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Facebook Lottery Scam Email - Facebook Online International Lottery

Date: April 23, 2013 7:26 AM - Views: 28,344 - Comment Comments: 157
Facebook Lottery Scam Email - Facebook Online International Lottery

If you receive any email messages claiming that you are a winner in any Facebook lottery, please note that this is scam. Facebook is currently not promoting any lottery games and will only do so on their website at wwww.Facebook.com. I am tired of all these email lottery scams and want persons to know that they should never respond to any email message asking for personal information.

Here is a copy of the "Facebook Lottery Scam" email

Facebook Online International Lottery
From: The Desk Of the President.
International Promotions / Prize Award.
Category: 2nd

Greetings to you Dear lucky winner. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 12th of March 2013 by Facebook group in cash promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook worldwide. Your name was among the 20 lucky winners who won $950.000.00USD (Nine hundred and Fifty Thousand United State Dollars) each on the Facebook group promotion award attached to Lucky Number (FB-225-7736), Ticket Number (FB-172-60), Batch Number (FB-0281/544) and Serial Number (99352748-2013).

 The online draws was conducted by a random selection of emails you were picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook in other to claim your $950.000.00usd the lottery program which is a new innovation by Facebook, is aimed at saying a big thank you to all our users for making Facebook their number one means to connect, communicate, relate and hook up with their families and friends over the years.

 This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants and scam artists all participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individuals email addresses from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three years. You may be rest assured that this is real and legal. There are some scam artists around but thanks to the FBI, 216 of them have been arrested.

 You are required to contact the head of our disbursement department in the person of Mr. Lincoln Howard via this email address (facebookwinnersdepartment11 @gmail.com) with information below for the complete processing of your Winning certificate and further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery winnings.

 Full Name:
Contact Address:
Mobile Number:
Occupation:
Marital Status:
Sex:
Age:
Country of Residence:
Nationality:
Lucky Number:
Ticket Number:
Batch Number:
Serial Number:
Your Email Address:

 Furthermore, if there is any change in email addresses please contact us on time. Do not reply to this email, Contact the disbursement department with the email provided above.

 Note: if you are not interested please do not bother to reply.

 Thanks and more Congratulations!

 Regards,
Mr. Wright Jones
Announcer.

Why would Facebook use a Gmail account instead of one of their own e-mail accounts like facebookwinnersdepartment11 @facebook.com? The answer is, they would, but the abovementioned e-mail message is a scam and the scammers created the fake Gmail e-mail address for the victims to send their personal information.

If you asked to send personal information to any of the free e-mail service providers like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or others, please do not. Anyone can create an e-mail account at these free e-mail providers and use it for malicious purposes.

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  • Anonymous: 6 hours, 58 minutes ago from: Winter Haven, Florida, United States

    I received this today. The dead give-away is that it was addressed to "Undisclosed recipient." How stupid do these people think we are?

    --- ---
    www.facebook.com
    Congratulations,

    your facebook account have been randomly selected as a beneficiary of
    $1,000,000.00usd in the 2013 Facebook Account of the Year
    {Grand Rewards winner}.

    Email us the below details: general-facebook_deliveryservice @zsk.name
    1) facebook username:
    2) Present Country of Residence:
    3) Amount Won: $1,000,000.00 usd
    4)E-mail:

    Eduardo Saverin
    Program Coordinator,
    Facebook Rewards Program,
    1-209-315-5906
    www.facebook.com
    All rights reserved 2014.
    --- --- ~


  • Anonymous: 3 days, 24 hours ago from: United States

    Here is another scam, and remember there is Facebook lottery:
    --- ---

    My name is eze francis and i am from the desk of the national lottery in conjuction with the facebook lottery ...

    Well i am a honest and straight forward agent, i hate to talk to those who doubts my words and also i want a straight forward winner to contact me..

    As you can see , i have been waiting for you all day to contact me as your name was planned to be removed in the next 7 days if you didn't get in touch but luckily you did.

    Your name is still here on the national lottery rich list winning the total sum of $200,000 u.S.D, your name was randomly selected through the facebook ballot system when they took the collation of names on their computer and your money is here for you to claim..


    You need to let me know if you are ready to get the money now so that i can let you know what to do to get the cash. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 1 day ago from: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States

    People are getting SCAMMED by Facebook lottery, some things needs to be done before its to late. I myself did not fall for it, but just received a fb message that a fbf has won 600.000 from fb but then had to pay 250.00 to claim it I am asking you to please look into this I check your system for facebook lottery ad you will find the guy wh says he works for fb thank you.

    J. Davis ~


    • info: 1 week, 1 day ago

      Please educate your friends and family about these scams. Let them know that there is no Facebook, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN, Live, Outlook and Yahoo lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 1 day ago from: Bronx, New York, United States

    I received a notice on my phone and by email that I had just won the Facebook onlook lottery for ten million dollars.

    The bank is Rabo bank in Canada and they want to pay $947 up front before they release my funds.

    Is this a scam? It seems real; the Facebook member is Bill David who I've been in contact with please help before I send in the money it seems legit ~


    • info: 1 week, 1 day ago

      It is a scam. Never send your hard earned money to anyone who asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery prize, gift or award.

      Once you are asked to send money upfront, especially via MoneyGram, Western Union or Prepaid Debit cards, it is always a scam. Ask yourself this question: why can't they take the upfront amount from your winnings or prize money? See the irony now. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 2 days ago from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

    Someone I went to school with messaged me about some money he received delivered by UPS to his doorstep $250,000. He said he saw my name on a list the courier had on. He asked me if I got my money. I told him I got an I OWN YOU (IOU). He gave me a link to someone named Robert White JR, whose Facebook account lists him as a Facebook lottery head.

    I asked how to get my money. He said a claim form with : name, address, phone number occupation, Facebook password, etc. I listed some bogus stuff, including my occupation as a police officer. He wanted a copy of a government issued Id. Passport or something like that. I said I couldn't use a scanner then he just wants a picture of any I'd ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 2 days ago from: Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

    Here is another message scam:

    "My name is Jennifer Mark from the facebook headquarters based in the USA, I am a Facebook Online Coordinator I contacted you because I have good news for you from Facebook." ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 2 days ago from: United States

    NOW they are using Facebook messenger and creating a FB page!

    --- ---
    Grace Kim

    Kindly provide this information below in order for us to complete your winning certificate and for further information regarding the disbursement of your Facebook Microsoft Promotion.

    FULL NAME:
    FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
    MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
    OCCUPATION:
    MARITAL STATUS AND AGE:
    NATIONALITY / COUNTRY:
    YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 2 days ago from: Bronx, New York, United States

    I recently received an email from Facebook .onllook .com by a guy named Bill white and is affiliated with a bank called Rabo bank in Canada and they are looking for $970 before they deposit $10,000,000.00 in my bank account which has to be in Canada. Can you look into this for me so I know if I'm getting scammed or not? Thank you ~


    • info: 1 week, 2 days ago

      It is a scam. Once you are asked to send money in order to receive it (your prize), it is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 3 days ago from: Mableton, Georgia, United States

    Mary W. Thomas says that I have won $150000.00 in the Facebook lottery so just fill out the form and send $2000.00 up front and we will send the cash within 12 hours!SCAM!! ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 3 days ago from: Houston, Texas, United States

    I have a friend on Chat that on the 9th Oct. he told me that he won and that my name was on the list and I should contact them.

    I have paid a fee of $965.00 for my fee and now they are asking for taxes, I told them I have 1100.00 had to pay to MoneyGram for a John Harlan in Round Rock, Texas. I told FB that they would have to either take the taxes out of my winnings as I can't pay anymore. Have no money, He said for me to give them my bank account info. I did this because my friend on chat said to do it and he said he sent them $2900.00 on my behalf toward the taxes and they failed to confirm the reference I sent for the 1100. Dollars or the 2900.00.

    The FB Claim Services agent said they will send $40,000. to my checking and I should turn around and send it right back to them for the remainder of the taxes. I told him I do not have the money for the Transfer fees to send it back via MoneyGram he said they will send the fee as well for me to return the $40,000. to them. My taxes on $150,000. should only be about 26,000. and they will deliver to me 124,000 within 24 to 48 hours. My friend who is on Chat said work with them they are legit. Being suspicious I emailed my friend from the old email address and have received no answer.

