You may have received a WhatsApp or text message from Daniel Bellefeuille, the Powerball lottery winner who claimed to be sending it to you. Don’t fall for it! It’s a scam. This article will explain how the scam works and how you can avoid becoming a victim.

Scammers have been impersonating Daniel Bellefeuille since March 2022 by sending SMS messages claiming that the recipients have been chosen to receive $20,000 from Daniel Bellefeuille. This is the $1 million powerball lottery winner 2022.25-10-2022 (Part-04) | Scammer Site…

This is how the email looks like

My name is Daniel Bellefeuille, the winner of the $1 million Powerball jackpot in Wisconsin. I am donating to 2 people. This message means that your ## was chosen after a spinball. I have donated most of my wealth to a variety of charities and organizations. I have made a voluntary donation of $20,000 to one of the 2 selected agents. Text Bred to confirm and to claim your winnings.

These look very convincing and may make you believe you are lucky. This is a scam. We were provided with a phone number to call when we sent an email to the address. This is where the scam begins.

They asked for money to be sent, claiming it was for taxes, processing fees, delivery fees or other fees. It was funny that they wanted it to be in Bitcoin!

What happens when you make bitcoin transactions? It’s untraceable. It’s impossible to track the person on the other end and file a complaint. This is why fraudsters always choose bitcoin.

What should you do if you receive emails like this?

We advise against sending money or personal data to anyone, no matter how convincing the message may sound. You should ignore any messages that look like this and report it to the police. They would issue a warning to ensure that others don’t fall for the scam.