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Beware of "Viber Ballot Promotion" Lottery Scam

2018-02-19T18:37:24  +
Beware of "Viber Ballot Promotion" Lottery Scam

There is no "Viber Ballot Promotion" lottery or award. Therefore, recipients of messages claiming that they are winners in the same lottery or award programme asked not to follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the messages because they are fakes that being sent by lottery scammers to their potential victims. The scammers trick their potential victims into sending them their information by claiming that they are winners in a lottery that doesn't exist. Once they have received the information, they will subsequently ask their potential victims to send money in order to receive their so-called lottery prize.

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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 "Viber Ballot Promotion" Lottery Scam

Viber Ballot Promotion Lottery Scam

Dear Esteemed Viber Winner

Congratulations to you once again from the desk of the Viber Ballot Promotion Team.

We wish to officially inform you that your application has now been approved for payment. {Cheque}

Your numbers attached to lucky number VIB/US-64634579 drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the ballot in category C which falls in Asian region for payment.

Your won prize fund ($500,000,00 USD}Cheque has been issued by our correspondent bank in Thailand where your winning ballot numbers fall for payment. Please take note of this enclosed number ( VB-US/U679 ) and contact the Courier Dispatch Manager immediately via the contact {email} detail below to enable them proceed with the delivery:. thaidelivery@thaispeedcouriers.com

Once parcel is delivered. You can take the cheque { bank documents} to your bank for confirmation and payment of your funds.

Thai Speed Courier Service., Ltd

[Head Office] Victory Monument,

Soi 33/21 Sukhumvit Bangkok Thailand

Dispatch Manager: Suksawat Opium

Whats App Contact: +66 9 6027 2787

Website: www.thaispeedcourier.com

E-Mail: thaidelivery@thaispeedcouriers.com

courierdelivery.thailogistics@gmail.com

Note: When contacting the courier company, you are to send your complete delivery address, attached winning certificate and contact telephone numbers to the courier to enable them honor your request on time.

Congratulations to you once again.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us, We would be happy to help.

Best Regard

Francis .Kepp

Viber Inc.

650 Castro Street, Suite 120-219

Mountain View, California, 94041

United States of America

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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2018 at 4:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Belgrade (Senjak), Central Serbia, Serbia

    I was thinking they would ask 50u$ , so that I would offer them 150u$ after the payment :), but this is serious business:


    "DEAR SIR/MADAME,

    Welcome to POST SHIPMENT COURIER SERVICE (PSCS). We are a courier company that ensures a safe, sound and secure delivery of your parcels, making sure you get them when expected. Your package containing your cheque, original copy of your certificate and security documents alongside your consolation prizes have been picked up from the Viber head office and are ready for dispatch.

    Package Contents: Cheque, Winning Certificate and Security Documents.

    Weight of Original Winning Certificate: 0.12g
    Weight of Bank Cheque: 0.6g
    Total weight of Parcel: 0.18g

    Total Net weight of Parcel: 0.20g
    Colour of Parcel: Brown
    Parcel Packaging: Bonded

    Delivery time :.........( time of recipient's availability)

    Service Options: You are required to select a service option together with their associated conditions are presented below:

    Option: 1
    POSTSHIPMENT EXPRESS DELIVERY (2 days)
    TOTAL.................................€565

    Option: 2
    POSTSHIPMENT PREMIUM SERVICE (4 working days).......€465

    Option: 3
    POSTSHIPMENT REGULAR SERVICE (7 working days)
    TOTAL........€385

    Please State that you are sending this fee for services.
    MODE OF PAYMENT

    PLEASE PAY TO OUR WESTERN UNION/MONEGRAM AGENT WITH THE NAMES BELOW:


    FIRST NAME: SEVKET
    LAST NAME : DEMIREL

    Address : Müeyyedzade Mahallesi, Kemeraltı Cd. No:11, 34425 Karaköy / Beyoğlu/Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey.

