Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just to warn you, I have the winning ticket to the lottery again! If you buy a ticket don’t pick:
11,15,23,25,34 & 38

that is mine. NOW, When I win, Sherry and I are going to Pizza Hut and buy the LARGE VEGGIE LOVERS PIZZA rather than the medium. Just warning you!

I read once that there are folks who make a good living sending a ‘tear jerking’ story to every lottery winner (that they follow) in the world. They never ask for piles of money, maybe $650, $950, $1328, $1933 etc., for a child’s eye (brain, foot, teeth) operation. They have the rest saved up. Everybody gets the same letter. The letters are mailed out weekly.

I just received an e-mail from Jim, a buddy of mine (Shirl knows Jim, she got one too). Saying he was in London. That he was robbed at gun point of all his money credit cards etc. and needed some money to pay hotel and taxi bills, of course he would return the money as soon as he was back in the states. The police and embassy were working with him, but he needed to come home. Fortunately I also got an e-mail from the Real Jim, and he was not out of the states, the e-mail was a fraud. Amazing huh?

You probably didn’t respond to Dr. Okon’s e-mail from Nigeria, I am glad, because I wanted it all. She has $36 million and is going to give me half just to use my bank account. If I can just talk Shirl into loaning me the $10,000 I need to send the lady to get the paper work started.

Nigeria won’t let her out of the country with the money, but she can transfer the funds before she comes. I feel so sorry for her. If she gets hurt or cannot make it to the states I get to keep the entire $36 million because she is alone with no heirs. Now you can’t beat that deal.

Hold onto your money folks, there is someone out there known as a ‘confidence man’ who is good at taking other folks money!
Nite Shipslog
That e-mail from Jim was written well; it had an address in London to wire the money to. I probably would have called his home before sending money anyway; at least I hope I would.

TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

And for Robert:
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher


Paula said...

When you win the lottery you are going to share with all of us here, right? I just can't understand why people will fall for those scams but evidently some do that they keep going on.

Rose said...

Those scams are just terrible!

So, if you win the lottery, you are only buying me a pizza? I love pizza but I love money more!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehehehhehehehehehehhehehehe

I didn't buy a Lottery ticket for tonight so I hope you win.

Rose said...

You have to start putting their email addresses into your "Block" folder. You will find that under AOL's toolbar under "Settings" then copy and paste that individual email address and paste it into the "Blocked email Address folder". That way that person can't annoy you anymore.

Hugs, Rose

betty said...

good luck with the ticket tonight, Jack; those look like great numbers!

I know what you mean, if I claimed every prize that people said I won, I would be able to pay down the national debt, I've won so much in email scams, LOL. But the one with the friend claiming to be injured/robbed while out of the country, hubby got one like that a little bit ago for a friend he hadn't seen in a bit. It seemed really so real that we almost thought about sending some money until we started investigating and realized it indeed was a scam. someone had gotten all the guys contacts in his address book and sended that "emotional" plea. One cannot be too careful these days for sure regarding scams like these

good luck!!!


Anonymous said...

Dear Jack, hopefully you are all fine. Yes, it is this "damn" hope that it might be worth, that there might be something ahead, being possible to reach...
Wishing you all the best of luck for the lottery.
p.s.: I just hope to be allowed to talk in future times, even here.

Dar said...

I detest the's stealing and that means simply that they give up all rights to justice, in my eyes. I agree with Corgi, we could pay off the national not funny.
Thanks for this's a great reminder to
God Bless

ilovepink1078 said...

Scams are very rampant nowadays. What we have to do is to an extra care.
Thanks for the post. This great idea! Hope to hear you soon.

Love and Prayer,

Melanie said...

Grabs pencil and copies down Jacks "winning" All I have to to is get my lazy butt in gear and go buy a ticket...lmaooo


good luck by the way!

shirl72 said...

I suspected right away because Jim never uses
the name James. He would never ask for money.
His wife works at a bank. I took it is as a joke
and e-mailed Jim back and told him to never
leave the Country without security. That is
scary to think people can get away with this.


Coffeeveggie addict. said...

s0 many scammers,i really hate them the 0ne fr0m nigeria always r0aming ar0und.a big lie h0w I am supp0sed t0 win any game when in fact I never tried playing or j0ining.take care f0r this scumbugs.have a nice m0nday.


Sheila Y said...

I get one of those scams every once in a while. I keep forgetting to mention, I would like a copy of S'gar. Let me know if you don't have my address. Have a great week, Sheila

Fred Alton said...

I dealt with so many of those scams while serving in Africa. It's one of the hazards of the job I had that you would occasionally be taken advantage of. Within four years I was nick-named by many (behind my back, mostly) as "Bwana Hakuna Pesa" which means, "Mr. Has No Money"! I always loved being able to give and help someone in need but I detested (detest) being taken advantage of. It's life though, if you do much ministry.