Facebook Freedom Award Lottery Promotion Agency Scam

Date: June 20, 2013 10:19 AM - Views: 16,481 - Comment Comments: 35
Facebook Freedom Award Lottery Promotion Agency Scam

The Facebook Freedom Lottery located at "www.facebook .com/FreedomLottery", is a scam. Thousands of persons are receiving messages which claim that their names are on the Facebook Freedom Lottery (FFL) winners list. But, there is no Facebook Lottery, and there has never been one.

The Facebook Lottery Page

Facebook FreedomLottery page

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 hngblues @inbox.com or turnerthomas71 @yahoo.com.

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.

Thank You.
Claims Manager.

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 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

Account Suspended

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”.

Facebook FreedomLottery posts

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 marcbergmn73@gmail.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 www.facebook.com/FreedomLottery to Facebook.

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  • Anonymous: 3 weeks, 2 days ago from: Lynnwood, Washington, United States

    I heard about this promotion from a friend who won 150,000$. She told me my name was on the list of winners I haven't heard anything. If I did win, I could use the money. I have brain cancer and my family will need it when I am gone.

    Thank you,
    K. King
    ~


    • info: 3 weeks, 2 days ago

      The promotion is a scam and the message that you got was not sent by your friend. It was sent by cyber-criminals who have hijacked your friend's account. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago from: Berlin, Wisconsin, United States

    The message below is from Dale Johansen Doyle, who asked to be my friend on Facebook Thursday night. I found out later that Dale Johansen's Facebook account was hacked:
    --- --- ---

    --hello
    --how are you doing
    --not too bad
    --Am pretty good and so happy for my life because facebook department has really change my Life for good. I have a good news to share with you. Guess what??
    --you are having a baby or your getting married
    --Did you heard about the good news on facebook about the Ceo of facebook founder Mark zuckerberg ?
    --no
    --The promotion was made to some facebook user in other to benefit from them its a randomly picked of profile on facebook and get $90,000.00 did you get yours from them ???
    --Never heard about that and it is hard to believe it is true
    --FedEx delivered the money to my door step. I saw your name on the list with the shipping company agent , so I thought I would see if you have gotten it yet ?
    --you actually got a check for 90,000.00
    --yes did you got us?
    --if I were you I would check to make sure it is real and not someone just trying to get your banking information
    --then they clean you out
    --It was delivered to me through the FedEx agent after contacting them for my claiming.I think you should contact the facebook agent in charge and ask if your name still among the winners list ----just as I did
    --have already chat it
    --cash it
    --who is this facebook agent
    --You can also add him on FB via this link for better chart.Just click on the link to add him through his Facebook page for a better chat just as I did.
    --https://www.facebook.com /roger.foster.108
    --click on the link to add him right away cause he's online right now on my friends list
    --I just clicked add friend
    --okay tell him to check if your name still among the winners list
    --he's checking
    --ok
    --he said yes
    --how did you claim yours
    --are you sure it isn't some kind of scam?
    --I'm very Happy cause when I receive the money from him I paid off all my old bills took the rest to my bank to save,Bank verify and see it's real money not fake money
    --your bank verified it was real
    --yes
    --I get the money cash cos before I dont believe it real when one of my Old friend tell me about it. I focus and use one mind to contact Roger Foster and I found out that it real.
    --did you have to pay anything?
    --yes I paid for shipping fee and case file fee and I receive my $90,000,00 in the next 7 hour
    --he saying 1500.00 that I don't have
    --oh that is the same amount that I paid
    --I told him that I don't have 1500.00 and now he wants to know how much I have
    --oh the man is a man of god
    --try to send all your 1500 once I m sure you that you ill receive your winners money too
    --he wants my facebook password
    --they wanted to verify if you are the real person that won the money
    --I am not sure about giving him my password
    --I also give them and I change it as soon as I receive my money
    --He wants me fill out the form and send it back right now but, I don't have 1500.00
    --go and send how much you have to him and you are going to paid the rest later
    --I just talked to my husband and he told me not to do it
    --Did you have to give your social secruity number to them
    --okay
    --no
    --I did not give them something like that and they did not ask me
    --He dosen't trust it
    --it is real
    --they will send you, your winning certificate
    --do you know anyone else who got this money
    --you will find your name it
    --tell him to send you the certificate so that you can show your husband okay
    --I paid for the shipping fee with one mind. cos I think is scam before. But Agent Roger Foster said I should believe him that when I get the shipping and case file fees paid that my money will be deliver to me cash and I did then my money get deliver to me.
    --do you know of anyone else who has won this
    --yes this woman
    --Dale Johansen Doyle
    --https://www.facebook.com /dalejohansen.doyle
    --My husband will have to check this out but, he is sleeping right now.
    --he says he can see yours and my chat
    --Message with Roger Foster.
    --YOU ARE WELCOME TO FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY, HOW MAY I HELP YOU...
    --A friend is telling me that she got a check for 90,000.00 delivered to her by fedex
    --OH OK, HOLD LET ME CHECK IF YOUR PROFILE NAME IS STILL AVAILABLE ON OUR FACEBOOK WINNERS LIST.
    --she said I should check to see if my name was on the list of winners
    --CONGRATS..YOUR PROFILE NAME IS STILL AVAILABLE ON OUR WINNERS LIST HERE AND YOUR WINNING MONEY IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMING.
    --how do I claim it
    --MY NAME IS AGENT ROGER FOSTER..WE HAVE BEEN WAITING HERE ONLINE TO TALK TO YOU,I WORK FOR FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY,WE REMEMBER YOUR SCREEN NAME ON OUR LIST HERE AND YOUR MONEY IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO CLAIM,LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE READY TO CLAIM THE MONEY AND WE EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW WE GOT YOUR NAME.YOU LISTEN AND READ CAREFULLY........
    --ok
    --THOUSAND OF DOLLARS GO UNCLAIMED IN FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY..THIS IS FREE MONEY THAT YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO HELP YOURSELF MAKE IT THROUGH ECONOMIC CONDITIONS....YOU CAN USE FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY MONEY TO PAY YOUR COSTS,OR EVEN PERSONAL USE...BACK IN 2013,THE FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY MADE AVAILABLE A WIDE VARIETY OF PROGRAMS...IN 2014,THE FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY HAS ALSO ALLOCATED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FACEBOOK FREEDOM LOTTERY AND VARIOUS FUNDING PROGRAMS...
    --what is the cost to me

