I worked in a lottery-scam boiler room

I can't tell anyone this because it is very embarrassing. I used to work the phones in a boiler room type operation. We would call hundreds of people a day and tell them they won the lottery and needed to forward a payment so the cheque would clear "customs".

Many people figured it was a scam and hung-up, but many many more fell for it. After working the scam for a couple week I had to quit. The guilt was killing me.
I was painfully reminded of my horrible past recently when my own grandmother fell victim to a similar scam. It made me want to curl up and die.

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