Lottery Winning Call or Email

Lottery Winning Call/Email: How It Works

Victims receive a call or email from someone saying they’ve won the big prize in a lottery – to the tune of about $800,000. It could be a prize from a popular company draw such as Bank of America, Dream Lottery, Publishers Clearing House, or even a charity lottery. The caller will often try to get you excited and sell you on emotional statements like “your kids are taken care of now” or “your retirement is well-deserved.”

If you say you don’t remember entering, they’ll tell you someone else might have put your name in the draw, or that you might have even qualified by shopping at WAL-MART or through Medicaid services.

Watch the video below to see how the Lottery Car Winning scam works:

Lottery Call Scam Video

To receive the money, you’ll have to pay the state/provincial tax, something like 5% of the winnings. Happy to get almost a million dollars, tonnes of victims send in the tiny 5% to a PO Box, after receiving a “confirmation” e-mail with the details on how the money should be transferred. Victims are also recommended to send the money via reloadable Green Dot, Vanilla Reload, Ukash, or MoneyPak cards.

These payment methods are commonly requested precisely because they are both entirely legitimate and completely untraceable. For starters, many online businesses accept these forms of payment natively. If a suspicious person runs a Google search to see if they are fraudulent, they will find them in prolific use across many industries, and particularly the gaming and gambling sectors.

 

In addition, the fact that transfers can be completed without the recipient having to provide any identifying information is ideal. Once the fraudster gains your trust, they can then accept the payment in such a way that it is all but impossible for law enforcement to trace the fraud back to them.

This scam often targets the elderly, and it’s reported hundreds of thousands of dollars are lost every year to this one. You should look immediately into how to stop scam calls.

Win A Car Instead Of Cash Approach

In a different variation of the scam, the ‘prize’ is a car for which victims have only to pay certain small ‘fees’ on a Green Dot credit card. These phone calls have been reported to come from Jamaica, from an 876 area code.

The latest similar scam comes as a text message by SMSCaster.com and says: “Your mobile number has won 1000000 EURO and a BMW 5 Series, For claims email: sytnerhighcustomarecare101@manager.in.th. The scammers use the number (353)873901103.

 

Won The Lottery Call Scam: How To Avoid

You can’t win if you didn’t play, so just hang up the phone if you don’t remember entering. Beware of these phone calls, especially if the caller has a thick accent. A couple of the phone numbers you should look out for are (876) 528.218 and (876) 441.0922, both with Jamaican area codes. Just hang up.

To avoid falling for MoneyPak scams, you should remember that if you’re told you have to pay a fee to collect a cash prize or sweepstakes winnings, you haven’t won anything. Never give your MoneyPak number to someone you don’t know. Treat your MoneyPak card like cash, as transactions cannot be reversed.

Companies such as Publishers Cleaning House already made clear that many scammers fraudulently associate themselves with PCH so advise consumers to be careful when receiving these kinds of calls or messages.

When it comes to text messages, check the content for grammar mistakes. If you take a good look at the picture above, you’ll see many. Always do your research and trust only legitimate sources.

 

Won The Lottery Call Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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Robin

I just got notified by Opal Adams that I win money. I don’t know but I’ll get check checked by bank.

Juni

got a phone call from 800-318-0430 Special promotion, they said. You might get it too. Asks if you are 50 or over. Then asks if you have a debit or credit card – says you will be in a drawing for 1 mil also thousands of other prizes cars, tvs and vacations – then they ask for $1.95 on your credit card number ??

Sheena

I also received a call yesterday from a Jamaica number saying I have won a car and money. I instantly new it was a scam. How can you win whenever you don’t play. Told the man to stop waiting my time he assured me that it was not a joke. When someone calls you and tells you that you have to pay a fee from winning something you didn’t enter it’s a scam. But to the scam people out there stop trying to take people’s hard earned money and get a real job. My husband works his — off for… Read more »

devji

devjiparmar35@gmail.com
won.BMW car won

kiran

somebody called me from this number 00923418766082 and they told me you win lottery of 25 lake and he say to give my a/c number. so what i am doing? is it scam its to safe. Please help.

Steph28

Scam big time Kiran.

manish

somebody called me from this number 00923087530689 and they told me that you win lottery of 25 lake and when i trace (http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=phonenr) this mobile no.it shows from pakistan and that person told me that i m calling u from mumbai and recharge your mobile no. with rs 250 and then call me later i do not know what can i do pls help is .i think its froad……..

Lata

Hi all, My mom got a similar call today from 00923418766082… saying that she won 25 lacs… and askedher recharge her mobile with 200 bucks… Guys please avoid such calls… No company is doing charity to give you money lyk this.. Its fooling and thats all.. If never participated than winning is out of question.

Jeff

Your cellphone number has won 500,000 just go to web site drlloyds.t01@gmail.com
This has to be a scam !

brooks bello

7029425310 is also a number besides all nuggets in area code 876 and 670. They keep harrassing me about winnings. I keep telling them they need to loose my number and stop calling from different numbers multiple times daily. Its gotten so bad that I want to change my number.

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