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Beware of "WhatsApp Awareness Promo" Lottery Scams

2018-07-14T18:43:24 -  +
Beware of "WhatsApp Awareness Promo" Lottery Scams

There is no "WhatsApp Awareness Promo" 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 being sent by 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.

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)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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)

1.Name

2.Address

3.Age

4.Profession.

5.Winning ticket number

6.

Serial 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

NB...

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

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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2018 at 4:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius

    Here is another scam:

    "WHATSAPP INC;WINNING NOTIFICATION, COUNTRY :MAURITIUS,

    WINNING PHONE NO: 230 5822 ....
    AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS =( RS 50MILLION
    WHATSAPP NUMBER: 30 694 479 0118 (WhatsApp Only)
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Dear WhatsApp Lottery 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 Lottery Commission.
    Your winning ticket number is: 0122/2018/19 and your Serial number 0211/2018/19 respectively.NOTE:Every WhatsApp User was a participant to this Promo and selection was done randomly through a computer draw system, extracted from  WhatsApp Users data base worldwide.This promotion takes place yearly to support the less priviledge in the society 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)

    1.Name
    2.Address
    3.Age
    4.Sex
    5.Profession.
    6.Winning ticket number
    7.Serial 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 blamed for your inability to claim this prize within the stipulated time flame available under the British laws.Please call/sms 44 745 227 3143.

    Yours in service,
    Dr. B. Adams,
    Coordinator, WhatsApp Lottery

    NB...
    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 44 745 227 3143. NOTE: WE ARE USING GOOGLE TRANSLATION, PLEASE ALWAYS WRITE US IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE. THANK YOU"

    ........

    WHATSAPP INC; NOTIFICATION GAGNANTE PAYS: MAURICE,
    Numéro de téléphone gagnant: 230 5822 ....
    MONTANT GAGNÉ: £ 1M POUNDS = (RS 50MILLIONS)
    NUMÉRO WHATSAPP: 30 694 479 0118 (WhatsApp uniquement)
    TOUTES NOS FÉLICITATIONS!!!
    Cher gagnant de la loterie WhatsApp,
    Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que votre numéro de téléphone portable a remporté un Lucky Prize de 1 000 000,00 GBP (1 million de livres sterling en Grande-Bretagne) de WhatsApp Awareness Promo, en collaboration avec la Greece Lottery Commission.
    Votre numéro de ticket gagnant est le 0122/2018/19 et votre numéro de série 0211/2018/19 respectivement.REMARQUE: Chaque utilisateur de WhatsApp était un participant à cette promotion et la sélection a été effectuée de manière aléatoire via un système de dessin par ordinateur, extrait de la base de données des utilisateurs WhatsApp Cette promotion a lieu chaque année pour aider les moins privilégiés de la société et dans le cadre de notre responsabilité sociale.
    Pour la réclamation de prix et le paiement, veuillez fournir les informations suivantes via notre numéro WhatsApp 30 694 479 0118 (WhatsApp uniquement)
    1.nom
    2. adresse
    3.Age
    4.Sex
    5.profession
    6. Numéro de ticket gagnant
    7. numéro de série
    Cette information nous permettra de préparer un certificat de gain et d’autres travaux papier pour l’achat de chèques.
    Pour des raisons de sécurité, il est conseillé de garder vos informations gagnantes confidentielles jusqu'à ce que vos réclamations soient traitées. Cela fait partie de notre mesure de précaution pour éviter une double réclamation et un abus injustifié de ce programme. Veuillez être averti! .Note: WhatsApp Inc. ne sera pas blâmé pour votre incapacité à réclamer ce prix dans le délaI stipulé par la loI britannique. Veuillez appeler / sms au 44 745 227 3143.

    Votre service,
    Dr. B. Adams,
    Coordonnateur, loterie WhatsApp

    NB ...
    VEUILLEZ SEULEMENT RÉPONDRE / ENVOYER UN SMS À: WHATAP 694 479 0118 REMARQUE CE NUMÉRO DE TÉLÉPHONE SERA SANS SURVEILLANCE APRÈS 30 JOURS ET SI CELA ARRIVE, APPELEZ UN SMS 44 745 227 3143. REMARQUE: NOUS UTILISONS GOOGLE TRANSLATION ECRIVEZ-NOUS EN LANGUE ANGLAISE. JE VOUS REMERCIE

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  • Posted: Sep 4, 2018 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Largo, Florida, United States

    hello, I need help urgently. I got this message too and I have send him my information and they reply with my message.

    They asked me to send them money. I know its a fraude I have just do that just to let them believe that am going to send them any...just for me to get time to report to the ciber crime but I dont know how to report it. can someone please help me.

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    • Posted: Sep 4, 2018 at 1:07 PM by info

      They have already been reported, so just ignore them.

      delete


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