    --CLAIMS REQUIREMENT:
    --TO CLAIM YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT A CLAIMING FORM,SO THAT WE CAN LOCATE YOUR DESTINATION WHEN BRINGING THE MONEY TO YOU.
    --What is it going to cost me to do this
    --$1500.00
    --FOR CASE FILE FEE AND THE SHIPPING FOUND
    --I don't have 1500.00
    --HOW MUCH DID YOU HAVE
    --Could you send me a claim form and I can discuss it with my husband
    --Name.........
    --Full Address.......
    --Facebook Email and password......
    --Text phone.......
    --Occupation........
    --Male or female........
    --Age..........
    --Cash or check........
    --FILL OUT THE FORM AND SUBMIT IT BACK TO ME HERE RIGHT NOW...
    --your won prize cannot be deducted from , this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value . This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds
    --YOU CAN JUST FILL OUT THE FORM FIRST OKAY
    --could you send the certificate so that I can show my husband as he says it must be a scam
    --I don't have a cell phone
    --OKAY HOLD
    --I will have to get back to you as my husband is sleeping now
    --OKAY
    --YOU JUST FILL OUT THE FORM THEN WHEN YOUR HUSBAND WAKE AND CHECK IT YOU WILL GO AND GET THE FEE SEND
    --CAUSE WE NEED TO VERIFY
    --Ok I will get back to you
    --FILL FORM AND YOU WILL DO THE REST TOMORROW OK
    --I can't fill out the form until I talk to my husband in the morning
    --OKAY BYE
    --bye
    --YOUR FRIEND THAT TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS WE HAVE LOCK HER ACCOUNT
    --WE ARE GOING TO OPEN IT WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR MONEY TOMORROW OKAY
    --how do you know who told me
    --IS MY WORK
    --WE TOLD ALL WINNERS NOT TO TELL ANYONE AND SHE IS TELLING YOU
    --I M READING HER CHAT AND YOUR CHAT
    --LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU TELL YOUR HUSBAND OKAY
    --This is the complete message between Roger Foster and I on Thursday night ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Someone I know someone who claimed that she received an email from Federal Agency Facebook Freedom Promotion and won $300.000.00. She had to fill in a form through email, and the money was delivered in cash to her house.

