Where's the catch?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Kenny, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. Kenny

    Kenny Guest

    Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I haven't
    entered the number or any details.



    "Greetings,

    Your email address was entered into our September Microsoft X-Box
    promotional competition
    by yourself or a friend, family member, or associate.

    This is a prize draw, you are now the lucky winner of a brand new Microsoft
    X-Box Gaming Console!

    You are now entitled to simply claim your prize online at our website, you
    dont
    have to buy anything, just collect your prize that you have already won.
    There has only been a few winners out of many thousands of submissions,
    so do count yourself lucky!

    Please make sure you visit the following link within 72 hours, you have a
    temporary passcode.
    If you do not go to this link within that time your winning shall
    unfortunately be returned to
    the prize pool.

    Here is your link!
    http://www.prizebounty.com/cgi-bin/server.r?code=ocg7899&winner=33095

    On the page you will need to enter this pass code number to proceed: xxxxxxx
    This is very important. Do not lose that number!
    Put in your address, and we will simply mail your X-Box to you.

    We hope that you will enjoy your new X-Box gaming console.

    Congratulations on winning,

    From Microsoft and the PrizeBounty team! "


    --

    Kenny
     
    Kenny, Sep 28, 2003
    #1
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  2. Kenny

    Bryan Guest

    "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de
    > Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I
    > haven't entered the number or any details.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Greetings,

    <snippo>

    If it seems to good to be true - it probably is!
    :)
     
    Bryan, Sep 28, 2003
    #2
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  3. Kenny

    Brian H¹© Guest

    Bryan said:

    > "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    > news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de
    >> Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I
    >> haven't entered the number or any details.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Greetings,

    > <snippo>
    >
    > If it seems to good to be true - it probably is!
    > :)


    I made a request to the OED printing section, and requested they put the word
    gullible back into the dictionary.
     
    Brian H¹©, Sep 28, 2003
    #3
  4. Kenny

    Bryan Guest

    "Brian H¹©" <> wrote in message
    news:rZBdb.1772$
    > Bryan said:
    >
    >> "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    >> news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de
    >>> Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I
    >>> haven't entered the number or any details.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Greetings,

    >> <snippo>
    >>
    >> If it seems to good to be true - it probably is!
    >> :)

    >
    > I made a request to the OED printing section, and requested they put
    > the word gullible back into the dictionary.


    :)
     
    Bryan, Sep 28, 2003
    #4
  5. Kenny

    Duane Arnold Guest

    "Kenny" <> wrote in
    news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de:

    > Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I
    > haven't entered the number or any details.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Greetings,
    >
    > Your email address was entered into our September Microsoft X-Box
    > promotional competition
    > by yourself or a friend, family member, or associate.
    >
    > This is a prize draw, you are now the lucky winner of a brand new
    > Microsoft X-Box Gaming Console!
    >
    > You are now entitled to simply claim your prize online at our website,
    > you dont
    > have to buy anything, just collect your prize that you have already
    > won. There has only been a few winners out of many thousands of
    > submissions, so do count yourself lucky!
    >
    > Please make sure you visit the following link within 72 hours, you
    > have a temporary passcode.
    > If you do not go to this link within that time your winning shall
    > unfortunately be returned to
    > the prize pool.
    >
    > Here is your link!
    > http://www.prizebounty.com/cgi-bin/server.r?code=ocg7899&winner=33095
    >
    > On the page you will need to enter this pass code number to proceed:
    > xxxxxxx This is very important. Do not lose that number!
    > Put in your address, and we will simply mail your X-Box to you.
    >
    > We hope that you will enjoy your new X-Box gaming console.
    >
    > Congratulations on winning,
    >
    > From Microsoft and the PrizeBounty team! "
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Looks to me like it's some kind of BS scam. They do this kind of thing
    through the regular mail. To get the prize you have to pay something and
    then they try to hook you on other things and you buy, buy, buy and it's
    worthless non returnable junk being sold. This kind of scam was on 60
    Minutes a few years back. If you fall for that, then maybe you'll fall
    for something else on a big ticket purchase, in the scammer's mind set.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Sep 28, 2003
    #5
  6. "Brian H¹©" <> wrote in
    news:rZBdb.1772$:

    > Bryan said:
    >
    >> "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    >> news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de
    >>> Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I
    >>> haven't entered the number or any details.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Greetings,

    >> <snippo>
    >>
    >> If it seems to good to be true - it probably is!
    >> :)

    >
    > I made a request to the OED printing section, and requested they put the
    > word gullible back into the dictionary.



    I like that...
    err have they... :)


    --
    ----------------------------------------
    Quantum Illusions: http://quantum.2ya.com
    Pegasus Mail Support Site: http://pegasus.quantum.2ya.com
    Freeware Site: http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com
    DATA Solutions: http://datasolutions.quantum.2ya.com

    If you truly want to contact me click the link
    http://quantum.2ya.com/email.htm
     
    Bebop & Rocksteady, Sep 29, 2003
    #6
  7. Kenny

    Brian H¹© Guest

    Bebop & Rocksteady said:

    > "Brian H¹©" <> wrote in
    > news:rZBdb.1772$:
    >
    >> Bryan said:
    >>
    >>> "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de
    >>>> Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I
    >>>> haven't entered the number or any details.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Greetings,
    >>> <snippo>
    >>>
    >>> If it seems to good to be true - it probably is!
    >>> :)

    >>
    >> I made a request to the OED printing section, and requested they put the
    >> word gullible back into the dictionary.

