Thursday, October 7, 2010
I won the lottery
It was during my 2nd year in college . I remember those days when i used to dream of some fortune coming from no where , and thus i can stop going to college and start living my life just spending the money, going world trips , making movies and all .
It was a Saturday evening, and i thought of checking out my mails. So i went to a near by internet center. Logged in to my yahoo mail and saw this
Dear: e-Mail Winner, The WINDOWS LIVE & MICROSOFT WINDOWS has set out and successfully organized a Sweepstakes marking the beginning of year anniversary. We rolled out over 10,000.000.00 (10 million e-mails) to mark the 2010 Anniversary Draws.Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their BETA patronage attaching personalized email addresses to ticket numbers. Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to TICKET No:20511465463-7644 with SERIAL No:S/N-00168 and drew the LUCKY No:887-13-865-37-10-83(20) which subsequently won you (One Million Pounds Sterling)(?1,000 000) as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw.Please contact our fiduciary agent for claims with the contact below Agent. Dr. Tommy Grey. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1.Full Name: 2.Full Address: 3.Age: 4.Sex 5.Phone Number: Congratulation!! Sincerely, Maggie Bausch
That time i never thought people have started doing fraud vaela through e-mails also . With the excitement, i sent a reply to that mail with my name, age and phone number (Expecting a call ASAP) . But i got a mail the other day asking out for my account number . Actually i could have given my account number and bank details (My bank balance was nill , lol) . But even being bankrupt i thought twice before letting them know my bank details . That was when i understood the real use of Google . Gotcha.... Exact mails have been sent to many ... And bankrupts like me having nothing to loose , lost nothing , But those rich people who wanted to get more rich (Who would say no to One Million Pounds), got their names to our list (Bankrupts, hehe) . Actually i won the lottery :)