The Facebook Freedom Lottery located at https://www.facebook.com/FreedomLottery , is a scam. Thousands of persons are receiving messages which claim that their names are on the Face-book Freedom Lottery (FFL) winners list.
This is how the Facebook page looks:
The owner of the Freedom Lottery page, “Freedom Lottery”, told everyone who stated that they have gotten a message claiming that they are winners, to send an email to the claims manager at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I sent an email to them and this was the response:
You need to purchase the FORM. The FORM acts as your tickets and as soon as you purchase it here online then your winnings would be delivered to you in 24hours after.
Persons have claimed that they have sent money to claim their prizes, but did not receive them.
Always remember this golden rule: if you are asked to send money in order to receive money (your prize), it is a scam.
Now, the same owner of the Facebook FreedomLottery page started telling persons to register on their website at hxxp://www.fedempowerment.com/. I visited this website and realized that the website was taken down (suspended) by their hosting company.
Here is the website (www.fedempowerment.com) with the suspension notice
It is so strange that a website like this would be suspended. On their Facebook page, someone asked on March 2013, why their website was suspended. Their response was: “We are undergoing an upgrade system.. Pls be patient with us”.
For more than four months now, the website is still suspended. Four months of upgrade to a website seems extremely farfetched.
Here are some of the fake Facebook Freedom Lottery messages you may receive:
Have you heard. about the money $200,000 cash i got from the Face- book Freedom Lottery(FFL) with the Collaboration IBC imperia invest company. I wonder if you get your money yet because I saw your name on the Face-book Freedom Lottery(FFL) list and I ask, they told me they will bring money to you too.
wonder if you get your money yet because I saw your name on the Face-book Freedom Lottery(FFL) list and I ask, they told me they will bring money to you too…. Do you receive your own money yet ?? You need to contact the agent right now on email@example.com , he will get back to you asap cux he is 24hrs online and let you know what to do to get your money okay.
They may ask you to call them at telephone number 17577454464. Please do not.
If you receive any messages or phone calls from Facebook-Freedom Lottery, about winning money, please DO NOT:
- send an email to the email address that they have posted on their Facebook page or post
- send your money
- “Like”, comment or post anything on their Facebook page. This will only help spread this scam to others
I have reported the “Facebook FreedomLottery” located at https://www.facebook.com/FreedomLottery to Facebook.