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Facebook Lottery Chat

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How the scam works:

(video below) You are checking your Facebook and one of your new added contacts starts a conversation with you using the chat feature. You remember all of a sudden that you added this 'Emily Walker' as a friend about a month ago although you didn't really know her.

However, you saw her posts are decent, sometimes even funny, so you don't worry much about her. Then one day, as mentioned, she finds you online.

After starting the chat, 'Emily says she works for the promotions department at Facebook Inc.

Below is a real conversation between the scammer and us. The picture in this article is the actual link she sent:

'Emily Walker':

I am here to pass a vital information to you but before I proceed, I would like to know if you have been informed about your winning.

'SD':

No I had no idea that FB had a lotto? I have friends who work at Head office. I have never heard them mention. Please proceed?

'Emily Walker':

Oh i see.. I am delighted to inform you that your name was luckily selected among the 10 lucky winners who won the sum of $50,000.00 on the Facebook online lottery international draw. NOTE:this is 100% real and legit and the FBI are aware of this lottery promo.. You can also check this link to find the best history of the Facebook past winners: (spammy link containing the words 'winners' and 'Facebook').

The idea is that you trust 'Emily Walker' as your Facebook friend and... check the link. This is a two-way hit for the scammers. First, in a few cases, the link is compromised getting your computer infected with malware, spyware, or keylogging. Furthermore, if you believe in the existence of the lottery, she will ask you for your personal information, including your address.

Then she will proceed by saying your cheque will be sent to you by FedEx and they will contact you to pay a little fee, in order to deliver the cheque. As you can imagine, a fake FedEx employee will contact you to ask you for that fee.

Watch the video below to see a victim of this scam explaining in detail her experience in the news.

Facebook Lottery Scam In The News Video

How to avoid:

Although it's easy to reckon is a scam the moment your new Facebook friend contacts you, there are still many victims out there that are naive. You should know that you shouldn't accept friendship invitations from people you don't know. This scammer just stole somebody else's picture off the Internet and use it to impersonate a respectful, corporate individual. Always do your research and trust only legitimate companies.

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There are 483 comments

  • On Thursday, October 30, 2014, yone wrote:

    Got the same thing last week..he said he was a agent for Facebook...and to pay for this amout of $500..he used my friends fb messenger send messages to me pretending that it was my friends on fb..this fake agents name was Robert FedEx Godwin Dommy..he asked our fb username/email and password so he can get to ur site..watch outfor tthose rotten agents..

  • On Thursday, October 30, 2014, james smith wrote:

    I to have been sent to me that i had won $600,000.00 i aimost beleived it until i looked it up. I found a women who had the same ticket # and serial# i just got again texted i asked why pay momey to get money she said the f b i was aware of the scams and she guarenteed i won. I dont know what to do. Can anyone help me PLEASE"

  • On Thursday, October 30, 2014, G wrote:

    Omg my boyfriend had one yesterday She sent a frhends request claiming her name was Juanita G Krysztofiak from the facebook social ndtwork dept she started a friendly chat then came have u heard of the ongoing facebook lottery which he replied no g havent Juanita to which she replied have any of our facebook staff informed yoq of your winnings prize? He replied no then she replied congratulations to you then she replied i am happy to inform you that your facebook name was selected among the first 20 lucky winners that won the huge sum of $550.000.00 USD in the ongoing Facebook international lottery its to much to write every thing she went on to say he had to write these numbers down Lucky Number,ticket number,batch nunber and serial number when he had done that he had to let her know then she sent him a winnings code and said this is all you have to know for security reasons then she asked him for information bout himself then he had to cnoose how he wanted to recieve his winnings 1)VIA FEDEX(A.T.M) CARD DELIVERY 2)VIA FEDEX(CHEQUE)DELIVERY 3)VIA BANK TO BANK TRANSFER .Then he was told he would have to pay $385 USD to the FedEx agent Mrs Jessica vha western union or money gram to which he replied nope this aint going to happen!!please stop wasting my time then she replied what did you mean and then put your name is the 6th mame on our winners list,5 other winners gave gotten there winnings and they giving kudos to Mr Mark Zuckerberg,CEO FACEBOOK,for this wonderful initative then ask why he unfriended her.This has got to stop how many people who dont know its a scam are going to get hurt by this it really makes me angry...

  • On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Earl wrote:

    oh my god, I just gave them my information, I should of google this first before thinking, Ugh damn, what should I do with the information I sent them Geezzz HELP ME OUT

  • On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Mala Williams wrote:

    AgtSheryl K. Sandberg
    10/27, 1:22am
    AgtSheryl K. Sandberg
    Get back to me with the confirmation number ( Reference number ) once the payment is complete. I'm looking forward to hear from you tomorrow morning

    AgtSheryl K. Sandberg
    10/27, 1:22am
    AgtSheryl K. Sandberg
    Get back to me with the confirmation number ( Reference number ) once the payment is complete. I'm looking forward to hear from you tomorrow morning

    https://www.facebook.com/Claimyourlotterywinningprize
    Kindly go there tomorrow morning and deposit the $2000 to the Information i gave you
    Make sure you don't disclose this to anyone until you finally received your winning money. The UPS have your winning money pending for delivery. They are only waiting for you to pay the delivery fee.
    We assure you that once you made the payment your winning money will be deliver to you without any delay. Here is the Information you will need to deposit the payment at MONEY GRAM :

    Name : Sonja E. Bush
    State : New York
    City : Bemus Point
    Zip code : 14712

    Let me know when you finish writing the Information.
    Kindly go there tomorrow morning and deposit the $2000 to the Information i gave you
    Make sure you don't disclose this to anyone until you finally received your winning money. The UPS have your winning money pending for delivery. They are only waiting for you to pay the delivery fee.







    Mala Williams, Through message box: They used the name of an attorney that I use to work for to give me instructions on how to win money and to tell me that he had won money. And specifically not to tell anyone about it until I received the money, I did not do it, After my conversation, I sent a message to tell them I could not send money to receive money, and to eliminate me. I sent all of this message to spam

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