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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.

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There are 190 comments

  • On Thursday, October 23, 2014, david wrote:

    What if it has the copy right on the letter?
    And it's from the Facebook team and it has a code and everything???

  • On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Bill Walker wrote:

    I received same letteron Oct. 22, 2014. I always check for scams when money is involved.

  • On Monday, October 20, 2014, Shivam Asati wrote:

    I have selected winner of £400,000, gbp, facebook 2014. So Mr. Zuckerburg help me

  • On Monday, October 20, 2014, Lily soo wrote:

    I done the same thing like you,at last they want me to send money$ 970 to them for transfer fee.them I know is scam,I email to him said that I wi report to fbi n facebook,he reply me watch my choice of word,idon't know what it mean?

  • On Monday, October 20, 2014, dikshita sawant wrote:

    I have selected winner of £ 400, 000 gbp, facebook2014

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