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I'm Planning to Run a Raffle.

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    Hunter
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    Here’s what I put in the ad:
    Hammah Cash Raffle
    (Win A Fat $tack)
    Entry Will Be Available At The Saturday Swap Meet on July 13 & July 20
    Just Pay $10 To Have Your Name Be Put Into The Drawing, & the Winner Will Be Notified by Phone.

    Here’s my plan:
    Sell five tickets and cut that $50 into $1 bills, putting it in an envelope to be the prize. Then keep selling more and more tickets and keep all that extra revenue as profit. Call the winner after I draw their name to give them the good news and deliver their prize.

    I’m hoping to pull at least $400 in profit from this operation, isn’t that freaking sweet?

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by avatar Hunter.
    • This topic was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by avatar Hunter.
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    Kate
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    So that’s fraud / a scam. And also, gooooood luck getting people to pay $10 for a raffle ticket from a kid with no cause behind him and no transparent details of how the raffle works.

    And $50 is not a fat stack for a $10 pay-in. You’d expect a prize of hundreds of dollars.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by avatar Kate.
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    Fyodor
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    My first post didn’t go through, but raffles and gambling are highly regulated and the little Google searching I did suggests that paid raffles are illegal in Hawaii. But you do you, Hunter.

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    Kate
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    Google is your friend, Hunter.

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    LisforLeslie

    Dude, that’s totally fraud and absolutely illegal.

    You’re trying to create your own lottery – but as Kate mentioned, those are highly regulated and guess who’s always on the lookout for unregulated operations like these? The official lottery board.

    Get rich quick schemes are usually illegal or scams to take what little money you have and give it to a con artist.

    If you start hawking MLM crap, I will fly over to Hawaii and slap you (and then take a nice vacation because… Hawaii).

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    Kate
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    If you put an ad out there already, I would take it down. That’s the kind of thing police or town officials might notice and you could get in trouble.

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    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
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    Where are you parents?

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    ron

    You wonder why girls don’t want to date you. This sort of action paints you as a criminal grifter. Is this typical behavior? Your problem won’t just be the police; there are real organized criminals who may take offense to your squeezing your way into their criminal space. Yes it’s sweet: no cost on your part, $400 profit, basically no work — you’re making a great reputation for yourself. And you say you want to stay in Hawaii your whole life. Word does get around. Even rip-off lotteries keep only half of the take, you want to keep over 85% for yourself.

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    ktfran
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    I always look forward to Hunter’s posts and the replies. Wendy’s response made me LOL this morning.

    I have nothing else to add, but yes, this is fraud.

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    Vathena

    Also, the winner could just do some simple math and figure out that you probably didn’t only sell tickets to 5 people.

    #847827 Reply

    The only upside of this, is that people dumb enough to fall for this probably shouldn’t have money in the first place. The downside is that people unethical enough to run a scam like this shouldn’t have it either.

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    Logan

    Guess the summer job ain’t paying him much. This scam will be the beginning of a scam artist, Hunter the scam artist, taking poeples hard earned money for his own greed!!! SMH, Hammah Out!!!

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