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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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There are 191 comments

  • On Monday, May 26, 2014, Riley H. wrote:

    CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK LONDON ENGLAND!

    Facebook the largest Social Networking site valued more than $100 Billion Dollars and also expecting its One Billion Users to come mainly from Mobile devices than desktop Users by 2014, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has decided to boost Users and Companies a WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY by Lottery Program and Initial Public Offer said in a press release.

    So We are pleased to inform you of the result of the NEW YEAR DRAW held on (5th January 2014) by Facebook Company in cash Promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook users world wide, your Name and Email address was among the 10 Lucky winners who won £1,000,000.00 GBP (One Million Great Britain Pounds) each on the Facebook promotion Award Attached to Ticket Number (5647600545189), Ref No (2551256002/244) and Serial Number (55643451907).

    The online draw was Conducted by a random selection of email you where picked by an Advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook in other to claim your £1,000,000.00 GBP the lottery program which is a new innovation by Facebook, His aimed at saying A BIG THANK to you all our users for making Facebook your number one Social Networking to hook up with their families and friends all over the World.

    This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants and all participants were selected through a computer ballot system with their email addresses and names from all over the world.

    Your name and email was selected in a raffle draw that was made 5th of January 2014 so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the delivery of your fund.

    You are required to contact our dispatch dept via email (awards92facebook@nokiamail.com) Contact Name: Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson) in order for us to complete your Winning Certificate and for further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery win.

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your Ticket, Reference and Batch Numbers in all correspondences.

    Furthermore, if there is any change in email address please contacts us on time.

    PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED FILE FOR FURTHER MORE ON HOW YOU CAN PROCEED AND CLAIM THE PRIZE MONEY URGENTLY.

    Regards

    Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson

    Facebook Claim Agent UK

    For info please give us a call: Tel: +44-871 996 8715

    This is the email they sent me AND THEY EVEN SENT HER BRITISH ID CARD. I knew this was a scam right away.

  • On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Patricia Healy wrote:

    I had a lady named Sherry Davids call me today telling me I was 1 out of 10 winners in the facebook lottery. She tried to get me to have the check Fed Ex'd for $175.00. I told her I would come to California and pick the check up. It is suppose to be for $150,000.00. Is this another scam ? She gave me the address of 1 Hacker Way Menlo, Ca 94205 and the phone number to call is 940-263-0349. im sorry she didn't call she messaged me on Facebook.

  • On Friday, May 23, 2014, Patricia Healy wrote:

    I had a lady named Sherry Davids call me today telling me I was 1 out of 10 winners in the facebook lottery. She tried to get me to have the check Fed Ex'd for $175.00. I told her I would come to California and pick the check up. It is suppose to be for $150,000.00. Is this another scam ? She gave me the address of 1 Hacker Way Menlo, Ca 94205 and the phone number to call is 940-263-0349. im sorry she didn't call she messaged me on Facebook.

  • On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Roger Gilbert wrote:

    My wife is getting this one via direct message over Facebook. Now they don't need a bank account but "Mark" wants me to pay $1000 via Western Union to claim $75,000 to be sent via UPS.

  • On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, vinni wrote:

    I too received d same massage about winning 950.000.00 us dollars and tried contacting yolanda cummings and michael rake but didn't get any responds from them till now.

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