Facebook Scam - "Powerball is Giving Free $1 Million Jackpot"

The Facebook post: "POWERBALL is giving free $1 Million Jackpot," is a scam. This scam will try to trick you into sharing it by claiming that you can receive a $1 Million Jackpot at the websites: "discountings.xyz" and "mega-millions.com-xcs.xyz" by sharing it. But, the websites are fakes and have nothing to do with a Powerball Jackpot, and are only a scam to get you to comment on, "like" or share the same Facebook post and websites. The scammers may change may change the name of the website, so look out for the same scam at different websites.

Facebook Scam - Powerball is Giving Free $1 Million Jackpot

If you have received the same post on your Facebook Wall or Timeline, please report it to Facebook or delete it.

The Powerball $1 Million Jackpot Scam

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Remember, liking,commenting on and sharing the scam, will only help to spread it to other Facebook users and making the scammers responsible for it, earn money. Scammers earn money when they make a website or Facebook page popular and are able to sell it to the highest bidder, along with the names and other public information of the persons who liked or shared the scam.

I guess, the last thing we want to do is to make these scammers rich by tricking you and others into liking and sharing a Facebook post or website. So, if you have already liked or shared this scam, please unlike and unshare it.

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  • January 14, 2019 at 11:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States

    I received such a powerball scam on my IM by befriending a person that I know but did not have as a facebook friend. I then received an IM from that person telling me they have fun and also saw my name as a winner.

    I checked and this IM message was not send by that person. How can I protect myself so that this scam does not get send to my facebook friends, showing that it is coming from me.

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