I know that a lot of websites and forums tend to have competitions especially when they first start out to try and attract a lot of user activity. The problem is that with these contests, even though they may have large prizes that costs the owner a lot to fund, there is no guarantee that there will be a large turnout or activity after the contest ends. Because of this, some owners may decide to fake a winner or not hand out prizes if they are not happy with the turnout for contests. So should users be careful about what contests they spend time on because they may not be handed the prize if they win? Have you ever been denied a prize after winning?