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Honestly, the nerve of some people.
Saturday. 1.31.09 12:59 pm
Scammers are possibly at the bottom of the chain when it comes to lowly acts.

This morning, my dad woke me up, asked me if I could keep a secret. I suspiciously say, "Sure thing." He tells me that from some kind of Wal-Mart Sweepstakes that he's been chosen 1 of 32 out of, what, 500,000 people to win $125,000. It seemed a little fishy to me, but I figured if it had to do with Wal-Mart it could possibly be true.

For my dad, seriously, $125,000 would help him A LOT. It would have helped him finish paying off his house, get all of his debts paid off, etc. He's always struggling to get by every month, and I thought he had finally gotten a break.


We went to the bank later in the morning to try and put the first check into his account. Supposedly this was the check that was used to pay off the taxes. My dad had had his suspicions as well, so he asked his banker if he thought it was a scam. I stayed in the car.

As he walked back towards the car, I could already tell how that conversation went.

To sum it all up:

Dad: "Are you 100% SURE that this is a scam?"
Banker: "Sir, I am 101% sure that this is a scam."

The banker told him that if he really wanted to, he could go to a SunTrust bank in _______ (can't give out information like that, heh!) to see if they could cash the check. If they could and the check clears, great! Perhaps it's not a scam.

I pray it isn't a scam. I want to see my dad get a break.

winning that big amount surely helps out many people!

i was wondering did the wal-mart sweeptakes informed ur dad he has won the prize? or it was just sent out into the mailbox with the cheque?

and it's always good to double check whether the cheque is a scam or not.
» renaye on 2009-02-01 04:45:08

Well, I hope it's for real. -hug- IM or message when you get the chance, I feel like we never talk, anymore.
» Unicornasaurus on 2009-02-01 04:32:27

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