2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam

There is no "2020 WhatsApp Award." Therefore, online users who have received e-mail messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in such a lottery or promotion are asked not to follow the instructions in them because they are lottery scams being sent by scammers.

2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam

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.

A "2020 WhatsApp Award" Lottery Scam

From: WhatsApp Incorporation - ballot@whatsappawards.com

Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 01:37

Subject: Approved, Contact Our Paying Bank


2020 WhatsApp Award

Approved! Dear Winner,

Congratulations to you once again from the desk of the Whatsa App's Ballot Promotion Team. We wish to officially inform you that your application has now been approved for payment via ATM Visa Card Valued at $700,000.00 USD.

Your numbers attached to lucky number (WH/US-6463457) drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-2, consequently won the ballot in category C which falls in Asian region for payment.

Your won prize fund $700,000.00 USD has been issued in your name by our correspondent bank in Thailand where your winning ballot numbers fall for payment.

Kindly take note of this enclosed number ( WH/US-6463457 ) Attached to this mail is your winning certificate, You may send it to the bank for reference:

intl.remittance@allwaymail. info


For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this program.

We have forwarded your information to the bank for processing of visa card payment.

Below is the contact details of our paying bank, contact them on their email address

Allway Bank Thailand

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Remittance Manager: Mr. Simon Kuwar

Address: A149/38 bumrung samranraj road. Pranakorn., Bangkok Thailand.

Website | Email Address.

Email Address: intl.remittance@allwaymail.info

Website: www.thaiallwaybank.com

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September 22, 2022 at 4:40 PM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Islamabad, Pakistan

By doing this,wt benefit they r to get from us?


December 27, 2021 at 10:26 PM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Seoul, South Korea

Just received one. Thnx for the info.


December 24, 2021 at 6:26 PM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Um Seddah-Block 7, Kuwait City, Kuwait

EZZ4C another example below what I received from them.

We are pleased to inform you that your mobile number has been selected from our database of subscribers and that you have been approved for a Mega International Balloting award. You have been selected from world directories and you are the lucky winner of the promotional award - $700,000.

The program is part of our ongoing commitment to support the less fortunate and help communities become self-sufficient. This program has existed since April 2011.

Your number is attached to lucky numbers (US-670023) drew the lucky numbers of 06-21-08-10-12- 67-0, consequently won the ballot in category C which falls in Asian region for payment through a Visa Master ATM card.

Send the required details to our paying bank Email address immidiately for payment. Email: SERVICE@MAILPROVIEWBNK.INFO

Full Name:... 


Contact Mobile Number:..





Marital Status:...


Below is the contact details of the bank, contact them by email now for payment.

Remittance Manager: Mr. AmatarI Khun

Address: A149/38 bumrung samranraj road. Pranakorn., Bangkok, Thailand.



Best Regards


December 28, 2021 at 3:54 AM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Shuwaikh-Block 6, Kuwait City, Kuwait

السلام عليكم انا استلمت نفس الرسالة بالضبط وين وصلوا معاج ؟؟

Peace be upon you. I received the exact same message, where did they get?


November 12, 2021 at 3:55 PM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Mena Jabal Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I want to know if this is fake or what


November 12, 2021 at 5:45 PM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam

It is fake.


August 26, 2021 at 7:40 AM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Seoul, South Korea

I have a same masege


July 11, 2021 at 3:09 AM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan

I have received the same message and I also received a photo of Visa card


August 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Seoul, South Korea

I have received the same message


March 20, 2021 at 11:55 PM by
2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Guindalera, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

I just received the same message that I have won!I also sent my particular infos to them..so glad I read your comments here then I will not reply anymore for their next instructions.


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2020 WhatsApp Award Lottery Scam