Just received a phone call from “Winners International” saying I had won $2.5 million dollars just for paying my bills on time. Then the fellow asked if I paid my bills on time. WHAT??? If I won the money for doing so, why would you have to ask if I did? I listened to the schpiel for a minute or two to see just how I was supposed to get my “winnings”. Of course, I had to have a receipt that would cost me $78 before they would deliver the $2.5 million to my door the next morning. Did I want to pay the $78 now or in the morning – if I paid now, my winnings would get here earlier. I opted for “in the morning”, saying that I would give them the $78 in exchange for the $2.5 million. That didn’t fly with him and he argued that they couldn’t deliver UNTIL I had the receipt, which of course, would cost me $78.
I told him I “knew this scam” and hung up. The bugger had the gaul to call me back and ask why I hung up!!! It was a bit of fun, dangling him for a moment while he tried his best to convince me that this was real. Finally, I said, “You’re a scammer and I’m calling the police on you right after I hang up!” That did it. Anyway, guys & gals, just know that calling back after you hang up once is a trick to get you to believe that they are for real. Even though I know better, there’s always that “something” in the back of your mind that this could be real and I’m about to miss out if I don’t pay. But if you go over the conversation in your head, you’ll realize that none of what this guy is selling you makes any rational sense.
So don’t let your heart that is filled with hope eternal get the better of you. Listen to your head and tell these guys to get lost! Report their numbers if you can.