Have you received a text message from Wolverine FLL Club, the 2021 $1.050 Billion winner of the Mega Millions Jackpot? Is it scam or real? Read this review to find out everything you need to know about the text message, and how it works.
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What You Should Know About The Wolverine FLL Club Text Message
Though it looks legit and convincing, the giveaway message is created by fraudsters who want to steal your personal and financial information. How does this work? When you contact the agent to prove your identity, you’ll be told to submit a valid ID that has your picture. This could be your Driver’s license. Then later, your SSN.
If you do so, you’ve fallen to the trick of these scammers.
With your personal information they can commit a crime which would be linked to you. Or in most cases, they’d sell your personal details to the dark web.
So yeah, there’s no money forthcoming. It doesn’t matter if you were promised $10,000 or $20,000 or even $3,650 or $4500. The amount is just a bait.
The Wolverine FFC Giveaway Text Message
The scam message goes like this –
Don’t be fooled by how convincing the message sounds, it was clearly written by scammers.
3 Reasons Why The Text Message is Classified a Scam
- When you click the YouTube link on the text message, you’d notice the comment button has been disabled.
- Secondly, the YouTube Channel ‘Michigan Lottery’ has absolutely nothing to do with the text message. When we reached out to them, they stated clearly that the text message is a fraud.
- These scammers are getting way too good at this, especially to utilize the actual YouTube video with the real winners, and to promote their integrity via a site such as IdMe! However, one thing that they have ALL failed to improve on is their horrible spelling, grammar, and “sayings.” Instead of saying, Happy Independence Day, they said Happy Independance…..
If you have already submitted your SSN, you should reach the FTC’s identity theft hotline toll free at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) or visit their website at www.ftc.gov/idtheft. Consider placing a fraud alert on your Social Security number.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
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Can’t get something for nothing. These people prey on those of us who are in need and far too many keep biting so they it pays off for the bad guys. Thanks for digging into these bogus scams and sharing.
I used to think I was savvy enough to see through these scams. These thieves are getting too sophisticated, but the one thing they all do is spell words in correctly or use improper grammar. The minute I see these to tell tale signs I know it is too good to be true.
Yea i got a message about the wolverine was giving away 4500 for the covid and all i have to do is send an ID photo front and back and that they would send my check from this larson peter guy i already called but not picking up its a text now number i guess
Me to didn’t give them no picture Id or ssn told me I’d get my check in 2-3 business days I told him my camera was broke gave me a Jamel lewis (636)517-4965. Supposed to be a 10;200 check like to shut this down.
What a bunch of low life SOB’s!!!! Preying on people with their total idiotic non functioning brain!!!!! News flash for ALL you dumbass’s.., Get up off your lazy ass and get a life and a REAL JOB!!!! Instead of sitting on your ass getting everything handed to you on a silver platter by our very own dumvernment!!!!!! At least, EARN & WORK for an honest living while your hopefully “SHORT” stay here in the USA!!!!!!!!!
Received today, Sep 16, 2022 and realized almost immediately it was a scam.
I’m Jake Harris, spokesman for The WOLVERINE FLL CLUB, we are the mega winner of $1.050 Billion in Mega Millions Jackpot(POWER BALL) We are donating $50,000 each to 500 random individuals. Congratulation to you if you receive this message on your Cell Phone Number, Your phone number was selected after a spin ball. We have decided to stay humble and pay it forward through charitable giving and of course to tackle the recent pandemic(COVID-19). To verify/claim your winning, kindly text your Claimant code CH05 to the agent in charge, MR MULLIN GEORGE (815) 446-0637 for confirmation and delivery of your winning…
Click here to see our winning interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xYQbhEatvc