The "Sprint Super Apps International Ballot Award Programme" Lottery Scam
From: Sprint Corporation <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 4:19 am
Subject: Re: SPTUS-VB/APPS937822
To: Hasrat Haseer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Overland Park, Kansas
P.O. Box KS 66251-4300. Kansas City,
Ref: SPTUS-VB/APPS937822. Batch-B
Winning Ticket: 880395RY94CM02USA
Dear Esteemed Lucky Winner
We deeply congratulate you once again for winning the sum of Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($400,000.00 USD) in the just concluded Sprint Super Apps International ballot award programme held in Kansas City, United States. Sprint Corporation is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and the Fourth largest U.S. wireless communications service provider based in Kansas, United States. In this ballot draw all participants mobile Phone numbers were selected randomly through our computer ballot system, drawn from 99.000.000.00 individual Phone numbers from all registered mobile networks around the world.
Your Phone numbers was selected in the Batch-B by the automated computer ballot system, which was programmed for this random selection. This selection eventually qualified you for this Sprint SuperApps International ballot award winner. This Ballot promotional pro-gramme is being organized and sponsored by Sprint Corporation with the support and coordination of World Super Apps network WhatsApp and Viber corporate mobile App to encourage the use of Mobile phone Apps to connect the world more freely.
You have being approved for payment and we have forwarded your file and payment Guarantee documents to our paying bank in Thailand where your winning ballot numbers fall for payment. The ING Finance Bank is our paying bank in Thailand
Please contact the ING Finance Bank through their e-mail address below for the release of your prize money to you. Attached to this email is a copy of my ID Card and your payment Guarantee Certificate for reference.
Remember to quote your approval number when you contact the bank for easy reference to your payment. Your payment approval numbers is : APPS-SPWLD-US/3C77101. Your won prize fund is on short term deposit with the bank, please contact the bank immediately to receive your prize fund.
Bank contact information
Bank Name: ING Bank
Contact Person: Yonglak Saenglaw (Foreign Operation Manager)
Bank E-mail: email@example.com
Congratulations on your winning. Thank you for being a part of our community and for helping to connect the world free. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Payment Ref: SPTUS-VB/APPS937822
The fake email message is being sent out to potential victims by lottery scammers to trick them into believing they are winners in the so-called "Sprint Super Apps International Ballot Award Programme" promotion. The scammers make the scam more convincing by claiming the potential victims were selected randomly through a computer ballot system, therefore, no participation was needed.
If the potential victims respond to the fake lottery email message, the scammers will respond asking them to send personal information in order to collect their so-called prize. Once the information has been sent, the scammers will ask the potential victims to send money, which they will claim is for taxes, processing fees, delivery fee, or some other fee. If the potential victims send the money, the lottery scammers will take it and disappear. The victims, on the other hand, will not receive the prize or money that they were promised and will be a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.
This is why online users should never send money or personal information to anyone who claims that they are winners in some so-called lottery. Legitimate lottery companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.