Vacation Grand Prize Scam

How not to buy a brick in a box off the back of a truck.
User avatar
Posts: 30921
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6

Vacation Grand Prize Scam

Post by Pyrrho »

Acquaintance entered a drawing at Comic Con. Just called to report that he's WON!!!!! a GRAND PRIZE VACATION to the BAHAMAS!!! All he needs is $600 to pay "the prize tax" to the representative who would be happy to take his credit card info. He's already told them it isn't happening but he was feeling low because he's "missing out" on this grand prize.

I told him to feel better. It's a SCAM, baby, and you did good by saying NOPE.

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 73520
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom

Re: Vacation Grand Prize Scam

Post by Doctor X »

Should report whomever ran the scam assuming they had a legitimate booth rather than
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

ImageWS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! ImageNBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup!Image SB CHAMPIONS X6!!!!!! Image