There is NO "Instagram Neo Heritage Award Online Promotion" - Do Not Be Fooled by Lottery Scammers

There is NO Instagram Neo Heritage Award Online Promotion - Do Not Be Fooled by Lottery Scammers

There is no "Instagram Neo Heritage Award Online Promotion" paying thousands or millions of dollars in prizes. Therefore, do not be fooled by lottery scammers who are sending the fake messages to potential victims claiming they are winners in the same lottery, award or promotion. The scammers trick potential victims into sending them their personal information and will subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called lottery prize.

I have recently been contacted by an Instagram user (charlotterutherford) with a claim that I am allegedly the recipient of a 1 million USD (one of 24 annually selected) as part of the Instagram Neo Heritage Award online promotion.

The user posted photo images of two individuals holding oversized prize checks for the 1 million dollars and these checks bore the official Instagram logo.

The user then proceeded to request the following information from me:

  • Name
  • Last name
  • Country
  • Residential address
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Mobile number
  • email address

I know this is a lottery and phishing scam based on readily available online postings warning of such. I provided no personal demographic information and instead requested the user to provide contact information (telephone and email), which were not sent.

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

Comments (Total: 4)

To protect your privacy, please remove sensitive or identifiable information from your comments, questions, or reviews. We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your post will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous post cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

The comments, reviews or answers below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

  • December 8, 2018 at 10:19 PM by an anonymous user from: San Salvador, El Salvador

    Today, I was contacted by a person trying to scam me.

  • September 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    They have already chat with me, and I ask for their phone number and they did not answer.

  • September 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Perry, Florida, United States

    Charlotte(from this instagram scam) tried to scam me as well. She only has my name, email and address. But thanks to this article I didn't give any more info nor did I give her money. I already blocked her. What should I do?

    • September 10, 2018 at 6:53 PM by info

      Just ignore them.

Comments Show More Comments (3)

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

There is NO "Instagram Neo Heritage Award Online Promotion" - Do Not Be Fooled by Lottery Scammers