    I got on Chat and told him to respond to my email and he said he did not use that old email any more. Then I ask him had he talked to Alice (another mutual friend) about Carolyn a friend that passed away that he used to be close to. His response was "am not always on here and I think you know that". We don't communicate enough for me to know this. Something is not right. I feel I need to go change my bank account today which will cause a lot of problems. I have a part time job and received SS paycheck via my bank account. Can they withdraw MONEY from
    my bank account? Worried!!!!!!

    HELP PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ~


    • info: 1 week, 3 days ago

      I am sorry to hear that you have been scammed, especially in these hard times. There is no Facebook, Hotmail, Gmail or Google lottery, and never send money via Western Union, MoneyGram to someone who claims that you need to pay taxes or some form of processing fee.

      Once you are asked to send money in order to receive your winnings, without a doubt it is a scam.

      Contact your bank to verify if they(scammers) can withdraw money from your account with the banking information that you have sent. ~


      • Anonymous: 1 week, 3 days ago from: Houston, Texas, United States

        Thank you, I am going to the bank now. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 weeks, 4 days ago from: Glendale, Arizona, United States

    Here is another scam:
    --- ---
    Am please to inform you that your Facebook name was selected among the first 20 Lucky winner's from Facebook lottery promo which you have just won the sum of $100,000.00 for real that you are yet to claim it and am here to know if you are ready to claim your winnings prize,CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK MICROSOFT PROMOTION !!! ~


  • Anonymous: 2 weeks, 5 days ago from: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    I was told about having won 250,000 $ in a Facebook World Lottery and to contact a Michael Klaus Muller in the US a claim lawyer whose fb private message communication is below.

    Please advise whether this is genuine or a scam as they require me to pay 1,500 $ for a check for this amount to be sent to me which I find strange.


    Chat conversation start:
    --- --- ---

    4 hours ago


    Hello Micheal,

    I heard about the facebook world lottery money reward and I am ready to claim mine. Please advise. Thank you. Keith Coelho

    I am Micheal Klaus Muller by name from Facebook World Lottery . All participants Facebook Profile Accounts were selected "randomly" from World Wide Web site, through our Computerized Email Selection System (CESS) technology. All winners are extracted allover the world Middle-East, Asia, Africa,Canada, Europe and North-America and Oceania, Apia-samao, American-samoa, New-zealand, This promotion takes place Monthly.

    I want to let you know that this is 100% real and legal and as a matter of fact the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI of the USA) is aware of this so you have nothing to worry about. And we want you to know that we also Attached some Pictures of Previous Past Winners to Proof that these Lottery is 0 real and Legit we don't play games okay. Are you ready to claim your winning..

    I was asked to contact you being the Claim agent lawer for the Facebook World lottery where I have won a cash price Phil Gifford from NZ asked me to contact you as he won 250,000 $ and saw my name on the winners list when the person came over to his house to deliver this money which he requested in cash.


    If you are ready to claim your winning provide us with the following information, so the Board Of Trust and the Lawyer can verify from our database.

    Real Name:
    Mother name
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Country:
    Date Of Birth:
    Sex:
    Text phone:
    Occupation:
    Monthly income:
    Deaf or Hearing:
    Do you Own a house or Rent Appt

    Get back to us with this information. Here on Facebook now

    Thank you hope to have good news from you ASAP. Sincerely Keith


    For security reasons, we advise all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel


    Yes I agree thank you.


    While bringing the winning money to you for delivery, Are you willing to get
    Cash....
    OR
    Check.....


    Cash Please thank you.,

    Finally: You have to pay for your shipping fund, As no penny is allow to be deducted from your winning money, Cause its sealed already. And so that the Courier Delivery can bring the winning money to your home in the next 12-hours

    Are you there with us ?

    I am looking at ways to arrange this money as I have other financial commitments if you send me a cheque will it cost anything please.

    Where has to money or funds to be transferred to.


    You are paying the same amount if you choose cheque. You are paying the fees, Via western union store to the cashier address

    I have a brother in NY and I will ask him if he can pay this money to you on my behalf is that ok


    Okay, Ask him

    What are you details to be contacted Please!, as my brother is not on facebook.

    He will have to pay the fees, Via western union store

    To the cashier address

    Yep I understand but to whom to facebook or in whose name who is the beneficiary.


    Name ....
    Address....
    City....
    State....
    Zipcode....
    Country....


    Who is this please and is there a telephone number contact for this person too to confirm receipt of funds.


    When you make the payment, Just come online immedaitely with the receipt. to confirm it


    OK


    Yes, How many minutes will it takes you to send the money and come back online ?


    I just called my brother in NY he is out and will be back in about four hours gone to Mass and a celebration will get back as soon as.



    Okay..


    Just let me know, so that u can be on my way immedaitely ~


    • info: 2 weeks, 5 days ago

      It is a scam. There is no Facebook World Lottery or Facebook Lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 weeks, 5 days ago from: Modesto, California, United States

    I just had a Rachel Wilson from Facebook say that I won $100,000.00 and that the FBI is aware and it is 100% legit

    The person even had someone else contact me claiming they were Dina, Special Agent. They wanted me to send $250.00 for UPS to deliver the check. I might be retired, but I'm not STUPID! ~


  • Anonymous: 3 weeks, 3 days ago from: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States

    Woman named Shirley Mullins said she won $100,000.00 dollars from poker company game comp and facebook. Saw my name on the list as well. Sent me http to respond to. Told her no thanks and she wanted to know why. Told her scam, spam etc. This just occurred. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 weeks, 7 days ago from: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

    There is a woman going by connie tyler saying she is the ceo of facebook and that I won 600.000 in us and the are calling me and will not leave me a lone and I told them I was reporting him. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 0 week ago from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Hi

    I was almost a victim of this scam. Unfortunately she deleted her facebook profile, tonight at 22h05, South African Time, when I caught her out as I did a google check

    This is the info I have on Katherina Cole / Lincoln Howard and their facebook lottery scam:

    Katherina Cole

    LikeLike
    Kam Chan likes this.
    4 shares

    Worked at Facebook

    Studied at California State University, Northridge
    Past: California High School
    Ask
    Current City

    From California City, California
    Friends
    • 8

    Carole Ann Lyons
    Emma Ordedor Bernardo
    Kam Chan
    Jacqueline Alves
    Bernie Nelson
    Shelia Merriweather-Lyles
    Duy Le

    Katherina is now friends with Duy Le and 5 other people.
    September 20

    Duy Le
    Shelia Merriweather-Lyles
    Emma Ordedor Bernardo
    Bernie Nelson
    Jacqueline Alves
    Kam Chan

    Born
    Show 2013 ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 0 week ago from: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I received a similar message only it was on Facebook messenger. To receive my winnings, I was to send a certified check to a Mr Brumfield at the international office. When I googled the address it was a resident. They even used a picture of a facebook employee named Linda Newton. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago from: Russellville, Tennessee, United States

    Thank you because I just received several of these. This really help me thanks. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago from: Bandera, Texas, United States

    I have received the same scam. They say they work for Fairway Couriers and they are sending text messages and they even had a woman named Tracey Sourlas text me saying she saw my name and number from the list of unclaimed winners.

    Saying I won 600,000.00 usd and that I would have to pay to get this money or go to the office in new York to pick up the winnings.

    They are trying so hard but I need someone to look this up if they are scamming regular folks using your company in a way of doing so.

    Please contact me I have some of the information on my phone. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago from: Alabama, United States

    Is this a scam?
    https://www.Facebook .com/RolandAnderson114 ~


    • info: 1 month, 1 week ago

      There is insufficient information to determine if the page is a scam, but we do not trust it. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago from: Chickamauga, Georgia, United States

    This man's name was Fran Low, don't know if it is his real name. But he is on facebook doing this. Hope someone can do something about this.

    This man sent me this last night and got in contact with me today wanting information so he can send me the money:

    "YOUR PROFILE IS AMONG THE WINNERS LIST, SENT DOWN TO US FROM NULGE,
    YOUR
    PROFILE WON A SUM OF $25.000.00 IN
    NULGE YEARLY AWARD, YOUR PROFILE HAS
    BEING SELECTED THROUGH FACEBOOK
    BALLOTTING MACHINE."

