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"Whatsapp Global Powerball Award" Lottery Scam

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"Whatsapp Global Powerball Award" Lottery Scam

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There is no "Whatsapp Global Powerball Award". Therefore, online users who have received e-mail messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in such a lottery or lotto are asked not to follow the instructions in them because they are lottery scams being sent by scammers or thieves.

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.

The "Whatsapp Global Powerball Award" Lotto Scam

From: RESERVE BANK OF INDIA rbidelhi@rbigovn.co.in

Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:17 PM

Subject: Re: Claim the price

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

International Remittance Department

Our ref: RBI/2013-2014/398 IN.

(Dir Series) Circular No.78

Payment file: RBI/Ben/015

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail, We also want to inform you that THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA has been officially notified that your Mobile Number is listed as a beneficiary in the WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Award that was held in (CANADA) on MONDAY 14TH, JANUARY, 2019. We were also informed that your benefit Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH have been officially cleared for PAYMENT at the HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA in Delhi.

Your Benefited Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH has the following File Number: RBT/77012707800901/IND/ Ref Number: 97DH-204701/VOL-5/Batch Number: BKL/108/WB-NL-040/Serial Number: XXX0101000127-81988XX.

NOTE: YOUR WhatsApp NUMBER WAS SELECTED FOR PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES BY WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Program

All Mobile Network WORLDWIDE supported this WhatsApp GLOBAL AWARD Program by furnishing WhatsApp Database with Registered Mobile Numbers which was then collated to facilitate this year Draw which was held in Canada on MONDAY 14TH, JANUARY, 2019. After the Draw , your WhatsApp Number was Selected for this year WhatsApp GLOBAL PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES, The number which your Winning notification was sent s registered to WhatsApp Data based.

To claim your award you are required to provide the needed information for process:

1. NAME IN FULL:

2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):

3. NATIONALITY:

4. AGE:

5. SEX:

6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):

7. WHATSAPP NO & MOBILE NUMBER:

8. BANK NAME:

9. ACCOUNT NAME:

10.ACCOUNT NUMBER:

11. BANK ADDRESS:

12. PASSPORT OR ANY OTHER I D CARDS

Be informed that your Benefited funds of Rs. ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH (Two Crore, Seventy Five Lakhs India Rupees) is ready to be transferred to you. All verification has been done, the telegraphic remittance process has been concluded and the funds is now available for immediate transfer to your local account. Please be informed that the deadline for transferring your Amount (₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH) is just 48-hrs only.

Meanwhile, The benefited amount which is Rs ₹ 2.75 Crores will be transferred to you after the APPROVAL from the High Commission of Canada in Delhi, as it was communicated by the (R.B.I) Governor that any Beneficiary of WhatsApp GLOBAL Award you will have to send ACCOUNT DETAILS and your Aadhar Card copy Or Any Other Id Proof Available through Email: (rbidelhi@rbigovn.co.in)

to enable us complete the transfer.

For Further Clarification:Contact the Canadian Embassy through the below information:

For: Contact Person: DR. HARRY NELSON of (High Commission of Canada)

Phone Number: 08130327013

Office Address: 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India

Office hours - (Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm) / (Saturday - 8:00am to 2:00pm)

While we await your response, thank you for your time and urgent attention to these vital request as we are committed in delivering high quality banking services to suit your needs.

Thank you,

ASHOK KUMAR

GENERAL MANAGER

FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT

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  • August 31, 2019 at 2:47 AM by an anonymous user from Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India

    "YOUR WHATSAPP NO HAS WON RS. 2 CRORE 75 LAKH IN THE WHATSAPP GLOBAL AWARD 2019.FOR CLAIM, SEND NAME:ADD: MOBILE NO: AGE: OCCUPATION: TO: rbi@rbidelhi.in"

    I got this message today

    Please friends aware of this type of messages.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:44 AM by an anonymous user from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Oh god, I'm also emailed my details, but I have not sent money yet! Now what I have to do? Is my details are safe!? Now scammer knows my mail id. Is any problem? Tell some safe ideas.