    The charges are a little bit high because of the Hardcover insurance Policy we have undertaken in case of loss, Damage or Theft of your highly sensitive document and funds. We assume all responsibilities in case of any eventualities.
    Note: That your delivery charges cannot be deducted from your winning prize due to Article 1186 section 45 subsections 2.3 of the Turkish Constitution as relates to Financial and Courier matters, which are duly codified in the Turkish law. Hence you are to note that the delivery charges must be provided by you before your prize is delivered to you.

    Please respond to this email by making a selection from the options above. Also be reminded that the deadline for the claiming of winnings is exactly two weeks after the receipt of this email. After this period, your cash prize will be deemed to have been forfeited by you and will be reused in the drawings of the next edition of the Viber Splash.

    Good luck and Congratulations once again. Please send your response within the next 24hrs to this same email address:

    Kindly Note that you are to inform us of the option you have chosen.

    Sincerely,

    (Dispatch Manager )
    Joseph Landry"

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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2018 at 10:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Belgrade, Serbia

    Here is another scam:

    "Lovely Customer!! Sir, Your number 381_______ has been luckily selected as the winner of $500,000 United State Dollars in the VIBER Promo programme for our customers. Please send your winning NO:US854407ViB. To Email: info@viberinc.com for more information. Please quote the verification 3 19 96 7 when sending us mail here info@viberinc.co"

    We deeply congratulate you once again for winning the *VIBER* International balloting award programme.

    Your Mobile Number has been selected among the five lucky-winners of the *VIBER* programme, USA for Five Hundred Thousand Dollars.

    This is a reward program for the patronage of internet services and part of the financial empowerment program of the VIBER in its struggle to alleviate poverty. All participants were selected randomly from world wide mobile number Directories, and your mobile number appears on the VIBER machine as the winner of the 2018 VIBER yearly promotional Award Prize Cheque of Five hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00).

    This programme is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities in the person of Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc. With the support of VIBER Founder: , Talmon Marco and other corporate companies and organizations in United States to encourage the use of computer systems worldwide.

    Full Name:
    Country:
    Contact Mobile Number:
    Nationality:
    Address:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Marital Status:
    Occupation:

    Please provide the above information and return it back for verification and payment of your won prize fund. Please provide the required information as soon as possible to enable the paying bank commence your payment before the last remittance date.

    Best Regard,
    Viber Inc.
    670 Castro Street, Suite 125-220
    Mountain View, California, 94041
    United States of America

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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2018 at 11:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Colombo (Colombo Division), Western, Sri Lanka

    Hi, Below is the mail which I have received.Please inquire about it.Thank you in advance.

    Viber Inc.
    670 Castro Street, Suite 125-220
    Mountain View, California, 94041
    United States of America
    Email: promo@viberapps.us


    Dear Winner,

    From the desk of the VIBER Splash Promotion Team, we wish to officially inform you that your application has now being approved for a payment. We congratulate you once again for emerging as our winner of $500,000.00 USD ( Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

    VIBER Corporation organized this promotional to appreciate the society for it's amazing supports and patronage towards the growth of the organisation. We also thank you for being a part of our community, and helping to connect the world free.

    We are sending this message to inform you that your claim process has been completed, and your winning cheque amounting to the sum of $500,000.00 USD (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) has been given to our affiliate courier service: Orient Global Shipment for immediate delivery to you.

    Your Cheque has been issued by our correspondent bank in Turkey where your winning ballot number falls for payment. Please take note of this enclosed number (VIBER-VIP/US-179/2018) and contact the Courier Dispatch Manager immediately via the following contact>>>

    ORIENT GLOBAL SHIPMENT
    [Head Office]
    Trump Towers, 34387 Şişli/İstanbul
    Dispatch Manager:
    Mackay Christopher Allan
    Mobile 905398152150
    Telegram: 905398152150

    Email: orientglobalfund@gmail.com
    postdelivery@orientglobalshipment.com
    contact@orientglobalshipment.com
    www.orientglobalshipment.com

    [Note] The courier services will be needing your complete delivery address and contact telephone number to enable them honor your request on time. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us

    Best Regard,
    VIBER TEAM

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  • Posted: May 20, 2018 at 2:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait

    Hi,

    I received the same info about this Viber lottery that I won on this electronic draw.
    And this is what I received just now.
    Please advise on what I can do to report these scammers.