    This is what he asked for:

    "Fill this out to complete your datas;

    CURRENT ADDRESS,......... ..............

    AGE........... ............

    SEX.......... .............

    OCCUPATION ........... ............

    MAIL/CELL NUMBER" ~


    • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago from: Greenville, Kentucky, United States

      Another one using facebook the name Rueben David Phells, wanting money wired to New Jersey, to a Robert DUTCH NESHANIC STATION NJ. Wants $740.00 ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago from: Dallas, Texas, United States

    there is a new scam using powerball and facebook world lottery award...name to contact as followed Lawary Watt Olamiposi..this was sent to my facebook page and thru a friend Elvera Byrd Harrison....I didnt respond because it's a scam... ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    These people just don't give up..I turned in the message the first time to fed-ex.feudal squad ..told them then another person tried again ..same stuff same words same pictures of winners.. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago from: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States

    All I know I received a call from mark zuckerman telling me I had won an anormous amount of money but I had to pay for shipping. ~


    • info: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

      It is a scam. There is no Facebook lottery. ~


      • Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago from: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

        I was told I won a total sum of 40,000usd. Is it a scam? ~


        • info: 1 month, 1 week ago

          Yes, it is a scam because there is no Facebook lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 4 weeks ago from: Moreno Valley, California, United States

    Just submitted item re 140,000.00 - forgot to tell you-I had asked in advance if any money or fees of any kind had to be sent by me in any form at any time-was told no never-same person Stacy Smith.

    Next came request for personal info and I refused saying I do not put any info on internet - then after getting off - I came to this site to get info and decided to see what they would do next. I planned to notify any fraud branch I could find and FBI if needed along with whatever would go through to FB with all its layers of ways to ignore our questions, problems, make changes we don't want or ask for including messenger.

    My kids need help but not scams - they have been out of their beloved home for 10 months now and are trying to be the best they can be, but not a lot of help - it is a very small town where teachers pump gas to help pay bills and only 1900 population. Thanks. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 4 weeks ago from: Moreno Valley, California, United States

    I received a notification from a Stacy Smith (how quaint) after trying to find help for my daughter and granddaughters who's home burned down in Dec 2013 and they are and were having to live in 3 different places.

    The exterior in front not too bad, but the whole interior is destroyed-no appliances or anything use saved 9 mos later it is still not usable and volunteers to help disappeared when winter came. She has done all she can but fire dept demands professional electrician and if she could afford it she has to tear down all the work she did and the kids 11 ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 4 weeks ago from: Toluca, México, Mexico

    Hi, I was about to be scammed. To about 20 minutes ago, thankfully I found this to warn me.

    The name I got it from was LuAnn Heacock.

    I read what she told me is just about the same text you guys described.

    Thank you so much for the advise and be very careful. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 4 weeks ago from: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States

    I was almost scammed by a Lotto win on Facebook.

    Started by a friend request by Dick G Fox (whom is a friend )I accept his request. Then a couple of mins later he private messages me.

    That he saw my name on a winners list. That he is was a winner too. For $ 200,000.

    He gave me the link to talk to the person handling the lotto winning.

    Dick stayed on messaging me while I talked to this Mathew Stewart Smub on private message.

    This conversation when on for a while. Gave more info than I should. Name,address,cell# and email info. They needed money for delivery fees and wanted me to go to CVS #4996 at W165 N5596 Creekwood Crossing MF ect...

    I told them I should never have to seed money to win money. They tried to tell me this was real. I was confused by haveing Dick Fox also telling me this was real.

    I still think it is a scam but not sure. I do question if they stole Dick fb and used him falsely.

    That would be nasty. Think this is a nasty scam. Did not lose money on this. Beware! ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 0 week ago from: Arlington, Texas, United States

    To Whom it may concern:
    Thank you for this scam website and the information there in.

    My letter had a few changes in that the batch numbers, serial numbers,and ticket numbers are different.

    At the end of the letter there is congratulations from Mark Zucherberg, And the prize amount is Six hundred thousand dollars and the letter is signed John Holley the
    Promo Coordinator.
    Thank you again
    Ms. E. Carter ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 0 week ago from: Portland, Texas, United States

    Did receive this e-mail and I also know that a friend of mine did too. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago from: Sheridan, Wyoming, United States

    Just got text from a relative saying she got 100,000 and sent them 2,000 to get it. Talked to relative and she got her profile stolen. She didn't do any of that. Richard vernell keeps messaging saying that it is legit. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago from: Texas, United States

    This scam is resurfacing again they are using an address from Port Saint Lucie, Florida and the name George S. Delva. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago from: Clifton Park, New York, United States

    Hello,
    my name is S. Brown. A friend of mine said I was on the winners list. I don't know if its a scam but this lady worked with me for many years so I asking about this claim your money

    -9 hours ago

    -HI Larry Ok im a believer how do I know if Im on the llist and if not how do I get on it?
    -Hold on while we confirm that on our system now
    -we just confirmed that on our system now and we found out you are one of our lucky winner still wondering how you got to find this out because we are thinking of sending you a private message tomorrow on your facebook account
    -4 hours ago
    -a friend of mine who worked with me some years ago notified me.
    -Ok
    -OMG Larry if this is True I don't know what to say what do I need to do now?
    -about an hour ago
    -My name is Agent Officer larry huge. in charge of Facebook poker Lottery Promotion which was imposed and authorized by the CEO/ Founder of Facebook Mr Mark Zuckerberg. We remember your Facebook User name on our Winner's List and congratulation you are one of the Lucky winner of Facebook Poker Lottery Promotion. We Embarked on a worldwide promotion for Disable, Unemployed, Worker's, Retired, Young's ~


    • info: 2 months, 1 week ago

      It is a scam. It seems as if your friend's account has been compromised or someone is using a fake copy of your friend's account. Send your friend an email and tell he/she to change his/her password. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 2 weeks ago from: Michigan, United States

    Was just contacted by Angela Luis via messager and mriden by text that I had won Facebook lotto from out of twenty people that I had won 600,000, but had to pay $300 to claim the winnings not through any knowledge of even being entered in a contest is there even a lotto drawing. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago from: Bellingham, Washington, United States

    There is John Collins that is doing something like this in chat on fb wanting 1550 to get the money from an endowment fund of facebook.

    Has anyone else heard this one. Now the ups truck had an accident an they need 6700 to get the money released. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 4 weeks ago from: Stockbridge, Georgia, United States

    I have been scammed. The person emailing me was Yako. He told me I was a winner of 65000.00 dollars. He told me to send 400 dollars through western union to Janet York in Beechgrove Tennessee 37018. He have me a reference number and a batch number.

    After I sent the 400 dollars he said the IRS needed 900 dollars in order for the UPS people would deliver my winnings.

    I'm furious! They stole. 400 dollars from me. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago from: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

    I got a message sent to me in facebook from a HeidI Norris. She told me I was on the winners.

    This is one of the messages sent to me..
    Just get hold of the Lottery Manager by sending her a message on 816-974-8146 or send her a message on Facebook by clicking on this link www.facebook.com /campb.lottery to claim your prize package too ~


    • info: 3 months, 0 week ago

      The message is a scam. There is no Facebook lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago from: Jackson, Louisiana, United States

    Someone just left msg about online profile winner today and it was done under FACEBOOK LOGO. His name is JAMES COLLINS . Sounds fishy to me. ~


    • info: 3 months, 0 week ago

      It is a scam. There is no Facebook, Gmail or Hotmail lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago from: Jackson, Louisiana, United States

    Today I was told I had won an online drawing for my profile on Facebook $350,000.00 as 3rd place winner and to wire $350.00 to claim by Mr. Collins and was told CEO WAS calling MARK Z. IS THIS A SCAM? ~


    • info: 3 months, 0 week ago

      Yes it is a scam. There is no Facebook, Hotmail or Gmail lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago from: United States

    I was just told I won 800.000.00 in a lottery from Facebook. They want me to send them 235.00 before getting my winnings.

