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stoneunhinged
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Two weeks ago I took my son to a movie, and there was some kind of lottery thing going on in the theater.

I wrote my name on a slip of paper and put it in a basket.

Three days ago someone called me. I had *WON*! Two VIP tickets to the opening season game of Borussia Dortmund! (Google if you don't know what I'm talking about.)

I'm skeptical. Assuming I actually won these tickets, it would be: THE FIRST TIME I EVER WON ANYTHING IN MY LIFE.

The people who called me made an appointment to come by tomorrow to give me the tickets. They will come, I'm sure of that. BUT: will they just give me tickets or is this some kind of scam? I'm thinking they're going to come by and try to sell me insurance.

What do you think?

If it is real, say: YEA!
If it is not, say: NAY!

Tomorrow night I should know, and I'll let all of you know.

Jeff
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Both.
You will get the tickets, but they will also try to sell you something.
Good luck.
Yeanay.
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YEE! But get a gun ready if they want more than just to give you tickets. Take the tickets, and read the small print. Any hassle, either shoot or recite haiku.
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Watch out for the BLACK SPOT!!!
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Fauna told me to say that you'll win the tickets but you'll lose your dignity. He also said in his humble opinion that you already lost your dignity by giving up smoking so you've got nothing to lose.

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...and the tap tap tap of a wooden leg....
Rupert Bair
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...makes a tin tin sound. Which leads us to believe he had it done with bupa! Oh that miserable money stealing git. He's taken the money from our pension to get a fancy tin leg! Why oh Why couldn't he of done it on the nhs!
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Is that a Peter Sellers quote?
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That one isn't. (maybe it is) The dog one is tho. So HE tells me.

Freud maybe...naa actually I just remembered I wrote it.
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Ask for their cell number, call them in the middle of the meeting... the rest writes itself.

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Both....an attempt to sell and the tickets....for whatever it is you won. You can pull a 'Santa's dad' and be as rude and obnoxious as possible until they give you the tickets to leave.
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Enjoy the game. Giveaways and fee lotteries are all over the place. The reason for optimism is that they are bringing the tickets to you. Since they aren't making you sit through a timeshare presentation to get the tickets, you are most likely free and clear.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I disagree with John - the fact they are coming to you is a BAD SIGN. It is a classic con man tactic. They want to get in your home because you'll have to ask them to leave which is far harder then just making your excuses and walking out the door.

I am willing to put money on the fact that they will either a) try and sell you something or b) try and swindle you.
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Are they coming or are they sending a courier? I assumed that it was a courier.


I've won lots of things, and have never had a problem (I also do not go to "lectures" or "sales talks" to pick up my prize). If they are personally delivering the tickets, that is a bit odd.

BTW, have you contacted the movie theatre? They surely know who ran the contest.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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If they *do* try to make you sit through a timeshare sales presentation, just remember that timeshare salespeople have no souls. Armed with that knowledge, you should be ok.
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Do not part with one red cent - or give any personal info.
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They will give you the tickets. You will have to give them 1000 euros to cover delivery costs and income taxes. Congratulations.
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Ok...Here's the scam. Like a freakin lightning bolt, it hit me. I forgot about this one entirely.

They are thieves.

They are delivering the tickets to case the house to see what you have of value and check access.
Then all they need to figure out is when you are going to be out of the house in the evening, and how long you are going to be out.

That is where the tickets come into play.

They will know exactly when you are going to be out of the house, and for how long. Heck...They can probably listen to the game on the radio while they are cleaning you out.

Be cautious.
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It sounds legit if it was in the cinema??
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Maybe this is a sign in your reality that your luck is changing. Maybe you should push a little harder with a certain project or something that would require you to push the limits of coincidence and fate.
Fortune, like misfortune often comes in groups, one often leads to another and on and on. Be aware for more oppertunitys...

Make sure you take your son though, it may have been his good fortune that won you the tickets.
I remember when I was a kid we used to go to a hospital club - my mum was a paramedic - anyway I slipped 50p into a fruitmachine and won the 20 pound jackpot. Which my dad TOOK!!! Wotawankstain... I was only about 8, along time ago. he doesn't remember but I still do, how funny...

May the blessings of an infinite good fortunes rain constanly on you and yours.
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And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
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