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messageLottery tickets scam
Posted by puwetter January 02, 04:03PM

Please beware there's two people going round scamming people out of money and making people think they have won a lot of money its all a hoax my husband thought he was helping someone but they took a lot of money.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by Frankito January 02, 04:11PM

Can you be a bit more specific?

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by puwetter January 02, 04:24PM

Im sorry it's a very long story but if you go on YouTube and type in LOTTERY TICKET SCAMS IN LONDON you will see what i mean.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by DulwichFox January 02, 04:51PM

Well puwetter. most Lottery scams involve emails or letters being sent to you..

You have suggested there's two people going round scamming people out of money.
How exactly are they doing this.
Should we all for example be wary of 2 people knocking at our door. ???

DulwicfFox

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by puwetter January 02, 05:08PM

Sorry please go on YouTube i just don't want this to happen to anyone else it was a lot of money.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by Seabag January 02, 05:31PM

Is this where Ďthe winnerí says they're an illegal immigrants, and offers to share the prize with you?

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by Sue January 02, 08:01PM

puwetter Wrote:
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> Sorry please go on YouTube i just don't want this
> to happen to anyone else it was a lot of money.


Can you post the YouTube link?

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by JohnL January 03, 08:52AM

If it's the one I found - you have to be a little greedy to fall for the scam. I once brought fake gold on oxford street in 1983 - that was the last money for nothing scam I bothered with.

I suppose that's the nature of scams.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was january 03, 08:56am by JohnL.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by Jules-and-Boo January 03, 10:19AM

Basically, they tell you they have won but cannot collect because not British. They offer to share the winnings with you if you collect on their behalf but they want some security from you so you don't run off with the ticket.

You have to remember, they are very very good at tricking people so you really have to nt trust people.

They target vulnerable people.

Greedy, maybe - but they can be convincing.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by JohnL January 03, 11:46AM

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> Basically, they tell you they have won but cannot
> collect because not British. They offer to share
> the winnings with you if you collect on their
> behalf but they want some security from you so you
> don't run off with the ticket.
>
> You have to remember, they are very very good at
> tricking people so you really have to nt trust
> people.
>
> They target vulnerable people.
>
> Greedy, maybe - but they can be convincing.

It's a pity that the default position to people who approach you has to be mistrust rather than assuming they are being friendly or honest. Over the years I have learnt to get rid of them sooner rather than try and worm your way out of the situation politely.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by Jules-and-Boo January 03, 05:09PM

no, I don't think it's a default position to not trust anyone, but you should always be wary.

People are motivated by money and if someone has asked you something that involves you giving them something of value then you should be careful.


Lottery scams are not new.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by gromit3:16 January 03, 06:46PM

You don't need to be British to play the lottery.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by puwetter January 03, 10:56PM

My husband is a very helpful person and i must say he was very vulnerable to fall for this scam but it started with the guy's car not starting.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by Seabag January 04, 01:46AM

puwetter Wrote:
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> My husband is a very helpful person and i must say
> he was very vulnerable to fall for this scam but
> it started with the guy's car not starting.

We feel for you, and Iíd imagine youíre somewhat embarrassed by the scam, but thatís why scams are what they are. In hindsight they stink, but at the time they appeal to people.

But to help others, then maybe the facts outlined on here would be helpful. That way people are aware, and youíve helped someone else avoid this type of thing.

I was scammed out of £5K last year, in a bank scam. It killed me as in hindsight I saw it, but I fell for it, and made me feel stupid and careless, but Iím none of those things. Luckily my bank eventually helped and I got it all back bar £150, I was incredibly lucky.

I still beat myself up over missing the signs, but talking to people helped. I realised I wasnít alone in being scammed.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 04, 04:03pm by Seabag.

messageRe: Lottery tickets scam
Posted by JohnL January 04, 08:31AM

Neither the Police nor the Banks blame victims.

If you have money/cards stolen for instance it would be very easy for them to blame you for being alone in a pub you don't know (it's happened) - they do refer you to victim support smiling smiley


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