There is NO Facebook Lottery, Sweepstakes or Cash Promotions - Do Not Be Fooled My Scammers

There is NO Facebook Lottery, Sweepstakes or Cash Promotions - Do Not Be Fooled My Scammers

Beware of email messages, text messages, social media messages or posts, claiming that you are a winner in some so-called Facebook lottery, sweepstakes, promotion, or was selected by Facebook’s co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to receive thousands of dollars. The messages or posts were sent by lottery scammers, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their information and money. Again, there is no Facebook lottery, promotion or sweepstakes, so if you are contacted by someone claiming that they are from Facebook or a representative of Facebook, asking you to send your personal information or money in order to receive some form of lottery prize, it is a lottery scam. Also, Facebook will never ask their users or others, to send their personal information via email message, Facebook messenger, text message, or to send them money in order to collect some so-called prize.

Here are some of the hundreds of email messages that we have received from persons who have been targeted by Facebook lottery scammers:

  • “I was contacted by a Danyille Marie Zimmerman on Facebook to give my personal info to collect $6,000,000 from Facebook Mark Zuckerberg request. Just wanted to find out if this is true, her page looks legit but now days you can’t trust anyone even though they show pics of people getting a huge check. I’ve been scammed before and lost hundreds on EBay to a Chinese scammer. Better safe than sorry.”
  • “She informed me I had won $950,000, giving me FB-0143-615208 Claim number. I need to send $255 to an administrative fee. I received an email from someone at “facebookpayment departmentfacebookpromotion2016@” They said i won 500,000.00 dollars and that a delivery man would come to my home to deliver the winner check to me on 1/29/2016. They did not ask for any money but when i tried reaching them i could not get them. They had been emailing me over the week and said to keep this to myself. The delivery man was in Germany delivering checks there and would be back in the USA on today which is the 26th of 2016 and would be at my home on the 29th. I kept some of the emails and will send them to you at your web address. What a scam after they kept telling me it was for real.”
  • “Had a friend request, thought it was a friend from back home and accepted the request. She started immediately talking in my chat box and claim to work on behalf of Facebook and said had I won 50,000 in a Facebook Random Drawing, and asked me where want the winnings sent to - what address. Now I have that person on my page in chat responding and leaving messages that are quite odd and all rude. 100 percent sure they have hacked my chat/messages and are problem sending them messages. I don't receive hardly as many messages as I used to. Found an address that was redirect to another friend of mine with the message: ‘Skype for Facebook’”
  • “I have been contacted by people who say that they are with Facebook and that i have won a large sum of money from the Online International Facebook Pool. I am very skeptical about this and am unwilling to send my information until i have conformation that this is legit. Can you please tell me if this is true? Did Facebook have a lottery promo to as they put it say thank you for using us as your means of communication with friends and family.”
  • "I've been friend requested by one person .Stating that I was on a list of winners . I clicked in the link to check.Long story short ...they want me to send $550 via Money order for them to send my money. ,'Face Book lottery power Ball. The scam came from "Grant Government Organization.'

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  • November 25, 2019 at 12:04 AM by info


    I received the following message below via direct message on my Instagram account from someone claiming to be from Samsung promotions. Luckily I did not give them any of my information or send them any money etc. They continue to message me despite me telling them I believe it is a scam. They responded by sending me a video of a man stating that "Facebook lottery" is real.


    Jade Colville.

    The 1st message I received is as follows:

    Are you not aware that your cash prize money of $800,000 and a Samsung Galaxy S10 phone won from Samsung Xmas lottery is still in our office? Reply immediately to make your claims."

    Received via email.

  • June 4, 2018 at 1:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

    My partner got a fbk message from Bernard Antonio Brown FedX said he was in the draw for $200.000 cash information he asked name phone address so on so, but no bank details were exchanged.

    $1500 he said to pay for shipping fees & $200.000 cash will be delivered to our door so we gave our info then we said haven’t got $1500, then other party asked how much can we afford as in now we said $100 so they said to go to garage or supermarket purchase $100 iTunes gift cards straight away; scam going to delete from our fbk

  • March 19, 2018 at 7:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam:



    It's really good to hear back from you. I have been trying to reach you on here lately, You won't believe what happen to me?

