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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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There are 328 comments

  • On Sunday, March 15, 2015, Claudia wrote:

    I got a scam too from a man Ralph Gomez he sai I won $950000dollars I only have to pay $700 dollars that's it and then the FedEx would delivery in 24 hours right it's a Facebook lottery I never heard of !!! I had tha now 3 times happing to me I last money but I learned thank god !! Don't fall In to that scam !!!

  • On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Neera wrote:

    A lady with a profile Brenda Weese on Facebook approached my and befriended me. She told me I have won USD 500,000/- on the Facebook Lottery 2015. Then she asked me for personal details and then I told her to give away my winning to Charity. That was the end of it all.

  • On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, muhammad orangzaib wrote:

    have a nice day my mobile nambar plzzz coll me

    03150253238 i am lucky winner muhammad orangzaib
    my father name is maqbool asgher khan this is my father acount nambar pk32 habb 0003697900361903 you can sand maney here branch nambar habib bank lamited pakistan karachi orangi town ls,9. st3 sector-5

  • On Monday, March 09, 2015, mohamedriaz wrote:

    hai i am riaz
    i am also receive a message from messenger you are a $200,000.00 winner in the facebook new years cash splash promo held on (19th Jan 2015) as advertised on the facebook network to encourage the use of facebook users world wide.
    Your facebook id number 659003444KT is no.(8) of (15) Lucky winners who won Two Hundred Thousand Us Dollars each on the facebook network.Your payment can and will be collected by you through any method of your choice in your location (K.S.A).You are to Provide the information's below and we will send you a verification text immediately for authentication from "facebook".

    Your full Names..................
    Your contact Phone number.................

    Thank you for using the facebook network.Your details will be saved.You will receive an authentication message from "facebook".

    Now send your full names,phone number and country of stay to email: tonybrowne40@aim.com
    Send your details within the next 30 minutes ok sir? i am send my details he send a cheque from ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL MERCHANT BANK PLC
    6 Herbert Sullivan Crescent Marina P.M.B 2027 Lagos
    Ref/NG/315/2240
    9/3/2015 this true or not

  • On Wednesday, March 04, 2015, sawni wrote:

    Jane baker message me you won the facebook online promo .so its fake or genuine.please reply my email.

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