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Facebook Powerball Text

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How the scam works:

Entering lotteries with the hopes of a big payday is a typical activity for many people. But what happens if you receive a text message or email stating that you have been randomly selected to receive $50,000 just for using the internet?

Well, you’ve just been the latest “lucky” target of a recurring scam, that’s what.

The Facebook Powerball Text scam has two variations:

1. Victims will receive a text – or email – from an agency whose goal is “promoting the handicapped”. They will tell you that your email address or cell phone number has been randomly selected as the winner of the $50,000 Powerball prize, and all you need to do to claim your prize is to give them your Facebook address and email address, PLUS PASSWORDS.

2. Victims will receive a text from a guy who claim to already won the Powerball draw (see picture above) and is donating part of the proceeds. Indeed, he will ask you for your personal information in order to release the funds. The name used by the scammer is Mark Hill.

These two variations of the scam come after another one which did its rounds last winter on Facebook. Back then, a man claiming to be named Nolan Daniels posted a picture of himself holding a winning ticket of a $587.5 million. This scam was just perpetrated online, after being shared by millions of Facebook users in hopes of a win.

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How to avoid:

Of course, it is prudent to never give your passwords to anyone. Be aware that there is never a situation where you will receive something free – or so valuable – just by merit of having an email address or cell phone number. And of course, agencies who have a mission that is unclear at best are typically fraudulent as well.

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There are 45 comments

  • On Saturday, April 05, 2014, Jerel Mackenzie wrote:

    i was told i may be a winner. OMG

  • On Sunday, March 30, 2014, Anthony Williams wrote:

    A friend sent me a message and I am trying to get the truth about this money, are these people truly playing with people emotions...a let me know that my name was a winner in the facebook lottery.STOP WITH THE SCAMS; PEOPLE ARE FACING ENOUGH PROBLEMS, SO BE CONSIDERATE PLEASE. THANKS A.W.

  • On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Clyde Powell wrote:

    Yes they tryed to get me with this by using another name like ary Steve . They told me to send 1000$ to them to get my money.so I goin to call better business buerol

  • On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, blancha james wrote:

    allen scott is a scam to

  • On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Linda Taylor English wrote:

    They used one of my friend name @ 0600 in d AM & said they had given her 200,000 in a check immediate scam came to mind. They wanted full name & location. Ok i did to play alone. Person to contact was Allen Scott text 646-543-6340 or Facebookonlinekd@outlook.com orFacebookonline2014@yahoo.com or WWW.Powerballprizeclaim.tk. He came back with Congratulation. U won 200,000. it will be deliver by a carrier.After I fill out a claim. Well I didn't fill it out. And I am still waiting.

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