But, once the scammers receive their potential victims' information they will sell it to other scammers who will constantly contact the potential victims in an attempt to scam them. And, if the potential victims send their money to the scammers, they will take it and disappear leaving the victims depressed, and hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.
Remember, once you are asked to send personal information and money in order to receive a lottery, promotion or an award prize, it is a scam. This is because legitimate companies do not ask their winners to send personal information via an email message or send money in order to collect prizes.
The "Verizon Wireless Communications and Viber" Lottery Scam
From: "Verizon Wireless Communications"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 2017-12-04 11:03:22
Subject: Re: Prize fund
Verizon Wireless Telecommunications Inc
P.O. Box 630. New York City, 10029
New York, United States
Ref: VRZUS-VB/W779. Batch-B
Dear Esteemed Lucky Winner
This is to officially inform you that your application form has been approved for payment, We have forwarded your winning file and payment approved documents to our paying bank where your won prize fund is currently deposit onward payment. Please contact the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Bank through their e-mail address below for the release of your won prize fund to you.
Remember to quote your approval number when you contact the bank for easy reference to your payment. Your payment approval numbers is : USA-PNAWD-US/7T231. Your prize fund is on short term deposit with the bank, So please contact the bank immediately to receive your prize fund from the Bank.
Bank contact information
Bank Name: BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Contact Person: Mr. Gerald Oxford
Foreign Operation Manager
Bank E-mail: email@example.com
Congratulations on your winning. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!
Verizon Wireless Telecommunications Inc.
New York City, 10029 New York, United States
Payment Ref: Ref: VRZUS-VB/W779