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Beware of "WhatsApp Lottery" Lotto Scams

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Beware of "WhatsApp Lottery" Lotto Scams

There is no "WhatsApp 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 Lottery" Lotto 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 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,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 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 +44 745 218 6971.THANK YOU

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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2018 at 11:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Mauritius

    I also received this type of message and believe so much that it was true that I gave my personal information.

    I hope that this will not cause me issue in the future. They sent me a voucher on WhatsApp asking for money to deliver it.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 6, 2018 at 12:18 AM by info

      The scammers will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money, but never send them your money.

      Once you are asked to send money in order to a lottery prize, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 2, 2018 at 12:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

    Hi, l've also received a message as such and thinking it too be true. I've sent my personal details...will that cause any problems...thank u.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 2, 2018 at 4:03 AM by info

      Just be careful going forward because the scammers will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2018 at 6:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lisbon, Portugal

    Here is another scam:

    "Hallo,

    here are Mails comming from WhatsApp
    ATTN:WhatsApp Lottery Winner,
    Due to the UK

    money laundering act of 1999 and also because of the huge amount involved it became pertinent to register this cheque for security reasons and to guide against theft.The British law on banking stipulates that any cheque going out of the shores of UK that is in excess of £200,000 must be dully registered with the British money laundering department and here we are talking of £1Million.As soon as this cheque is fully registered in your name it

    becomes possible that it can be drawn from anywhere in the world.Kindly note that we can not deduct/discount from this cheque.We shall despatch this cheque to you as soon as registration is done.The cost of cheque registration is 1980GBP.Note that WhatsApp Inc will not be blamed or held responsible as a result of your inability to realize this cheque due to British financial laws as may have applied in this case.This is because a cheque of GBP 1Million naturally must attract authorities attention in any country of the world.

    Thank you,
    Dr Bunard Adams

    NB....
    You are hereby advised to pay the sum of €750.We regret invonveniences this may cause you.Note:You will receive your cheque ie £1 Million within 48 hours upon payment and cheque registration.In sum,this cheque CAN NOT BE DEDUCTED as it's only an instrument (not cash) and can only be released to you after it has been duly registered by the British Government.Please call

    44 754 227 3143 or call us on WhatsApp to confirm receipt.We await your earliest call going forward.

    Thank you.
    Dr Bunard Adams"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 28, 2018 at 8:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Quatre Bornes, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

    What will happen if we have already answered this message

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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2018 at 7:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Mauritius

    Why are they doing so using whats App?

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 12:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ebene CyberCity, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

    I'm from Mauritius. I also received the same msg on whatsapp on Friday 9th November.

    I doubted that it was a spam and while browsing the net I came across your website.

    Thanks a lot to clear my doubt.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 23, 2018 at 10:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Mauritius

      Hi, I am also from Mauritius; received a message asking me for 18800rs in order get my check.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2018 at 9:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Mauritius

    Received this scam:

    "WHATSAPP INC;WINNING NOTIFICATION,

    COUNTRY :MAURITIUS,
    WINNING PHONE NO:

    230 5713 ....
    AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS (RS50 MILLION
    WHATSAPP NUMBER:

    30 694 479 0133 (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 0133 (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 0133 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.DO NOT SEND MESSAGE TO THE SENDER OF THIS MESSAGE IE

    234..... THANK YOU.

    WHATSAPP INC; NOTIFICATION GAGNANTE PAYS: MAURICE,
    Numéro de téléphone gagnant:"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 9:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Mauritius

    l received it today. thanks for the alert.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 7:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ebene CyberCity, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

    I received this message today at 3:28 pm.. What to do.. I delete the message or else

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 6, 2018 at 5:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mandaluyong City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    Here is another scam:

    "WHATSAPP INC;WINNING NOTIFICATION, COUNTRY :PHILIPPINES,
    WINNING PHONE NO : 63 917 31. ....
    AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS =( PHP 70398817.87 MILLION
    WHATSAPP NUMBER: 30 694 479 0133 (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 0133 (WhatsApp only)
    1.Name
    2.Address
    3.Age
    4.Sex/Gender
    5.Profession.
    6.Marital Status
    7.Winning ticket number
    8.Serial number

    This information will enable us prepare a Certificate of Winning and other releavant paper works for your 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. shall 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 0133 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"

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 23, 2018 at 7:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Mauritius

      I received this message also, how to report this person?

