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  • Congratulations, you’ve won! Scam

    Posted by elizabeth on October 22, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Here are some typical ‘Lottery letters’ that make use of the ploys most favored by the fraudsters

    A European lottery…in Nigeria.

    One email informs recipients that they have won a prize in a European lottery.

    • This discussion was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  elizabeth.
    Golden replied 2 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Lacey

    October 23, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Don’t play. Even legally, it’s a scam. Don’t play. Do not support the states scam and manipulation. Thank you for the information!! 👍

  • Ellen

    October 23, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I like this part Congratulations you won 😂

    • Golden

      October 28, 2021 at 9:02 am

      Lolx 😂😂

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