Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    518

    Anyone living in Ontario/Canada?...

    I got this mail from Reader's Digest saying that you are a potential winner of a sweepstakes worth a million dollar out of 98.5% other residents.

    The mail itself is pretty hefty, contain pretty 'heavy' documents and letters. And all I need to do is to return it.

    Now the thing is, I didn't even subscribe to Reader's Digest, never and ever, how the heck did they know my address anyway?

    Most importantly is, is this real / should I even bother with it? Does anyone else got this same thing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga
    Posts
    8,935
    "potential" means you haven't won yet: Don't waste your time.
    David
    Fused

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    1,428
    Don't waste your time. No one ever actually wins that. It's snail-mail spam, basically.
    Can you be scared half to death twice?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    948
    Just throw it out I doubt youll ever get a response if you send it in.
    ••• Edrick Smith •••
    ••• Film Production •••
    ••• Brightverse Web-Hosting •••

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    716
    Quote Originally Posted by fromage
    Don't waste your time. No one ever actually wins that. It's snail-mail spam, basically.
    Heh. Hit it dead on the nail. I used to fall for those, but nothing ever comes from it. Don't waste your time with it.
    www.kneuf.com
    Proudly Canadian

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    518
    I see, but how did they even know my full name though?

    Of all the sweepstakes mail I received, this one actually have my name, express-delivery from Montreal, and as I said before the package itself is pretty hefty... so its kinda promising.. it even said 'Finalist Status, bla bla, etc'

    I google'd it and found http://www.readersdigest.ca/sweeps.html

    Meh... I'm just curious

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    716
    Who knows how they got your info. Have you entered any other kind of sweepstakes (not by Readers Digest)? Maybe something you did online. You could send it in, who knows, you could win... I don't really know if anyone has won those things though. Readers Digest has been doing this kind of thing for years now.
    www.kneuf.com
    Proudly Canadian

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    200
    My mom has been filling those out for as long as I can remember. Oddly enough, she is a finalist EVERY year.
    Cody Watson
    Business Student @ SFU [Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management & Technology, Co-op Certificate, Honours]

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    1,428
    Quote Originally Posted by cwatson
    My mom has been filling those out for as long as I can remember. Oddly enough, she is a finalist EVERY year.
    No way, my mom too!
    Can you be scared half to death twice?

  10. Newsletters

    Subscribe Now & Get The WHT Quick Start Guide!

Related Posts from theWHIR.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •