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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 Sunday, September 06, 2015, ernesto lerum wrote:

    ​FACEBOOK Lottery Inc. ™
    Fiduciary Agent: Maria Davies
    (Online Transfer Dept.)
    Email: Facebook2015lotery@outlook.com
    ☏ Tel: +17603491019

    Dear Our Esteemed U.A.E FACEBOOK User,

    We the FACEBOOK Team are Giving out Billions of Prizes to the Great people of the United Arab Emirates in this YEAR'S SEPTEMBER ​LOTTERY PROMOTION. We are therefore happy to Notify you that you are the proud winner of our star prize of £800,000 GBP (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS !!!)
    For the avoidance of doubt, your FACEBOOK account was generated from ♕ HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM'S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK FAN PAGE who is currently Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E and constitutional monarch of Dubai. You visited his FACEBOOK Fan Page during your Login pace on FACEBOOK, and it was selected through our administrative database from over two million active FACEBOOK profiles from your Middle East Geographical Region as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the FACEBOOK Users from your Local country (U.A.E) in the Aspect that impacts individual lifestyle worldwide. Further more your details (FACEBOOK account) falls within our British representative office in London UK, and your prize of £800,000 GBP would be released from our regional office in London, UK.

    ☟ Below is your winning information:
    ✮ BATCH NUMBER: 6854396709/452FB
    ✮ REF NUMBER: 990078567

    Kindly note that this is a brief Mail to notify you of your winnings. To proceed on your claim validation of £800,000 GBP (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS !!!) which would be issued as a Bank Draft in your name and couriered safely to your Provided Residential Address, we will need your particulars to verify if you are the Legitimate owner of this FACEBOOK account. This is very important as it will be required to draw up the winning papers in your name, and the processing of your payment documents. If you are not the certified owner of this FACEBOOK account, kindly do not respond as this will amount to impersonation which could lead to civil and criminal proceedings against you.
    Kindly send the below requested data by REPLYING DIRECTLY to this Notification Message so as to receive further information of the payment office to effect the release of your claim of £800,000 BRITISH POUNDS. Please attach a recent IDENTIFICATION CARD (DRIVER'S LICENSE OR NATIONAL I.D CARD) if available For identification at our London Payment Office.

    1. FULL NAMES:
    3. SEX:

    Just a reminder, any emails sent to your FACEBOOK email address will now be forwarded to this email address. You won't be able to view these emails on FACEBOOK anymore. If you reply, it will come from this email address, even though the original email was sent to your FACEBOOK email address. To update your primary email address or stop using your FACEBOOK email address, visit your Settings. If you don't want to receive these emails from FACEBOOK in the future, please unsubscribe. FACEBOOK Lottery Inc. Here is a copy of our verification form which you are expected to fill out and submit accordingly so as to proceed with your winning validation

    Congratulations once more from all Members and Staffs of this Lottery Promotion.
    FACEBOOK Middle East ®

  • On Saturday, September 05, 2015, WILMA LEWIS-PETERS wrote:


  • On Saturday, September 05, 2015, Bonnie Bidatsch wrote:

    I got a fake friend request from someone who I was already friends with. I checked out the page and it was brand new. Got a private message telling me about "Have you heard about the interior program-me that was imposed by NRC, Re-Union in conjunction with Mr Zuckerberg to help all Facebook Users?" Then it got more suspicious when I texted a message to (269) 533-8578. Called the number and the call was cut off with no reply at all. Called my friend to see if this was legit.

  • On Saturday, September 05, 2015, Shelley wrote:

    My husband got a text saying it was Facebook and he was a grand prize winner. This is a scam, right?

  • On Saturday, September 05, 2015, Deborah surgener wrote:

    i am also a claiming agent to those that have won the lottery promo oDef $600,000.00.

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