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The "WhatsApp 2018 Online Promotional Awards" Lottery Scam

There is no "WhatsApp 2018 Online Promotional Awards" lottery. Therefore, online users who have received e-mail messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in such a lottery or promotion are asked not to follow the instructions in them because they are lottery scams being sent by scammers.

The WhatsApp 2018 Online Promotional Awards Lottery Scam
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Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and subsequently asking them to send money in order to receive their so-called lottery prize. Sending your personal information to these cyber-criminals will only help them rip you off or steal your money. Therefore, online users who have received the same email messages are asked to delete them.

The "WhatsApp 2018 Online Promotional Awards" Lottery Scam

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Hi ,congratulations! !! is with great pleasure to inform you about ur cell phone number been selected for WhatsApp 2018 Online Promotional Awards.

Pls be informed that your cell is among the five (5) winning cell number that falls into our willing pot. Your Claim Reference number is 4111111100. Claim Amount is $520.000.00 US Dollars. Please note that your claiming files was forwarded to our Regional claiming Agent in California.

Therefore you're requested to contact our regional claiming Agent Mr. James Sherwood on email:james.sherwood.intlfinance@gmail.com or call: 001-3478022649 Thanks and 0 Congratulations.

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The "WhatsApp 2018 Online Promotional Awards" Lottery Scam