Football Betting Quiz Puzzle

We like sport in Quiz Master Shop Towers, and a while ago one of our setters received an intriguing email. The subject line was Football Result Prediction, and all the email said was Liverpool will beat Cardiff City.

Naturally this provoked some discussion and we all looked at the results with interest. Sure enough, Liverpool duly won.

A week later another email arrived with a prediction, and this too turned out to be correct. In fact our colleague received eight successive weekly emails, and all were correct.

By now we were all looking forward to the next email with feverish anticipation. However, the next one was different; same subject line, but the text read For this week's prediction, please send £100 to the following bank account.

However, were being scammed! 

What is the scam?

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday

1 comment

  • Phil c

    I have a theory on this one.
    Is it that this was sent to thousands of people but with differing predictions. Out of thousands of people, there will be a few where all the predictions are correct by laws of probability. – making it appear the mailer has a mystical power and a hundred pounds richer. Darren Brown did a programme of a similar nature!

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