"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam

There is NO "AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award". Therefore, AT&T customers who have received emails or text messages claiming that they are winners in this so-called lottery are asked to delete them and should not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers and the fake website operated by them.

ATT World Apps International Ballot Award Scam

The "AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam

Subject: AT&T World Apps International ballot award

Congratulations!!!Your Mobile number has been selected as the auspicious champ of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars(400,000.00 USD)in the AT&T World Apps International ballot award draw. Payment Ref:VRZUS-VB/W779. Please contact ( appsballot@atntwirelesscomm.com ) to receive your won prize fund. Thank you for being part of our community, and for helping to connect the world free.

The fake email message is being sent out to potential victims by lottery scammers to trick them into believing they are winners in the so-called "AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" promotion. The scammers make the scam more convincing by claiming the potential victims were selected randomly through a computer ballot system, therefore, no participation was needed.

If the potential victims respond to the fake lottery email message, the scammers will respond asking them to send personal information in order to collect their so-called prize. Once the information has been sent, the scammers will ask the potential victims to send money, which they will claim is for taxes, processing fees, delivery fee, or some other fee. If the potential victims send the money, the lottery scammers will take it and disappear. The victims, on the other hand, will not receive the prize or money that they were promised and will be a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.

This is why online users should never send money or personal information to anyone who claims that they are winners in some so-called lottery. Legitimate lottery companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.

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June 18, 2019 at 4:23 PM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia


Your number XX has been selected as the winner of Seven hundred thousand dollars on the International Ballot award programme.

Send your winning REF No: VB/US-64634579 to email: info@viberballoting.com for more information on how to claim your funds. Contact: info@viberballoting.com

18.06.2019 23:14:19"

Received this scam.


March 26, 2019 at 11:18 PM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam

Here is another scam:

"Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 7:34 PM

From: oxl diplomatic <oxldiplomaticservices@diplomats.com>

OXL Diplomatic Delivery Services.

New York, 10107, United States.

Telephone/ Whats App: 15594070648.

Dear TR-US/U679,

This is to inform you that we have completed the processing of the delivery of your package from the BMW/AT&T Company to you, and your delivery will be made immediately to you without further delay through our diplomatic delivery system.

Let it be known to you that USA taxes has been paid by B.M.W and AT&T Company USA, Therefore, you will only be required to pay a local charges in your country for United Nations registration/ Notarization and Clearance Fee of ($600 DOLLAR) which is (96,000. LKR) You will have to send the money to our delivery agent (Mr.SNYDER JAMES) immediately he arrive to your country for registration and clearing of your Parcel in your country airport and a receipt will be issued to show you are not going to use the winning money to sponsor Drugs or any Terrorist act, You don't have to meet him at the airport but you must follow all his instructions as soon as he arrive to your country and call you on phone.

Kindly contact him via email; (snyderjamesoxlservices@gmail.com) You are require to send a copy of your ID proof ID Card, Passport photograph 4 x 4 size or any valid ID Proof, your full name, address and phone number to him via his email (snyderjamesoxlservices@gmail.com) to enable him identify you before he will handover your parcel to you.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Sandra Roberts.

Dispatch Manager.

OXL Diplomatic Delivery Services."


March 5, 2019 at 12:59 PM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Pancevo, Vojvodina, Serbia

Hi, I just want to ask. I got that text and I just contact them on G-mail(I just said that I won) and I didn't send anything more, I didn't send my information or anything else because thanks to you I find out that it's fake. And I didn't even wait for them to respond, I deleted message and G-mail and E-mail and I blocked their number and deleted their message..so can they do anything to me?


March 5, 2019 at 2:19 PM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam

No, but be careful going forward because they will continue to contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money or more information.


January 16, 2019 at 11:08 AM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Here is another scam:

"Congratulations! Your Mobile number has been selected as the auspicious champ of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars(400,000.00 USD)in the AT&T World Apps International ballot award draw. Payment Ref:VRZUS-VB/W779. Please contact ( payment@atntwirelesscomm.com ) to receive your won prize fund. Thank you for being part of our community, and for helping to connect the world free"


December 10, 2018 at 10:33 PM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Hello, I received a letter from 4000000ts of dollars from 79811214408 and appsballot@bkhballot.com what I do?


December 10, 2018 at 11:05 PM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam

Delete the letter or email, and do not follow the instructions.


October 31, 2018 at 11:07 AM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Cacak, Centralna Srbija, Serbia

I got a message on 381643013054 that I am a winner of some prize?


October 31, 2018 at 1:41 AM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

I am from srI lanka I received following email yesterday:

"Your number is selected as a winner in AT&T INTERNATIONAL Award, for 50000 dollars send ref no /us 1024 to

Email: promotion@attpromo.com"


October 25, 2018 at 1:11 AM by
"AT&T World Apps International Ballot Award" Scam
an anonymous user from: Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

I received the below text message yesterday:

"Your number is selected as a winner in AT&T INTERNATIONAL AWARD for Five hundred thousand dollars($500,000) Send Ref NO/US1024 to email:promotions@att-promo.com"

From the phone no 94761256080


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