Cyberscams Related to Powerball

Efforts to scam people into revealing confidential information use the recent Powerball lottery winner's name.

Why

The Chicopee Police Department is aware of many fake accounts being created on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stating they are the recent Powerball winner, Mavis Wanczyk. The fake sites claim that following and answering private messages will result in you getting money.

Impact

To prevent theft, do not provide personal information to these accounts.

Action Needed

  • If you see these accounts, please report them as fake on those media platforms.
  • If any suspicious email is received in your WPI account, please report phishing.


Timeline

End: 15 September 2017, 8:00 AM

Posted: 31 August 2017, 2:29 PM

Start: 30 August 2017, 7:00 AM

Status

Completed


Timing

From

Wednesday

30 August 2017

7:00 AM

To

Friday

15 September 2017

8:00 AM

Posted

31 August 2017, 2:29 PM


Audience

Faculty Staff Students

Tags

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