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Beware of "Your Facebook Winning Certificate is Ready for Pick Up" Lottery Scam

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Beware of "Your Facebook Winning Certificate is Ready for Pick Up" Lottery Scam

Facebook users who have received the email message below with the subject: "Your Facebook Winning Certificate is Ready for Pick Up," are asked to delete it and not follow the instructions in it. The fake message is a lottery scam sent by scammers to trick Facebook users into believing that they have won the Facebook Group lottery. But, there is no Facebook lottery or promotion. Therefore, recipients of messages claiming that they are winners of Facebook lotteries should delete the messages and should not follow the instructions in them.

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The Facebook Lottery Scam

From: Facebook Group [mailto:noreply@ facebook.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:27 AM
Subject: Your Facebook Winning Certificate is Ready for Pick Up-

Dear FB Winner,

Have you forgotten that you are one of the 2016 fiscal year winner of 900,000.00USD ? Having noticed your prize is yet un claimed, we have this opportunity to remind that your Winning Certificate is ready for collection.

Original copy will be deliverred to your address togther with the Facebook Payment Confirmation Certificate as soon as you confirm receipt of the 900,000.00USD award prize from Facebook Group.

Laxity on your side, will not be tolerated. You are adviced to contact our regional representative for copy of your Winning Certificate.

Kindly confirm him the following details;

-Full names
-Address
-Occupation
-Mobile number
-Gender
-Alternative email

Send above details to our regional representative contacts below;

Name: Lucas SWAT,
FB Regional Representative
Washington, D.C.
27 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Email: swat@christchambers.com

If you did not claim your funds before 14days, your file will be disqualified.

Regards,
Thanks for using facebook.
Facebook Financial Director
Mark Scott

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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 at 10:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea

    Here is another scam:

    "Dear Winner,

    This is real and not a joke or spam message. We wish to congratulate you once again on your victory as one of the Facebook Winners which emanated from random selection of email addresses from different email domains which your email address emerged a second class winning position of 900,000USD.

    In order to claim this winning {900,000USD} , you are expected to come to our office at 129 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 8000 Washington DC, USA to sign a Payment Release Order within 14 days expiration.
    ...

    Send us your full details, Name , Address , Nationality, Occupation, Telephone number, Gender.

    Yours in service
    Lucas Swat
    Facebook Group
    Regional Representative"

    How can we stop these?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 2, 2017 at 4:06 AM by info

      You cannot stop the emails, but you can flag them as spam so that they are sent automatically to your spam or junk folder.

      delete


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