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.
A Sample of a "WhatsApp Awareness Promo" Lottery Scam
WHATSAPP INC;WINNING NOTIFICATION, COUNTRY : SEYCHELLES,
WINNING PHONE NO: +248 2 7 ....
AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS =(SCR 18,399,488.80M)
WHATSAPP NUMBER: +30 694 479 0118 (WhatsApp Only)
Dear WhatsApp Awareness Promo Winner,
We happily announce to you that your mobile phone number have won A Lucky Prize of GBP 1,000,000.00M (One Million Great British Pounds Sterling) from WhatsApp Awareness Promo in collaboration with Greece,UK and UAE Lottery Commissions.
Your winning ticket number is: 0021/2018
with Serial number 0368/2018 respectively.NOTE:Every WhatsApp User was a participant to this Promo and selection was done randomly through a computer draw system and extracted from WhatsApp Users data base worldwide.
This promotion takes place yearly to support the less priviledge in thesociety and as part of our Social Corporate Responsibility.
For prize claim and payment,kindly provide the following information via our WhatsApp number + 30 694 479 0118 (WhatsApp only)
5.Winning ticket number
This info will enable us prepare a Certificate of Winning and other releavant paper works for cheque procurement.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.Please be warned!.Note:
WhatsApp Inc will not be blamedfor your inability to claim this prize within the applicable British law and stipulated time flame.Please call/sms +44 745 218 6971.
Yours in service,
Dr Andy Tony
Coordinator, WhatsApp Awareness Promo
PLEASE ONLY REPLY/SEND WHATSAPP SMS TO :+30 694 479 0118 NOTE THIS PHONE NUMBER WILL BE UNATTENDED TO AFTER 30 DAYS FROM NOW AND IF THAT HAPPENS CALL/SMS +44 745 218 6971.THANK YOU