"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

There is no "Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" lottery. Therefore, recipients of messages claiming that they are winners in the same lottery or award programme asked not to follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the messages because they are fakes that being sent by lottery scammers to their potential victims. The scammers trick their potential victims into sending them their information by claiming that they are winners in a lottery that doesn't exist. Once they have received the information, they will subsequently ask their potential victims to send money in order to receive their so-called lottery prize.

Vibers International Balloting Anniversary Lottery Scam

But, once the scammers receive their potential victims' information they will sell it to other scammers who will constantly contact the potential victims in an attempt to scam them. And, if the potential victims send their money to the scammers, they will take it and disappear leaving the victims depressed, and hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.

The "Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

From: VIBER INTERNATIONAL BALLOT AWARD - vibercash1@gmail.com

Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2019, 15:59

Subject: Re:


It is Viber's International Balloting Anniversary,We are celebrating by giving away millions of gifts to our subscribers-from $3 Viber out credit to $700,000.00 USD Master Debit Visa Card. The 2019 Prize award of Viber Pay out fund was a random selection of all mobile registered network on our service provider around the globe; it is no doubt a momentous achievement in the history of this Organization.

International Viber Ballot is a global gateway to a $3.2 billion dollar industry, it one of the largest Social Network App in the world, and We seize this opportunity to give back to society by funding humanitarian needs. International Viber Ballot team wants you to win and the world to win. "One World - One Globe" defines the universal scope and "Betting for a Better World" establishes the philosophy of the company.

The *Viber Ballot team* wish to inform you that your number was selected by our ballot draw machine and your fund had been deposited temporary in our paying bank in Thailand where your ballot number falls for payment and it is requested that the 4th winner category will be paid out by Debit Visa Card and will be delivered by the courier service to your door step. This process will not take them more than two or three working days in as much as you followed the procedure as directed.

As a true International Viber Ballot Team, *Viber Ballot team* will be accessible to every free adult on earth as a sensible, socially accepted, non-political, global fund-raising mechanism. Contributing a substantial percentage of the massive sweepstakes to financially assist world needs as outlined by the United Nations, the G20 Summit, the World Health Organization, European Union, the Africa Progress Panel and the Economic Forums, *Viber Ballot Team* will focus on universal concerns of hunger, potable water, disease, literacy, global warming, alternative energy and reserves for the next tsunami, earthquake or hurricane


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October 22, 2019 at 4:25 PM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

Received via email:

"Hello I've been tricked by scammers at the Viber International Ballot Award

They told me to pay them $ 280 for the shipping cost,

They also told me that the Thai customs had slipped my bank card and I had to pay them 670 to clear the customs."


October 16, 2019 at 1:34 AM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tirana, Albania


I have some questions:

1. How is it possible that my number has come out a winner when I have not played in this lottery?

2. Then I can not give my confidential data, who guarantees that they will not be used by you?

3. How do I know if I will get this money?

Thank you.


August 27, 2019 at 9:24 AM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Hello I got the same message too and am wondering about the simplicity, is it fraud?


August 27, 2019 at 11:22 AM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

Yes, it is fraudulent because the scammers are trying to trick you into sending them money for a lottery that doesn't exist.


August 2, 2019 at 1:49 PM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam


This is to let you know that we have already created an online bank account on your name which enabled us to remit your total won fund.

Attached to this mail is a copy of your visa card to be dispatched to you through Thai postal shipments.

For security purposes, Do not inform the shipping company of the package content, just inform them that you have a package from the Allway bank to be delivered to you.

Bank Guide on Visa Card

With the ATM debit card, you can withdraw from any ATM machine in your location that has the visa logo sign, slot the visa card and key in the 4 digit pins(with the ATM card package) you will see the balance on the ATM display screen {$700,000.00}and you will be able to withdraw and transfer from Visa ATM card.

The daily withdrawal of this ATM visa card is $10,000.

We have forwarded all your delivery details to the shipping company to enable them deliver your visa ATM package. Send this approval number to them: VB2990/001

Contact the shipping company with the below details

Contact email address:


Address: Postal Shipments. 3 Victory Monument, Soi 3/21 Sukhumvit road, Bangkok Thailand.

Website: https://postalshipmentlog.com

Contact person: Mr. Matawe

You can send them your delivery details for easy reference.

Yours in service,

Mr.Simon Kuwar

(Foreign Remittance manager)."

Here is another scam.


July 29, 2019 at 8:48 AM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

"With the ATM debit card, you can withdraw from any ATM machine in your location that has the visa logo sign, slot the visa card and key in the 4 digit pins(with the ATM card package) you will see the balance on the ATM display screen {$700,000.00}and you will be able to withdraw and transfer from Visa ATM card.

The daily withdrawal of this ATM visa card is $10,000.

We have forwarded all your delivery details to the shipping company to enable them deliver your visa ATM package. Send this approval number to them: VB2990/001

Contact the shipping company with the below details

Contact email address: courier@thaipostshipment.online

Address: Postal Shipments. 3 Victory Monument, SoI 33/21 Sukhumvit road, Bangkok Thailand.

Contact person: Mr. Pat Ubon

You can send them your delivery details for easy reference."

Another fake email.


July 22, 2019 at 10:50 PM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

"From:Viber Inc <ballot.viberballoting@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 3:31 AM

Subject: Re: viber no 94783639996


We deeply congratulate you once again for winning the *VIBER* International balloting award programme.

Your Mobile Number has been selected among the five lucky-winners of the *VIBER* programme, USA for Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars.

This is a reward program for the patronage of internet services, all participants were selected randomly from world wide mobile number Directories, and your mobile number appears on the VIBER machine as the winner of the 2019 VIBER yearly promotional Award Prize of Seven hundred Thousand Dollars ($700,000.00)

This promotion is part of the financial empowerment program of the VIBER in its struggle to alleviate poverty.

This promotional programme is being promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities in the person of Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc. With the support of VIBER Founder:, Talmon Marco and other corporate companies and organizations in United States to encourage the use of computer systems worldwide.

Full Name:.


Contact Mobile Number:..."

Here is another scam.


July 22, 2019 at 10:49 PM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam

"From:Viber Inc <ballot.viberballoting@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 8:17 PM

Subject: Re: Approved, Contact Our Paying Bank

Dear winner,

This is to officially inform you that your application form has been approved for payment, we have forwarded your winning files and payment approval details to our paying bank in Thailand. You are required to contact the bank for the payment and transfer of your winning prize fund. Please remember to quote your approval number when you contact the bank for their easy reference {VB2990/001}

Your won prize fund is temporally deposited with our correspondent bank in Thailand. Allway Bank Thailand, and will be transferred from the bank to your bank account for your confirmation.

Note below for the contact details of our paying bank. Attached to this mail is your winning certificate, You may send it to the bank for reference. info@allwaymail.info

Allway Bank Thailand [Head Office]

149/38 bumrung samranraj road. Pranakorn., Bangkok Thailand.

BA | Manager: Mr. Simon Kuwar

E-Mail: info@allwaymail.info"

Here is another scam.


June 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam


Your number 359877075665 has been selected as the winner of Seven hundred thousand dollars on the International Ballot award programme.

Send your winning REF No: VB/US-64634579 to email: info@viberballoting.com for more information on how to claim your funds. Contact: info@viberballoting.com

05.06.2019 11:25:27"

Received this scam.


June 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM by
"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

I also received the same message to my phone.


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"Viber's International Balloting Anniversary" Lottery Scam