The "Verizon Wireless Super Apps International Ballot Award Programme" Scam
Date: 2018-03-10 10:22 GMT-08:00
From: Safi Wafa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Verizon Wireless Telecommunications Inc
P.O. Box 630. New York City, 10029
New York, United States
Ref: VRZUS-VB/W779. Batch-B
Dear Esteemed Lucky Winner
We deeply congratulate you once again for winning the sum of Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($400,000.00 USD) in the just concluded Verizon Wireless Super Apps International ballot award programme held in New York City, United States of America. Verizon Communications Inc, is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider based at 1095 Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York. All participants Mobile Phone numbers in this lottery program were selected randomly through our computer ballot system, drawn from 97.000.000.00 individual Phone numbers from all registered mobile networks around the world.
Your Phone numbers was selected by the automated computer ballot system, which was programmed for this random selection. This selection eventually qualified you for this year Verizon Super Apps International ballot award winner. This Ballot promotional pro-gramme is being organized and sponsored by Verizon Wireless communications with the support and coordination of World Super Apps network including WhatsApp, Viber and other corporate mobile App companies and organizations around the world to encourage the use of Mobile phone Apps to connect the world more freely.
You are required to provide the required information's stated below and send it back to this email so we can forward to our paying bank to enable them commence with your payment as soon as possible.
1. Beneficiary Full Name:
2. Beneficiary Address:
3. Beneficiary Nationality:
4. Beneficiary Age:
5. Beneficiary Occupation:
6. Beneficiary Mobile Phone Number:
7. Beneficiary Home Phone Number:
It's imperative that you provide the required payment option as soon as possible to enable us issue your payment on time, your won prize fund is on short term deposit with the paying bank.
Thank you for being a part of our community and helping to connect the world free. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!
Verizon Wireless Telecommunications Inc.
New York City, 10029 New York, United States"
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 "Verizon Wireless Super Apps International Ballot Award Programme" 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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