Archive for June 3, 2014

We Are Winners! Wait, No We’re Not

Somebody named *Skye* just called to leave a recorded message that we are winners. We submitted a entry form at a local shopping center, movie theater, or online for a $50,000 grand prize. And we’re to call a telephone number for the good news.

Except we didn’t do any such thing.

Well, the telephone number *Skye* was calling from was 1-800-739-9305 in case this scam reaches you. Apparently there are lots and lots and lots of telephone calls going out notifying people that they are winners in a contest they never entered.

Since I deleted the call back number, you’ll have to go online and Google it if you want to find out what it is. Then you can call them back and claim my prize. I’m sure they’ll be glad to hear from you. No doubt they’ll need your bank account number to deposit your winnings in. What could possibly go wrong?

Unfortunately, it is the truly desperate and neediest among us that will call and provide their account numbers. I would like for all the perpetrators of these types of schemes to be shot on sight.

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