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The "WhatsApp Global Award" Lotto Scam

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The "WhatsApp Global Award" Lotto Scam

There is no "WhatsApp Global Award". 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.

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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 Global Award" Lotto Scam

From: "©RESERVE BANK OF INDIA" <rbi@rbigov.co.in>

Sent: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 20:03

Subject: Re: award

ATTN: DEAR WHATSAPP WINNER, KINDLY FILL THE PROCESSING FORM FOR TRANSFER.

Reserve Bank of India

24/7 International Online Banking Service

International Remittance Department

Financial Regulation and Inclusion.

Our ref: RBI/2013-2014/398 IN.

(Dir Series) Circular No.78

Payment file: RBI/Ben/015

ACKNOWLEDGMENT / CREDIT INSTRUCTION

ATTENTION!

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail. The transfer department of Reserve Bank of India (DELHI) has been officially notified that your Mobile Number were listed as a beneficiary in the recent WhatsApp GLOBAL Award that was held in (CANADA) on WEDNESDAY 14TH, FEBRUARY, 2018. Recently, we were also informed that you have been officially cleared for PAYMENT at the HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA in Delhi. And your Benefited Amount has the following File Number: RBT/000127050001/IND which have the follow Ref Number: 97SC-004531/VOL-5, Batch Number: BBL/118/WB-NL-040-, Serial Number: XXX001000127-81988XX.

* HOW YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WAS SELECTED FOR PAYMENT of 4.8 CRORE RUPEES BY WhatsApp Global Program

All Mobile Network WORLDWIDE supported this WhatsApp Global Award Program by furnishing WhatsApp Database with Registered Mobile Numbers which was then collated to facilitate this year Draw which was held in Canada on 14th of February 2018. After the Draw Program, your Mobile Number was Selected for this year WhatsApp GLOBAL PAYMENT of 4.8 CRORE RUPEES. Congratulations Beneficiary! To claim your award you are required to provide the needed information asked below for further process:

Be informed that your Benefited funds of Rs.4,80,00,000 INR (Four Crore, Eighty Lahks India Rupees) is ready to be transferred to you. All verification has been done, the telegraphic remittance process has been concluded and the funds is now available for immediate transfer to your local account. Please be informed that the deadline for transferring your Amount (Rs 4.87 Crores) is just 48-hrs only.

Meanwhile, The benefited amount which is Rs 4.8 Crores will be transferred to you after the APPROVAL from the High Commission of Canada in Delhi, as it was committed by the RBI Governor that any Beneficiary of WhatsApp GLOBAL Award you will have to send ACCOUNT DETAILS and your Aadhar Card copy through email

(rbi@rbigov.co.in) to enable us complete the transfer.

1. NAME IN FULL:

2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):

3. NATIONALITY:

4. AGE:

5. SEX:

6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):

7. HOME PHONE & MOBILE NUMBER:

8. BANK NAME:

9. ACCOUNT NAME:

10.ACCOUNT NUMBER:

11. BANK ADDRESS:

12. PASSPORT OR ANY OTHER I D CARDS:

For further clarification , Kindly contact the High Commission of Canada through the below information:

HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA:

Contact Person: Dr. Thomas Williams of (High Commission of Canada)

Phone Number: 07042612781

Office Address: 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India

Office hours - (Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm) / (Saturday - 8:00am to 2:00pm)

While we await your response, thank you for your time and urgent attention to these vital request as we are committed in delivering high quality banking services to suit your needs.

Thank you,

TARUN KUMAR SINGH.

GENERAL MANAGER

FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT.

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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2019 at 9:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    Even I also got this mail
    😠😠😠 But I don't believe anybody
    Thanks for alerting me.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 22, 2018 at 12:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Marathi, Maharashtra, India

    Thanks fora giving this valuable information an knowledge to avoid these type of scam.

    delete


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