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  • Scam. Don't even waste your time.
  • it's clearly a scam. If it sounds too good to be true, more often that not it is
  • Did it say "Congratulations, you're our 999,999 visitor; click here to claim the million dollar prize!" ? If so, it's a scam. And if they phoned you, wouldn't you have known about associating with a site by tha name before? It's a scam. Don't give away your credit card # if they ask.
  • I got an email from the same place, it said that 40 people were chosen to get money. I haven't answered mine yet either!
  • NONE of the "donation prizes" are legitimate. This is a SCAM. They will take you for as much as they can, steal your identity,etc. NEVER reply to spam. NEVER reply to anyone you do not know. Bottom line: If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
  • Do you honestly think anyone is going to give you a million dollars? Of course, it's a scam. Wake up and smell the hucksters!
  • Don't answer the email, don't open any others from them. As tempting as it is to believe sometimes windfalls sometimes come our way, rarely do you get something for nothing. If you didn't enter a contest, if you didn't play the lottery, if you didn't sign up for a swwepstakes and you don't recognize the email, IT IS A SCAM. In the best case scenario, you'll have to meet certain terms such as subcribing to a service or buying items in order to claim a "prize," which won't add up to anything. Worst case scenario is they will inform you there are certain fees, taxes and duties related to the prize. Once you pay them, they'll be happy to send along the money...which they never will. I can't tell you how many reports I took on fraud exactly like this. And because it's Internet fraud and likely international, good luck on ever recouping anything you give them. Delete the email and be thankful you looked into it before doing anything you'd regret.
  • I am getting very close to finding a real purpose to live for.............like organizing an international sting operation that tracks these bloodsuckers far and wide and then........well.......These internet scams have got to stop, and there needs to be some sort of international regulatory bureau that all sweepstakes, contests, and "deceased inheritance giveaways" must register with to be verified so that naive internet users can have a safe place to play. For crying out lout, it's like having to babysit the whole country!
  • err, yeah.
  • Of cours it is a scam. you can translate page from italian, but will not tell you much except tha Foundation itself is a victim of the fraud. Delete email you got and "dont buy" any similar. Good luck!
  • Watch the futurama movie, you remind me of Zoidburg.
  • I got the same thing...along with 3 or 4 others a day. It's a scam. Try Snopes.com
  • Scam Scam Scam, unless you have actually purchased some type of official lottery ticket or someone comes to your house with a check that has your name on it don't believe it =)
  • Its a scam, no one gives you a million dollars, how much do they want for "processing" etc ? STAY AWAY.
  • It's a scam. There are quite a few fraud websites that have it mentioned. Here are a few: http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/bizscam_ECOWAS.php http://www.joewein.net/419/419-phone-it.htm http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-6461.html
  • ""Fondazione Di Vittorio" (website: http://www.fondazionedivittorio.it/) is a foundation in Italy whose name is abused for a scam by a Nigerian gang." Source and further information: http://www.joewein.de/sw/419-vittorio-italy.htm
  • Proof is in the pudding

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