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Facebook Account Winner

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How the scam works:

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 2012 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).

How to avoid:

As cool as it is to receive a personal email from Mark Zuckerberg, this is just one of the easiest scams to spot. By now, you should probably know that you can never win a lottery that you never bought a ticket for -  or put your name in for, for that matter. Look at the domain name or the email adress 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.

On the other hand, if you're really looking into making money from social media, always research every opportunity. There are some great legitimate companies, such as Swagbucks or GlobalTestMarket, that offer great incentives and money.

Swagbucks.com

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Swagbucks.com is the largest online rewards portal dedicated to helping customers earn gift cards, electronics, and exclusive merchandise. Swagbucks can be earned by shopping online, taking paid surveys, buying daily deals, completing trial offers, or playing games. You can register for free HERE.

GlobalTestMarket

www.GlobalTestMarket.com

Meanwhile, if you are into paid surveys, GlobalTestMarket is the place. It is an industry leader in online research panels, where members are invited to participate in online surveys on numerous topics, and in return are eligible for cash or regular and frequent entry into sweepstakes. They also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

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There are 144 comments

  • On Saturday, July 19, 2014, chriatan welcome wrote:

    I got one saying i needed to claim my code to the facebook head manager for 160, 000 from a random yearly drawing then thwy ask for account info or want you to send your full name address an country to a dhl shipping emil. This is tereible

  • On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, david M. wrote:

    Just got one of these on chat. They are very good but wanted to check it first. Why hasn't facebook warned people themselves?

  • On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, christian wrote:

    Goodmorning all but l hope re u fine now but if u sent me money in th band l make am happy with u and God look at me l m a deaf 4rm christian l don't ve money

  • On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Troy Valdez wrote:

    I was told I won some money?

  • On Tuesday, July 08, 2014, A. El Goutbi wrote:

    --------------------- Instance Type and Transmission --------------

    EMAIL US HERE:martyk7@tx.rr.com

    Notification (Transmission) of Original sent to SWIFT (IPK)
    Network Delivery Status : Network IPk
    Priority/Delivery : Normal
    Message Input Reference : 0624 100302LTTIGHACAXXx1200139818
    --------------------------- Message Header
    -------------------------
    Swift Input : FIN 103 Single Customer Credt
    Transfer
    Sender : LOYDGB22TSY
    LLOYDS TSB BANK PLC (ENGLAND)
    LONDON ENG
    Receiver : CITIGB2LXXX
    CITIBANK N.A.
    LONDON GB
    --------------------------- Message Text
    ---------------------------
    20: Sender's Reference
    021013/14/100095
    23B: Bank Operation Code
    CRED
    32A: Val Dte/Curr/Interbnk Settld Amt
    Date : 5 July, 2014
    Currency : GBP (POUND STERLING)
    Amount : #1,000,000.00#
    33B: Currency/Instructed Amount
    Currency : GBP (POUND STERLING)
    Amount : #1,000,000.00#
    50K: Ordering Customer-Name & Address
    /402101557350010
    LLOYDS TSB BANK
    LONDON, ENGLAND
    UNITED KINGDOM
    53B: Sender's Correspondent -Location
    /11267612
    57A: Account With Institution - FI BIC
    SWIFT CODE:CHASUS33
    BANK NAME:J.P MORGAN CHASE BANK LTD NEW YORK USA ,THE
    (HEAD OFFICE AND ALL USA OFFICES)
    NEW YORK NY,
    59: Beneficiary Customer-Name & Addr
    /ACOUNT NO#:970315867
    ACCOUNT NAME BENEFICIARY:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    BANK ADDRESS:1 CHASE MANHATTAN NEW YORK NY 10005 USA

    70: Remittance Information
    /RFB/UPKEEP
    71A: Details of Transfer Successful
    OUR
    --------------------------- Message Trailer
    ------------------------
    {CHK:D437058F894F}

    This is exactly where we made the (Swift T.T Wire Transfer) of your
    Lottery / Inheritance payment funds of GBP£1,000,000.00 (One Million
    Great Britain Pounds) only to you base on your payment settlement.
    Please speedily confirm to us if the bank account details are correct
    to receive the payment from this bank or wrong otherwise please re-
    confirm back to us your right correct bank account details for the
    immediate re-transfer of this funds to you without further delay.



    Please send your email only on this email address here:
    dept.financengland@ovi.com



    Best Regards
    Mrs.Elizabeth Henderson
    Lloyds TSB Bank
    England (UK)
    Tel:+44-871 996 8715
    Fax:+44-872 331 4255
    For info please send your email to:barristerdebrannoates@ovi.com
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