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Beware of "iPhone WhatsApp Empowerment Program 2018" Lottery Scam

2018-04-13T15:16:25 -  +
Beware of "iPhone WhatsApp Empowerment Program 2018" Lottery Scam

There is no "iPhone WhatsApp Empowerment Program 2018" 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. There is no such iPhone or WhatsApp lottery, and the fake email messages are being sent by lottery 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 "iPhone WhatsApp Empowerment Program 2018" Scam

Director Whatsapp <whatsapp.0111@outlook.com>

FROM IPHONE WHATS-APP EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM ®2018

APPROVAL OF AWARD WINNING PRIZE OF $500,000.00USD FOR DELIVERY/TRANSFER.

-ATTENTION TO THE OWNER OF THIS WHATSAPP NUMBER,

This is to notify you that your whats-App number as indicated to you was drawn and attached to ticket number WILC1229DBR with serial numbers ESW/WIN/008/03/18/MA and drew the lottery numbers 81-95-64-12-56-98 which subsequently has won $500,000.00USD (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in the IPHONE WHATSAPP PROMOTION. The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in London United Kingdom in which your whatsapp number was picked randomly by computerized balloting, powered by the Internet. Your mobile number is amongst one of the 10 jackpot winners in this year, we are glad to inform you that you are one of the winners of The UK and USA Whats-App Company Empowerment Program Worldwide sponsored by the Apple Company Inc

The UK and USA Whats-App Company Empowerment Program has been on for three years now and we have changed the lives of many since then. Your life is about to be changed as you are one of the lucky Winners of our Annual Whats-App financial empowerment program sponsored yearly bonus promotional, Your winning cash prize of $500,000.00USD (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars),will be paid to you soon as you meet with the requirements.

ITEMS IN YOUR PARCEL INCLUDES:

1) HARD COPY OF YOUR PAYMENT DEMAND DRAFT OF $500,000.00 US DOLLARS

2) HARD COPY OF INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE CERTIFICATE

3) HARD COPY OF FUND RELEASE ORDER CERTIFICATE

4) HARD COPY OF AWARD WINNING CERTIFICATE

5) ONE APPLE MACBOOK AIR LAPTOP

6) ONE IPHONE 8 MOBILE

7) ONE IPAD 4 TABLET

I wish to inform you that all authorities involved have certified payment of your Whatsapp Number Draws Claims amount of $500,000.00USD. (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ONLY), which is the prize money from Whatsapp empowerment program number Draws. Be informed that instruments of payment for the sum of $500,000.00USD (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to you is already in our possession and shall be processed upon meeting the requirements stated below. You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the transferring of your cash prize to you. With regards to this, there are two options open to you; you are required to select the more convenient of the two.

You are advised to complete the below form and send it back to enable us start the process of releasing your winning fund to you.

There are options, together with their associated conditions are presented below:

{Option 1:} Your prize money will be wired to your bank account via an automated Direct Wire Transfer System operated by nominated Payment center. Hence you would be required to send us your Bank information, i.e..

Full name...

Address...

Age...

Sex...

Nationality...

Mobile Number...

State Of Origin..

Marital Status...

Occupation...

Bank name...

Bank account number...

Bank branch, Swift/iban codes

Id proof....

{Option 2:} The delivery system is the diplomatic delivery system because of the important content of your parcel. We are working with the WHATSAPP Number Lottery Promotion Department to ensure a successful delivery of your parcel. The parcel will be delivered to you by our International Courier Diplomat (please you are allowed to correct or amend your contact information in your next mail) You will be required to send your international passport, driver’s license or ID card to me via email attachment as it will be used for a proper identification of you during delivery of your winning cash to you by the Diplomatic Courier Company.

Full name...

Address...

Age...

Sex...

Nationality...

Mobile Number...

State Of Origin..

Marital Status...

Occupation...

Id proof

I expect an email or call from you immediately fill the Application form Letter and making a selection from the two options above.

Congratulations and have a wonderful week.

I wish you on behalf of all members and staff of UK AND USA WHATSAPP COMPANY LTD. congratulate you as you expect your wining prize and I hope you spend your money wisely and to the betterment of your community and wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune thank you for being part of our commemorative Annual Anniversary Draws.

Past winners around the world full of excitement

Best Regards,

Yours faithfully,

Whats-App Inc.

Corporate Address: 650 Castro Street,

Suite 120-219. Mountain View, California,

94041. United States of America.

Award promotion Office.

Loomis Unit 3,

Axis 22, Athlon Road,

Alperton Haq 2yg

United Kingdom

Tell: 447751555174

Email: whatsapp.0111@outlook.com

Dr.Mark Martin

Tell: 447751555174

Promotion Commissioner

Copyright Whats-app ®2018

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  • Posted: May 25, 2018 4:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Groningen, Netherlands

    this is what I recieved in my e-mail, after I got a whatsapp message on my mobile phone with the announcment I won $6,5 million..

    "Dear Sir/Madam,

    REF: WhatsApp/Mobile/RLD/768001.

    Congratulations if you received a notification that your number has won a prize in the ongoing 2018 WhatsApp random lottery draws; this is an initiative put together by its renown founders and partners to appreciate the company’s loyal subscribers since inception.

    This random lottery was drawn from over 1 billion people in over 180 countries currently using WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family as winners emerge through random selection of all active users of the app. WhatsApp is free and offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.

    Winners are therefore required to send the below information by return e-mail to facilitate the release of their lottery prizes.

    1. Full name:
    2. Age:
    3. Sex:
    4. Winning number (WhatsApp mobile number) :
    5. Alternate number:
    6. Address:
    7. Occupation:

    Once we are able to verify your WhatsApp mobile number and match the above requested details, we will get back to you with the modalities on how to release your winning prize.

    On behalf of our Facebook partner Mark Zuckerberg and both WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton, we wish to congratulate you once again on your lucky win.

    NOTE! You MUST not disclose information about your winnings to anyone, you are only allowed to do so once your prize has been received by you as this is a strict measure to avoid double claim as have experienced lately.


    Sincerely,
    Mike Groover.
    Claims/promotions officer
    WhatsApp Inc."

    I assume this is scam/hoax/phishing attempt, otherwise I gonna have a very good weekend, but I don't believe so

    delete


    • Posted: May 25, 2018 5:42 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


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