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    • August 25, 2019 at 4:11 AM by info

      Just be careful going forward because the scammers have some of your information, and will attempt to trick you into sending them money, more personal information, or trick you into visiting phishing websites that steal credit card information.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:04 PM by an anonymous user from Delhi, India

    Kind liers; have also sent me this message today.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 5:43 AM by an anonymous user from Delhi, India

    "DEAR WHATS-APP WINNER,YOUR WHATS-APP NO HAS WON RS. 2 CRORE 75 LAKH IN THE WHATSAPP GLOBAL AWARD 2019.FOR CLAIM,SEND NAME:AD:MOBILE:AGE:TO: rbidelhi@rbigovn.in"

    Received this scam.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:37 AM by an anonymous user from Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    Today I also got the same message.. I have sent my name,mobile no, and age. I want to ask whether it will create problems.

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    • June 28, 2019 at 6:17 AM by info

      The scammers will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money, but just ignore them.

      remove

  • June 27, 2019 at 7:35 PM by info

    Good day.

    Another Whatsapp lottery scam from whatsapp number 13217101347 as attached below ;

    ORIGINAL WHATSAPP MESSAGE

    "This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of one hundred Thousands dollars {$100,000.00 USD} on the on going whatsapp Lottery Jackpot. All participant were selected through a computer random integrated system drawn in 15 million verified phone numbers on whatsapp This Program is promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the aspect that impacts peoples lifestyle worldwide. This is your Reference number: 990078567, Batch number: 9056490602/333, Winning number: WHATS20198701/LPRC,ticket number; 85000-KWY, serial number; 7755551111

    As a part of our security protocol we ask you to keep this notification strictly from public notice until your winnings are remitted to you.

    This message contains sensitive details

    Please contact:: WhatsApp.2019.jackpotwinning@gmail.com to redeem your prices

    *Congratulations*"

    I got the response below after I asked for the next step.

    With regards

    Fradrick

    Harare

    Zimbabwe

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Whatsapp 2019 jackpot winning <whatsapp.2019.jackpotwinning@gmail.com>

    Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:30

    Subject: Re: WHATSAPP LOTTERY PRIZE

    Thanks for getting back to us your informations has been forwarded down to the delivery department to start with your paper work as soon as possible You can send us your card details so that the cash price be wired to you

    Note You can trust us with your card details

    No third party will have access to your card details

    WhatsApp will be held responsible for any card threat

    If you do not trust us with your card details.

    You will have to pay for UPS shipping delivery Fees of $1500 for UPS workers to deliver your parcel to your doorstep three days upon payment

    Note:::::We never provided the courier fee that is why you have to come up with the fee. It is not possible that the courier fee be deducted from your winnings as your cash has already been issued and sealed and as it stands you are the only one that can open the cash box when it gets to your doorstep

    Notify us about the step you choose so we can tell you the next step.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 12:49 PM by an anonymous user from Chandigarh, India

    What rubbish. Today I got the same message, for a time I was shocked

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  • June 6, 2019 at 6:48 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: "RESERVE BANK OF INDIA©" <rbidelhi@rbigovn.in>

    Date: 02-Jun-2019 9:41 PM

    Subject: Re: Global Award

    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

    International Remittance Department

    Our ref: RBI/2013-2014/398 IN.

    (Dir Series) Circular No.78

    Payment file: RBI/Ben/015

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

    We acknowledge the receipt of your mail, We also want to inform you that THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA has been officially notified that your Mobile Number is listed as a beneficiary in the WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Award that was held in (CANADA) on MONDAY 14TH, JANUARY, 2019. We were also informed that your benefit Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH have been officially cleared for PAYMENT at the HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA in Delhi.

    Your Benefited Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH has the following File Number: RBT/77012707800901/IND/ Ref Number: 97DH-204701/VOL-5/Batch Number: BKL/108/WB-NL-040/Serial Number: XXX0101000127-81988XX.

