Report reaching us in April 2024 indicate that scammers are impersonating Laarni Bibal, the winner of $522 MILLION DOLLARS LOTTERY GAME.  You might receive a text message or email from ‘Laarni Bibal’ saying you were selected to receive the sum of $500,000.

It’s a scam text, and not to be taken serious. This article reveals how the scam works, and tips on how to spot lottery donation scams.


Who is Laarni Bibal?

Laarni Bibal is a California resident who won the Mega Million lottery of $522 million. She purchased the winning ticket on September 17, 2019, and her numbers matched all six numbers chosen.

Does Laarni Bibal have a Charity Organisation?

Laarni Bibal didn’t establish any foundation or charity organisation after winning the lottery prize. Instead of taking the years-long payout option, she decided to take the cash option, which she used to pay bills , clear debts, and buy a home.

The real Laarni Bibal has no foundation or charity organisation. The text message which claims she’s voluntarily donating $500,000 to selected individuals is a scam. Scammers are using her name and fame to scam unsuspecting people.

They’ve also opened Facebook pages with her picture, claiming it’s a charity foundation page with links to websites mentioning the lottery won. This is just a bait to make their victims believe the so called text message/email they received is real.

How This Lottery Donation Scam Works

Hello I’m Laarni Bibal the winner of $522 Million in Dan Diego, California State Lottery on June 7th 2019/2023. 1 have voluntarily decided to start assisting individuals financially so lI’m donating the sum of $500,000.00 each to randon individuals Congratulation, if you get this message, your number was selected after a spin ball as one of the winners. Kindly text this confirmation to the Agents in-charge Mr. David Smith (608)-421-8952 for the confirmation code(MWI65/THX) and the winning of this message. 

Once you text the number listed on the text message, you’d be contacted by the scammer, who’d convince you that you won the $500,000 donation. After that, you’d be asked to pay for ‘processing fee’ or paperworks.

The scammer would claim the payments must be done in cryptocurrency, in order to evade tax levies.

You know what happens when you make a crypto transaction right? It’s untraceable. You can’t track the person at the other end or make a complaint. This is why scammers always chose crypto

Tips on How To Avoid Donation Beneficiary Scam

Emails and text messages are common vehicles for donation beneficiary scams. In order to avoid being a victim here’s what to do:

  • Kindly ignore any messages, voice mails or emails that seem too good to be true
  •  Offers of free money are too good to be true and are likely scams
  • Search online to see if there are reports or proofs backing a suspicious call or text
  • Never click on a link from an unknown or unsolicited sender. This includes links received in text messages and emails.
  • Legitimate Donations don’t ask for money – Don’t pay a fee to collect winnings or a prize
  • Never give out your passwords, crypto wallet keys, or other sensitive information. This applies online as well as over the phone.

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By Judith Davidson

I am Judith Davidson, a Cyber Security Professional. I am the founder, Investigator and Author of I started working as a Cyber Fraud Researcher in 2019 when I saw lots of people falling victims to fraudulent websites pretending to sell disinfectants, masks and wipes during the Covid19 pandemic. Since then, I've saved millions of people from online scams.

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