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Comment: I received one of these emails, my first response to the email was I'm
a struggling small business owner if this is a scam it is a cruel one. Mr.
Frederic Obot responded I contact you in good faith. We corresponded for about
a week with him sending me business registration certificates, tax certificates
and approvel letters. I wanted to see how far he would go. Then he asked me
for jewelry to bribe the Dept Management Department (DMD) board, when I told
him I'm sorry I can't do that he said it's ok he'll do it on his side. He then
said the DMD will contact me, I didn't hear from him for another week, then I
got an email from him asking me to call him. He then ask me for $1000.00 -
$1500.00 because I had to pay a penalty for not being able to travel to one of
there sites to sign the final documentation. He also said they spent alot of
money over there to get the papers backdated.


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Comment: My mother-in-law put her name in a sweepstakes box a month ago. At
the time we were in Maryland. We live in North Carolina though. Anyway she has
goten a call from this number in Jamaica saying she won 2.1 million dollars.
They told her to Western Union the taxes on the winnings and Fedex will bring
her a check. Do you have any info on this?

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...she won 2.1 million dollars. They told her to Western Union the taxes on the winnings and Fedex will bring her a check. Do you have any info on this?

Snopes, you should tell these induhviduals that your "processing fee" is 9.75% of the winning amount - bank check only in advance.

Midway "wait, I send it Western Union but it comes back from Fedex? hummm [Confused] " Bill

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Comment: DO YOU KNOW IF GROUP LOTTO IS LEGIT? THEY SAID I WON MONEY BUT NOW
WANT MY ONLINE PASSWORD AND CREDIT INFO?

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Comment: I would like to know more about the lottery scam that you have
posted on your page. Specifically one that sends a letter notifying of an
award, final notice from a Euro Millions

I would like some more details.

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