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 6, 2018 at 12:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kohalpur, Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal

    I have also receive this message

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 24, 2018 at 2:13 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    " 234 812 877 6508
    WHATSAPP INC;WINNING NOTIFICATION, COUNTRY :PORTUGAL, WINNING PHONE NO: 351 967

    AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS =( €1.2MILLION WHATSAPP NUMBER: 30 694 479 0133 (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"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 17, 2018 at 12:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "WhatApp Company"
    Date: 17-Sep-2018 3:33 PM
    Subject: WHATSAPP LOTTERY DELIVERY DETAILS


    Image result for whatsapp logo
    Whats-App Inc.
    Corporate Address: 650 Castro Street,
    Suite 120-219. Mountain View, California,
    94041. United States of America.
    Phone No: 1 562-206-2443
    Whats-App Agent Chat No: 18573085754
    (Email: whatsapp0018@hotmail.com)

    Dear Esteem Customer: AB Shiddique SK,

    Welcome to DHL Courier Service U.S.A, the satisfied delivery agent for the WHATSAPP Mobile App Lottery Promotion Department. We received your complete delivery details and we wish to inform you that your parcel containing the following below documents has been prepared for dispatch accordingly;

    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 MOBILE
    7) ONE IPAD 4 TABLET

    These above very vital documents have been received by the DHL Courier Service U.S.A from the WHATSAPP Mobile App Lottery Promotion Department and your parcel has been prepared for dispatch today for onward delivery to India.

    The delivery system is the diplomatic delivery system because of the important content of your parcel. We are working with the WHATSAPP Mobile App Lottery Promotion Department to ensure a successful delivery of your parcel. The parcel will be delivered to you by one of our International Courier Diplomat (Diplomat Nelson Bob) he will be the one to direct and inform you on how to claim your payment DEMAND DRAFT and get it credited in your private bank account. Diplomat Nelson Bob will remain in India for THREE (3) days ONLY to see you through in all the process.

    More so, we want to inform you that the Diplomat Nelson Bob will depart the United State of America today for the delivery of your parcel to you in INDIA. He is going to arrive in the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi; there he is going to do all the India custom’s clearance process with the India customs and after completing all Airport clearance process he will board a local flight from NEW DELHI to your CITY proceeding to your home address for delivery of your parcel.

    Below is the details of the delivery agent and his arrival time to India you are to make yourself available on that date to avoid problem during the delivery process.

    DELIVERY AGENT: Diplomat Nelson Bob
    CONTACT EMAIL: diplomatnelsonbob@post.com
    DEPARTURE DATE/TIME: Monday 17/09/2018 - 10:50:00 PM (California U.S.A TIME)
    ARRIVAL DATE/TIME : Tuesday 18/09/2018 09:45:00 AM (INDIA TIME)

    You are to make yourself available at your home address in your city on the arrival date (TUESDAY) September 18th 2018- 09:45:00 AM (INDIA TIME) to avoid delay in the process for delivery of your parcel, as you will be the only one to sign and collect your parcel....Please, do cooperate fully with Diplomat Nelson Bob.

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: The DHL Courier Service U.S.A or our representative Diplomat Nelson Bob, do not know the rules and regulations in INDIA as regard custom clearance process, so any unforeseen expenses like Indian Airport Authority Custom Clearance Duty Fee shall be PAID by the receiver or owner of the parcel. We CANNOT deduct any charges fees from your winning prize because it has been insured to its full value of amount and enclose as a diplomatic delivery in your favor and already dispatched. The Indian customs require that Custom Clearance Duty Fees to be paid before your parcel can live the airport, DHL Courier Service U.S.A will not be responsible to pay this amount for you.

    Attached to this email is a scan copy of your delivery agent identity.

