Beware of Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
April 15, 2015
April 23, 2013
The email messages below with the subject: "Facebook Online International Lottery," are lottery scams. If you have received the same email messages that claim that you are a winner of the Facebook Lottery, please note that the email messages are scams. Facebook is currently not promoting any lottery games or sweepstakes. I am tired of all these email lottery scams, and want people to know that they should never respond to any email message asking for personal information, financial information or money.
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The "Facebook Lottery Scam" Emails
Facebook Online International Lottery
From: The Desk Of the President.
International Promotions / Prize Award.
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.
Country of Residence:
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!
Mr. Wright Jones
CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK!
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual Final draws held on the (30th of March 2014) by Facebook group in cash Promotion to encourage all Facebook users worldwide, your 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).
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and re-confirm your FULL INFORMATION, also please remember to quote your Ticket, 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 Facebook Account for security purpose reply to the payment department in charge and if you are not interested please do not bother to reply and also signifying your interest by providing your most confidential, your Name, Cell Phone number for quick communication also your home address and country.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACEBOOK!
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2015
TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
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 for the year 2015 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 & amp Chief Executive Officer ). The promotion was made to make all Facebook users to benefit from the profit the company made while they use Facebook.
Facebook is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new friends.
The promo was done to serve as a means of appreciation to visitors on our site and also to help people to fight off poverty and to maintain a good standard of living.
Kindly contact Mr. Thomas Charlse the General secretary of the FACEBOOK TEAM and appointed as your claims officer via this email (email@example.com) immediately with the following information about you below:
Private Mobile Number:
As soon as he gets your email with all the information stated above he will tell you on what next to do as regards the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$950,000.00.
Thank you and More Congratulations.
Agent Name: Thomas Charlse for CDAA
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Note: For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non-participants of this program. BE WARNED"
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