    She has banked the money Would this be legal...Said her name was randomly picked through computer and paid out of a fund that is accumulated from games played on Facebook? Like your thoughts please. ~


    • info: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

      It is a scam. There is no Facebook Freedom Award Lottery and the message you have received was not sent by your friend although it may appear so.

      It seems that your friend's Facebook has been compromised (taken over by cyber-criminals)and scammers are using it to send message to her friends, in order to trick them into sending your information and money.

      Call your friend on the phone and ask her to verify the information that was sent to you. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago from: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States

    They say fedex was going to deliver you package; posing as fedex manager that's what they r doing now. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    I have the same problem; firstly Mrs Jessica Fidelis, then by a Larry smith claiming I had won prize money and car.

    Keep asking for money for taxes, delivery, import duties etc.
    If Facebook and government know about these scams, how are they able to continue to scam people using Facebook ~


    • info: 5 months, 2 weeks ago

      It is virtually impossible to track all activities on the internet, especially Facebook. And, it is so easy for someone to commit cyber-crimes because technology has made it so easy for them to do it, from anywhere in the world.

      So, it is very important that you educate yourself about these scams, so you can protect yourself against them.

      Remember, never send money to claim lottery prizes. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    David M Frank,and his phone # is: 1(925)364-5112; his friends are: Tammy Young she lives in Baltimore, and Alimi Wasiu lives in Nigeria; all these guys are scammers and they are very smart.

    They work like a group ,their guys are every where in the would ,if they say that you win Facebook freedom lottery and ask you send money to whoever they name it ,please don't do send it , because it's scam. I hope the FBI will work on this case and clean up these scammers. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 3 weeks ago from: Buffalo, New York, United States

    They are still claiming that the Facebook freedom lottery is real .

    I am still being told that there is money waiting in my name to be claimed . Today I finally had enough and told the agent that it will have to go unclaimed because I am unable to do my part to claim it .

    This has been on going since the end of May 2014 ~


    • info: 5 months, 3 weeks ago

      Remember, there is no Facebook lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 4 weeks ago from: Pinson, Alabama, United States

    Thes are the names of people who are saying that they work for the company:

    Yemmty G Dommy,
    Jimmy Green,
    Eze Francis.

    And a man stating he is from the Federal Agency of Facebook. I have given them $100 already. So I have gave them my email and my Facebook passwords. They claim that I have to pay IRS for them to release my money.

    They said at first it was 1 million dollars and then it turned to $2,000. Then to 150,000. I still have them on my messages. Can some one call the feds so they can catch these people and help them catch them on their act. ~


    • info: 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      It is hard to locate them because they are operating in other countries. They can quickly move and set up shop in another countries or location in a few minutes.

      So, this is why we try to educate persons about these scams, they do not fall for them. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 4 weeks ago from: Flint, Michigan, United States

    We were told we had won 80,000 but had to send 500.00 to moneygram for processing fees. Thank god Moneygram recognized the scam. ~


    • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago from: London, Ontario, Canada

      Did you get you money back from Money Gram before or after you sent it? ~


    • info: 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      If you are asked to send money to Western Union or Moneygram in order to receive your lottery prize, it is a scam. ~


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

    I was contacted by David M Frank from Facebook.

    Freedom lottery...about 2 weeks ago, he told me to send money to claim the prize, and i did ...I paid for fees this and that...seem like every thing is not right and i topped to send money to him.

    OK my friends who use Facebook and see Freedom lottery, don't believe in this, its a big scam.... don't believe in this guy (David M Frank)and his partners Alimi Wasiu, Tammy Young and Alimi. Alimi is living in Nigeria. Tammy young is living in Baltimore USA. All these people are big time scam.... ~


  • Anonymous: 7 months, 3 weeks ago from: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

    I was contacted by a John Saint Dickson, email johndickson2005 @gmail.com. A friend who recieved a message from someone. Dickson has a page on Facebook that claims he is an agent for FB. I emailed FB and not recieved a response.
    What is the scoop on this. ~


    • info: 7 months, 3 weeks ago

      It is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 1 week ago from: Mauston, Wisconsin, United States

