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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 or someone claiming to work for his company. The message 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).

Here is some good news. Watch the video below to see how you can easily identify if the profile contacting you on Facebook is a fake.

How To Identify Fake Profiles on Facebook 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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  • On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, GCP wrote:

    One of the typical emails that ends up automatically in my spam folder:

    Congratulation you won £750.000.00 GBP in the ongoing FACEBOOK PROMO 11TH ANNIVERSARY.

    Please contact claims officer. Frank Edwards on Email: frank.edwards@vfemail.net and Mobile: +447937447773, for more details with your Ref No (FB11/75011/15) and Serial Number (519034126).

    Vivian Woodgate.
    Copyright © 2015

  • On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Andrea Wiles wrote:

    I received a message this morning at 5:45 a.m. from a woman who said she was a facebook claiming agent at Facebook HQ. Now she is supposed to live in California, which made it 2:45 a.m.in California when she first contacted me this morning. I personally don't think that the Facebook would have anyone contacting people at that time to notify them that they won anything. She proceeded to tell me that I won $650,000 USD, which would be great if I actually won it, but then I was to pay $300 to have it delivered to my doorstep within 24 hours via FedEx delivery. She then sent me a picture of my winning check in a FedEx envelope that looked like it was a box stuffed into the envelope. I personally know what it looks like to have paperwork delivered, and it sure doesn't look like a box stuffed into an envelope. Another thing that I questioned was the fact that the envelope was supposed to be coming from Numisastic Conservation Services from Sarasota, FL. If this was real, I would think that the winnings would be coming from California and from Facebook, not some other place. I would also think that if I really won something like that, the CEO himself would be more than happy to hand deliver it. This is completely ridiculous, and I guess they think I am stupid or something because she made sure to tell me that she wasn't scamming me, and I am quoting her exact words, " i will not want such to happen to you.. Because am a devoted christian and never will i get myself involve in such act". Nice try.

  • On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, memet omer wrote:

    My name memet omer and was announced by Ms. Shelly Marie online lottery agent we chose vost online lottery winner and Frea to inform the house will let me find my personal house as quickly as Nicolae Iorga nr 24 bl ... J1 sc b et.2ap.29.

  • On Monday, October 12, 2015, Art Whitney wrote:

    On Monday Oct. 11,2915 I got a friend request from someone claiming she works for fb and I won 600,000 us dollars. She sent several pics of "winners". Funny she contacted me at 7am and was still at the office at7pm.

  • On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Janet Canter wrote:

    i got a message stating that i was the random lucky visitor for facebook $1,000,000 giveaway. click accept before 8 minutes, or chance will be given to next person. After clicking accept, I was redirected to a vegas slots game on google play,and was expected to install the game onto my tablet. I think it was a scam to access my information through in-app purchases. I did not install the game.

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