    You are requested to send below information's to Diplomat Nelson Bob via his email: diplomatnelsonbob@post.com a scan copy of your ID proof(ID CARD/INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/VOTERS CARD OR DRIVERS LICENSE or PAN CARD ) to enable him identify you as soon as he arrives your country India. Send him also the below listed details to his email id : diplomatnelsonbob@post.com :
    1.Your full names.
    2.Your residence address.
    3.Your direct mobile number.
    4.Your occupation.
    5.Your date of birth.
    9.Scan copy of your photo id proof........
    TO Diplomat Nelson Bob, Via E-mail: ( diplomatnelsonbob@post.com).


    Best Regards,,,
    Mr. Martin Philip.
    Managing Director Whats app Company U.S.A .

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 17, 2018 at 6:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Amadora, Lisbon, Portugal

    Hi, I'm from Oporto in Portugal and I also received that message.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 8:35 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Castelo Branco, Portugal

    I'm from Portugal and I also received this message today.

    Thanks for the alert!

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ferragudo, Faro, Portugal

    I got that same message today. I'm from Portugal.

    It was too good to be true!

    Thank you for making people aware of such crime.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2018 at 10:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Curepipe, Plaines Wilhems District, Mauritius

    Just got same message today & i'm from Mauritius, but I already suspected that it was a scam. So I checked online & found this site. Thanks u so much for sensibilizing and making people aware of these unscrupulous scammers. Keep it on!!!

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 26, 2018 at 10:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius

    My husband received this message on 24 Jul...2018 they asked him to go to ciber crime to start the procedure. He has gone and do it already, one month today, and he has signed document without asking any money before they asked him to wait for money transfer to the bank.

    I would like to know if its really a fraud; my husband dont want to listen to me and I am scared about this? please answer me, what do I need to do?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 26, 2018 at 10:31 AM by info

      It is a lottery scam or it is fraudulent. Do not allow your husband to send them money, or else they will take it and disappear.

      delete


      • Posted: Sep 4, 2018 at 12:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius

        but they did not asked to send them money

        delete


        • Posted: Sep 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM by info

          They will do that subsequently or afterwards.

          delete


  • Posted: Aug 21, 2018 at 9:45 PM by info

    Received this:

    "1 06 24 15 234 902 608 59...

    WHATSAPP INC;WINNING NOTIFICATION, COUNTRY: MAURITIUS, WINNING PHONE NO: 230 5808 .... kr ■ AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS =(RS50 MILLION WHATSAPP NUMBER: 30 694 479 0133 (WhatsApp Only)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dear WhatsApp Lottery Winner, We happily announce to you that your mobile phone number have won A Lucky Prize of GBP 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great British Pounds Sterling) from WhatsApp Awareness Promo in collaboration with Greece,UK and UAE Lottery Commissions."

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 29, 2018 at 8:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius

      Received this scam:

      "WHATSAPP INC; WINNING NOTIFICATION, COUNTRY : MAURITIUS,
      WINNING PHONE NO: 230 5808 ....
      AMOUNT WON : £1M POUNDS =(RS50 MILLION
      WHATSAPP NUMBER: (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,UK and UAE Lottery Commissions.

      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 (WhatsApp only)
      1.Name
      2.Address
      3.Age
      4.Sex
      5.Profession
      6.Winning ticket number and
      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 blamedfor your inability to claim this prize within the applicable British law and stipulated time flame.Please call/sms.

      Yours in service,

      Dr. BUNARD ADAMS,
      Coordinator, WhatsApp Lottery 2018."


      And you wont believe it, I'm from mauritius... my number starts with 58086620

      delete


      • Posted: Aug 30, 2018 at 12:14 AM by info

        Some how they were able to get your information.

        delete


  • Posted: Aug 19, 2018 at 2:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    I receive yesterday and I have already delete

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 14, 2018 at 11:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Quatre Bornes, Plaines Wilhems District, Mauritius

    I received same msg now.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 3, 2018 at 10:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kigali, Rwanda

    I have just receive the same messege now

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 3, 2018 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kigali, Rwanda

    I got a such message

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 1, 2018 at 7:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kigali, Rwanda

    I just recieived one now

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 15, 2018 at 8:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fujairah, Al Fujayrah, United Arab Emirates

    What happens if you get this message on WhatsApp?

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 15, 2018 at 9:14 AM by info

      Just delete it.

      delete


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