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Facebook Account Winner

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How the scam works:

(with video below) There is a new scam going around, coming to your e-mail inbox as a personal message from Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It contains the following text: "This is to inform you that you have won the sum of one million dollars from our 2014 Facebook Inc Sweepstakes. This is a bonus to promote our users worldwide through this online lottery, which is fully based on an electronic selection."

Indeed, just like many other winning notifications, this scam requires you provide your bank account and some other personal information, in order to receive the money. After you connect with 'the agent', he asks you to open a bank account at a financial-looking website (such as http://www.cash.plusbk.net). Then he will send you a bank account information and told you to activate the account by depositing amount of a few hundred dollars (or British Pounds).

Watch the video below to see in detail a different variation of the Facebook Lottery Winning scam.

Facebook Lottery Winning Scam Video

How to avoid:

As cool as it is to receive a personal email from Mark Zuckerberg, this is just another scam. Look at the domain name or the email address they're using. If they claim to be from a corporation but the email comes from a Gmail or yahoo address, you should know that something is wrong. Always do your research and trust only legitimate companies. You can also report the scam on this page: Federal Trade Commission Report.

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There are 242 comments

  • On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Nitesh Sahai wrote:

    My name nitesh Sahai and I received an email through (facebooknotice@hotmail.co.uk). You are selected for United Kingdom promo award.
    Please confirm it's fake or genuine.

  • On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Theresa bibo wrote:

    I received a facebook message that I won monwy. Money gram $1000 to get $100,000. To Rita freeman in Minnesota. Sure.

  • On Monday, February 23, 2015, Lisa Owen wrote:

    Today is February 23, 2015 and I was contacted approximatley 4:00 am this morning by one person on facebook and another on my cell phone, stating that I had won $500,000.00.....Boy do I wish!!!!!

  • On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Angel Lace wrote:

    Just tried to get me... says I won 50K United State Dollars.. well its more than one STATE... you scammer shits..and saying OLVAN Delivery will deliver my check to me in 7 hrs when they are only in SPAIN.... give me a break..when they ask you for your information, which is right there for anyone to see if they are real facebook employees..you give them incorrect information and they just keep on..don't even bother saying hey.. this isn't what you have here in your account...I even copied the entire conversation on notepad.. Tried to contact facebook but there isn't an answer there.. not help.. not even a warning on the phone answering.. Maybe I should have pressed 2 for authorities..

  • On Monday, February 16, 2015, Anil Kumar wrote:

    Hi my name is anil and I recive sms from fb in which it contain that you have won 4.5 lakh so I wanna to know its true or may be a scam.

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