The "WhatsApp Global Award" Lotto Scam

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The WhatsApp Global Award Lotto Scam

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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.

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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  • February 21, 2020 at 6:41 PM by info

    "From: WhatsApp Global Award Company <whatsapfunds@gmail.com>

    Date: Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 19:13

    Subject: Re:

    WhatsApp Inc United State of America

    1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park,

    California-94025, USA

    United State of America

    1(715) 280-3326

    Dear Winner,

    Your Number emerged as the winner of our promotion after getting Numbers from service providers in India where Numbers were selected randomly by our computerized ballot system and as such we wish to say congratulation on behalf of WhatsApp Inc United State.

    This promo is approved by the United State Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promo is the 1st of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

    Rules and Regulations

    * Winners are required to fill the Winning Processing Form, Failure to do so shall render the form invalid and winners will be disqualified.

    * Winners must know that the money won is very huge and as such should try as much as possible to keep their winnings strictly confidential until the said funds has been received. This is to avoid impersonation or double claims which we have experienced in previous draws.

    PLEASE SELECT YOUR CLAIM OPTIONS

    * Option 1: You can come to OUR Headquarters in California United State with your VISA document for collection before 7 days. Please be informed that your prize CAN NOT be claim by any 3rd parties such as friends or family members except you only.

    * Option 2: Inability to meet with the stipulated time/period or no availability of Embassy/Travel documents (VISA), Your Winning amount of Rs.5,50,00,000 INR . will be transferred to your account within 48 hours from today through the Reserve Bank of India® (RBI) to your domestic account that you will be giving to us.

    To begin the claiming process of your Winning amount Rs.5,50,00,000 INR , you are required filling the REGISTRATION FORM below and Reply to this office urgently for Claims.

    Kindly fill in the complete details below for the release of your funds from WhatsApp Inc Office United State (US)

    (1) Full Name: ...

    (2) Address...

    (3) City State Country of Origin...

    (4) Age...

    (5) Sex...

    (6) Nationality...

    (7) Mobile Number...

    (8) State...

    (9) Marital Status...

    (10) Occupation...

    (11) Bank Name...

    (12) Bank Account Name...

    (13)Bank Account Number...

    (14) Bank Branch...

    (15) Ifsc code...

    (16) Micro code...

    On behalf of staff and Board of Directors WhatsApp Inc USA California, we congratulate you once again on your lucky winning.Past winners around the world full of excitement

    If you have any Questions, Call our Customer Care Department on: 📞 1(715) 280-3326

    Best Regards,

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr Jan Koum

    Chief Executive Officer

    WhatsApp Inc United State (US)

    2020 © WhatsApp Inc."

    Here is another scam.

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  • January 3, 2020 at 6:25 AM by an anonymous user from Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    This scam was sent to me.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 4:04 PM by an anonymous user from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    Where is my claim sir, you are a fraud company

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  • September 1, 2019 at 11:16 AM by info

    This scam was sent to me:

    "From: RESERVE BANK OF INDIA <rbionline@rbidelhi.in>

    Sent: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 20:12:27 GMT 0530

    Subject: Re:

    INSTRUCTION : KINDLY FILL THE PROCESSING FORM FOR TRANSFER.

    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA®.

    International Remittance Department

    Our ref: RBI/2017-2019/398 IN.

    (Dir Series) Circular No.78

    Payment file: RBI/Ben/015

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

    We acknowledge the receipt of your mail, We also want to inform you thatTHE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA has been officially notified that your Mobile Numberis listed as a beneficiary in the WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL AWARD that was held in (CANADA) On 31ST WEDNESDAY, JULY, 2019. We were also informed that your benefit Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH have been officially cleared for PAYMENT at the HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA in Delhi.

    Your Benefited Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH has the following File Number:RBT/77012707800901/IND/ Ref Number: 97DH-204701/VOL-5/Batch Number: BKL/108/WB-NL-040/Serial Number: XXX0101000127-81988XX.

    NOTE: YOUR WhatsApp NUMBER WAS SELECTED FOR PAYMENT Of ₹2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES BY WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Program.

    All Mobile NetworkWORLDWIDEsupported this WhatsApp GLOBAL AWARD Program by furnishing WhatsApp Data Basedwith Registered Mobile Numbers which was then collated to facilitate this year Draw which was held in Canada On31ST WEDNESDAY, JULY, 2019. After the Draw , your WhatsApp Number was Selected for this year WhatsApp GLOBAL PAYMENT Of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES, The number which your Winning notification was sent s registered to WhatsApp Data Based.

    To claim your award you are required to provide the needed information for process:

    1. NAME IN FULL:

    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):

    3. NATIONALITY:

    4. AGE:

    5. SEX:

    6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):

    7. WHATSAPP NUMBER:

    8.HOME PHONE OR MOBILE NUMBER:

    9. BANK NAME:

    10. ACCOUNT NAME:

    11. ACCOUNT NUMBER:

    12.IFSC CODE:

    13. BANK ADDRESS:

    14. PASSPORT OR ANY OTHER I D CARDS:

    15. EMAIL ID:

    Be informed that your Benefited funds of Rs. ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH (Two Crore, Seventy Five Lakhs 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 (₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH) is just 48-hrs only.

    Meanwhile, The benefited amount which is Rs ₹ 2.75 Crores will be transferred to you after the APPROVAL from the High Commission of Canada in Delhi, as it was communicated by the (R.B.I) Governor that any Beneficiary of WhatsApp GLOBAL Award you will have to send ACCOUNT DETAILS and your Aadhar Card copy Or Any Other Id Proof Available to enable us complete the transfer.

    For Further Clarification:Contact the Canadian Embassy through the below information:

    For: Contact Person: DR. HARRY NELSON of (High Commission of Canada)

    Phone Number: 08860057227

    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)

    Email ID : rbionline@rbidelhi.in

    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,

    ANITA SHARMA

    GENERAL MANAGER

    FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT

    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA®."

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  • July 31, 2019 at 1:18 PM by an anonymous user from Chandigarh, India

    "RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

    International Remittance Department

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

    (Dir Series) Circular No.78

    Payment file: RBI/Ben/015

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

    We acknowledge the receipt of your mail, We also want to inform you that THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA has been officially notified that your Mobile Number is listed as a beneficiary in the WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Award that was held in (CANADA) on MONDAY 27TH MAY, 2019. We were also informed that your benefit Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH have been officially cleared for PAYMENT at the HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA in Delhi.

    Your Benefited Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH has the following File Number: RBT/77012707800901/IND/ Ref Number: 97DH-204701/VOL-5/Batch Number: BKL/108/WB-NL-040/Serial Number: XXX0101000127-81988XX.

    NOTE: YOUR WhatsApp NUMBER WAS SELECTED FOR PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES BY WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL 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 MONDAY 27TH MAY, 2019. After the Draw , your WhatsApp Number was Selected for this year WhatsApp GLOBAL PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES, The number which your Winning notification was sent s registered to WhatsApp Data based.

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    From: Singh Meet <smeet719@gmail.com>

    Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 7:47 AM"

    Here is another scam.

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    • September 19, 2019 at 2:05 AM by an anonymous user from Gurgaon, Haryana, India

      This is fake message, some body is trying to empty your bank account, be alert.

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  • January 27, 2019 at 9:21 PM by an anonymous user from Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    Even I also got this mail

    😠😠😠 But I don't believe anybody

    Thanks for alerting me.

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  • November 22, 2018 at 12:21 AM by an anonymous user from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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

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The "WhatsApp Global Award" Lotto Scam