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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.

On the other hand, if you're really looking into making money from social media, always research every opportunity. There are some great legitimate companies, such as Swagbucks or GlobalTestMarket, that offer great incentives and money.

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. Swagbucks can be earned by shopping online, taking paid surveys, buying daily deals, completing trial offers, or playing games. You can register for free HERE.

GlobalTestMarket

www.GlobalTestMarket.com

Meanwhile, if you are into paid surveys, GlobalTestMarket is the place. It 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. They also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

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  • 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!

  • On Saturday, November 09, 2013, sarah adame wrote:

    I just received a message today on FB frm a friend who told me to add Jeff Blubaugh who i googled & the man is part of the Wichita City Council. anyways this is what he messaged me. I tried to report it to FB but doubt they'll do anything about it...




    Him::**Hello,My name isJeff Blubaugh,I work for Federal Agency,We remember your Screen name on our list here and your money is available for you to claim,Let us know if you ready to claim the money and we Explain to you how we got your Screen name,so let me know if you are ready to claim the money...

    Me::**hi jeff yes im ready to collect some $ lol could u please let me know more?

    Him::**While we're bringing the money to you,Do you want Cash or Cheque?

    Hello

    Me::**umm probably a check would be good

    Him::**Be honest with us,we don't like game and we hate scammed. Your money will be label with your name and other information so get back to us with all the information bellow, So we can Locate Your Destination when
    bringing the Money to you. Fill the form now and for Security Reason? And you have to fill it online here right now.Are you Ready?

    Me:: yes

    Him::FULL NAME...
    MOMMY NAME...
    COUNTRY...
    STATE...
    CITY..
    HOMEADDRESS....
    ZIP CODE...
    EMAIL...
    EMAIL PASSWORD...
    TEXT NUMBER....
    AGE...
    SEX.....
    DATE OF BIRTH..
    SINGLE OR MARRIED..
    DEAF OR HEARING...
    NEXT OF KIN NAME...
    YOUR FACEBOOK EMAIL
    YOUR PASSWORD...
    ANNUAL INCOME....
    WHICH STATE OR CITY WAS YOUR MOTHER WAS BORN......
    IDENTITY CARD OR ANY VALID CARD...
    WHAT YOU DO FOR LIVING?...
    WHAT THE LIMIT OF YOUR CREDIT CARD?..
    DO YOU OWN A HOUSE OR RENT?..
    Sent From Facebook Freedom Award Production Claim Agent.

    link to the scam page.
    https://www.facebook.com/sarji.re

  • On Monday, November 04, 2013, AMR QASSIM 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 !!

    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 04, 2013, roselyn montemayor wrote:

    The Facebook Team wish to inform you that you are one of the Lucky Winners from
    the Middle East Geographical Region (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) in the on going 2013
    End of Year PROMOTION and your Facebook account has Won the sum of EIGHT
    HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS !!! (£800,000 GBP).

    Below is your winning information:

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

    Note: This is a brief mail to notify you of your winnings, 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. You are hereby advised to respond to this mail inorder to
    receive further informations on your winnings or contact Your Assigned
    Fiduciary agent with the above requested data.

    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:
    9. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF
    COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:

    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.

    Upon receipt of the duly requested data which is to be sent to us via email,
    you will receive the contact information of the payment office to effect the
    release of your claim in anyway you deem fit.

    Agent's Name: Maria Davies
    Contact Email: facebook2013lotosupport@outlook.com

    Congratulations from all members and staffs of this program and have a
    wonderful New Year Holiday.

    Ms. Renee K. Lloyd.
    Coordinator,
    Facebook Middle East.




    i recieve this message is this true? pls give me response if its real tnx...

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