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Meet yet another scam...

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 2:51 PM

Somehow I'm not too excited about hitting the jackpot...

From my e-mail inbox:

"Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Seven Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand, One Hundred Fifty-Five Dollars and Six Cents {$799,155.06 USD} on the on going facebook Jackpot Promo 2010. Which is sponsored and organized by Microsoft and Facebook Officials which is a way of compensating our users after our sixth year anniversary."

Yeah, right.

Excuse me while I go celebrate the $799,155 -- oh, can't forget the .06 -- by deleting that e-mail.

I guess some folks think people will believe anything these days. Of course the senders wanted certain get-into-my-finances information they're not going to get from me.

The real Microsoft ought to "sponsor and organize" some big-prize contest for its users, though, after all the money they've taken in over the years.

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Yes, I have won several million dollar jackpots from all parts of the world. The sad thing is that so far I have not received a dime of my winnings. I have also been the millionth user on several different sites but no money yet from them either.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sat, May 15, 2010, at 6:22 PM

Think any lawyer would take the case on contingency?

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, May 15, 2010, at 6:55 PM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.