    Here is there names sally Goodrich,me Ben Morgan, and Ryan Wilkins the one I'm to send the money to. ~


    • Anonymous: 2 months, 2 weeks ago from: Michigan, United States

      Just tried to scam me through messenger that I won $600,000 and need to pay $300 to the promotion department before my prize could be claimed.

      The ladies name is " Angela Luis" and then by text from Mriden from 503-802-2018 I just think its wrong. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 1 week ago from: United States

    I have a person claiming to be Mark Z. pic and all. I sent 250 to Nigeria, where he told me to. Now he wants $800 more. He claims it is to claim my winnings. Is this mark are did someone steal his pics too? Please get back to me asap really would love to know.

    Thank you. ~


    • info: 3 months, 1 week ago

      You were scammed. Never send money to receive lottery prizes. Once someone asks you to do so, that person is attempting to scam you.

      Remember, there is no Hotmail, Outlook, Facebook, Google, Twitter lotteries.

      Also, never send money to anyone via Western Union, MoneyGram or other money transfer services, to someone that you do not know. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago from: Tennessee, United States

    Yes I received E-mail from these scammers also. They said I won $85,000 USD. I told them I would drive there and pick up my check in person. They wanted $1200.00 Via Courrier Delivery. They even sent me Facebook address a few hours ago. Beware! ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago from: Port-of-spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    My name is Catherine Maria Pinheiro and I am from Trinidad and Tobago.

    Two days ago I got a message from a man named Jerry Smith who said he is a Facebook coordinator. He said that I won 550,000 in an on line draw and that I need to send 200USD to claim it.

    Now I don't have that kind of money to put out or lose. I would like to know if this is for real and did I really win this money? ~


    • info: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      It is a scam. There is no Facebook lottery.

      If someone asks you to send money in order to receive lottery prizes or gifts, it is a scam. ~


      • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago from: White Lake, Michigan, United States

        John Kunel is trying to get me to send $250 to Nigeria, says it taxs on facebook lotto ~


        • info: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

          It is a scam. There is no Facebook lotto or lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago from: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States

    Yes I do have something to say. A few day ago a I thought a Facebook friend stated that she had WON. I thought it was from the game we were playing then she stated that he seen my name on the list as well from Facebook that I to had won a prize, that I had to contact FB.

    I could not find the info so I wrote a letter to Mr Zuckaberg CEO and the CFO.

    Any ways, then a Mr James oger Robinson sent me a message on fb that I needed to fill out some paper work, but to hold while he checked to see how much I won. He said that a check amount of $140,000 FB could send to me, but to claim it I needed to send $1200 for paper work.

    I then told Mr Robinson that I did not have that kind of cash just laying around that and if this is TRUE, I am as poor as a Church mouse and I only had $368 in my account. He then wanted me to borrow it. Like no way I told him that I understood about local state tax, but that I should not be paying for S/H and paper work to claim it.

    He went on and on about my winnings and I just plainly told him it was a scam and deleted him as he requested to be fb's.

    Please do note that following and check into it because I will file a complant with FB and with my state and I might even check with my lawyer. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 1 week ago from: Italy

    This is the response you will get from the scammers:
    ------

    Sorry for the delay in reply, we are verifying your details to our database. We want to let you know that the Supreme Court as confirmed your money and we'd know the method that you want to receive your money


    1) check
    2) bank transfer


    Kindly get back to us with your preferred method of receiving your money. We attached the confirmation document from United State Supreme court.


    Congratulations once again.


    Facebook


    From email: claimdepartment @manager.in.th ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 1 week ago from: Berea, Ohio, United States

    A person ask to be friend on Facebook. Since I knew the person's name I confirmed.

    The said they had good news they received a notification via UPS that they were on a winners list and seen my name.
    They said they had UPS on the line and if I would friend them they could get on the winners list.

    I did not respond.
    6-24-14 @ 12:50 pm EST ~


    • info: 4 months, 1 week ago

      It is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 2 weeks ago from: Bullhead City, Arizona, United States

    ok i didn't get a email. Someone from fb sent me a friend requests and she said that this is their yearly prom and that my email was pulled out. Now, she show me the certificate told me that I had to pay 350.00.

    I ask then how did i win when i have to pay for it. I keep giving her hell. I even ask her if she had the money and I would give it back when i get mine. By the time we out done, she told me i only have to pay 50.00. ~


    • info: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

      There is no Facebook lottery. So, if someone calls you, telling you that you have won the Facebook lottery, it is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 2 weeks ago from: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    I have just un-friended a Michael Gardner : Lottery Agent at Facebook on facebook messenger.
    http://www.facebook.com/michael .gardner.96995238?fref=hovercard

    Here is the conversation that I had with him:

    ----------
    Hello Colin.

    -How are you doing today?
    -good
    -yourself?
    -You actually work for Facebook?

    -Yes I work at Facebook and nice meeting you Colin.
    -How come so few Facebook friends?

    -I am here to pass a vital information to you but before I proceed,I will like to know if you have been informed or heard about the Facebook Lottery Promo and I will also like to know if you have been informed about your winnings by any of out out agent.
    No I have not heard a thing about it?

    -You mean no agent have contacted you to inform you about your winning?
    -No

    -Oh I see...I check our data base and I find out that you are among the winners that have not claim their winning...

    -The program is a new innovation by Facebook is aimed at saying a big thank you to all our users for making Facebook their number one means to connect,communicate,relate and hook up with their families and friends over the years.

    -If you receive any email messages claiming that you are a winner in any Facebook lottery, please note that this is scam. Facebook is currently not promoting any lottery games and will only do so on their website at wwww.Facebook.com. I am tired of all these email lottery scams and want persons to know that they should never respond to any email message asking for personal information.

    -I hope this is not related to this?

    -I have been a member for years but do not hand out personal information to anyone

    -Not related to that..We post that on Facebook because we have so many people who try to scam our users by email and that is why am here personally to inform you about your winning...

    -Ok

    -Your winning is 100% real and legitimate...The FBI are aware of this promo and here are some pictures of our past winners who already receive their winning from us.

    -So what have I won and can you give me an enormous check please.. lol

    -I am delighted to inform you that your name was selected among our 10Lucky winners who won the sum of $600,000.00 each on the Facebook lottery promo,The online draws was Conducted by a random selection of Facebook usernames so you where picked by an Advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook.
    Nice, so does someone come over and give me one of those checks or do you post them?

    - That's why am contacting you,I am here to know if you are ready to claim your winning and you can see the pictures of our past winners who have receive their winning.

    -Happy to claim it, just not happy to give bank details, I am sure you will understand that

    - Yes I understand that and I want you to know that your winning is 100% real and legit and am not here to collect any of your bank details because am just your claiming officer...that is why I ask you if you are ready to claim your winning because we don't force winners to claim their winning.

    -Yes I am happy to claim

    -You are required to provide this valid information below so as to complete your winning certificate and for the disbursement or double claiming of your winning.

    FULL NAME:
    FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
    CELL NUMBER:
    MARITAL STATUS:
    OCCUPATION:
    EMAIL:

    Colin Stuart-Campbell
    I gave my address Which I am worried about)
    0418881495 (work number with a load of security)
    Married
    HSE Advisor
    xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx (email)

    -Okay good,I will like to know if you have access to you email?

    -Yes

    -Good...Hold on so that I can forward your information to the claiming agent.

    -Hello are you there?

    - Hello.

    - This seems to be following the same format as the scan we were warned about, I am glad I gave my work address and number

    -I want you to know that we have people who are trying to rip our users off via email and that's why am here today...

    -You should understand this and can you see the pictures of our past winners?

    -I do but I am also a sceptic that has played with PSP for over 10 years and could photoshop those pics in ten minutes .

    -Oh I see...that is not photo-shopped and that is real okay

    -If you don't want to claim your winning then am not forcing you to do that because your winning is real and legit.

    -I do want to claim but I certainly do not want to give any further details

    -Can I get an email confirming this from Facebook with a proper facebook address?

    -Hullo
    -Are you there?
    -Michael....

    -I am here

    -But am in connection with the head office.

    -I cant proceed with your winning because right now you are calling it fake so I pass the information to the head office.