    >
    >
    > I like that...
    > err have they... :)


    LOL
     
    Brian H¹©, Sep 29, 2003
    #7
  8. Kenny

    Pat Guest

    "Kenny" <> wrote in message news:<bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de>...
    > Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I haven't
    > entered the number or any details.


    I got it in my spam collector mailbox, as did
    news.admin.net-abuse.sightings with the same code. No telling what
    list they used, this account's been active over seven years and is
    probably on most marketed lists.

    When it asks for your PIN, that's a bit strange, but also the
    expiration date? Ran as a CC, they'd need the expiration, run as a
    debit card, they'd need the PIN, with both as well as your other
    information they could just clone the card and do whatever they
    wanted.

    Like a merchant account's a problem these days, there're lots of
    payment processors on the net a legit company could use.
     
    Pat, Sep 29, 2003
    #8
  9. Kenny

    Michael-NC Guest

    Big, bright red-flag when google turns up nothing on the company.

    Pass on it.

    "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de...
    > Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I haven't
    > entered the number or any details.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Greetings,
    >
    > Your email address was entered into our September Microsoft X-Box
    > promotional competition
    > by yourself or a friend, family member, or associate.
    >
    > This is a prize draw, you are now the lucky winner of a brand new

    Microsoft
    > X-Box Gaming Console!
    >
    > You are now entitled to simply claim your prize online at our website, you
    > dont
    > have to buy anything, just collect your prize that you have already won.
    > There has only been a few winners out of many thousands of submissions,
    > so do count yourself lucky!
    >
    > Please make sure you visit the following link within 72 hours, you have a
    > temporary passcode.
    > If you do not go to this link within that time your winning shall
    > unfortunately be returned to
    > the prize pool.
    >
    > Here is your link!
    > http://www.prizebounty.com/cgi-bin/server.r?code=ocg7899&winner=33095
    >
    > On the page you will need to enter this pass code number to proceed:

    xxxxxxx
    > This is very important. Do not lose that number!
    > Put in your address, and we will simply mail your X-Box to you.
    >
    > We hope that you will enjoy your new X-Box gaming console.
    >
    > Congratulations on winning,
    >
    > From Microsoft and the PrizeBounty team! "
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny
    >
    >
    >
     
    Michael-NC, Sep 29, 2003
    #9
  10. Kenny

    SgtMinor Guest

    Here's another red flag:

    Domain Name: DESOLATE.COM

    Registrant:
    Desolate Designs (DESOLATE-DOM)
    365 Love Lane
    Danville, CA 94526
    US


    Michael-NC wrote:
    >
    > Big, bright red-flag when google turns up nothing on the company.
    >
    > Pass on it.
    >
    > "Kenny" <> wrote in message
    > news:bl6p91$8nuip$-berlin.de...
    > > Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I haven't
    > > entered the number or any details.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Greetings,
    > >
    > > Your email address was entered into our September Microsoft X-Box
    > > promotional competition
    > > by yourself or a friend, family member, or associate.
    > >
    > > This is a prize draw, you are now the lucky winner of a brand new

    > Microsoft
    > > X-Box Gaming Console!
    > >
    > > You are now entitled to simply claim your prize online at our website, you
    > > dont
    > > have to buy anything, just collect your prize that you have already won.
    > > There has only been a few winners out of many thousands of submissions,
    > > so do count yourself lucky!
    > >
    > > Please make sure you visit the following link within 72 hours, you have a
    > > temporary passcode.
    > > If you do not go to this link within that time your winning shall
    > > unfortunately be returned to
    > > the prize pool.
    > >
    > > Here is your link!
    > > http://www.prizebounty.com/cgi-bin/server.r?code=ocg7899&winner=33095
    > >
    > > On the page you will need to enter this pass code number to proceed:

    > xxxxxxx
    > > This is very important. Do not lose that number!
    > > Put in your address, and we will simply mail your X-Box to you.
    > >
    > > We hope that you will enjoy your new X-Box gaming console.
    > >
    > > Congratulations on winning,
    > >
    > > From Microsoft and the PrizeBounty team! "
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Kenny
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    SgtMinor, Sep 29, 2003
    #10
  11. Kenny

    Plato Guest

    Kenny wrote:
    >
    > Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I haven't
    > entered the number or any details.


    It's fine. You'll get your free stuff. I got 2 new cars from spam email
    no problem.
     
    Plato, Sep 30, 2003
    #11
  12. Kenny

    Oldus Fartus Guest

    Plato wrote:

    > Kenny wrote:
    >
    >>Just received this and am suspicious of it, has anyone else ? I haven't
    >>entered the number or any details.

    >
    >
    > It's fine. You'll get your free stuff. I got 2 new cars from spam email
    > no problem.


    Bah - is that all. I have a 20" penis (answered the email twice) AND a
    38" bust, and have been promised (a share) in $18m. Once my herbal
    viagra arrives there will be no stopping me.

    --
    Cheers
    Oldus Fartus
     
    Oldus Fartus, Sep 30, 2003
    #12
  13. Kenny

    Plato Guest

    Oldus Fartus wrote:
    >
    > Bah - is that all. I have a 20" penis (answered the email twice) AND a
    > 38" bust, and have been promised (a share) in $18m. Once my herbal
    > viagra arrives there will be no stopping me.


    You might need two or three doses for your weapon.
     
    Plato, Oct 2, 2003
    #13
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