In this technological modern world, people all over the world are getting various lottery prizes winning messages such as ”Pepsi Company Mobile Draw”, ”Microsoft Company Mobile Draw”, and ”Honda Company Mobile Draw” through their mobile phone messages or email addresses. There is no doubt in that it is completely and undoubtedly a scam to deceive people to snatch their money through some tricky ways.
Obviously, it is an online threat to the people in the age of modern technology and some frauds are misusing the benefits of global networks. If you get a message on either your mobile or your email address on claiming your huge prize money from the world-famous business brands such as Pepsi, Microsoft, or Honda, you should be aware of it before sending your personal or bank details to them. Because, these fraudulent messages have no connection with the real companies. You should not reply to such messages or send your personal or bank details to them. If you do it, you will certainly lose your valuable money forever.
- See here the type of message you can get.
”You will get a message that Your winning prize fund is £1,000.000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) as one of our Star Prize winners in our 2014 International Awareness Promotion (IAP) Pepsi MOBILE DRAWS held in London, UK. A Cash Prize of £1,000.000.00 Pounds has been issued in your Favor By the Pepsi LOTTERY COMPANY DEPARTMENT, and has been deposited with our Affiliate Bank (Society General Bank) here in London, England in a temporary Account.”
They will ask you to claim your rewarded prize money by submitting your personal and account details. All famous brands or companies have warned of such messages and you should never respond to these messages. You would better ignore these messages to save your contacts or accounts from being hacked.
Most of the companies have published their official alerts against such frauds.
- See here the proof of official review of Pepsi:
This message is from the LOTTERY COMPANY DEPARTMENT, UK. Now see the original report on the ”Lottery Co UK” who are giving this prize money for several companies.
- But, see here the official message of UK Mobile Draw company.
After that, they will ask you to give several required documents to claim and receive this prize money as soon as possible. When you will send them those official copies, at first, they will try to hack your account and steal your valuable money. But, if there is nothing to snatch, they will ask for ”The Fund Release Order Certificate” in England for the Legalization of Claims. They will also suggest you a lawyer for claiming this document for you.
Well, now you have contacted the lawyer suggested to collect ”The Fund Release Order Certificate” for you and the supposed lawyer is there ready to help you in this task. He will again ask for your information and send you an email. The email has that he has collected all other documents for you. But it is ”The Fund Release Order Certificate” which costs a large amount of money. Of course, you have to pay the money before claiming the prize. Not only that, but also he will offer you a clear account data in your own state’s money policy.
Finally, he will send you the account number of a bank in your state to pay the money. You may get it a chronological step of getting the prize money, but it is nothing but an authorized trap of the fraudulent community. They are instructing you in such a way that may seem logical and lawful.
But, unfortunately, they will stop contacting you after getting the money and you will lose your money forever. There is also a message of privacy over the winning prize so that you can know about the scam from others.
You are not alone on this earth facing such issues. Theses frauds are available all over the world to steal your money. See here some reviews of various clients all over the world facing similar issues.
I hope, you will not lead yourself to such a trap and lose your valuable money to these frauds. They always use the name and the logo of high-profile companies so that you can believe their messages.
So, just ignore these messages and if you want to report this fraudulent activity to the authority for a legal action, you can do it. Send the full copies of these fraudulent messages to the Economic and Specialist Crime unit of the Metropolitan Police at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be safe and stay sound!