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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 2014 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).

Watch the video below to see in detail a different variation of the Facebook Lottery Winning scam.

Facebook Lottery Winning Scam Video

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.

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  • On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Susan wrote:

    I was sent messages from people on Facebook telling me I was picked out 12 winners to receive 650,0000+ in FB winnings there was 12 winners I was amoung them in Nov 2013 3 women and 2 men telling me I won to send from 300.00 to 250,00 dollars western union to global W.in different state Virginia and not tell anyone and its coming from united kingdom the award so I said OK just take money out my winnings send the difference they were pressuring me I said its a scam when u win money you shouldn't have to pay they send to send via FedEx I told nice try lol they called me name cuz I said oh yeah I sent the money didn't receive no money called me a liar I said u really think I would fall for this BS I'm not a naive person I'm from the great NYC but they said it was leget from FB founder with pic of him there check winning I said good for you no thanks haaaa I was new on FB wasn't aware of scams but come on now it was pressure I just blocked all that was bothering me that was it just let people know thanks cant believe people fall for this !!!

  • On Sunday, June 22, 2014, syed mushtaq wrote:

    i am also got same msgs from claire henderson
    and email below
    is it true

  • On Saturday, June 21, 2014, Jennifer Bertola wrote:

    I received a friend request this morning. Thought it was someone wanting to add me for a neighbor on a game. I was told I had won the facebook international lottery. This lottery was supposedly a way for facebook to give back to its users with profits the company made. She showed me a face facebook badge and a certificate with my winning information on it. I was told that I had to go to faceBook headquarters to pick up my prize of 500,000.00 or I could pay the courier and insurance fees to have the money shipped to me. The cheapest way was 321. I asked for a contact number at faceBook so that I could check the validity of the contest. She wouldn't give me a number and told me I had to keep the information a secret for security reasons. I defriended her and let her know that I am reporting her. I am so glad that I didnt give her my information. She kept sending me pictures of people who had won and I told her you could have 10 really good (bad)friends helping you with this scam!!

  • On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Sherwin Kabinto wrote:

    I guess I win lol idk

  • On Sunday, June 15, 2014, hussinRahim wrote:

    Me Hussin Rahim received information for winner of fb promotio worth £530000
    On 8th june 14 told me to open an account with Natwest Bank Plc Uk by transfer £900
    To Ms.Ariana Thomson with details of her account at this Bank.

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