New York’s biggest lottery winner wants to share his winnings with YOU!
So you have been following world lottery winners and dreaming of your soon to come BIG win. You know it can happen and you diligently buy your tickets each week in the hope that one day lady luck will be sitting by your side.Then out of the blue, a lottery hero, the infamous New York lottery winner contacts you and tells you he will be sharing his winnings with you.
You! A complete stranger with no link to the family or the winner whatsoever! In fact you are not even in the same city or even the same country!
The first thing you do is your due diligence. Who better than to ask Google? So you look up the winner and discover that Mr Harold Diamond and his wife indeed won over $ 320 000 000.00. His email address checks out: firstname.lastname@example.org and he has even left a telephone number (he is on holiday in Nigeria).
So you call him straight away to find out how much dosh he wants to share with you! When Harold answers you note that being super rich even allows you to trade in your old accent for a nice new Nigerian one.
Harold confirms that you have indeed won a portion of his winnings, a whopping $10 Million USD… You can not believe your luck and are already imagining how you are going to spend the muhlah! A nice new Porsche, some hair implants, a belly tuck, a face lift and perhaps a few extra inches to the old boy. While you are at it, you even consider trading in the wife for a mistress. You know the type, the ones you see in movies who like to collect $1 bills.
Now while the devil on the one shoulder is already spending your new found fortune and inevitable fame, the angel on the other shoulder is jumping up and down saying: “think about it for a second, do you see Tom Cruise in the mirror each morning?” You make a mental note of trading in the Angel for a more agreeable one… like movie stars and their agents and their leaches, sorry I mean friends.Harold brings you back to reality, he needs you to do something for him since he is going to give you such a large wad of cash. Don’t worry, its a small thing… As a show of good faith he needs you to pay for the attorney fees. Don’t worry, it’s only $1200 USD… which is nothing.
You agree, why would you not? How do you get your lovely mistress who likes $1 bills without an attorney? Maybe he can draw up your pre-nuptial agreement as well… and get a discount at the same time? You know, two birds with one stone?
A week later Harold calls you and thanks you for the payment. It sounds like there is a party going in the background, rich people really do have fun!
Harold tells you that all is going according to plan and you will soon be getting your $10 Million. He needs one more small thing from you. But don’t worry, its a small payment of $850 for the delivery of the check.
Now when the check does not arrive, you call up Harold, he is still at the same party and its two weeks later.
He notes that you have not drawn the money from his account yet and asks what the problem is. You tell him the check has not arrived.
He tells you he will look into it.
A week later he calls and tells you there has been a mix up. You forgot to pay the stamp duty. But don’t worry, its only $350.
A week later, you call.
Harold says he will look into it.
The payment has gone missing and we need to hire an investigator to find out what is going on. But don’t worry, his friend will do the work for you. $4500 and it will be sorted out.
And so it goes on… until you are broke or start to listen to the angel on your shoulder.
The moral of the story is this:
If you happen to be a movie star, you need to get rid of your sucky agents, fair weather friends and surround yourself with people who actually give a shit about you.
If your ego is so sensitive that you cast out those that tell you things you do not want to hear, then you deserve to get screwed over by the devil on your shoulder.
But this article is not about movie stars, its about you playing the role of regular Joe, with likely a regular job and salt of the earth friends with regular if not down right boring jobs too who no matter what will be there for you. In my opinion you are living a role that movie starts only have the privilege to briefly act.
So enjoy your life for what it is and listen to that Angle (your gut feeling) when something too good to be true comes about.
Below is an example of a real email proclaiming that New York’s biggest Lottery winner, Mr Harold Diamond who with his wife won over $ 320 000 000.00 and that you may receive a portion of it please know that this is unfortunately a scam.
Not Mr. Diamond or his winnings, as that is all true, but the giving away of a million dollars to 5 complete strangers over the internet is.
Our suggestion to you. Go to the shop, buy your wife a bunch of flowers, rent out a cheap movie and and know that while she may not be a pole dancer under 80’s retro lights from a distant Quentin Tarantino movie, she sure is a lot less hassle than being conned by some 18 year old from Lagos or down town Brooklyn
“From Harold Diamond.
This is a personal email directed to you, I am Harold Diamond, I won $326 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in New York Lottery history,and have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of one million United State dollars ($1,000,000.00USD) to you as part of our own charity project to improve the lot of 5 unknown lucky individuals all over the world plus family and give back to the local communities.
If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky recipients and all you have to do is to contact Barrister Davido Lucas (Zenit Chambers) with Code: NYMJ6814 via email so that he can send your details to the payout bank for fund disbursement.
You can verify this by visiting the web pages below.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/13/retired-principal-wins-326-million-jackpot-in-new-york/21682481/ Good luck, Harold Diamond.”
If you Google the “barrister’s” name and details you come across more of the similar scams.
The whole goal of this scam is, is for you to contact the “lawyers” and then to be able to access your share in the winnings, that Mr Harold Diamond is gifting you. You would need to deposit an certain amount of money to cover transfer fees and taxes, once that has cleared into the “lawyers” account then they request more money, what is a little more money you if you have a million dollars coming your way? So you transfer more money and the scam pretty much goes on this way until you realise that you are being scammed and stop transferring your hard earned money over to the fake “lawyers”. Unfortunately there is no recourse to get your funds back.
Sadly people are still being fooled by these types of scams and it doesn’t help that said scammers are becoming wiser with their tactics and actually using real and truthful facts about lottery winners and their winnings.Keep your eyes open and trust your gut – a complete stranger sharing his wealth with you randomly and out of the blue seldom happens. Please do your research if you receive such emails.
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