Old  August 30th, 2010, 9:57pm     #1
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Is this legit?
Is this for real? I received this email and it reads:

"That's right, you've been specially chosen based on the selection of your email address: ...... to receive a $1000 Gift Card from Walmart, absolutely FREE! To claim yours, just click on the link below:

Claim Your Gift Card

Especially now, when we're all trying to get the most value for our dollar, I'm sure you'll appreciate Walmart's incredible discounts and HUGE variety of merchandise. Your Gift Card is good at all Walmart stores, and for shopping on-line. It works just like cash. Please claim your Gift Card today; this award is being held for you for a limited time:

Free $1000 Gift Card

Best wishes,

Terri Ryan
Walmart Prizes"


Any ideas? I have not opened the email as it looks unreal since it's addressed from my address to my address.
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  Old  August 30th, 2010, 10:06pm     #2
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Is this for real? I received this email and it reads:

"Tha
Any ideas? I have not opened the email as it looks unreal since it's addressed from my address to my address.
That's your clue right there. I'm gonna say fake. Sorry!
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  Old  August 30th, 2010, 10:06pm     #3
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Not legit.

"Idiocracy". It's a movie, not an instruction manual.
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  Old  August 30th, 2010, 10:12pm     #4
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  Old  August 30th, 2010, 10:15pm     #5
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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

I work for the post office and we get probably 3 or 4 counterfeit money orders every month that people are trying to cash. They have received them from the internet - either from someone trying to buy something they are selling (i.e. I know this money order is twice the amount what you are asking but just cash it and send me the difference back), or people responding to "mystery shop" ads and getting sent money orders (for what I don't know). And don't get me started about people from Nigeria. If someone comes in trying to mail (especially express mail) something to NIgeria, I always ask if this was something they sold online. I ask if they are SURE they have received the payment. Usually they say yes, the buyer sent them a link showing payment. Don't believe it. Check payment status yourself. Sorry to get on the soapbox, but I hate it when people get taken advantage of and I see that a lot at the post office.
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  Old  August 30th, 2010, 10:20pm     #6
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Thanks for the advice!!
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