"I received a call from an unknown person telling me that my numbers have come up in the Irish lottery. I have no ticket as I rarely do the lottery" This is just one of the plethora of Lottery Scams out there. Generally you will be sent an email however phoning can sound official too. The bottom line, if you have not bought a ticket, you have not won a thing!
Results to customers are delivered on a timely basis and in most cases are delivered shortly after the results have been published but there are technical issues that can cause delays. When can I expect my results?
Our aim is to have our customers results in their inbox as soon as possible.
Sometimes however there are delays and to understand the why to delays you need to understand the mechanics between fetching your results and having them on your desk while you are enjoying your morning cup of coffee.
Here are the mechanics:
Official websites publish results, generally these are close to the official draw time.
Our crawlers check official sites every few hours for new results.
Results are processed and checked to ensure they are not garbage.
Customer accounts are credited and emails deployed.
In a perfect world you would have your results the moment the official numbers are published. Unfortunately this is not the always case.
The biggest challenge is to deal with ever changing official feed and website pages. As these pages change so our crawlers have to be updated. Of course there is no warning to when this will happen. If you are a publisher of lottery related widgets and gadgets that rely on the official results to make your app work, then you will know what I am talking about.
Secondary factors may include internal software updates and new functionality causing issues.
In the most case, results are delivered smoothly and should be on your desk a few hours after they have been released on the official websites. If they are not, drop us a line and we will check for you.
Sometimes our users do not receive their results. In this case it is more than likely a spam issue at their ISP. The solution to this is to either have our domain whitelisted or simply to login to your account and view your results online.
While I do believe all banks are essentially a type of lottery or more appropriately a ponzy scheme, chances are they are not going to pony up any amount of cash in an absurd thing like a free lottery.
Firstly, if we allow common sense to take the soap box, it will tell us that Banks like you to be in debt and paying THEM money... not the other way round.
Secondly, have you ever heard of a bank running some kind of lottery? Probably not...
So what is it?
Chances are you have received a 419 advanced fee fraud scam email named after the 419 form that victims typically would need to fill in.
How does it work?
They send you an unsolicited email claiming you have won a large prize and to send them some personal information.
You get very excited and send them the information as quick as you can.
They congratulate you.
You thank them and start to share how you are going to save the world.
They get excited too and tell you what a saint you are and that your funds are on the way.
You immediately place an order for a new Bentley and tell the boss to take a hike.
You get in touch because your funds have not arrived.
They are very 'embarrassed' and promise to look into it (they ignore you for a week).
You get in touch again and demand your funds! (after all the Bentley is arriving tomorrow)
They come back and say not to worry, the funds are pending banking fees that need to be paid, would you mind so terribly to pay the $100 for the payment release fees.
You pay the money and wait.
You contact them again and again they are very apologetic and you go through the same process, this time you need to pay for an endorsement for a certificate and postage of said certificate to a bank. This time it is $500 (since you are now paying lawyers fees).
And so you go round and round the merry go round until you have been bled dry...
Withdrawing funds is quite simple, all you need to do is click on the "withdraw" link that is displayed next to your account balance and choose the withdraw option.
Once clicked you will be given the following options:
A general rule of thumb is as follows:
1. It is simpler for us to pay to the account that you use to fund your payments.
2. In terms of credit cards, we can not pay more than what you have funded and only within a limited time period (generally three months)
3. Wire transfers are expensive however for larger wins this is not an issue.
How it works:
Once you click on the funding method, an email is automatically sent to our support desk and we will deal with your withdraw as soon as we can. Generally we have a billing run on a monthly basis however we try and refund our players as soon as we can.
Withdraw fees are for our clients accounts.
We do have other funding methods and you will need to contact us for more information.