    NOTE: YOUR WhatsApp NUMBER WAS SELECTED FOR PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES BY WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Program

    All Mobile Network WORLDWIDE supported this WhatsApp GLOBAL AWARD Program by furnishing WhatsApp Database with Registered Mobile Numbers which was then collated to facilitate this year Draw which was held in Canada on MONDAY 14TH, JANUARY, 2019. After the Draw , your WhatsApp Number was Selected for this year WhatsApp GLOBAL PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES, The number which your Winning notification was sent s registered to WhatsApp Data based.

    To claim your award you are required to provide the needed information for process:

    1. NAME IN FULL:

    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):

    3. NATIONALITY:

    4. AGE:

    5. SEX:

    6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):

    7. WHATSAPP NO & MOBILE NUMBER:

    8. BANK NAME:

    9. ACCOUNT NAME:

    10.ACCOUNT NUMBER:

    11. BANK ADDRESS:

    12. PASSPORT OR ANY OTHER I D CARDS:

    Be informed that your Benefited funds of Rs. ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH (Two Crore, Seventy Five Lakhs India Rupees) is ready to be transferred to you. All verification has been done, the telegraphic remittance process has been concluded and the funds is now available for immediate transfer to your local account. Please be informed that the deadline for transferring your Amount (₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH) is just 48-hrs only.

    Meanwhile, The benefited amount which is Rs ₹ 2.75 Crores will be transferred to you after the APPROVAL from the High Commission of Canada in Delhi, as it was communicated by the (R.B.I) Governor that any Beneficiary of WhatsApp GLOBAL Award you will have to send ACCOUNT DETAILS and your Aadhar Card copy Or Any Other Id Proof Available through Email: (rbidelhi@rbigovn.in)

    to enable us complete the transfer.

    For Further Clarification:Contact the Canadian Embassy through the below information:

    For: Contact Person: DR. HARRY NELSON of (Canadian Embassy)

    Phone Number: 07428313660

    Office Address: 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India

    Office hours - (Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm) / (Saturday - 8:00am to 2:00pm)

    While we await your response, thank you for your time and urgent attention to these vital request as we are committed in delivering high quality banking services to suit your needs.

    Thank you,

    MRS. ANITA SHARMA

    GENERAL MANAGER

    FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT

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  • June 6, 2019 at 4:00 AM by an anonymous user from Marathi, Maharashtra, India

    I too received the same email

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  • May 26, 2019 at 12:21 AM by an anonymous user from New Delhi, Delhi, India

    Received this scam:

    "DEAR WHATSAPP USER,YOUR WHATSAPP NO HAS WON RS. 2 CRORE 75 LAKH IN THE WHATSAPP GLOBAL AWARD 2019.FOR CLAIM,SEND NAME:ADD:MOB NO:AGE:TO: rbidelhi@rbidpt.org"

    remove

    • May 26, 2019 at 1:36 AM by an anonymous user from Delhi, India

      Ya, I received sms today

      remove

  • May 25, 2019 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    I also receive this msg today

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  • May 23, 2019 at 11:25 AM by an anonymous user from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    I AM received SMS but I did not send them money but I send them my all detail. its any problem for me pls tell

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    • May 23, 2019 at 11:38 AM by info

      What exactly did you send?

      remove

  • May 21, 2019 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    Received this scam message:

    "For further clarification on how to pay the bank processing charges of rs23,800 only,contact the transfer manager rahul sinha on 09319219851 for the claims."

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    • May 23, 2019 at 11:16 AM by an anonymous user from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

      Ya, I received SMS Today.

      remove

  • May 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: RESERVE BANK OF INDIA© <rbidelhi@rbigovn.in>

    Date: 21 May 2019 at 12:44:05 AM IST

    Subject: Re: Information

    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

    International Remittance Department

    Our ref: RBI/2013-2014/398 IN.