    Haven't you heard about the facebook Federal Mega Millions funds in collaboration with President?

    I got a sum of £200,000 the promotion made by facebook & Mega millions Monetary lottery funds for the annual seasoning

    if may ask, have you gotten your money yet?

    The reason why i am asking is because i saw your name on the winners list, when they came over to deliver my winning package to me

    Nope,I have already save it up to the bank

    it was shown to me when they came over to deliver my money to me . You were right after my name and also friend of mine on the list"

  • February 12, 2018 at 2:13 PM by info

    A scam message being sent via SMS:

    "Among the millions that subscribed to Facebook,we selected 10 people every Month as our winners through electronic ballot"

  • January 10, 2018 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Barbourville, Kentucky, United States

    I have been contacted by one of the scammers and she wants me to send my information but when I seen this I realized it right away it was a scammer.

    But I went along with it just to make her think that I am interested so had decided to look up to see if she was real or not and found out that she is a scammer so i am gonna delete her from my Facebook friends list as if whatever she is asking from me I can't give her.

  • January 7, 2018 at 2:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded message -


    Date: Jan 5, 2018 4:18 AM

    Subject: Congratulation You Have Won

    Facebook Lottery Inc.

    Account Controller: MR.Nelson Peters

    (Online Transfer Dept.)

    Dear Facebook Lottery winner,

    The entire management of wish to apologize for the delays

    you have encountered during the processing of your winning funds of

    £800,000 British pounds which you are still yet to receive in your

    Home country, we have made adjustments to deliver your winning funds

    of $1,000,000.00 usd directly to you, which we have negotiated with

    the courier company.

    The New Facebook management has contracted the COURIERS SERVICES

    handling the delivery of your check directly to your contact home

    address in your region .We have invited the COURIER CONSULTANTS MR

    TREVOR JACKSON AND AKU TOM to our meeting, and we guarantee you 100%

    that the delivery of your bank draft of $1,000,000.00 usd has been

    guaranteed for instant 24 hours delivery time by the COURIER


    -After receiving the parcel in your home address, you are to take the

    bank draft to your local bank and they would have the $1,000,000.00

    usd credited in your account immediately because the Facebook Lottery

    Barclays Bank draft is generally accepted by all banks in the world.

    You are therefore advised to reconfirm the following details for us

    cross check with our original information before we send it to the








    To update your primary email address or stop using your Facebook email

    address, visit your Settings. If you don't want to receive these

    emails from Facebook in the future, please unsubscribe. Facebook,

    Inc., Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Once again congratulations and thank you for using

    Warm Regards,

    Nelson Peters

    Fiduciary Agent

  • December 14, 2017 at 1:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Livingston, Texas, United States

    I received a message from David Bowie saying I'd won $650 thousand. All he wants is my address, phone number, and email. So brutal to do this to people at Christmas time. He is fighting to keep the scam going and Agent Margaret Gilman is saying I won too. Gave me an email to contact for my money.

    Here is the email address:

  • November 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I received a similar message like this from one of my Facebook friends

    wonder if you get 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, he will get back to you asap because he is 24hrs online and let you know what to do to get your money okay.

    They gave me the number of 334 452 7511. Told me they were online now. I CALLED and they said they needed my address my income and some things. I told them to go get F**ked.

    Found this email address so I am passing this on. A friend said it is real I told them I hope their check is good."

  • October 27, 2017 at 9:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

    I got an email from Facebook, Inc Sweepstakes Lotto 770 Brooklyn New York saying that they were obliged to congratulate and notify me that my facebook profile was used by me to register an Account with Facebook has emerged me as one of the lucky winners in category A and that I won nine hundred seventy-five thousand united states dollars gave me the winning number batch number serial number ticket number gave me an email to forward my winning details numbers to the accredited in charge of my payment file. the person name that sent this to me is Jenna L Lorfida.. Has anyone else got one like this?

    • October 27, 2017 at 11:47 AM by info

      There is no such Facebook lottery.

  • August 14, 2017 at 2:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I have been scam twice already.

