View Full Version : you have won! or not?
May 6th, 2003, 1:54pm
i recieve in my email almost every day "Congradulations you have won" or something to that effect then when i open the email it has a link "click here for your prize" and that takes you to a never ending survey or someone selling something. No Prize at all.
does anyone else have this problem or just me. i am unsubscribing and blocking them as they come in but how do you know you realy won a prize if all this spam keeps messing with you? (i havent won anything yet...still kinda new).
or am i the only one that gets these emails?:grin2:
May 6th, 2003, 2:03pm
Don't worry-pretty much everyone gets these e-mails. Before long, you'll be able to tell before even opening the mail that it's a scam. Don't waste your time doing a survey like that-if you have really won, the company will tell you straight out!
May 6th, 2003, 2:40pm
Yup, we all get them, soon enough you'll learn how to spot the legit from the spam.
Often times when it says "free prize" or you've won a FREE prize" it's almost always spam :spam:
Don't be fooled but always check carefully, you wouldn't want to delete a REAL win either.
May 6th, 2003, 2:58pm
yes, we all get them. annoying, and even unkind on their part.
as jeannie said, the word "free" is a huge hint that it's garbage. if they gotta tell you it's "free", it's no prize. you'll learn to sift through them, but do be cautious, I have received winning email that didn't look like much of interest till I opened it.
May 6th, 2003, 3:14pm
I figure if they can't spell "Congratulations" correctly, then I don't need to open the e-mail.
:smile3: :smile2: :smile3:
May 6th, 2003, 9:36pm
I was just wondering what a winning email looks like.....
Hopefully I'll find out soon.
Good luck and I hope you get a real email soon!!!
May 6th, 2003, 9:55pm
When you really win something there generally sin't much hoopla, like those silly magazine company envelopes. It won't say urgent, or any ohter BS. also of course a real win requires no crdit card to claim.
You do build up savy I can go through hundreds of spam, (if I've been on vacation for instance) in seconds and pick out a few real notes. Good luck!
May 6th, 2003, 9:58pm
We all get that garbage.. and it does make it harder to know if you are a winner. I have all kinds of filters and still get them.. just don't get sucked in and delete, delete, delete.. once you know they aren't legitimate, that is.