Old  May 27th, 2013, 6:25pm     #1
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Is this for real?
Congratulations [email]
Your entry was among several selected from those who responded with feedback during our April surveys.

Please confirm (link) we have on file and we will begin to process your claim for delivery by FedEx within the next 24 hours.

We will attempt to contact all recipients within the next 60 days. If any claims are unprocessed at that time, they will be forfeited.

Thank you and Congratulations!

Stephanie- NHT Payments

It was in my junk mail and I couldn't find it in my expired sweeps
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  Old  May 27th, 2013, 6:30pm     #2
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It's pretty vague. I'd be suspicious. what is the return reply e-mail ? You might Google that, and see if it's reported as a scam ..

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  Old  May 27th, 2013, 6:37pm     #3
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Believe it's fake and this is why...
1. Congratulations, email address. (Reputable sweeps and survey companies will address you by name)

2. Click on this link to verify. (Reputable sweeps and survey companies will ask that you will reply to the email. Exceptions are with well-known agencies such as E-prize)

3. NHT Payments - Google search revealed no such company, NHT stands for National Housing Trust, but I could not find anything on the first page of search results.

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  Old  May 27th, 2013, 6:44pm     #4
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thanks I was afraid it was too good to be true
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  Old  May 27th, 2013, 7:26pm     #5
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Please confirm (link) we have on file and we will begin to process your claim for delivery by FedEx within the next 24 hours.

Process your claim? fake
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  Old  May 28th, 2013, 12:05am     #6
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positivelift is a sweeper crusader!
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  Old  May 28th, 2013, 6:05am     #7
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Just because it was in your junk mail doesn't automatically mean it is junk. Spam filters aren't always that great. I've found many winning emails there.

For all the reasons positivelift stated, I think its fake, too. You should never have to click on a link.

Almost always you will have to either reply to the email or not reply to the email b/c there is nothing more for you to do.

It's a shame these things happen.

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  Old  May 28th, 2013, 7:46am     #8
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I always hover over the actual email link in my email message, to see where that message is really coming from. Not just for a *win* but for anything that catches my attention where it's probably too good to be true.

If you do that, you'll find how scammy they really are - just by their real email address.
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  Old  May 28th, 2013, 8:26am     #9
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Just because it was in your junk mail doesn't automatically mean it is junk. Spam filters aren't always that great. I've found many winning emails there.

For all the reasons positivelift stated, I think its fake, too. You should never have to click on a link.

Almost always you will have to either reply to the email or not reply to the email b/c there is nothing more for you to do.

It's a shame these things happen.
Great point! I received winning notification from Eprize that reached my junk mail folder. It was for a $1000 visa gift card and it definitely was not junk.

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  Old  May 28th, 2013, 8:30am     #10
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I always hover over the actual email link in my email message, to see where that message is really coming from. Not just for a *win* but for anything that catches my attention where it's probably too good to be true.

If you do that, you'll find how scammy they really are - just by their real email address.
Very nice tip!

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  Old  May 28th, 2013, 8:44am     #11
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Very nice tip!
Like this one:

Subject Line: PineCone Research P/T JOB

From PineCone Research™

But it's actually from here: marritdenis@usa.com

Of course, it was a mystery shopper email. Those two words alone throw up my red flag.

If you don't have the option of hovering, click "more details" or "inspect element".
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