  • July 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On 7/10/2017 1:33 PM, Claim Prize Center wrote:


    We got your mail and the content was well noted, the content of the mail was well understood.

    First we must inform you that your ( $100,000 USD ) is now due for delivery and ensure that it will get to you soonest with out any delay of time.

    The CHECK option as you have requested are well noted down and your $100,000 USD will be Deliver to you via our special agent.

    All winner are expected to make payment of Documentations and Delivery chargers to our agent via Western Union or Money Gram Money Transfer.

    Due to rules and regulations guiding the promotion, We are NOT allow to deduct any chargers from the WON prizes.

    Finally you are to make Clearance fee, Documentations fee and Delivery fee so we can deliver your won prize to your doorstep

    You are to make a payment of $360 USD ONLY.

    If you are ready to make the payment you can get back to us so that we can start the processing the delivering of your WON PRIZE DOCUMENT AND APPROVAL CERTIFICATE.

    NOTE: This Draw is solely conducted by Facebook Company, CA and cannot be claimed through any of our Regional Offices in your Country/Area. All communications must be through CCC, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This is not any act of scam as we are fully supported by United States GOVERNMENT, please get back to us after verifying your details, for effective delivery of your WON PRIZE.

    You are warned to keep your winning information to yourself until your fund is released to you to avoid double claim which will lead to absolute cancellation/termination of Award. We also do not tolerate Laxity and inconsistency in claim.

    This is not any act of scam as we are fully supported by United States GOVERNMENT, please get back to us for effective delivery of your WON PRIZE.

    Once again, We congratulate you for this landmark achievement and implore you with the responsibility of ensuring successful claims. We shall get back to you with the Fund release Directives on our receipt of your payment.

    Richard Moore

    For Facebook Promotion

    1 415 968 5763

    With United States GOVERNMENT"

  • July 11, 2017 at 6:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On 7/10/2017 11:12 AM, Claim Prize Center wrote:

    Dear Winner,

    Thanks for getting back to us. This Promotion is real and it is legally Approved by The Board of Directors of FACEBOOK.

    Your name was officially selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of FACEBOOK (Founder & Chief Executive Officer ).

    This promotion was made to make few FACEBOOK user benefit from the gain the company made. FACEBOOK is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new friend.

    Your Won Money has been forwarded to us here for us to deliver it to you as soon as possible and effectively.

    You are advised to contact the payment department here with the Details below as soon as you receive this notification.

    To claim you will need to fill this form,so that we can Locate Your Destination when bringing the Money to you :

    1. Full Name: Richard R. Obrosky

    2. Full Address:1210 N. Juniper Ave., Broken Arrow, Oklamoma 74012-1524

    3. Occupation:Retired

    4. S*x:Male"

    5. Telephone:918-251-2054

    Please give answer to the question above and get back to us as soon as possible.

    Once Again,


  • June 7, 2017 at 3:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    - Forwarded message -

    From: Management <>

    Date: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 10:29 AM




    On behalf of the entire staffs of FACEBOOK, I was pleased to announce the result of the DRAWS of our FACEBOOK EMAIL LOTTERY 2015. You came out been the 1st position of over 90,000,000.00 Individuals, 10,000.00 companies, as

    the Zonal coordinator of this lottery i am wishing you a special CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE, Please make sure that you invest part of this money in a business, and also spend wisely, When the Money get's to you. As

    soon as i read from you, I shall immediately reply you, with advise on how to proceed further with the claim of your prize money.


    Ticket Number: (7836980545189), Ref No: (255126278102/2526) And Serial

    Number: (68625751907)

    This notification is to inform you that you are a lucky winner of the sum of $950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United State Dollars) from the last drawn. Your email with Ticket Number (7836980545189), Ref No

    (255126278102/2526) and Serial Number (68625751907) Was announced after the online draw conducted from a random selection of emails by an Advanced automated random computer search from FACEBOOK.


    FULL NAME :...



    Furthermore, if there is any change in email address please notify us


    This is one of our innovations to encourage Facebook users, Our own way of

    saying a BIG THANK YOU, And to all our users for making Facebook your

    number one Social Networking to hook up with families, Friends And new

    people all over the World.