    -Yup, it is too like the scam .. I am not convinced

    As soon as I un-friended I downloaded a malware remover. Am I safe? ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 2 weeks ago from: Salem, Alabama, United States

    I received a email from a Joseph Ford saying that I had won 100.000 dollars. He asked for no money are anything like that. Told me that it would be delivered Monday and that I wouldn't have to pay a thing. But all at once my Facebook account is gone. So I don't know what to think. ~


    • info: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

      For information about recovering your Facebook account, please click here. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 2 weeks ago from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I was friended by a women that says she is a representative from Facebook . She said she was given permission from the founder mark Z. She told me I won 600,000 dollars in American money. I told her I wasn't interested. She was surprised and even sent pictures of past winners. Her picture is still on my page and I still have her message. ~


    • Anonymous: 3 months, 1 week ago from: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States

      Bummer. I was only awarded $470,000. Lmao. I was so not convinced that the lady that was messaging me had the lottery/ft president called me.

      Lol, I could not even enjoy understand him. He started getting irritated and angry and he said why u doubt me? He finally hung up. Lol. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 3 weeks ago from: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

    I got this 32 minutes ago:

    ------
    -I am here to quickly inform you about the Facebook promotion result that just concluded and your name was among the lucky winners who won the Facebook promo lottery. as the best users of Facebook 2014 edition.

    Therefore, you have to quickly contact the Facebook promo claims office for your fund prize just like others did.

    -So are you ready to claim your prize like others???

    -how do I go about this

    -Ok, here are your winning number as details which you need yo send to the claims office email address which will be giving to you now...

    -LUCKY NUMBER (23456895410), TICKET NUMBER (5647600545189), BATCH NUMBER (2551236002/244) AND SERIAL NUMBER (55643451907).

    --Also fill up this and send them to the claims office email address...

    FULL NAME:
    FULL ADDRESS:
    MOBILE PHONE NO:
    OCCUPATION:
    MARITAL STATUS:
    NATIONALITY:
    LUCKY NUMBER:
    TICKET NUMBER:
    BATCH NUMBER::
    SERIAL NUMBER:
    YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:

    Below are the claims office email address which you need to contact with an immediate effect just like others did..
    facebooklottdepartmentaloffice @gmail.com

    Contact them right away and have your winning before the next 24hours!!!

    -Did you get that?

    -Also note that your winning fund prize amount is $600.000.00 U.S.D only and that is the same amount which they award to other beneficiary's who received theirs.

    -ya

    -Have you contact the claims office email with your winning details just as instructed?

    -yes

    -Ok, can we have your details here so we can as well have them sent to the claims office on your behalf..

    -they were sent

    -and y do u need them

    -Ok, since you have sent the details to them...

    -All you have to do now is to make sure you work hand in hand with them so as to receive your winning before the next 24hours!!!

    -ok

    -Kindly check you inbox mail, spam mail and see if they have replied back to you.. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 3 weeks ago from: Mabton, Washington, United States

    A so-called friend on facebook (I think someone is using her account) messaged me to tell me about free money on facebook I had won.

    She was supposedly on as I was was talking to someone else; some big wig who wanted my info.

    He has a facebook account and is asking us to suggest friends. This friends name, I believe is being used by someone else because when I requested to know what church she is now attending, she did not respond.

    The man's name I supposedly was introduced to was Mark Stephen and then another person.

    I believe these are trying to take info. and to steal Id's. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 3 weeks ago from: Arcade, New York, United States

    Hi Facebook shut my account down after I exposed this years lottery , first I supposedly won $600,000.00 . Then it changed to 40,000.00. I was asked to western union money to an address in Texas, I sent 195.00$. Then was asked to send another $950.00 for the IRS tax fee. This past week has been rough as far as messages to send out this money . Decided to call the gaming commission at the request of a friend on Facebook . I did . They do not send money and it's a scam and to let my friends know . I did on Facebook . 5 minutes later my account was disabled . I ve tried to set up a new account but they won't allow me to . Life foes on ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 0 week ago from: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

    "Below is the payment details,you are to send via western union money transfer:

    Receiver Name: Larrysha Walker
    Address: Riverdale,Atlanta Georgia USA
    Amount: $150.00"

    There must be some one there in person to collect this money transfer. Why are they not being arrested? ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 1 week ago from: United States

    Yesterday I received a re-invitation to a friend whom I knew from school stating she had a virus and needed me to re-friend her. Also she said she had won some sort of cash amount from the Facebook lottery and I should call or email two different means of getting a hold of Facebook. When I questioned her on things that she would have known from our high school class she could not respond. Again it came to me through my friendship chain. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago from: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

    Do u have a lottery going now ~


    • info: 5 months, 2 weeks ago

      There is no Facebook lottery. If you have received anything regarding a Facebook lottery, it is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 3 weeks ago from: Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

    my friend said she actually got 50,000 cash deliverd to her door. ~


    • info: 5 months, 3 weeks ago

      Not true. These scammers are hijacking persons' Facebook accounts and sending messages from them. So, if you receive a message from a friend, it doesn't necessarily means it was sent by that friend. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 4 weeks ago from: Lake Worth, Florida, United States

    I am receiving lottery winnings also from Mary Kate and just now Patrick Widen. I also received text messages from FBI agent Don who could not even spell correctly. I could tell from the begining this was a scam due to the messages I recieved were all spelled wrong and everyone was always too busy to call me.

    I even get text messages at 1:23 am from these people...who does that ? I have been ignoring all messages so far today..I will now block all of them. There is always somebody looking for the next big scam..God bless us all. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 1 week ago from: Iran

    I have been receiving emails from Mr.John Patrick via fbklottery @winninglottery.com who is promo coordinator of Facebook. I would like to check that is he a correct person. How can I check it?

    Many Thanks

    Aso ~


    • info: 6 months, 1 week ago

      The emails are scams.. There is no Facebook lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 2 weeks ago from: Phnom Penh, Phnum Pénh, Cambodia

    I just received This happened to me an hour ago.My friend said he had 50,000 delivered to his house by Western Union...yeah,right! To text this number and they will come to my house to fill out papers.I texted it and they want info like my credit score and where I work and how much I make...this is an identity thief I believe...I'm not responding to anything...My friend needs to show me his banks deposit slip before I believe any of it. ~


    • info: 6 months, 1 week ago

      The message was not sent by your friend, although it appears so. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 4 weeks ago from: Ingleside, Ontario, Canada

    I had a new friend request from my sister-in-law, who should already be on my friends list (should have checked before I accepted) and whoever started a chat with me, how are you, etc. and told me she won $20,000, and then told me I was on the powerball list too. They stopped chatting when I asked who they were. I'm going to have to unfriend her - does that mean that her facebook account has been compromised? What does she need to do? ~


    • info: 6 months, 4 weeks ago

      There is nothing wrong with your friend's Facebook account. What you have experienced is cybercriminals attempting to trick you into accepting a bogus friend request from a fake profile that they have created using your friend's Facebook public information.

      This trick or technique is called Profile Cloning. Click here for more information about it. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 4 weeks ago from: New York, New York, United States

    I was send by someone who sign up as friend ...Facebook ~


  • Anonymous: 7 months, 0 week ago from: Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I just got a friend request from a friend WHO HAD BEEN ALREADY A FRIEND ON MY FACEBOOK. Had a conversation with her, well what I think is her. Then starts going on about this promotion of winning $100,000 and that she and 5 of her other friends already won and got their money. That I was to add or message a Mr Kelly Thompson who is the agent who is handling all this stuff and gave me this link to add him or whatever. This is EXACTLY what was sent to me from my friends name: "All you need to do is to talk to Mr Kelly Thompson the facebook claim agent he will tell you what to do to get the money click on this link now to add him https://www.facebook.com/ profile.php?id=100006029040080 Add him or you Message him I told you that your name was on the winners list and you are ready to claim you winning money".

    I WANT to believe it but I AM NOT THIS LUCKY, EVEN THOUGH I REALLY WANT IT TO BE TRUE. I chose to stop talking and immediately was trying to get in touch with her and had no luck.