    "Confirmed!

    Dear winner

    Congratulations from members and Staff of Viber company for being among the lucky winners of our lottery program. This is to officially confirm you as the winner and sole beneficiary of the winning prize of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars with the above reference information.

    PAYMENT PROCESS
    Your lottery numbers: 22 57 59 60 66 07 falls in the Asia and has been officially verified, your prize money has however been insured. We've hereby authorized our affiliate bank; Allway Bank of Thailand (Asia Regional Paying Bank) to effect the release of your price money.

    You are hereby advised to contact Allway Bank of Thailand via the following contacts:

    ALLWAY BANK OF THAILAND
    We Grow Your Money By Allway Possible
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    Remittance Department
    BA | Manager: Mr Putara Thuithong
    https://www.thaiallway.com
    img

    Head office
    158/38 bumrung samranraj road. Pranakorn., Bangkok Thailand.
    img

    Email Address
    remittance-ayu@allwaymail.info
    all.allwaybnk@gmail.com
    For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse unofficial personnels taking undue advantage of this program.
    © 2018 Viber Media S.à r.l."

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  • Posted: May 7, 2018 at 12:16 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I have been scammed to the point that they needed over $3000 worth of 'Tax Exemption Lien', which I found pretty suspicious.

    I would like to keep this anonymous

    Thank you and thank you so much for the alert

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Allway Bank Thailand
    Date: 27 April 2018 at 18:57
    Subject: From The Remittance Department/Transfer

    Ticket Number : 120023

    Transfer/Delivery

    We have been notified by the ministry of finance of the innitial stamp duty fee payment of $390.USD (12,500 Thailand Baht)for the stamping of your transfer approval document.
    Attached to this mail is a copy of the document we received from the ministry of finance for your reference.

    Note that your fund is highly protected by security policies strictly on your name, We cannot deduct the stamp duty fee which is 12,200 Thailand baht from your fund as a result of Hard cover insurance policy on your fund and Viber company have programmed your funds into draft {bank draft} for onward transfer to your nominated bank account. The stamp duty fee must be paid before we can facilitate the transfer of your fund to your nominated bank account.
    Inform us as soon you receive this mail to arrange for the transfer approval payment to the finance ministry

    Yours in service,
    Mrs. Putara Thuithong.
    (Foreign Remittance manager)."

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  • Posted: Apr 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia

    I received email yesterday totally the same content where after all the data are required to pay 390 USD for approval document.

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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2018 at 10:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Doha, Baladiyat ad Dawhah, Qatar

    I received the same email...

    "Dear Esteemed Viber Winner ,

    Congratulations from members and Staff of viber company for being among the lucky winners of our lottery program. This is to officially confirm you as the winner and sole beneficiary of the winning prize money of Five Hundred Thousand dollars with the above reference information.

    Your winning numbers 64-36-98-10-67-16-22 falls in the Asian regional pot and has been officially verified, approved and your prize money insured. We hereby confirm to having authorized Allway Bank Thailand our Asia regional paying bank to effect the release of your price money.
    You are hereby advised to contact ALLWAY Bank Thailand with the below e-mail;
    ( admin@thaiallway.com ) to transfer your won funds. Attached to this mail is your winning certificate and a deposit slip for Allway bank, you can as well send to the bank for easy reference.

    http://www.thaiallway.com/en/h ome/index.html
    Bank Contact email: admin@thaiallway.com
    allwaybank1@gmail.com
    Remittance dept. Manager: Mr. Putara Thuithong

    For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse unofficial personnels taking undue advantage of this program.