    I received a message on Facebook telling me I was on a winners list for money something like 50,000 dollars, but was told I'd have to send them 400 dollars first obvious a scam from a website... WWW.facebook.com /Jennifer.FederalAgent; not buying into it. Like the rule of thumb says, if it sounds to good to be true, chances are it is not. ~


    • info: 8 months, 1 week ago

      Once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam. ~


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

    This guy from the FBI (red flag) FBI don't get involved with a lottery. His name is George Wales Jr according to the facebook message I received.. saying I have to fill out the form right now was I ready??? What I look like I got stupid written on my face... SCAMMMMM! ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 15, 2014 from: United States

    I received a message from a fb friend who said they saw my name on the ffl list. Told me to email officerperry@ ymail.com. they said if I sent 575 for shipping fees they would send me 150,000,000. And that I would receive it at my doorstep in 6 hours via ups. Since when was UPS given the rights to carry that much money in cash without security??? They said they were trying to help the public with poverty. ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 15, 2014 from: New Zealand

    i just got one of those messages on my facebook page by a friend to do with facebook freedom lottery telling me the same thing that she saw my name on the winning list and the name of the man organising it his name is DAVID SCOFIELD ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 6, 2014 from: Binghamton, New York, United States

    Here is fraudulent email address: facebookmanager.world @gmail.com ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 27, 2013 from: Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

    What I find stupid is there group Facebook site is still up when will someone take it down surely its been reported. These people are trying to steal hard earning money. It's so shameful I received a MSG this morning from a work friend and I'm glad I googled the name of the company before I emailed.



    How are you doing ,have you heard about the $950,000.00 usd, i got from the on-going seasonal Face-book Freedom Lottery and end of the year winning promo, they are helping all people with the Cash now. I wonder if you got your money yet because I saw your name on the world facebook lottery winners list and I ask them, they told me they will bring money to you as well, email them to stevedavidwilliams12@gmail.com so they can bring your money to you too. here is mr Steven David Williams name on facebook Steven David Williams search for him by this name Steven David Williams and add him as friend or u go under my friend list and add him as friend. so that they can bring your own win money to you.okay ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 8, 2013 from: Georgia

    We received a scanned certificate copy with the name of my niece on it and now I see it's a scam. Thank you for warning. ~


  • info: Oct 23, 2013

    Your friend's Facebook account may have compromised or he/she has installed a malicious Facebook application that is sending these scams to you. Ask you friend to change his/her Facebook password and remove any Facebook application they are not familiar with.

    Click here for instructions on how to remove Facebook applications. ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 23, 2013 from: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

    I just received a facebook message from a recently added friend (someone I actually know) claiming he had won $100,000 cash from the facebook freedom lottery in collaberation with world international lottery agency company. He then proceeded to inform me that he had seen my name on the list of winners and sent me a link where I could enter to claim my reward. Obviously I did not click on the link, howver I am curious how this message was sent from one of my actual friends.??? ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 29, 2013 from: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    heres another scam Robert David hxxp://www.facebook.com/federal4realgovt they ask u to pay $600 through western union to a Sokoya Roberts in Nigeria for shipping fees to get your winnings delivered to you...they claim to be the official facebook freedom award promotion lottery agency corporation...golden rule..do not pay money to get money ~


  • info: Sep 4, 2013

    This is not true. Never send money to receive money. ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 4, 2013 from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I have someone online claiming to be from facebook lottery but I have to pay 600 n 80 dollars b4 I get money is this true ~


  • Anonymous: Aug 22, 2013 from: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

    Conversation started Wednesday 3:15pm
    Veronica A Jnagy
    hello
    .
    ...
    3:27pm
    Veronica A Jnagy
    How are you doing ,have you heard about the money $150,000 cash i got from the Face-book Freedom Lottery(FFL) with the Collaboration with IBC Imperia Invest Company.They are giving money to deaf and hearing people.
    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. Email to them now on officer.coleman@yahoo.com Do that now so you can get your own money too. ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 29, 2013 from: Wasilla, Alaska, United States

    ALL they do is keep asking me for money saying I won a major cash winning. They keep asking me for money they need to send the winnings. So far I am out $18,622.00 ~


  • Anonymous: Jul 8, 2013 from: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Do anyone know Rebekah Hessy ~


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