    Congratulations once again in advise!

    Best Regards,


    (Promo @ 2017)."

  • May 1, 2017 at 4:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

    I was contacted to claim the sum of$200.000 from the CEO of Facebook. I am just reporting this incident.

  • April 11, 2017 at 10:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I was contacted. Why isn't something being done about it.

  • January 20, 2017 at 6:55 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hello! To me wrote on Facebook - what I won the lottery! I know - it's crooks, so I decided to write to you - since I have heard that you are taking information about such cases! Here is a person who in Facebook told me that I had won the lottery: /profile.php?id=100015021004197 &pnref=lhc.friends .

    Here is the electronic addresses of their firms:"

  • October 8, 2016 at 6:16 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Pls. see the attached scam letter. Received the original notice from an FB account Jeannette Pothier, whom I thought I recognized from LInked In. Although I do not know her personally, it may be that her FB account was hacked and used to engage me. The first red flag for me was the very poor use of English. My greatest concern is that terrorist organizations may be at the source and that they have found a way to manipulate monies via social media scams to finance terrorist projects.

    [Attached letter]

    Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:29 PM

    Subject: Re: Prize Winning Recipient


    How are you doing and sorry for we could not contact you our self.My name is Robin Kenny i work for Federal Agency Facebook Freedom Lottery Promo,We remember your Screen name on our winners list here and you are among the lucky winners of $300,000,and all the name and page has been randomly selected by our data base machine so that the lucky winners can benefit from the profit they have make so far,The fund raising is use to helps eradicate poverty around the world and,they make use of facebook website because is the most social networking commonly use around the world.your money is available for you to claim.And your money will be label with your name and other information so get back to us with all the information bellow, So we can Locate Your Destination when bringing the Money to you. Fill the form now for Security Reason. And you have to fill it online here right now

    FULL NAME...


  • August 31, 2016 at 1:22 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "This is a bold Scam, one of your FB "friends"? Dale Edward Chenoweth will start up a conversation with you and claim he saw your name on the "Facebook lottery winners list and ask you to contact a person named Dwayne Denice Colton who will check this "so called" winners list and confirm you have won a large sum of money! He will then ask you questions about you and eventually ask you for hundreds of dollars to pay for UPS to deliver a package with your money! Do not send them any money nor any personal information! This is a vicious SCAM! REPORT THEM TO FACEBOOK AND BLOCK THEM! "

    • March 11, 2017 at 1:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

      How do you report it because that happened to me and I already sent them money.

      • March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM by info

        Contact your bank for help, if you have used your credit card to send the scammers money.

  • August 10, 2016 at 9:08 PM by info

    Here is a sad story that we have received from a victim of Facebook lottery scam:

    "On August 1 I received a message from a good friend on Facebook saying he had won the Facebook lottery and that I SHOULD CHECK IT OUT AS MY NAME WAS ON THE LIST. I did check the list and my name was one it and so I preceded to click on this lady Mary Allen who was supposedly in charge of the lottery and she then accepted me as her friend and then she told me I had won the Facebook lottery of 400,000.00 and that if I send them a $1000.00 dollars my winnings would be delivered to me in 4 hours.

    I did think it was legit as my friend said he had won and got his money, but finding that this Mary Allen was using my name and profile to make me think that he had one and that I could get my winnings. I then waited the four hours and nothing came so was watching for her to chat with me and she had text me that they had an accident with the ups truck and in order to finish the delivery she needed another 220 and which then seeing the pictures of accident I sent her the money, which all money was sent by Moneygram, which I have all receipts for these transactions. Well then another four hours had past and she had text me saying that they got caught by the IRS and needed another 120 to finish coming to my house with my winnings in a box.

    I then realized after talking to my friend that he had not won any such thing and they were using him as a way to get to me and then when she text me I refused to send anymore money as I knew than that it was a scam. I am now out of my bill money for my rent, lights, gas and other funds as she scammed me saying she was the president of Facebook. I am asking for my refunds to be refunded back to me as it was my social security money and I cant live the rest of the month this way."

