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$500K, Mercedes, free gas.

Postby Eugene » Wed May 10, 2017 12:08 pm

Wife just received a phone call telling her that she had won $500K, new Mercedes Benz, and free gas for a year. Apparently a drawing of names from customers of Walmart, K-mart, and one other company.

I told her, ya, right. Wife said that for that much money she was driving to K-mart to see if it was true. I told her that she could keep the money if it was true.

Also told her, under no circumstances to give them any money to claim the prize.

While wife is checking on her windfall, will be spot spraying thistles.
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Re: $500K, Mercedes, free gas.

Postby Urbish » Wed May 10, 2017 12:10 pm

Any contest you didn't enter, is a contest you didn't win. Scam scam scam

This particular one has been going around for a long time.
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Re: $500K, Mercedes, free gas.

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed May 10, 2017 12:11 pm

SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! I would say scam if someone said free gas, not including a car and half a million. I bet all they say she has to do is pay some taxes and the rest is history.

I just got a call that said I was approved for a $9,000 grant. That's funny because I haven't applied for one. I do have some items for sale on Craigslist with my phone number, lol. HANG UP!
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Re: $500K, Mercedes, free gas.

Postby Eugene » Wed May 10, 2017 2:47 pm

Scam. Wife went to the assigned K-Mart to find it recently closed.

She then called the number back and was told to go to American Express. The guy wanted $150-. Wife told him that she only had $15- and that the cost of the wire transfer was $10-. Would he accept $5-. No, wife was told that she needed to go to the bank to get the money.

Wasn't a totally wasted trip, wife went shopping at Wal-Mart. When she left the house she had over $100- in cash, check book, and credit card in her purse.

I've "won" several prizes where they wanted cash up front to ship the item or transfer the funds. I ask if they would take the money to transfer the cash or item out of the prize. Answer is no, not allowed to do that.
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Re: $500K, Mercedes, free gas.

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:39 am

We get those calls all the time.
I once had a call from a fellow with a thick Indian accent claiming he was with the IRS. He said I owed money and if I didn't pay the police would come and arrest me. :lol:
I told him I worked for my local Sheriff's Office and said frankly, he was full of sh*t.
Oh boy that set something off in him as his voice raised "are you saying I am s**t! I am not s**t! "
Hearing the emotion in his response I had him. :D
Well, now that you put it that way yes, yes you are!
He lost his mind! :lol: I could actually hear his blood pressure peak.
I kept the exchange going until he hung up on me :mrgreen: .
How often do you get to turn the tables on someone who is trying to cheat you?
It made my day.
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