Facebook Online International Lottery Scams

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.

Facebook Online International Lottery Scams

The "Facebook Lottery Scam" Emails

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:
Marital Status:
Country of Residence:
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!

Mr. Wright Jones


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 ( fbaward14@gmail.com ) 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.


John Cole
Promo Coordinator.





SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2015



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 (facebookclaimsdeptt34@hotmail.com) immediately with the following information about you below:

Full Name:

Residential Address:

Private Mobile Number:



Marital Status:





Zip/Postal Code:

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

Get some Zero paid Gear FBI SCAM PROTECTED

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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December 12, 2022 at 3:14 AM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Edinburg, Virginia, United States

"Congratulations, You were selected of winnings. Here is Your Ticket#07911425896/2008

Serial# 3872/506

Lucky# 7/4/88/28/01/40

Completion is done. Keep this in safe spot. Your delivery on way."

Then tells me to go get 400.00 cash card, ten min later go get 200.00 cash card by Apple, then tells me 10 min again to go get a 300.00 cash card. Gives me Drivers number.Fed Ex. He said would be here in 9 hrs for delivery. Has. Flat wants me to get cash card for 150.00 to get a tire. Then tells me second day. Cop has pulled him over for the cash. He needs 3500.00 cash card for that. Sends me all these fake pictures of him trying to change a flat tire.But e-mails me both times. But no Fed ex driver ask either for a cash Apple card twice.


April 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: St Louis, Overland, Missouri, United States

Got this scam:

"Alright, Your grant is approved to be issued with the private information below

REF#: 990079567

BATCH #: FB-0281/544



SERIAL NUMBER : 99352748$#1014

So kindly let me know if you have written it down"


November 24, 2018 at 7:31 PM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Spencerport, New York, United States

I wrote and he used my Verizon account to order 4,000 thousand dollars worth of phones and I bought itune cards and amazon cards.


November 24, 2018 at 11:20 PM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams

Just ignore the scammers or thieves and do not send them anything or follow their instructions.


November 24, 2018 at 7:22 PM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Spencerport, New York, United States

HI My name is Anna, I have been contacted by Mark himself saying I won the Facebook lottery and I lost money and he disabled my Facebook account because I won't do any more money and do what he ask anymore.


November 24, 2018 at 11:18 PM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams

It is a scam, there is no Facebook lottery.


September 9, 2018 at 8:19 AM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Fresno, California, United States

why doesnt facebook do somethink about these people who are claiming your a lottery winner. when I joined facebook I had to verify my information and dont they know who works for them I am sick of all the scammer on there.

I used to have a little trust in people before I got on the internet. now I dont trust or believe a word anyone says on the internet. and there not just asking for a couple of dollars, they want hundred of thousand.

Rule number one never send anyone any money on the internet that you dont know and especially if you are on a dating site; there are more guys pretending to be females then there are females.

there one thing to be heart boken but to be heart broken and broke that another thing and once u do do it all your chats are about sending more money.

look up romance scams in ghana, those people dont have no heart or feelings. and if someone tells u you won something then there is never any fees to get your winning. if it cost to get your winnings its a scam.

The fake software companys are just as bad as everybody else, they will throw messages on your computer that your drivers are out of date ect. they will claim to be a microsoft company and u cant understand a word they say.

and if u have to have them install it for you, they will start telling you they can fix your computer for 300 dollar.

They start to forget about installing your software and all they want to do is charge u 300 to fix your computer.

also if u just go to search and type in your question you will get your answer right then and there. god blessbess everyone and have a great day.


August 12, 2018 at 6:02 AM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa

I really want to know whether was there an on line facebook international pool promotion drawn on the 7 august 2018 at 12.00pm by facebook pool authority? Please i need an answer


September 9, 2018 at 7:08 AM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Sacramento, California, United States

No, it's a scam. I have won it about eight times this year. 2 times on week and today I won it again for 600.000.


August 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM by
Facebook Online International Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Liar liar pants on fire.


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Facebook Online International Lottery Scams