  • July 1, 2016 at 2:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Peoria, Illinois, United States

    I was contacted by my own cousin, found out when I checked the messenger page of hers on Facebook. All the messages that I sent was still there but all her messages that she sent to me was not. I want $200,000 and I'm on the list I even got the people who she said send my info too. And another friend of mine sent me something just a little while ago on June 30th saying the same thing but when I get in contact with these people I don't believe they know that their messages have been hacked. I hope it's not mine that's been hacked yours truly D.Lewis

    Dagnabbit, how much I need a blessing in Jesus name but I knew that it was fake because my cousin don't call me like that and she don't never or hardly be on Facebook Messenger, 77 years old and a church lady.

  • June 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM by info

    Received the following via email:

    I was contacted by David Crouch through messenger claiming I won $50000.00 n would get $5000 per week just need to text (256)212-0133 and let them know I am ready when I sent a response about the scam he insists it's not a scam n he just won so did i. No I didn't send a text to anyone It sounded suspicious so i did research.

  • April 23, 2016 at 4:33 PM by info

    Received the following from an anonymous user:

    "I have received an instant message from someone who claims to be a face book employee... at first seemed true, but then she showed me pictures of past winners where I could not make out what was on the check. Then gave me a bunch of numbers then asked for photo id to process the check to my account, or me if was awarding someone $600,000 I would ask them to come to the Corp office to get a picture as she shown me, but no they where just going to mail it. Was also told that she also contacted another on face book and told her the same thing! This brought up red flags, so I copied text and also sent word to face book.

    As she went on I stalled her for over 40 minutes to try and contact face book while still talking to her, but was no way to get in touch with anyone. Did this by telling her that I did not have a camera on my phone, and no way to scan my id, but called a friend who had one, and agreed to do it for me. After failing to get anywhere decided to just block her and report it. Her face book page also shows that she is employed by face book. However, strange enough her name came up Catherine Easter, but when copied it came up Easterling?"

    • May 5, 2016 at 9:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Macon, Georgia, United States

      Was her name Lisa Ann Bagus?

  • April 14, 2016 at 2:37 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Not hacker, i'm very serious and i am over excited right now, i could not believe this can ever happen to me ever in my life, i had been dreaming about it long time ago and finally my dreams come true, i have already gotten the money and i am so happy and rich plus over excited right now, two of my old friends also win and they have gotten it also, please keep my secret and don't tell anyone about it because people like to borrow money.. i saw your name winning list and it shows unclaimed and i will advice you to Contact Mr James Walters info: 12176359350...:Text him your name and he will let you know what you need to get your money."

  • April 5, 2016 at 10:35 PM by alsubai2 from: Sanaa, Sanaa, Yemen

    What about,and

    • April 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM by info is a scam. <a href="/article/2016/4/6/www-invite2job-com-a-fake-internet-work-from-home-website/">Click here</a> for information.

      The website "" doesn't exist.

  • March 14, 2016 at 1:01 PM by an anonymous user from: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Someone called Gary Noah Camrada contacted me and claim that I won 600,000,00 US dollars and sent me an email to contact and give an information! He has a profile on Facebook?!

  • February 12, 2016 at 10:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Arlington, Texas, United States

    I don't appreciate the friend request saying I won 600,000,000 because it is a scam. She said she was Lisa Ann Baugus from FB head office department, but I told her I'm turning my phone over to FBI to be sure people like them are caught. Please stop these scammers, I don't have time for this.

  • February 4, 2016 at 4:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    I've been scammed by agent Bernard Antonio Brown asking for my information, saying I won some money and said he works for Facebook.

  • January 30, 2016 at 8:44 AM by info

    Received the following from an anonymous user:

    "This is what came to me by way of FB messenger from a friend do i tell her she has been hacked? To me it looks like she sent it but she would never reply to me with info I ask her to send to me.

    'Hello, How are you doing and how is weather over there? I just want to know if you have received your winning money from the annual anniversary of FB and Mega Millions . I have received one hundred thousand dollars from them and you need to contact James Waters to get yours too because your name is also on their list of the lucky people. Here is Mr James Waters Contact info: 12176359350...:Text him your name and he will let you know what you need to get your money.'"

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