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March 21st, 2002, 4:41pm
I recieved this in my e-mail box. I did enter this a while back
I would like to know if anyone have information on whether this is legit or not.
I would truly appreciate your help
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:06:02 PST
Subject: Winner Notification
Congratulations, You Are A Winner!
You receive this email because you entered and You Have Won In The
Mexico Vacation Sweepstakes By Inter-Mex.Net.
There are 5 Sweepstakes running at http://inter-mex.net/sweep.htm, each
Sweepstake has 3 prize levels. Feel free to check it out. You will be
notified of your prize and where to claim your prize.
To verify your email address and validate your win, Please return this
email as is, DO NOT CHANGE THE SUBJECT LINE. When your email address
and prize are validated the win prize notice will be sent to you within
48 hours. Please use the email address used when you entered the
These Sweepstakes end March 31, 2002. New Sweepstakes will start April
1st. 2002. Prizes are choosen by computer drawing.
Communication concerning prizes are sent to PrizeInfo@inter-mex.net.
We look forward to seeing you in one of our participating resorts.
Have a Good Day!
Awards & Reservations
Villa La Paloma, Suite #137
Lazaro Cardenas esq. Bordo
Cabo San Lucas, BCS Mexico
(624) 143-1157 ext.137
March 21st, 2002, 6:18pm
I got this same email last year. What it ended up being was money off the actual trip and hotel. They still wanted me to pay about a thousand dollars.
March 21st, 2002, 6:18pm
If all they want right now (information-wise) from you is to confirm your e-mail, I'd do it!!
It says they'll contact you with more info. On the surface it looks legit. That "3 prize levels" thing sounds odd, though.
PS: I see what Rick said. There's still probably no additional harm to you in confirming just your e-mail address. If they start pressing for more info, then think again.
March 21st, 2002, 7:02pm
Hi! I'm a Sweeps newbie. I've only been doing this for a little over a week. Today I get an e-mail from inter-mex.net saying I had won one of their sweepstakes. Have any of you heard anything about them? I just kind of threw me because my husband got the exact same e-mail that I did. . . what are the chances of that?:rolleyes: :confused:
March 21st, 2002, 8:46pm
* The web site isn't very professional looking at all: very cheesy, lots of bad grammar, and lots of hidden, keyword spam for the search engines (drag your mouse over the bottom of a page to see it).
* They seem to try very hard to convince you they're legitimate.
* They have lots of links to a bunch crappy free stuff, and links to MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) pages, at least some of which are illegal pyramid schemes.
* I couldn't find any sort of rules whatsoever. And with the type of survey questions they ask on the 'entry' forms, it appears to me that they send a 'winner' email to everyone who fits their profile of a potential customer:
How much do you normally spent per night for rooms?
How much do you spent per year on vacations?
Current annual combined household income?
Would You Buy Travel Packages OnLine?
Why do they need to know how much you spend a night for a room, or how much you spend a year on vacations? They want to know if they'll be able to sell you something and how much you can afford.
Some legitimate web sites might ask you survey questions, but it's almost always for general demographic data only. When was the last time any web site wanted to know your household income instead of income level (under $25,000, $25,000 - $50,000, $50,000 - $100,000, ect.)?
Legitimate web sites and companies use general demographic data to target their advertising. The only ads on this site that I saw were for MLM/pyramid scams.
* The jokers that run this web site are in Mexico. They do not have to follow the laws of the United States. If you get scammed, what recourse are you going to have?
* I remember sometime in the last year or two seeing a story on 60 Minutes, Dateline, 20/20, or some other TV News Magazine about Americans getting duped into buying worthless (or nearly worthless) Mexican beach front property. I don't remember many of the details, but the similarities with this web site's "Win $25,000 Homesite" deal are quite uncanny.
BTW, I used to be quite the active Internet scam hunter a few years ago. I used to be a contributor for the Make Money Fast Hall of Humiliation - http://www.mmfhoh.org/ . Here's a rather lengthy expose I once wrote about a home-based business scam called Texas Millions (my pen name was Tex) - http://www.mmfhoh.org/texas/home.html . Just so you know that I have some qualifications for this type of thing. :smile4:
March 21st, 2002, 11:39pm
You guys have been really helpful. I knew I was seeing a lot of red flags, but your confirmation has really helped. I'll know what to avoid next time!:smile5:
March 22nd, 2002, 4:16pm
Thanks, Brent! :)
Bogus win notices are evil things.
April 3rd, 2002, 1:43pm
lol, they (inter-mex.net) just tried to add this 'sweeps' to the sweepstakes directory. I'm going to send them the URL of this thread in their rejection email. We'll see if they have the cajones to defend themselves here.
April 3rd, 2002, 1:50pm
imter-mex had the nerve to send me a e-mail that i won third prize. I know there is a catch to it because thwy asked for credit card information which i ain't gonna give.
Can you tell i'm from the south:smile3:
April 3rd, 2002, 8:11pm
They said I won first prize and that they wanted naked pictures of me. I'm not that stupid. I used a child-sized dixie cup to cover up any nudity and sent them that instead. :yay: Boy, they don't know who they're messing with. I'm on to their little scheme.
Seriously, I think the more threads we have like this, the better. There's so much crooked junk on the net, and it's only going to get worse. We need all the help we can get to weed out some of it. And that's my final answer.