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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 276 comments

  • On Thursday, November 20, 2014, veronica gilbert wrote:

    Mandy Alexander is sending these out I just friended her and she said she won and saw my name on the list as she was signing for her money and wondered if I got mine yet

  • On Monday, November 17, 2014, paul reoberston wrote:

    "will like you to know that you will need to provide some Information to rest Assured that you are the Real owner
    of this

    I replied:
    Ohh...But I don;t have a mobile phone number,a nd I'm homeles

  • On Monday, November 17, 2014, Raylit wrote:

    *please do something to stop this kind of scam. I'am a victim also. We all knew that, we need money to have a better life. But not like this. People who are doing this have no FEAR TO GOD. I wish to solve this problem before they got another victms.

  • On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Angela lewis wrote:

    I received messenger Facebook friend that she had been delivered to her home 50000 cash and when signed for it, my name was next to hers and that I had to contact matthewd37@yahoo.com to chek my name and claim my cash.

  • On Thursday, November 06, 2014, Norhayati binti Tumpang wrote:

    I want leave a comment about bad people cheated.Facebook book friends by sending email that I won the Facebook lottery, under his highess sheikh mohmed alrashid maktuom from Dubai. They ask me to pay the caurrier services, but I know they all the bad people. I hope Facebook will check out who is the culprit doing this matter, because it make bad name for innocent people.

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