CNN Award Promotion Lottery Scam - "Congratulations Lucky Winner"

CNN Award Promotion Lottery Scam - Congratulations Lucky Winner

The email messages below, which claim the recipients are lucky winners of the CNN Award Promotion, is a lottery scam. Please do not respond to the email message with your personal information, because the email message was sent by lottery scammers. As a matter of fact, there is no such CNN Award lottery or promotion. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and sending money. Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message claiming you are a lottery winner.

The Fake CNN Award Promotion or Lottery Email

From: cnn.promo2015@
Subject: Congratulations lucky winner
Reply-To: cnn.lotteryy@

One CNN Center Atlanta,
GA 30303.

Your E-MAIL ADDRESS WON £1,000,000.00 GBP IN 2015 CNN AWARD PROMOTION. For claims process,
send (Full Name, Mobile Number) to Email: cnn.lotteryy@ or Call Mr. Mark Gilbert
Tel# +44 7479849024,+17733721535
Fax: +44 8715047751.
Note: Contact with Reference Number CNNUK838344


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Subscriber shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of Subscriber's password(s), if any.DISCLAIMER

-----Original Message-----
From: CNN
Sent: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 6:05 am
Subject: GREAT NEWS!!!

Congratulations... Your E-mail Address has been selected as the winner of the 1,000,000.00GBP in the 2016 CNN AWARD


For claims process, send the following details.

Full Name:
Mobile Number:

To Email: ( C/O Mr.Mark Anderson Contact with Reference Number: CNNSA838344

Yours truly,

Mr Mark Anderson
Claims representative.

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  • August 8, 2018 at 8:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada

    Got one today via text message from a

    'This is to notify you that your mobile number has been picked for a cash sum of $500,000.00 in our 2018 CNN Promo. Email: with Ref Number: CNN-SA18 for claim.

    Lovely bunch of BS isn't it?

    • August 13, 2018 at 7:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      I just got one on a Toronto phone number this morning, same sort of message as yours:

      Text message from

      "Your Mobile No. WON$500,000.00USD IN 2018 CNN AWARD.Reply with Ref No:CNNSA59 to email:"

      I hate scammers!

  • August 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Portland, Oregon, United States

    Received via text this morning:


    MSG:You WON $500,000.00USD IN 2017 CNN PROMOTION. Contact with Ref No: CNNSA34 to email"

  • August 23, 2017 at 9:41 PM by an anonymous user from: Mesa, Arizona, United States

    Received today 8/23/17


    You have won $500,000.00 USD for claim e-mail to with ref. # CNNSA34"

    Just amazing that people actually fall for this stuff!

    • August 25, 2017 at 10:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

      Hey, I just got one with that reference number too! You better not be elbowing in on my totally real and not at all a scam prize money.

  • May 17, 2017 at 6:50 AM by an anonymous user from: Southampton, England, United Kingdom

    Received this scam email on Monday...

    Your E-MAIL ADDRESS WON 500,000.00 IN 2017 CNN AWARD PROMOTION. For claims process, send(Full Name,Mobile Number) to Email: with Reference Number: CNNSA838344 Mr. Alex frederick

    I get these all the time!

    • September 20, 2017 at 1:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Oxnard, California, United States

      I got one yestetday too, how sad!

  • October 13, 2016 at 1:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Hi there,

    Can someone please assist I recieved this email lol SCAM?


    * * *

    "Reference Number: CNNUK838344

    Attention: #

    Prize Won £1,000,000.00GBP Converted to Australian Dollar $1,615,754.84 AUD

    Insurance/Cost of Transfer charges £900.00GBP Converted to Australian Dollar $1,455.00 AUD

    Regarding our phone conversation you are to send the information below for transfer.

    Provide account details for Bank transfer.

    Account Name:Bank Name:

    We will obtain further detail from your Bank for security reasons.

    Instruction will be given upon respond on how you are to send 50% of the Insurance/Cost of Transfer charges.

    You will send the balance when you receive prize which is the only option to complete transfer as you can't complete full payment."

  • September 17, 2016 at 11:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Wappinger, New York, United States

    Another scam:

    "$4 million donation sent via text...

    Contact Mrs Kathleen and family thru the following email address's

    Katttymorss@gmail and"

    These people need to be stopped...ugghhh.

  • July 7, 2016 at 5:43 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Original Message -

    Subject: Promo.

    From: "cnn" <>

    Date: Thu, July 07, 2016 1:32 am

    Your E-MAIL ADDRESS WON £1,000,000.00GBP IN 2016 CNN AWARD PROMOTION. For claims process, Contact us e-mail:

  • April 12, 2016 at 11:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    This scam is still active as of 12 April 2016. Received a mobile SMS last night.

    Message from Toolbox:


    For claims process, send(Full Name,Postal Address) to Email: cnnpromodesk12@]".

    Sender: Toolbox (not available)

    • June 11, 2016 at 8:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      Received this exact message as well on the same date too.

  • April 12, 2016 at 6:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I live in AU and I got a text message saying that. It was so fake.

  • March 15, 2016 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Trent Hills, Ontario, Canada


    Was the address in the header for "" embedded.

  • December 27, 2015 at 10:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Your E-MAIL ADDRESS WON £8,500,000.00GBP IN 2015 CNN AWARD PROMOTION. For claims process, send(Full Name,Mobile Number) to Email:"

    • January 10, 2016 at 5:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

      I received the above scam email today in my inbox, it's obvious it's a scam mail to those who are aware of "419" type scams. I receive in the region of 10 of these emails a day.

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