    I wont even click on that link to see where it takes me because I dont want to risk viruses. It is bad enough they could have my other information from my page. ~


    • Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago from: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

      Just happened to me last night; stayed online with them for hours and my friend too. Asked him to call me but he never did and said I will not do anything until I hear his voice,still no call but this agent contacted me on Facebook this morning. ~


    • Anonymous: 7 months, 0 week ago from: Mcminnville, Tennessee, United States

      This happened to me an hour ago.My friend said he had 50,000 delivered to his house by UPS...yeah,right! To text this number and they will come to my house to fill out papers.I texted it and they want info like my credit score and where I work and how much I make...this is an identity thief I believe...I'm not responding to anything...My friend needs to show me his banks deposit slip before I believe any of it. ~


      • info: 7 months, 0 week ago

        It is a scam. It seems your friend's account has been compromised. ~


  • Anonymous: 7 months, 1 week ago from: Gillespie, Illinois, United States

    I was contacted yesterday while on Facebook by a person claiming to be working for Facebook with this exact same information. Is this also a scam when approached on Facebook? I have their names also. ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 0 week ago from: United States

    I have been taken in by this scam. They only got me for $280.00. Have been trying t convince myself that some company is holding the check, worth $300,000.00 in my name for insurance purposes. I needed to send them an extra $1250.00 in order for it to be delivered to my doorstep! I am so glad that I have out the truth. I received same type of email from the office of mark Zuckerberg saying this is real and at the bottom was Mr.Zuckersberg picture. no refund because one of the agents had already picked it up and gave to the delivery company. This was paying for gas and two or three other things for the delivery company to bring the check to my doorsteps. I will never be fooled again. The person talking to me was Mary Marcus,a young lady with her hometown as Ontario, California. First time and last time.

    Elouise Locklear ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 0 week ago from: New Braunfels, Texas, United States

    PEOPLE THIS IS A SCAM ALERT.

    If you receive a private message, email, or post from anyone, especially a friend claiming that they have won money and so have you and includes this link "http://www.facebook.com /lottoonlineagent".

    Do One of Two Things.

    Either take the easy way out and just ignore it; or Report it {but not your friend because they are being scammed too} to Facebook and notify your friend that their name and Facebook account is being used to spread this scam.

    When you first go to the link you will even see names of winners who you know, but as soon as you hit to request friend of the agent you never see anyone you know again. I need to lay back down because of the neck procedures today, but had to get this guy blocked and notify Facebook and my friends about this scam using Facebook and friends.

    Here is how my friend notified me:
    ---------------

    -hello how are you doing today
    -hello
    -Hi, sorry I'm very sleepy from a neck injection procedure today
    -Glad to hear from you. --Thought I never would
    i have a good news for you that is why i contacted you on here and dont know if you have heard of it
    -have you heard about the poker lottery game?
    -yes glad to hear from you too
    -i have a good news for you that is why i contacted you on here and dont know if you have heard of it
    -What is the good news
    -have you heard about the poker lottery game?
    .
    -No
    -You won?
    -yes
    -The poker company with association with facebook is having lottery promotion ,they use our profile name to enter for the lottery game and our name is among the winners list

    -Really, so that is very good news for YOU, but how is that good news for me.......lol
    -I already got $150,000 from the facebook , i saw your name on the winners list when my money was delivered to me by the ups men at my door
    -step...did you get your money yet?

    -No because I've never played the game
    -yes you dont have to play that its a random pick on here to eradicate poverty and we are selected as 1 of the lucky winner
    -Really, how do you find out if you're a winner, and is this for real or a hoax
    -it is for real
    -i think you have to contact the online agent and did you know how to do that
    -You really got the money?
    -No I don't know how
    http://www.facebook.com/lottoonlineagent

    -But for $150,000 I'm going to figure it out real quick; thanks for giving me the heads up
    -Thanks much
    Hope you're doing we'll. -I'll check this out and let you know how this works for me. Thanks much
    you welcome
    -Take very good care of yourself
    -----------

    Now I should have picked up on this, BUT my doctor knocked me out so hard this time, I really didn't know what we were talking about. Now that

    I have done my duty to try to warn everyone not to be as dumb as I was, I have too go back to sleep


    Where did you see my name and is your name on the site; you must not be able to see much until he approves you friendship request

    When I first clicked on the link I saw former co-worker who won but then couldn't see but a handful of people I never heard of. PEOPLE THIS IS A SCAM ALERT. ~


    • Anonymous: 7 months, 3 weeks ago from: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

      That is the same message I got when they contacted me.The only reason I believed it was because it was one of my childhood friends who told me about my name being on a list it will never happen again. ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 1 week ago from: Seattle, Washington, United States

    How is this kind of stuff allowed to happen! Do we need internet cops now! ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 1 week ago from: Seattle, Washington, United States

    What if a person was desperate enough to send info. What can they expect to happen? Will I get scammed now? ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 2 weeks ago from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I was told by a frank collins he work for fb, ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 3 weeks ago from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Hello, I was IM'd by a woman that I play games with who lives in Australia. She told me that she won $100,000 cash from a FB lottery and that she saw my name on the list, too. She gave me a link to follow, and what do you know? a DHL Fred Hurst informed me that I had indeed won. He asked me for personal info to help securely ID me and then wanted me to pay for certain fees totaling over $1,000.00. I was still writing back and forth w my friend, Lorne, at the time when her language changed. She began to speak a pidgin English, with improper tense and bad or no use of prepositions, that kind of thing....not her usual voice. Told both Mr Hurst and "Lorne" that I would be reporting this to you and to the IRS. Looked on the IRS sweepstakes scam site and saw scams like this all over it. ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 3 weeks ago from: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

    I just received a message from a new fb friend stating that they just won $100000.00 ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 3 weeks ago from: Houston, Texas, United States

    I do thank you for the words of wisdom ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 3 weeks ago from: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

    I am asking about mark graham he says that I won $150,000.00 and that He wants me to pay $570.00 plus $887.00 to get this money. Is this a scam or for real. Rocky. thank you. ~


    • Anonymous: 9 months, 0 week ago from: Bremerton, Washington, United States

      If it is for real, ask them to deduct $570.00 from your winnings of $150,000.00 ! ~


    • info: 9 months, 3 weeks ago

      This is a scam. Once you are asked to send to receive money, this is the first sign that someone is attempting to scam you. ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 3 weeks ago from: Franklin, North Carolina, United States

    I was contacted by a lady saying I had won facebook lottery. then she asked for money and I was fool enough to send it. Then they kept asking for more money for various fees, and certificated. I has send close to $2000 and then they asked for $5000 more for a certificate. I do not have that kind of money and cleaned out my bank accounts trying to get it all paid. Today I received an email saying if I do not pay them they are going to charge me with money laundering and fraud and press charges against me stating they are going to have me put in jail

    Help what can I do ???? ~


    • Anonymous: 8 months, 0 week ago from: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States

      Trace back when you get your bank statement and report them to the police. They will be able to trace back and possibly make an arrest. ~


    • info: 9 months, 3 weeks ago

      If anyone should be charged for fraud is these scammers. Do not let them frighten you into sending more money. And, please do not send money to persons who claimed that you have won the lottery or some other game. ~


  • info: 10 months, 0 week ago

    There is no Facebook lottery, so please DO NOT send your information to anyone, even if they claim that they are from Facebook and are able to show you pictures of persons they claimed have won it. ~


    • Anonymous: 8 months, 1 week ago from: Columbus, Ohio, United States

      My said it was from mark zuckerberg. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 0 week ago from: Edmond, Oklahoma, United States

    I got a message from a lady saying she worked at Facebook.She was on Facebook also when she contacted me saying she was with Facebook management and that I had won their lottery. The lady's name is Cindy and shows she is working at facebook on a Facebook page.she also sent me pictures of other people winning the Facebook lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 1 week ago from: Hannibal, Missouri, United States

    Received a note 1/10/14,from an old friend that he saw my name on the list when they delivered his $500,000 in cash. The phrasing seemed Asian. My friend is a former teacher, poor grammar not happening! ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 1 week ago from: Dayton, Ohio, United States

    Here is another scam:
    --------------------

    FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
    FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
    CATEGORY: 2ND

    CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK!!!

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual Final draws held on the (1st of January 2014) by Facebook group in cash Promotion to encourage all Facebook users worldwide, your javascript:void(0) Name was among the 50 Lucky winners who won $600,000:00USD (Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) each on the Facebook group promotion Award Attached to ticket number (5647600545189) and Ref No (2551256002/244) Serial Number (55643451907).

