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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 2015 Facebook Inc Sweepstakes. This is a bonus to promote our users worldwide through this online lottery, which is fully based on an electronic selection." This scam is very similar to the Facebook Lottery Winning one.

Watch the video below to see in action the Facebook Lottery Winning scam.

Facebook Lottery Winning Scam Video

How does this one work? 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).

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 265 comments

  • On Saturday, April 18, 2015, shibsankar das wrote:

    Hi I have got a massage from facebook award from FACEBOOK EMAIL AWARD 2015. They request me to send my personal& banking detail at EMAIL ID:barc_bkplcuk@live.com
    CAN I yrust the mail or not . please confirm me.

  • On Thursday, April 16, 2015, rizwan khan wrote:

    i want contact the lottery management please give me the email id.

  • On Friday, April 10, 2015, Aloha Mahalo wrote:

    winning money from the annual anniversary of FB ? I have received Sixty Five Thousand Dollars

  • On Friday, April 10, 2015, Abubakar L. Barasa wrote:

    Hi, my name is Abubakar Barasa from Kenya i have received a massage from my facebook inbox titled Menlo Park, CA94025, USA that says i am one of 17 luck winner who have won $615,810 each and my Ref: no is CN7PZ4T. They ask me to email my name, ref no, address and cell phone number to fbpromodrwa@consultant.com .Is this genuine or not?

    Please reply to the email address stated below....thank you

  • On Tuesday, April 07, 2015, Cheri wrote:

    Hi I have also got this message the only difference is they are still asking to get 384.74$ from me and I won 55000000$. This man trippy jamison jr, and another who actually has called me gave me all types of numbers lucky numbers and other to confirm I won. Please say it's true. If so I'll come to California now! Of course I know it's not so just for reassurance let me know if it is I will also give you the phone number they called me from. I'd hate to see anyone actually pay someone for nothing. Thank you and even though the scams suck you in I LOVE FACEBOOK

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