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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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  • On Monday, May 25, 2015, pardeep gaur wrote:

    I have received a sms from *fbteam99@hotmail.com that I winning a amount of rupees 500000.so for claims he requires my name, address and contact details, *can this is the right email address of Facebook Or *its true that i am winning

  • On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Dako Nating wrote:

    Please confirm if this is genuine.I have received a notification from Bank of Baclays Director, Michael Rake (Sir) (Email: ad_bbnk_eng@live.com)regarding this face book promotion. Winning amount is USD$950,000.00

  • On Friday, May 22, 2015, faisal bin khalifa wrote:

    from:the desk of the president international promotionns /prize award. Batch number:fb-0281/544 serial number:99352748-2015 ticket number:fb-172-60 category:2nd

  • On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Suzanne wrote:

    Hello Suzanne

    How are you doing today and your family?
    Well, I'm actually nursing a pulled muscle but other than that, we're ok.

    I am Samantha Agent by name from Palo Alto California and I am from the Facebook Operating Inc and you ?
    Are just an avid poster here on facebook.
    Am just rather..

    I was ask to contact you by the Facebook CEO Mr Mark we have a good news for you about your Facebook account,I am here to pass an vital Information to you?
    Are you serious?

    Okay Before i proceed i will love to Know if you have heard about the ongoing Facebook Microsoft Promotion going on yet?
    Not really.

    Have any of our Facebook Staff inform you of your winning prize?

    We are very sorry for the late announcement of your winnings prize to you.
    If this is going to require any money, I will be disqualified.

    Dear lucky winner. We are pleased to inform you of the result that you just concluded annual final draws held on the 1st of January 2015 by Facebook group in cash promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook worldwide.

    Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder & amp Chief Executive Officer ). The promotion was made to make all Facebook users to benefit from the profit the company made while they use Facebook
    This sounds like a scam Samantha..How do I verify this?

    NOTE:We want you to be well assured that this Microsoft Promotion is 100% Real and Legit and we also want you to know that this Promotion is not a Joke or a scam and it is fully approved by the The Federal Bureau of Investigation..So you have nothing to be worried about..
    Ok. so I'm going to go make my dinner. If you can tell me more about the prize I've won, that'd be great.

    The online draws was conducted by a random selection of Names you were picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook in other to claim your $600,000 00usd The lottery program which is a new innovation by Facebook, is aimed at saying a big thank you to all our users for making Facebook their number one means to connect, communicate, relate and hook up with their families and friends over the years.
    Yeah..I have to go..thanks

    I"m your claim officer and am here to know if you are ready to claim your winnings Prize now so i can instruct you on how to get your winnings now.
    yeah Bill said you pulled this on him..I don't have time to waste. sorry.

    I want you to know that you are talking to the Facebook authority and we are not forcing any winner to claim his/her prize, if you are not ready to claim your winnings kindly let us know so we can delete your name and pass your winnings to another winner who is ready op receive their own
    There's no way to verify this.

    You've just showed me someone else's id...

    I want you to know that your winnings is 100% real and legitimate and the FBI is also aware of this winnings so you have nothing to worry about...Okay
    You can say whatever you want you just showed me a fake id.

    That's one of our Agent workers ID.
    Yes. but it's not yours.
    Show me your id.


    This si my own id.\

    ok so what do you need from me?

    Firstly you will have to write this numbers down because it is important and compulsory.

    Firstly, your award is attached to Lucky Number (FB-225-7736), Ticket Number (FB-172-60), Batch Number (FB-0281/544) and Serial Number (99352748-2013)..Note them down now on a safe place and keep its very important.

    Have you done that?

    You have to make sure you write down this numbers and keep it confidentially to yourself because this is what claims you have the winning fund.

    We have all the legal backup documentations that was released with your winning fund,Also we can show you pictures of the past winners of our Organization Lottery

    ok. so what do you want from me?

    Now you have to fill in the paragraph listed below and reconfirm it back to me here Immediately so i can have you the contact details of the Security Company where all Winners fund as been deposited.

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Mobile Number:
    Marital Status:
    Country of Residence:
    Your Email Address:
    this still seems wrong. sorry/

    Why are you doubting your winning?
    This sounds like too good to be true.

    You have to comply with me so that you can get you winnings,,,,Asap

    You have to provide this information so that we can if you are the owner of this Facebook account....Okay
    I still need to do some background checking. You know there are scammers everywhere.
    Stealing my identity would only cost you..lol.. My credit sucks and I have no job.

    I want you to know that you are talking to the Facebook authority and we are not forcing any winner to claim his/her prize, if you are not ready to claim your winnings kindly let us know so we can delete your name and pass your winnings to another winner who is ready op receive their own
    yeah..I can't fill in any info until I do more background checking. thanks.

    Are you not the owner of this Facebook account?
    that's not the issue.

    did you want us to block this account?
    are you threatening me?

    I'm not treating you but why can't you proved that you are the owner of this Facebook account?
    I don't have to prove anything to you.


    That means you hacking people account online?

  • On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, corinnea wrote:

    received a message from a friend on fb stating he saw i won a lottery via facebook - gave a # 779-379-2108 to text info to - then they wanted me to wire $$ to pickup a free iphone and $65,000. messaged friend asking for his phone # to call him, he said couldnt do that? then the profile was deleted . scam scam scam

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