    The online draws was Conducted by a random selection of emails, you were picked by an Advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook in order To claim your $600,000:00 USD the lottery program which is a new innovation by Facebook is aimed at saying A BIG THANK YOU to all our users for making Facebook their number one means to connect, communicate, relate and hook up with their families and friends over the years.

    Your name was selected in a raffle that was made 1st 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 ( facebook.inc@admin.in.th ) signifying your interest by providing your most confidential, your Name, Cell Phone number for quick communication also your home address and country.

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences. Furthermore, if there is any change in email address please contact us on time

    Note: Do not reply to these Face Book Account for security purpose reply to the payment department in charge and if you are not interested please do not bother to reply.

    CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACEBOOK!

    Regards,
    John Cole
    Promo Coordinator. ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 2 weeks ago from: Florence, Alabama, United States

    I felt for the Facebook winner and gave all my info, now my facebook and my Yahoo accounts have been affected. I've changed my password a number of times. I would love to inform my friends and associate of what is happening so they won't get robbed. This person signed his name as Mark Zuckerman so I thought it was real, I want my Identity back and my facebook and Yahoo!!! ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 4 weeks ago from: Hudsonville, Michigan, United States

    Here is another Facebook Scam:-
    ----------------------
    Jonathan Howard
    9:17am Nov 22
    FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY
    FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
    BACTH NO: FBOL/009842/04.
    REF. NO. FBOL/107654/04
    TICKET NUMBER: W023-0148-790-459
    CATEGORY: 3RD
    You are a WINNER!!! of the randomly facebook lottery grant and You are therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $2,000,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO. FBOL/107654/04.
    All participants were selected On FACE BOOK RANDOMLY draw from a collation of frequent FACE BOOK users from all over world...
    Reply us back with your Full name and home Address, and your e-mail address as soon as possible, so that you can receive your $2,000,000 wining prize will be deliver By our Ups Delivery Agent to your door step,we are so happy for you once again congratulations.
    Note: This is not a joke or scam this is for Real, as soon as we have your Full contact details,Your Name,Your address. The Ups agent will be at your door step to deliver your $2,000,000 us dollars.
    We are looking forward to hear from you with your direct contact information's for the delivery to commence soonest.
    Thank you.
    We congratulate you once again!!!
    Face Book Lottery Team Award Notification.

    This was just sent to me via facebook messages
    ---------------------- ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 18, 2013 from: South Africa

    I almost got duped this week-end, so i must say for some-one in my position, that really looked like a nice hefty chunk of change, and its so sad how persons like that will take people for a scam for doing nothing and lining their pockets,when the rest of us have to spend hours a day / week and month doing actual work, when I said I only had $50 (R500 -RSA )the messages started becoming more aggressive, to the affect that if I didn't do the deposit they wouldn't be able to drop my cheque of on Sunday and I could go with the diplomatic courier to the bank and draw the rest of the money in exchange of this $950 000.00 cheque, which was also spelt incorrectly, high school kids even younger. Our banks in the RSA are not open on a sunday and they pushed the issue that the courier was on a tight schedule to get the other lottery winners their cheques. They dropped names such as Mark Zuckerberg, Patrick Widen, Lincorn Wave, from who the messages came from, Ethan Connors who initiated the conversation saying that I am a facebook lotto winner, John Buckler,Ali Mathew whose bank details are as follows: Nigeria,Lagos, zip code:23401, oh and lets not forget the cheque I was able to download that had my name on it. I hope you who designed and responsible for facebook can put this information to use and catch these good-for nothing loosers. you who started this scam, you are scum of the earth and if i had an opportunity to say it to your face, i would, but your day will come, your judgement day. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 12, 2013 from: United States

    Franklin Hanks at Facebook_lottery@yahoo.c.o.UK is sending Facebook messages saying people won 500,000. So watch out for him. ~


  • info: Nov 7, 2013

    I have actually received an e-mail from Mark Zuckerberg who called himself CEO of Facebook online lottery. I cannot believe I fell for this scam and have actuallly sent them $250 to receive the winning. They are not asking for $1500 to receive the check from I.M.F. or International Monterrey Fund. They are very pushy and continually tell me that once I make the payment of $1500 I will receive my check. I have heard form Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Ingram, who I sent the $250 to and a Patrick Widen. All swearing this is a legitmate lottery and that I will receive the money. Mike Ingram has me send the money to Grenada, Mississpppi and his phone number is 516-441-2640 or 65-352-1350. I have requested the return of my $250, but do not anticipate getting it back, unless you can help me with that. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 5, 2013 from: Austell, Georgia, United States

    Conversation started today:

    1:10amWilford WilliamsHello, My Name is Wilford Williams
    From Desk Of Facebook department Foundation To Help And Support Facebook Users.How may i help you

    1:14amMike NewsomeYes a former coworker said she won some money in a FB lottery promo and my name was one the winners.

    1:15amWilford WilliamsHold on while we check our Database List.

    1:15amMike NewsomeOk

    1:16amWilford WilliamsCONGRATULATION!!!YOUR PROFILE NAME IS STILL AVAILABLE ON OUR WINNERS LIST HERE AND YOUR WINNING MONEY IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMING

    1:17amMike NewsomeWhat do I have to do to claim my winningsHow much did I win

    1:24amMike NewsomeHello

    1:26amWilford WilliamsWe are still waiting for our Verification Team Aler, so that we can give you your Winning Amount.

    1:27amMike NewsomeOk

    1:28amWilford WilliamsWe Congratulate you once again, as our verification team alerts, informed that your data verification process was successful. Your winning Amount is $350,000.00

    1:29amMike NewsomeWow! So how do I collect or what's the next step from here

    1:30amWilford WilliamsYou are require to pay The sum of $565.00. as clearance feeWe should have deduct this Clearance Fee from your winner money but we don't have an access to your money. Hope you will understand this fact on delivery day.Once you get this Done your Winning money Will be Deliver to your DOOR STEP by FedEx or UPS Within 24hrs ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 1, 2013 from: United States

    A Donna Shannon messaged me saying I won $950,000 just an hour ago. It's a big fat scam. Don't give any of your personal information or click on any links. ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 17, 2013 from: Temple, Texas, United States

    Currently getting scammed. Gave information on my bank ~


  • info: Oct 15, 2013

    Do not send any money to these scammers. ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 15, 2013 from: United States

    Also they've send me the pictures of bofa check sign by mark Z,with winning certificate.my agent forcing me to get $20000 but can pay half of the fees when I get my check. So can u give me an suggestions or idea please? ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 15, 2013 from: United States

    I'm kind nervous about my fake winning of $$600000,also they want me to pay.I've already paid lots of money for fees.also they are coming with last payment of$30000 but they will put $10000 off the fees so what do u think.how can I put this agent under arrest? ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 13, 2013 from: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

    Here is one more of these scams:
    ----------------------

    FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
    FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
    BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
    SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2013
    TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
    CATEGORY: 2ND

    The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$950,000.00 (Nine HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.

