Are you a Powerball winner with $343,900m in Powerball? Have you ever received an email or a text message from LerynneWest? 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.
Scam by Leryne West
25-10-2022 (Part-04) | Scammer Site…
Scammers have been impersonating Lerynne, the 2018 $349.9 Million Jackpot winner of the Iowa Lottery. Scammers send scammers emails and text messages to victims claiming that they are eligible to receive money from Leryne West.
This is the text.
My name is LERYNNE WEST the $343,900,000 million lottery winner click here to see my interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TUUdC9yOUZQ If you get this message, it means you have been selected to benefit from my Charity Project aimed at touching lives and helping people and I’m giving back to the needy because a giving hand never lacks. You were randomly selected among the lucky winners who will be receiving $50,000 from my giveaway program this week. To claim your winnings, please text “YES” (708) 215-2728.
These look very convincing and may make you believe you are very 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 other person or file a complaint. This is why fraudsters always choose bitcoin.
These scammers pretend to be Cristy Davy, Daniel Bellefuile and others. Legitimate charities do not require winners to send cash or personal information to receive their prizes.
How to Avoid being a victim of scams
Emails and text messages are popular tools for scammers. You should take security precautions when using social media platforms such as Facebook.
These are the basics to help you keep your personal information safe and secure.
- Any messages, voice mails, or emails that sound too good to be true should be ignored
- Check online for evidence or reports backing suspicious calls or texts
- Never click on links from unknown senders. This applies to links in email and text messages.
- Report the call.
- You should be wary of messages that claim your account is in danger. Although they may appear legitimately to be from a company with which you do business, there are often typos in the messages.