NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam

Recipients of fake National Basketball Association(NBA) lottery or sweepstakes emails like the one below are asked not to follow the instructions in them. There is no such lottery and the fake emails are lotto scams being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money and personal information for a lottery that doesn't exist.

NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam

A "NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes" Scam


My name is Barrister Richard Edward, Am the (NBA) National Basketball Association Coordinator assigned to pay winners we are happy to inform you of the (NBA) board announced the result concluded annual final draws held by NBA board of directors in conjunction with the Apple Inc Cupertino, your mobile number was among the 12 Lucky winner’s sweepstakes. Your mobile number won the sum of; Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only. $450,000.00 USD in the ongoing NBA Award Lottery Programmed held in London UK and Los Angeles California USA.

In line with commemorating event of the 2018–2019 NBA seasons is the 71st season of the National Basketball Association also the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. The event is organized by the NBA Governing body UK supported by Apple Inc. Over 26 million Americans play basketball (according to the SGMA's U.S. Trends in Team Sports research). 15.5 million People play casual/pick-up basketball.

However the NBA mobile conducted results were released on the 25th July, 2019 and your mobile number was attached to payment file REGISTRATION ORDER NUMBER: NBA/E03/5Q-037 AND BATCH NUMBER: 3/F-437/USA the online draws was conducted by a random selection of mobile numbers. We rolled out over $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars Only) for our NBA lottery promo. All participants were select through a computer ballot system drawn from 30,000.00 mobile companies and 45,000,000.00 individual mobile numbers from 48 mobile networks from North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, and Europe. As part of the international promotions program, which is conducted annually in England this promo is approved by the UK GOVT and licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

However, no tickets were sold but all mobile number was randomly select, recipients were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. The selection process was carried out through a random mechanism selection in our computerized worldwide mobile machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 45 Million mobile numbers drawn from all the continents of the world. The NBA Mobile draw is held quarterly and is organized to encourage the active fans of NBA mostly for the online ranking as U.S represent the highest popularity of NBA worldwide.

So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize. It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication results of the online NBA UK draw.

The Board of Directors, Members of Staffs and the International Awareness of NBA Payment Center London UK, wishes to congratulate you as one of our twelve (12) STAR PRIZE WINNER. This makes you the proud owner of a cash prize of $450,000.00 USD.

Stated below are your Identification Numbers:



Please you are advice to fill the form and send it immediately back to us for processing/collection of your fund from the designated.


(1)FULL NAME: _________

(2)SEX: _______________




(6)AGE: ____

(7)CITY: _____

(8)STATE: _______

(9)POSTAL CODE: ______

(10)COUNTRY: ______

(11)OCCUPATION: _____

(12)E-MAIL ADDRESS: _______


You are hereby advice not to reveal to people about your Prize Award until your fund is successfully handed/transfer into your bank account to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. NBA Lottery shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned, note; any unclaimed prize will be returned to the treasury of NBA Lottery Account.

Once again congratulations and always check your email for delivery info.

Yours Faithfully,

Barr. Richard Edward

Manager of NBA Claim Department Washington USA

For Clarification Call: +1-281-749-1644

NBA Board of Governors

NOTE: We advise you to maintain strict confidentiality of your NBAWINNING NOTIFICATION and the ENTIRE CLAIMS PROCESS until the verification process has been completed and your cash remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMS WHICH COULD LEAD TO CANCELLATION OF FUNDS REMITTANCE/CLAIMS PROCEDURES. Quote your registration order number:NBA/E03/5Q-037and your batch number:3/F-437/USA In all correspondence e-mail with us, accept our hearty congratulations once again!!!

You are advice to keep all Lotteries winning information away from the general public especially REGISTRATION ORDER NUMBER AND BATCH NUMBER. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).

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August 1, 2023 at 9:52 PM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Makati, National Capital Region, Philippines

On the 25th of July 2023, nbamega30 emailed me about this winning prize. I emailed it back, but you know what, my email wasn't sent because the email or the address doesn't exist. It's a big scam though. Maybe many people who receive their email reported this email address they are using. Well, it's good for the scammer then. So we should report it. also so that the scammer can't use it anymore for other victims.


August 5, 2023 at 1:20 AM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Mandaluyong, National Capital Region, Philippines

It happend also to me right away I replyed back. But it was said the email is not found...


May 20, 2023 at 1:43 AM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Taguig City, National Capital Region, Philippines

Some one email me that I am the one who win NBA lottery. Is this legit or scam?


July 26, 2023 at 10:43 PM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Taguig City, National Capital Region, Philippines

Me too got an email about this


May 20, 2023 at 11:57 AM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam

It is a scam.


May 11, 2023 at 8:19 PM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Meron nag chat sakin about this, paano ba to malaman kung hindI scamm?

Someone chatted with me about this, how do I know if it's not a scam?


December 8, 2022 at 9:14 AM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Pili, Bicol, Philippines

May email sakin dumating may form pang pina fill up tapus bago daw ma transfer sa account ko kailangan kung mag bayad ng 16,460 para sa charges

I received an email with a form to be filled up, then before it can be transferred to my account, I need to pay 16,460 for the charges.


October 10, 2022 at 9:24 PM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: General Trias, Calabarzon, Philippines

Thanks for the info, I am the one who received an email like this too.


October 6, 2022 at 8:52 PM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: Pasig City, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ganyan din sakin nag tanong Ako bakit Ako mananalo Wala Naman Ako sinalihan raffle sa NBA ndI na Sila nag reply

I also asked the same question why I won. I didn't participate in the NBA raffle and they replied


September 6, 2022 at 5:41 PM by
NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam
an anonymous user from: North Signal Village, Taguig City, National Capital Region, Philippines

Good day po ma'am and sir...

Concerned ko lng po kung totoo po na may na may NBA raffles KasI po may nag email sa account ko nanalo DAw Ako 500,0000 US DOLLARS. Tapos nag taka lang Ako bkit may babayaran pa Ako sa air port DAw for clearance sa airport sa manila ksI DAw deplomatic DAw magdadala sa pinas.

Ito Ang name Ng magdala James flaven .

Thank you.

Good day ma'am and sir...

I'm just concerned if it's true that there are NBA raffles because someone emailed my account saying I won 500,0000 US DOLLARS. Then I just wondered why I have to pay anything at the airport DAW for clearance at the airport in Manila KSI DAW diplomatic DAW will bring to the Philippines.

This is the name of James Flaven.

Thank you.


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NBA Award Lottery Programmed Sweepstakes Scam