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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 200 comments

  • 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.

  • On Thursday, June 12, 2014, darrell adam deller wrote:

    I got told to day my name was on the list my name is Darrell a deller and how do I find out if its true thanks

  • On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, connie wrote:

    I had a Jen call me an say I won a 2014 Chevy Spark wanted me to send my private information such as full name address to a giveaway winning email so I tested the email with just a "hi"email doesn't work

  • On Friday, June 06, 2014, Derrick Hill wrote:

    On behalf of the whole entire Facebook Staff & Executive's we would like to Congratulate you for been our User, My name is Caroline Lavish Facebook Contact Agent & Lottery Adviser World Wide, I'm delighted to inform you that your name was randomly selected today as one of the 50 lucky winners of Facebook Annual Lottery Promotion, Your winnings code is (1544) and you have won the sum of $500,000.00USD (Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) That was legitimately approved by the World Bank Directive Mr. Ban Ki Moon to be paid in your favor Which you are advice to contact Mr. Mark Zuckerberg Chief Founder and C.E.O Of Facebook via email (mark_zuckerberg@admin.in.th) to proceed with the claim of your winnings. Call Mr. Patrick Widen via phone (903-458-9183) Congratulation's Once Again.

    Your response will be treated as top urgent.

    FBI Scam Protected.
    Chat Conversation End
    This was sent to me earlier today...what is this a scam..?

  • On Friday, June 06, 2014, kamra aslam wrote:

    yesterday come my ph sms im win GBP facebook promo.tihs my ph number.+85251141421

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