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About 5 minutes ago, I recieved a private call on my cellphone, from someone claiming to be from newegg. I heard the sound of a ton of voices on a phone in the background, like a telemarketing place, or a call station. They told me that I won a Q9650, and asked for my shipping address. Smelling something that wasn't entirely right, I asked if he could send me an email through an official newegg channel. He said that he would get his supervisor right on that.

So, tell me: Did I just cleverly defeat a scam-artist, or pass up the chance of a lifetime?


Note: I posted this here because it seemed the most relevant place.
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post #2 of 61
Sounds like a scam, as I hadn't heard of any sweepstakes for those...
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post #3 of 61
I would've given 'em my moms address. LoL

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post #4 of 61
If it was legit you would have gotten an email, not a call.
Their business office only works 9AM - 6PM PST anyway (California).
post #5 of 61
Congrats, you just prevented pedobear from finding you.
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post #6 of 61
Depends on whether or not you get the email. My odds are 99.9% spam to 0.1% real.
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post #7 of 61
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Congrats, you just prevented pedobear from finding you.


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post #8 of 61
If you didn't sign up to win a CPU, it's 100% scam. Seeing as newegg isn't giving those away, this is a guaranteed scam.
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post #9 of 61
it sounds too fishy for me,i vote scam.
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I'm just wondering how the hell they got my cell phone number. I don't have any spyware, I just did a full kaspersky last night, and I use noscript for everything. Hm...
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