    (Dir Series) Circular No.78

    Payment file: RBI/Ben/015

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

    We acknowledge the receipt of your mail, We also want to inform you that THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA has been officially notified that your Mobile Number is listed as a beneficiary in the WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Award that was held in (CANADA) on MONDAY 14TH, JANUARY, 2019. We were also informed that your benefit Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH have been officially cleared for PAYMENT at the HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA in Delhi.

    Your Benefited Amount ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH has the following File Number: RBT/77012707800901/IND/ Ref Number: 97DH-204701/VOL-5/Batch Number: BKL/108/WB-NL-040/Serial Number: XXX0101000127-81988XX.

    NOTE: YOUR WhatsApp NUMBER WAS SELECTED FOR PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES BY WhatsApp GLOBAL POWERBALL Program

    All Mobile Network WORLDWIDE supported this WhatsApp GLOBAL AWARD Program by furnishing WhatsApp Database with Registered Mobile Numbers which was then collated to facilitate this year Draw which was held in Canada on MONDAY 14TH, JANUARY, 2019. After the Draw , your WhatsApp Number was Selected for this year WhatsApp GLOBAL PAYMENT of ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH RUPEES, The number which your Winning notification was sent s registered to WhatsApp Data based.

    To claim your award you are required to provide the needed information for process:

    1. NAME IN FULL:

    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):

    3. NATIONALITY:

    4. AGE:

    5. SEX:

    6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):

    7. WHATSAPP NO & MOBILE NUMBER:

    8. BANK NAME:

    9. ACCOUNT NAME:

    10.ACCOUNT NUMBER:

    11. BANK ADDRESS:

    12. PASSPORT OR ANY OTHER I D CARDS:

    Be informed that your Benefited funds of Rs. ₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH (Two Crore, Seventy Five Lakhs India Rupees) is ready to be transferred to you. All verification has been done, the telegraphic remittance process has been concluded and the funds is now available for immediate transfer to your local account. Please be informed that the deadline for transferring your Amount (₹ 2 CRORE 75 LAKH) is just 48-hrs only.

    Meanwhile, The benefited amount which is Rs ₹ 2.75 Crores will be transferred to you after the APPROVAL from the High Commission of Canada in Delhi, as it was communicated by the (R.B.I) Governor that any Beneficiary of WhatsApp GLOBAL Award you will have to send ACCOUNT DETAILS and your Aadhar Card copy Or Any Other Id Proof Available through Email: (rbidelhi@rbigovn.in)

    to enable us complete the transfer.

    For Further Clarification:Contact the Canadian Embassy through the below information:

    For: Contact Person: DR. HARRY NELSON of (Canadian Embassy)

    Phone Number: 07428313660

    Office Address: 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India

    Office hours - (Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm) / (Saturday - 8:00am to 2:00pm)

    While we await your response, thank you for your time and urgent attention to these vital request as we are committed in delivering high quality banking services to suit your needs.

    Thank you,

    ANITA VERMA

    GENERAL MANAGER

    FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT"

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  • May 20, 2019 at 2:49 PM by an anonymous user from Guwahati, Assam, India

    What if I have already sent all my details to the id but have not transferred any amount yet. Now that I know, I will not transfer any. So I am safe na?

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    • May 20, 2019 at 5:09 PM by info

      The scammers will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money. So, just be careful going forward and do not send them your money.

      remove

  • April 22, 2019 at 2:31 AM by an anonymous user from New Delhi, Delhi, India

    how to stop and report such messages..

    today I too recieved this message

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  • April 16, 2019 at 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    I also received this message today.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 1:13 PM by an anonymous user from Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India

    I also receive this message

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    • April 14, 2019 at 2:18 AM by an anonymous user from Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India

      I also receive this message today

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  • March 28, 2019 at 11:26 PM by an anonymous user from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

    I also received a message like this:

    "DEAR SUBSCRIBER, YOUR WHATSAPP NO HAS WON RS.2 CRORE 75 LAKH ... BZ-617226"

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    • September 15, 2019 at 9:47 PM by an anonymous user from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

      I got same message for 2cr 75 lakhs

      remove

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