giving money away. They have to sell tickets.
3. “No tickets were sold”
This is a cute little fiction that scammers have cooked up to explain why you can win without buying a ticket (see #2). If they didn’t sell tickets then it isn’t a real lottery.
4. I won the Microsoft lottery.
Sorry, you didn’t. Microsoft doesn’t have a lottery. Most of the lotteries listed in this forum are not real lotteries. A few of them are but if you didn’t buy a ticket, you can’t win.
5. I won the Australian lottery but my claims agent is in Nigeria.
Think about that one for a minute. Take a look at a map. See Australia? See Nigeria? Why would Australians hire people in Nigeria to be paying agents for their lottery? It’s not logical and it makes no sense economically. Your “paying agent” in Nigeria is actually just a criminal/scammer.
This goes for any other country with a lottery in one country but the paying agent in another. If they tell you that, it’s just a scam email. Best to delete it and forget it.
6. Your lottery winnings are covered by a “high insurance policy”.
Cute, but entirely fictitious. This is a little device the scammers have created (in their own mind) to explain why they can’t deduct the fees from all that lottery money you won. There is no such thing as a “high insurance policy”. The reason they cant, or won’t deduct the fees from the winnings is because there are no winnings. (See # 1-3 above).
So, hati hatilah.. jangan sampai kena tipu….