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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).

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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There are 396 comments

  • On Monday, June 22, 2015, Mahjabeen ara wrote:

    today 22 June I got a message that I won 3crore lack 9 lacks Facebook promo award 2015...is it true? and I claimed my award ...how get my award ?

  • On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Duanna M Ford wrote:

    June 19.had a man friend me his name was willams r weaver said he was a f.b.lotto person.said I won 600 000.00 said I would have to pay 385.00 for shipping or whatever.by the way his so called profile.is still on facebook.I said I shoul,NT have to pay.he say well come on down to home office in C.A.isaid would have to pay taxes.he a
    Said oh no facebook office paid that.he hat a woman accomplice she was to give me instructions.the guy sent a copy of a certificate will my name on it.Told them both I was done listening to them and was gonna intact face book that was the last I heard outta then

  • On Friday, June 19, 2015, Evie west wrote:

    I received a private msg saying I was one of three people to win 350,000. Ask for info like name address..etc...but no bank info..told me to write down some numbers down..I would receive a package by FedEx courier but I'd have to pay to receive. No man I said..not answered back

  • On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Duop tot wrote:

    Today on Tuesday I had received a messages from the Lady claiming that iam a one of the winner among 17winners,and we have won 10,465.770USD but I don't know if it's true or not

  • On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Josh M Le borgne wrote:

    I got confirmed as a friend request to someone named patti quinn who said she seen my profile name on a list of 50,000.00 dollor winners and she said all I had to do was to friend request Dawn Johnson and when I did she asked for all my personel info such as name number telephone occupation and asked me to send them a copy of my photo Id to them asked me what delivery options I would prefer such as direct deposit or fed ex or ups.Then they started asking for claim fees such as 500 dollars all the way up to 7500 dollars for 60,000 award.When I said I didnt have the five hundred she said do you have four hundred and I new where this was going.She has my password and my information.Iam concerned and was wondering if you could give me some advice

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