I received message from online prize draws I won a phone is this real?
I had a pop up message that I won a prize. I clicked on it and had to choose between two phones. The window just showed two phones. The site is called online prize draws.com. I went through all the details filled in my address. There was nothing about paying money. On the last page it stalled and would not finish loading. I found where it said 'contact us' back on the first page. So I tried to send an email to that address: firstname.lastname@example.org. It bounced back. Is this a scam?
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure: DNS Error: DNS server returned answer with no data
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Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from [10.0.0.1] (CPE-121-220-55-55.lnse2.win.bigpond.net.au. [220.127.116.11])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPSA id yj2sm6154902pbb.40.2013.06.09.03.36.30 for <firstname.lastname@example.org> (version=TLSv1 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-RC4-SHA bits=128/128); Sun, 09 Jun 2013 03:36:32 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <51B45AAC.email@example.com> Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:36:28 +1000 From: Deanne <firstname.lastname@example.org> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130509 Thunderbird/17.0.6 MIME-Version: 1.0 To: email@example.com Subject: I thought it was real! Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
hello, you're posting on the support forum for the mozilla firefox browser. how would we judge if the claims made by an arbitrary popup on the web are real? (the odds are stacked overwhelmingly against it though)Read this answer in context 7
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hello, you're posting on the support forum for the mozilla firefox browser. how would we judge if the claims made by an arbitrary popup on the web are real? (the odds are stacked overwhelmingly against it though)
This site and I quote from [here https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/onlineprizedraws.com] that this site "offers a "prize drawing", requiring personal information. From email spam via the French-Italian SponsorBoost spamming network.
Risks: tracking and spam, credit card fraud, identity theft.
Do not provide any financial or personal data. " So yes this is a scam.
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