    Congratulations once again from all and staffs of Viber company.

    Best Regard
    Francis .Kepp

    Viber Inc.
    650 Castro Street, Suite 120-219
    Mountain View, California, 94041
    United States of America"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 24, 2018 at 5:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lod, Central District, Israel

    Dear Sir,

    I got email saying:

    "Congratulations to you once again from the desk of the Viber Ballot Promotion Team.

    We wish to officially inform you that your application has now been approved for the payment.

    Your numbers attached to lucky number VIB/US 64634579 Drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the ballot in category C which fall in Asian regoln for payment.

    You won prize fund ($500,0000.00 USD)Cheque has been issused by our correspondent bank in Thailand where your winning ballot numbers fall for the payment. Please take note of this enclosed nomber (VIB-US/U679) and contact the Courier Dispatch Manager immdeately via the contac (email) detail below to enable to them proceed with delivery, delivey@thaispeedcourier.com
    Once parcel is delivered. You can take the cheque (bank document)to your bank cofirmmation and payment of your funds.

    ThaI Speed Couier Service Ltd
    (Head Office) Victory Monument,
    Sol 33/21 Sukhumvit Bangkok Thailand
    Despatch Manager, Mr. Pat Ubon
    contact 6694960346
    Webside www.thaispeedcourier.com
    E-Mail delivey@thaispeedcourier.com
    cthaispeed@gmail.com"

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    • Posted: Mar 24, 2018 at 8:14 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 27, 2018 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Skopje, Opstina Karpos, Macedonia

    Here is another scam:

    "Corner Stone Logistic Ltd Turkey
    SIR/MADAM,

    We acknowledge your chosen option of delivery as 'REGULAR SERVICE' and its ready for dispatch

    We recommend you complete your delivery fee with the given name at any MONEY GRAM MONEY TRANSFER OR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER office regarding your chosen option of service and send to us the full clear picture of your payment slip for confirmation and documentation.

    Note that we are not liable of any lose or damages due to your delay of payment."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 19, 2018 at 6:34 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: José Matias
    Date: 2018-02-17 9:58 GMT 01:00
    Subject: Re: ATTENTION: JOSE MANUEL GARCIA MATIAS
    To: VIBER BALLOT TEAM

    All correspondence was sent and immediately communicated to the authorities and the interpol for income from fraud

    Envoyé de mon iPhone

    Le 16 févr. 2018 à 16:50, VIBER BALLOT TEAM a écrit :


    Dear Esteemed Viber Winner,

    Congratulations to you once again from the desk of the Viber Ballot Promotion Team. We wish to officially inform you that your application has now been approved for your payment Cheque.

    Your numbers attached to lucky number VB/US-67635579 drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the ballot in category C which falls in Asian region for payment.

    Your won prize fund ($500,000,00 USD}Cheque has been issued by our correspondent bank in Thailand where your winning ballot numbers fall for payment. Please take note of this enclosed number (VB-US/U679) and contact the Courier Dispatch Manager immediately via the contact {email} detail below to enable them proceed with the delivery: . deliveryman@planetcouservice.com

    Once parcel is delivered. You can take the cheque { bank documents} to your bank for confirmation and payment of your funds.


    Planet Courier Service., Ltd
    [Head Office] Victory Monument,
    Soi 33/21 Sukhumvit Bangkok Thailand
    Dispatch Manager: Mr. Pon Wendy
    TEL/Whatsapp Contact : 66(0)625500276
    E-Mail: deliveryman@planetcouservice.com
    courierplanetservice@gmail.com


    Note: When contacting the courier company, you are to send your complete delivery address, attached winning certificate and contact telephone numbers to the courier to enable them honor your request on time.

    Congratulations to you once again.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us, We would be happy to help.

    Best Regard,
    Francis Kepp
    Francis Kepp Viber Inc Francis Kepp Viber Inc

    Viber Inc. © 2018 All Rights Reserved

    Mountain View, California, 94041 USA.

