"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam

There is NO "Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" like the one below, which claims to be giving away thousands or millions of dollars. Therefore, online users who have received email or text messages claiming that they are winners in this so-called lottery are asked to delete them and should not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers.

Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award Lottery Scam

An "Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam

PRIZE ALERT!Congratulations!!!

Your Mobile number has been selected as the auspicious champ of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars(400,000.00 USD)in the Alphabet World Apps ballot award. Payment Ref:APHT-US/ VBAPP7231. Please contact (payment@alphabetballot.com) to receive your won prize fund. Thank you for being part of our community, and for helping to connect the world free.

IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY! Please contact payment@alphabetballot.com )for your payment.

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 "Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" 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.

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April 18, 2020 at 6:56 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hello, I received e mail from Alphabet Incorporation that I'm winner $ 400.000 (four hundert thousent dollars) with winner code,and thay gave me e mail of bank in Thailand to contact them end sent them my winning REF(code). After I'v done that,bank GOI (Bank of Thailand) sent me message that prize is at their bank and thay waiting to clime it.

I asked them if I need to pay anything in advance,they said NO. I was surprised because they gave me two option: 1. To come at bank in Bankok and claim đy price in person,and 2. To sent them my account information and ID with picture.

I answered that I want to claim my prize at bank in their office,and thay said that is no problem and they looking forward to give me my winning. Now I asking my self how it is possible to fraud me if thay asking no money to pay me out. They only can use my account info,nothing else. Can anybody share their expiriance with me with Alphabet Incorporation.

I know that is no chance to win $400.000 like that but they said that I don't need to pay nothing before taking the money,and I welcome to come to Bank of Thailand (they also gave me the name of bank manager for forigner transaction) and claim that money in person. Please if somebody had similar experience, please respond...

Thank you!


September 27, 2019 at 11:23 AM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

It is aphorism and no one else wins anything and no prizes are sent. Transfer money with the message you requested (West Union) and then disappear altogether.

For the sake of interest, I will go to the bottom and ask what and when you send unless you send me a postage. :) :) :)


August 20, 2019 at 2:37 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Shkoder, Albania

Hello! I received such a message yesterday and I did not know and contacted them! at first I was very excited about the selection but then when I was checking the internet thanks to you the address was false! I'm afraid maybe they are stealing my data and doing things in my name!


August 18, 2019 at 12:46 AM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tokyo, Japan

I got this scam message through Viber:

"PRIZE ALERT!Congratulations!Your Mobile number 819066128292 has been selected as the auspicious champ of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars(400,000.00 USD)in the Alphabet World Apps ballot award. Payment Ref:APHT-US/VBAPP7231.

Please contact ( info@alphabetballot.com ) to receive your won prize fund. Thank you for being part of our community, and for helping to connect the world free.

IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY! Please contact ( info@alphabetballot.com )for your payment.

18.08.2019 8:42:18"


July 26, 2019 at 11:41 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kabul, Afghanistan

"This is an affirmation that your account information has been approved for the release and payment of your won prize fund.

You are required to make the payment of $397.00 USD to the Ministry of finance for the stamping of your fund transfer approval for international transfer to your nominated bank account. Attached is the the Ministry of finance Stamp duty approval document for your perusal.

This is in line with the Thailand Ministry of finance international transfer policy regulation in compliance with the Central bank laws on foreign transfer outside the Country.

You are required to make this Payment through Western Union Money transfer with the Ministry of finance accountant information stated below

Money transfer Payment Information

Receiver Name: Utumporn Kukong

Address: 1Rama 6 Rd, Phayathai. Bangkok 10400 Thailand"

Received this scam.


April 18, 2020 at 7:12 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Same at me but when I asked if I need to pay anything in advance thay said No,and that I will get full amount of my prize ($400.000). They gave me two option: to come at their bank and claim my prize in person or to sent them my account number with ID copy. I was surprised when they said that I am free from any payment and thay gave me the name of bank manager for forigner transaction. I will post that conversation later because it is at my another phone if you want evidence. I also don't believe in that,but I don't see how they can scam me?


July 26, 2019 at 11:39 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kabul, Afghanistan

Kindly find the below a fake address:

"Gaosip Bank Thailand

Address: Nana Plaza Sukhumvit SoI 3 Road, North Klongtoey, Bangkok


Tel: 24 Hours Service Line 66-945-718-914"


April 18, 2020 at 7:16 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Again, same at me but I received email not Viber message. After my question if I need to pay anything in advance thay said NO and that I can come to Thailand and claim my prize without any fee. I am confused


April 18, 2020 at 10:06 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam

It is a scam, do not be fooled.


June 20, 2019 at 8:58 PM by
"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam

"From: Alphabet Inc. <info@alphabetballot.com>

Date: Mon., 27 May 2019, 07:30

Subject: Re: Hi

Alphabet Incorporation

1600 Amphitheater parkway

Mountain View, California 94043,

United States

Ref: APHT-US/VBAPP7231. Batch-B

Winning Ticket: 296431RW94AP02USA

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 Alphabet International super apps ballot award programme held in California, United States.Alphabet incorporation is an American multinational conglomerate company and the second largest U.S.conglomerate company base in California, United States. In this ballot draw all participants mobile Phone numbers were selected randomly through our computer ballot system, drawn from 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 Alphabet Super Apps International ballot award winner. This Ballot promotional programme is organized and sponsored by Alphabet Incorporation with the support and coordination of World Super Apps network WhatsApp and Viber mobile App to encourage the use of Mobile apps to connect the world more freely.

You have been approved for this payment and we have forwarded your file and payment Guarantee documents to our paying bank in Thailand where your winning ballot numbers fall for this payment. The Gao-sip finance bank is our correspondent bank in Thailand

Please contact the Gao-sip bank through the bank e-mail address below to receive your won prize fund.

Remember to quote your approval number when you contact the bank for easy reference to your payment. Your payment approval numbers is : ALPH-SPWLD-US/3C99111. Your won prize fund is on short term deposit with the bank, please contact the bank immediately to receive your won prize fund.

Bank contact information

Bank Name: Gao-Sip Bank

Contact Person: Piyanat Supanbanth (Foreign Operation Manager)

Bank E-mail: finance@gao-sipbank.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, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!


Shirley Richmond

Alphabet Incorporation.

Mountain View, California, United States

Payment Ref:APHT-US/VBAPP7231"

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"Alphabet World Apps Ballot Award" Lottery Scam