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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.

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There are 158 comments

  • On Saturday, August 16, 2014, alma luescher wrote:


    As we Celebrate our 10years of internet Journey and Global
    Communication we are glad to Announce to you that your facebook account
    have been randomly selected as a beneficiary of $1,000,000.00usd in the
    2013 Facebook Account of the Year {Grand Rewards winner}.

    Email us the below details: Reward2014facebook@outlook.com
    1) facebook username:
    2) Present Country of Residence:
    3) Amount Won: $1,000,000.00 usd

    Eduardo Saverin
    Program Coordinator,
    Facebook Rewards Program,
    All rights reserved 2014.

    you can also win without a lottery ;-)

  • On Monday, August 11, 2014, Kelly wrote:

    I recieved this email after a message on Facebook from what appeared to be my cousin she may have been hacked her name is Kate Morris

    From: Richard Moore
    Date: 9 August 2014 1:19:41 pm AEST
    Subject: Re: Richard Moore

    ​Good Day, My name is Richard Moore, I work for facebook freedom lottery. We are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the facebook freedom lottery list. Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the Ceo of facebook founder & chief executive officer. The random drawn was made to make some people benefit from the profits made by the company. Hence we device this facebook freedom lottery to help the poor and all internet users at large. All winners has been confirmed because of the lucky draw that was made between users from Facebook.

    There is absolutely no limit to the number of fund you can apply for. The truth is, many people aren't even aware that facebook freedom lottery exist!

    - No credit checks required
    - No need for co-signers
    - You may be eligible even with bad credit or bankruptcy
    - You never have to pay back facebook freedom lottery money

    You'll have to fill this details below:

    Full name........
    Full Home Address......
    Your Age.....
    Phone Number.......
    Deaf or hearing..
    What is your Credit report.........
    Do you Own a house or Rent Appt....
    CentreLink/ Weekly Pay Amount?.......

    .........Pls reply back and once again Congratulations​

  • On Monday, August 11, 2014, Trudy Hamilton wrote:

    I also received an email and text message saying I have been drawn from a lottery on Facebook.
    I was to pay 380 dollars for shipping and handling charges tq get the money. I told them that I don't have the money and they lowered it to 100 dollars. When I told them I didn't want the money to give it away they are still bothering me. Don't fall for this because it is a scam!

  • On Friday, August 08, 2014, larry williams wrote:

    mobile phone # 91-92-34-57002 for Cynthia Jones Kate- AKA UPS manager and Facebook winning div.

    contact Jeff Blaubaugh for Claim winnings.
    didn't work on 22 yrs experience Law Enforcement officer
    just four your information.

    send money to get money old scam!

  • On Friday, August 08, 2014, Larry Williams wrote:

    Tried to get into my pocket with this scam!
    This was CYNTHIA JONES KATE- advised to contact
    Jeff BlauBaugh claims department FACEBOOK part of
    $200.000 winning.She was just to pushy on the money thing had to contact Jeff now! Ops 22yr Law Enforcement officer forgot to tell her than , I"ll text her!
    SORRY KATE not this old fool!

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