Beware of phishing emails or text messages coming from various numbers like 289-430-6558, 587-649-3007 and so on such as:
Your WHATSAPP mobile number has been selected as the winner of One Million United State Dollars (USD $1.000.000.00)in the WHATSAPP Global Awards Programme.Send your winning REF No: WHP/US~97473453. to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Mobile Number:
Ms Mariam Gully
# “WhatsApp Admin
Dear Email User,
This email address was automatically generated and selected during WHATSAPP WEB GLOBAL AWARDS yearly International Online Promotions draw held in Johannesburg South Africa and won $2,820,000.00 USD (Two Million Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars Only) linked to the above subject line reference number. The award money is payable through a bank cheque, Prepaid Debit Card or direct bank transfer.
Your email address is linked to the above subject line REF#:
Kindly provide the below information to our paying agency below for the of your payment”
# “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: email@example.com”
You may have got exact or similar kinds of messages as above. So, please help us by reporting similar kinds of scam messages below in the comment section. If you are concerned with your privacy, then you can comment below without submitting your email address.
What is the motive behind these fraudulent messages? The reality of the fake message – YOUR WHATS-APP NO HAS WON or Your WHATSAPP mobile number has been selected as the winner of One Million United States Dollars in the WHATSAPP Global Awards Programme or WHATSAPP WEB GLOBAL AWARDS and so on.
These fraud messages are not from any genuine companies but are from scammers to get your personal information so that they can scam you. They may ask you to click some link and submit the personal details on the fake website posing the real ones or call them or message/reply to them where they will trick you to submit your personal details. So, you should not follow any instructions provided in these messages or click any link or download anything (if provided any) or follow any instructions. The links or files provided on these messages may also contain some viruses or malware or spyware that can hack your device as well.
So, if you get confused about the legitimacy of the messages that you received, then it’s better you contact or check on the official website of the respective company (in this case you can contact WhatsApp company) to confirm either the messages you received are real or fake ones.
Once these cybercriminals get your personal information, they make money by selling those details. If they get your credit card information, even they can steal money from your credit card. So, you should not follow any instructions provided on these kinds of messages.
These messages may not come from the same number or same email or in the name of the same company. These scammers may use multiple numbers, emails, and the name of companies to send similar messages. A few examples of scam messages are:
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So, help us by reporting similar types of messages by using the comment section below. You can even comment below without providing your email address.
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