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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2018 at 9:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Miklavz na Dravskem Polju, Obcina Miklavz na Dravskem Polju, Slovenia

    ....and same message here with totally identical numbers.....got this message yesterday.....today I found on the web that this is a pure scam....so, beware of sending personal information!

    "Congratulations!!!
    Your number has been selected as the winner of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (500.000.00USD)in the International Ballot award programme. Send your winning REF No: VB/US-‎64634579. to email: info@intlviberpromo.com for more information on how to claim your funds. Contact: info@intlviberpromo.com for more inquiries"

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  • Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 6:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    I've received the same messages from this Viber ballot promotion, I don't know if its scam? They did not ask yet for money or anything like that:

    "We deeply congratulate you once again for winning the *VIBER* International balloting award programme.
    Your Mobile Number has been selected among the five lucky-winners of the *VIBER* programme, USA for Five Hundred Thousand Dollars.

    This is a reward program for the patronage of internet services and part of the financial empowerment program of the VIBER in its struggle to alleviate poverty. All participants were selected randomly from world wide mobile number Directories, and your mobile number appears on the VIBER machine as the winner of the 2017 VIBER yearly promotional Award Prize Cheque of Five hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00).
    This programme is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities in the person of Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc. With the support of VIBER Founder: , Talmon Marco and other corporate companies and organizations in United States to encourage the use of computer systems worldwide.
    • Full Name:
    • Country:
    • Contact Mobile Number:
    • Nationality:
    • Address:
    • Age:
    • Sex:
    • Marital Status:
    • Occupation:

    Please provide the above information and return it back for verification and payment of your won prize fund. Please provide the required information as soon as possible to enable the paying bank commence your payment before the last remittance date.

    Best Regard,
    Viber Inc.
    670 Castro Street, Suite 125-220
    Mountain View, California, 94041
    United States of America"

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    • Posted: Jan 25, 2018 at 7:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel

      same like that messege I got today

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 13, 2017 at 12:24 PM by info

    Received from: 77083115992:

    "Congratulations!! Sir/Madam,

    Your VIBER mobile number has been selected as the winner of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($500.000.00USD)in the
    VIBER International Ballot award programme. Send your winning REF ...to email: vpromo@int-mobileballot.com
    Full Name:
    Country:
    Contact Mobile Number:
    Nationality:
    Address:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Marital Status:
    Occupation:"

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  • Posted: Nov 29, 2017 at 12:34 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kabul, Afghanistan

    I also received the same article but they want tax and they send me their address and number too. They are in Turkey. I don't know what should I do. they also send me a lucky certificate that presented by Bill Guiats is it true or not?

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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2017 at 6:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Taipei, Taiwan

    I received the same massage.. I thought it's a miracle. I feel so sad. I am waiting for the cheque... Hahah...

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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Prešov, Presov, Slovakia

    I was horrified, the message came to Viber that I became the winner of $ 500,000. I thought it was a miracle, and I was lucky, but when I asked for a high payment through a supplier company in Thailand and it was not worth it.

    I'm glad I found this link on the Internet and so, it was disappointing that I did not win anything. I can look forward to not paying the lender for the fee.

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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2017 at 11:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kabul, Afghanistan

    I have received same message like this. they want money from me for this. I don't know what I do. is it fake or what.

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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2017 at 2:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tel Aviv, Israel

    I've received the same messages from this Viber ballot promotion, I don't know if its scam? They did not ask yet for money or anything like that?

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  • Posted: Oct 1, 2017 at 8:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Auckland, New Zealand

    The guy who says I've won says its not a scam?

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    • Posted: Apr 20, 2018 at 9:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

      Well, of course, he would say that if he is the scammer, he wants your money. Unfortunately, Viber does not run any lotteries so it is definitely a scam and you should end all communication with the scammers.

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    • Posted: Oct 30, 2017 at 6:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Crestmead, Queensland, Australia

      I received same email and told me to pay mine.

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