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Facebook Lottery Chat

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How the scam works:

(with video below) You are on 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' [insert any name you want here] 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 Facebook's promotions department.

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.


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.

Here is some good news. Watch the video below to see how you can easily identify if the profile contacting you on Facebook is a fake.

How To Identify Fake Profiles on Facebook 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. You can also report the scam on this page: Federal Trade Commission Report.

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  • On Monday, July 06, 2015, margaret a earnest wrote:

    i've been contacted by Kathy lePage of facebook lottery 2015 winning for Margaret Earnest 650,000 i paid fees of 785.00 so far to get this they fed ex stopped it need 1000.59 then a fbi agent contacted me his name clark,tracy lynn say will help me out is he for real they tell me to trust in the Lord this is real and to open bank account today and send them info i need to know if they are real and how to trust this can any one tell me if i really won some badly needed money i want to trust these people they told me there r scammers out there but not them and to believe it will be ok this lottery took place on june 10,2015 i was contacted on june 16 my birthday by message on facebook p.s. please some one help me out need to know if it is real

  • On Sunday, July 05, 2015, Alice L. Fishbaugh wrote:

    Yup I got hit by these scammers. I sent the 9.00 to recieve my check, I thought this was a fee to cover such a large check. The winnings...950,000 dollars. Then was told I had to pay an additional 1,050 which first was to cover something with airport customs. I knew then I was being scammed. Now they wont leave me alone and are threatening me with being arrested by the FBI. To me if a person wins something they win it...period. This scam needs to stop as these are hard times and Facebook's name and rep are being soiled.

  • On Sunday, July 05, 2015, Arun Mohan wrote:

    ON sunday, july 5, 2015 Clark Jonathan Wrote:

    Am Clark Jonathan by name, I am from Menlo Park, CA here in United States of America ,I work for Facebook Head Office and you ?

    I thought it was just a normal conversation. after that HE said, I was authorize to contact you by the Facebook CEO Mr Mark Zuckerberg and he told me to pass to you some good news about your Facebook Account.

    And asked for my details,

    You are to provide the following informations so we have your winning certificate signed and also complete all paper works.

    Facebook Corporate Office, Headquarters
    1601 S . California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94304.
    Dear Winner,
    Congratulations once again thanks for the fast response, we are happy to let you know these is 100% real and legit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also aware of these winning Promo so you have nothing to worry about you going to get your winnings as soon as you follow the instruction given to you by us.
    We want you to know that your winning certificate has been completed and your winnings would be given to you as soon as you have chosen a delivery option . so what you have to do is to choose a delivery option here.
    Once again we will like to know how you want to receive your winnings as you have three payment option and all require fee so take note. The fee will be include in the bracket below as you are to choose one out of the option and your winnings is going to get to your doorstep on how you want it.
    1) ATM (These require delivery charges and would be paid by beneficiary So take note of these).
    2) Cash Payment (These require delivery charges and would be paid by beneficiary So take note of these).
    3) International Certified Bank Draft (These require delivery charges and would be paid by beneficiary So take note of these).
    We await your fast response
    For approval order on your behalf you are to come to our address below, for more clarifications. We wait to hear from you. Soon and be rest assured of our professional service.
    Mr. Ken Edward
    Lottery Result Announcer
    Facebook Inc. Group © 2014

    I want to assure you that this is 100% real and legitimate and Facebook is making sure that all winners get their winnings and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also aware of this and are monitoring all conversation so you have nothing to worry about.

  • On Friday, July 03, 2015, Dwight wrote:

    Is this a scam

    Hello, how are you doing, I just want to know if you have received your winning money from the annual anniversary of Fb and Mega Millions. I have received $100,000 from them and you need to contact Jerry Kingman to get yours too because i saw your name and your picture on their winning list of the lucky people. Here is Mr Jerry Kingman Contact info:+13608898220, Text him your name and he will let you know what you need to get your money.

  • On Friday, July 03, 2015, KatherinE Hickox wrote:

    On April I was informed that I had won $50,000 in a lottery. I need to send the fee. I paid the fee and as I was receuved, I was informed that the winnings now we're $110,000 , but a fee was required. I paid that and on the day that I paid it, I was informed that it was now $300,000 and a Toyota truck, but there was a fee. St this time the fee was 18,000. I felt that I could get my own truck for that price. In all I have paid almost $60,000. Every time I questioned them about the fees and it being a scam, they got really upset. Trust them it as real. To make a long story short, I didn't pay that so they are not even giving me the 250,000 that I had paid the fees on. My question, Do I have any legal Avenue to go get rhem? The mobey was sent to Nigeria.

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