    Your name was selected in a raffle that was made for the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY for the year 2013 with the lucky number (FB-225-7736) so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the claim process of your winnings.
    Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 12, 2013 from: Chester, South Carolina, United States

    I received a message on Facebook today from a moreen Morgan saying I won 600k in the FB lottery and gave me western union info on who to send my $205 fedex payment to. Told me the Fbi was aware of the Facebook lottery and offered to give me their email address. ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 10, 2013 from: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I messed up while under heavy medication and
    Thanks to their merry band of thieves a lack
    Of sleep as in they kept me up for 48 hours
    Or more at a time constantly hitting my email
    Addresses each one having loud alarms
    So far they have stolen over $1547 I'm their
    Imaginary fees. and last night after them
    Having me awake over. 36 hours straight
    They almost. Got me again. Is their any way
    Get back any of those funds or at least a way
    To take a steal pipe after them I do have list of
    Names and email addresses ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 3, 2013 from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    How could david schuman rip me off. Dont have no account banks accounts. If he is fake get him. He said i won 600,ooo.oo and fed ex will send me a card and 3 hrs i will have my money. Cant get to that liar. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 23, 2013 from: Eagle River, Alaska, United States

    I got one that only asked for my address and phone number, which is public record, so I replied. The amount was $100,000.00. Then of course they asked for an insurance and delivery fee, thirty dollars for the delivery and $350 for the insurance fee. I was also given the option of going to their office in person, so I have sent an e-mail asking for directions and will turn in all emails to the authorities. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 18, 2013 from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    i have recieved this so many time i figuered it was a scam but the one i recieved mentioned mark the inventor of fb. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 15, 2013 from: Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon

    IS th• Conversation started today

    5:56pm
    Qatardf Orgz
    FACE BOOK PROMO 2013 QATARDF FACEBOOK ONLINE WEB PROMOTION WINNING NOTIFICATION !
    YOUR FACE BOOK ACCOUNT HAS WON YOU $3,000,000,00(Three Million Dollars ) in the first category of our computer ballot free FACE BOOK Promo prize organizing by Qatardf, a Qatar and USA based Relief Center.
    is true??????? ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 15, 2013 from: Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon

    • Conversation started today

    5:56pm
    Qatardf Orgz
    FACE BOOK PROMO 2013 QATARDF FACEBOOK ONLINE WEB PROMOTION WINNING NOTIFICATION !
    YOUR FACE BOOK ACCOUNT HAS WON YOU $3,000,000,00(Three Million Dollars ) in the first category of our computer ballot free FACE BOOK Promo prize organizing by Qatardf, a Qatar and USA based Relief Center. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 15, 2013 from: Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon

    i received massage that i won 3 million dollQatardf Orgz
    FACE BOOK PROMO 2013 QATARDF FACEBOOK ONLINE WEB PROMOTION WINNING NOTIFICATION !
    YOUR FACE BOOK ACCOUNT HAS WON YOU $3,000,000,00(Three Million Dollars ) in the first category of our computer ballot free FACE BOOK Promo prize organizing by Qatardf, a Qatar and USA based Relief Center.
    ars from ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 14, 2013 from: Paterson, New Jersey, United States

    A childhood friend from Facebook said she saw my name on a list winning 50,000.to go to a website contact a representative. A mr mark sanquez wrote that poker company partners with facebook pick my name. That I send 650 dollars to a person in MS to cover the taxes and get back in touch with him.Then I let him know the payment was made and 24 hrs I would received the money.We almost sent the money but it was to good to b true.I text my friend to find out someone is using fer facebook and don't send anyone money. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 11, 2013 from: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

    I received this one today in my spam:
    ---
    FACEBOOK
    5:53 PM (18 hours ago)


    FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
    FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
    BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
    SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2013
    TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
    CATEGORY: 2ND

    The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$950,000.00 (Nine HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.

    Your name was selected in a raffle that was made for the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY for the year 2013 with the lucky number (FB-225-7736) so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the claim process of your winnings.

    Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 10, 2013 from: United States

    I am reciving these messages from a guy named benson Johnson. How do I get rid of him. I know it was a scam. I am also being contacted by fed ex claim department. The want me to send $150, and the benson guy said he will pay the other half. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 8, 2013 from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    It's a scam don't fall for it you will be sorry if you do ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 8, 2013 from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Check this out they said I won money and wanted my social security number I told them to send me theirs and to F off ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 8, 2013 from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Please be aware there is a Facebook Lottery Scam run by (male) Debra James.
    They are hacking into accounts letting on they were winners of cash and they seen your name on winners list. Asking for an email text question fee. They ask me for 550.00. They said I won 100,000.00. Wanted my info. for a courier to deliver. They said it was a promotion to help the deaf..blind..widows. They are also trying to get your personal info.through sms with fake form. This is coming from
    winningclaiming@gmail.com. Please beware dont get scammed. Please report. We as innocent bystanders need help from proper authorities to stop these scammers. We can help stop them by ignoring them and not follow through
    and be taken in by their scamms. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 6, 2013 from: United States

    I was contacted by a lady named Lisa Hammock and was texted by this number 904-385-3314 saying in order to receive my ATM card with 600 thousand US dollars I have to money gram them 300 dollars and than I got a little suspicious. She also told me not tell any one or share the money with any one and to keep it to my self and that there was only 20 lucky winners. I got several private messages from Facebook from her and several texts and emails from these people. than she kept bugging about when I would get the money and when I would send it. SO PLEASE BECAREFUL AND DO NOT GIVE OUT ALL YOUR INFORMATION. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 1, 2013 from: Denison, Texas, United States

    I was contacted by a woman named Judy Benson on my facebook account claiming to work for Face Book and telling me that she has vital information to give me - that I had won $600,000.00 random lottery as part of a promo with Face Book. The typing was horrible but at first I was like this could be great if real. Then they started sending me the emails and the typing only got worse. I told them that I had sent a copy of everything to my bank and that we both thought that it was a big scam/fraud but then they keep sending me emails wanting me to choose a delivery method (all of which cost from $300 - $500 before I would get the so called winnings. So I have been trying to get more & more info out of them to turn over to the proper authorities. Their last email told me to send $180 to a Shane Rikerd, Spokane, Washington in Canada. I asked them when Spokane, WA no longer was a part of the United States. They are so desperate to get me to send them money that they keep lowering the amount they want me to send. BOO HOO they are not getting my money!!! People beware!!!! ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 17, 2013 from: Glenwood, Maryland, United States

    I just got this email saying I won 600,000.00 in a Facebook lottery and it said it was from the CEO of Facebook. They even told me to contact the FBI if I had questions. Thanks Connie Mckenzie ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 16, 2013 from: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States

    They are texting my phone every day for 2 days straight... they want 200.00 for me to get the 6,000,000 ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 6, 2013 from: Binghamton, New York, United States

    My adventure began with a friend request, from someone who is already my friend, gave me a contact named Da*d Larry Agen*arry@yahoo.com. So foolishly i sent an email to this, the response had the worst spelling, so i asked this friend who her sister was, WRONG name.. Any suggestions? ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 3, 2013 from: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    I received contact on FB by someone referring to themselves as Camile Hart who works for Facebook, telling me I won $1,000,000 from a selection from the CEO of Facebook and ask me to send $120 via Money Gram or Western Union to Frank Matthews in Chesterfield, MO. This is for shipping my Winning in the form of Debit Card. All the communication is still on my page. Think they are using this ladies name fraudulently. ~


  • info: Jul 1, 2013

    It is a scam. Be careful when asked to send money via Western Union. ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 1, 2013 from: United States

    I received an email saying that I won a lottery through Facebook. Said I won 600000.00. Wanted various info. Then said I had to go to California to pick up the "cheque" if not, wanted 250$via western union to send it to me. ~


  • Anonymous: Jun 22, 2013 from: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

    I received a message from a Russel Smith, telling me that I have won a 100,000.00. He wants me to send $800.00 and have to give out my details so that they can enter it to there Data. He also said that it will took 14 hours for the money to arrive. How I found out that it was a scam he spelt cheque as check. But I wasn't going to send that money anyway ~


  • info: Jun 21, 2013

    Yes, it is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: Jun 21, 2013 from: New Zealand

    I received a friend request from a Collins Anderson who told me she had a message from the Facebook Board Organisation and had a message to pass to me. "I am delighted to inform you that your name has been selected among the the 20 lucky winners in the just concluded facebook Lottery Draws and you are among the winners that are yet to claim their winning." " your name was luckily selected among the 20 lucky winner who won the sum of 500,000.00 us dollar" Then I said that I had never heard of the lottery I got told to "Okay kindly fill out this information now..... You are to forward all your Full Information to our Facebook Claim Department and her is the email (facebookclaimdepartment120 @outlookl.com. I am assuming this is a scam? ~


  • Anonymous: Jun 17, 2013 from: Albany, New York, United States

    I did this but I only gave them only the information found on face book. ~


  • Anonymous: Jun 4, 2013 from: Trail, British Columbia, Canada

    Ok, just the grammar and typos alone should set off alarm bells! People need to exercise common sense when they read these messages. ~


    • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago from: Denver, Colorado, United States

      Oh that is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: May 17, 2013 from: United States

    I received this kind of email on the 16 th and gave them the first part of the info then they sent one asking for account info and asking for a $460 wire transfer fee so i decided to check on it before i sent any more info and im glad i did after this i will be more wary ~


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