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Facebook Account Winner

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How the scam works:

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 2012 Facebook Inc Sweepstakes. This is a bonus to promote our users worldwide through this online lottery, which is fully based on an electronic selection."

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 one of the easiest scams to spot. By now, you should probably know that you can never win a lottery that you never bought a ticket for -  or put your name in for, for that matter. Look at the domain name or the email adress 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 online. If you are really looking to make some money through social media or reward systems, there a couple of alternatives that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:

GlobalTestMarket

www.GlobalTestMarket.com

If you are into paid surveys, this is the place. GlobalTestMarket is an industry leader in online research panels, where members are invited to participate in online surveys on numerous topics, and in return are eligible for cash or regular and frequent entry into sweepstakes. Highly recommended, as they also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

Swagbucks.com

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Swagbucks.com is the largest online rewards portal dedicated to helping customers earn gift cards, electronics, and exclusive merchandise. The company awarded over $60 Million in prizes including gift cards, electronics and more to users across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Highly recommended as well. You can register for free HERE.

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There are 147 comments

  • On Sunday, December 15, 2013, Leny tangonan sonido wrote:

    I also recieve that kind of email, nov.4 is the date, but n0w only i read, i thought its really true na,, then i search only scam? Omg!

  • On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, .Mark wrote:

    A good friend of ours told us she won money... and saw my .gf's name on the winners list.. scam or no scam... would be nice

  • On Thursday, November 28, 2013, Gary wrote:

    new scam twist
    a friend asked me to friend her on Facebook
    then she writes she won money and say my name as a winner. no I don't know anything about is . she send me to Julia Pierson who writes send me this info and the money to process and claim 150 + k then I ask my friend where did we meet? suddenly she has to go and doesn't answer my question

  • On Wednesday, November 27, 2013, gusti almanda wrote:

    Dear Facebook User,

    The FACEBOOK/ZYNGA Team are happy to inform you that you have been selected as one of the LUCKY FACEBOOK WINNERS from your Geographical Region to win a CASH PRIZE OF EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS (Ј800,000 GBP) in this year's 2013 END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS PROMOTION. Your Facebook Account was Randomly Selected from the ZYNGA (Texas Holdem Poker) Administrative Database of over 70Million Active facebook Users as We are awarding Ј3,150,000,000 in prizes IN THIS YEARS 2013 END OF YEAR PROMOTION and have decided to distribute the sum among our Top facebook App users from Your Geographical Region !!

    Below is your winning information:

    1. WINNING NUMBER: FB7703/LPRC
    2. BATCH NUMBER: 6854396709/452FB
    3. REF NUMBER: 967053915

    To proceed on your claim validation, we will need your particulars to verify your winnings. This will be required to draw up the winning papers in your name and process your payment documents. Here is a copy of our verification form; please fill accordingly so as to proceed with your winning validation. Please attach a recent passport photograph if available (For verification and identification at our payment office)
    1. FULL NAMES:
    2. DATE OF BIRTH:
    3. SEX:
    4. MARITAL STATUS:
    5. CONTACT ADDRESS:
    6. EMAIL ADDRESS:
    7. TELEPHONE NUMBER:
    8. OCCUPATION:

    Note: that this is a brief mail to notify you of your winnings, You are hereby advised to contact Your Assigned Fiduciary agent with the above requested data for official verification and processing of your winning.

    Agent's Name: Maria Davies
    Contact Email: facebook.2013lotosupport@outlook.com
    Office Cell: +447418480082

    If you are not the Certified Owner of this Facebook Account, please do not respond to this mail, as this will amount to impersonation which could lead to civil and criminal proceedings against you.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program and have a wonderful Christmas.

    Ms. Renee K. Lloyd.
    Co-ordinator.
    Facebook 2013 Promo

  • On Monday, November 18, 2013, Anita wrote:

    IT IS NOT REAL! Is it from @facebook.com e-mail? No? So how come they work for facebook and don't have a corporate e-mail address. PEOPLE, DON'T BE STUPID! Seriously, I start thinking that some people deserve it for being so naive! How would you win something you never sign up for? What lottery wants you to send money so you can recieve money? Some of them even have poor English, does this sound a facebook professional like? Come oooon!

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