Beware of messages which claim you are a lucky winner of ICC Cricket Council Mobile Draw Lottery 2019 or something similar because those are scam messages sent by the cybercriminals. We have provided a few examples of such messages below. If you ever receive such messages via email or SMS, we advise you not to follow any instruction provided in such messages, neither reply them nor provide your personal information to them, instead just delete those messages and don't respond to them.
You may get various messages claiming you are a winner of ICC Cricket Council Lucky Draw under various subjects as below:-
# ICC international lottery
# International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket lottery
# International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup National Lottery Prize Award
# ICC Cricket Council England 2019 Asian Mobile Draw
# ICC Cricket Council Lucky Draw Winner Notification
# ICC Cricket Council Mobile Draw Lucky Winner 2019
Most of these phishing messages have provided the following address and contact details:-
ICC CRICKET COUNCIL,
Lord's Cricket Ground, London,
England, NW8 8QZ.
Land Line: +44 207 432 1200-0
NOTE: Above contact details may be impersonated.
Actually, there is no such ICC Cricket Council lucky draw, international lottery, promotion, or bonanza organized by ICC Cricket Council which you can confirm by contacting the ICC through their official website which is "https://www.icc-cricket.com/" or at their email address which is "firstname.lastname@example.org"
So, what is the motive behind these kinds of phishing messages? How cybercriminals get any benefit by sending such bogus messages? Let's find out about that below.
The main motive of these cybercriminals is to get your personal information as well as to steal your money by tricking you. They can make money by selling your personal information like email address, ID details, financial details and so on to the third parties and make money from that.
Never ever provide your credit card information to these kinds of scammers. Once cybercriminals find your credit card details, they will charge your credit card randomly without your consent until your credit card run out of money. So, if you have already provided your credit card information mistakenly to any of these cybercriminals, we suggest you immediately contact your bank or credit card company and tell them to cancel your credit card and provide you the new one.
These kinds of messages have also some files attached to them or links to click there. Never ever download such files from such messages because those may contain some malware or virus which can harm your device or even can hack your device to get your personal information. Also, never click any link provided in such messages because when you click such links and visit some websites, then such websites also may contain some malware or viruses which can harm your device.
These cybercriminals will also try to steal the money from potential victims by asking them to send some money in order to pay some fees or tax to release the winning amount. However, if you send them your money, they will just vanish with your money. So, never ever send any money to them. Real lucky draw companies will never ask you to send any money in order to pay some fees or tax to get the winning amount. Instead, they will cut the necessary fees just from your winning amount and send you the remaining balance. So, all the lucky draw companies which ask you to pay money first to release the winning amount are scams.
Actually, you should not follow any instruction provided in such scam messages. Instead, you should just delete them.
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