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Fraud - "Congratulations from Facebook" New Year Draw is a Lottery Scam

Fraud - "Congratulations from Facebook" New Year Draw is a Lottery Scam

There is NO Facebook lottery, Customer Reward Promotion or program that is giving away thousands or millions of in prizes. Therefore, online users are asked to delete messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in Facebook’s lottery, Cash promotion or award. Also, online users should not follow the instructions in the messages. This is because the fraudulent messages are sent by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information, which the scammers will use, in an attempt to scam their potential victims. The scammer may also sell the same personal information to other scammers.

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Online users who have been tricked by the Facebook lottery scam, and who have already sent their personal information, are asked to be careful going forward. This is because the lottery scammers will contact them (online users) with the information that they have sent, and attempt to trick them into sending money or financial information.

A Sample of the Facebook Lottery Scam

Congratulations from Facebook
Reply-To: d.stone-dept1@representative.com

Facebook is one of the largest Social Networking site which valued more than $100 Billion Dollars and also expecting its One Billion Users to come mainly from Mobile devices than desktop Users by this year 2017, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has decided to boost Users and Companies a WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY by Customer Reward Promotion program and Initial Public Offer said in a press release.

Facebook wants to use this medium to say a very big thank you for your support throughout the year and we do hope you enjoyed your holiday.

We are pleased to inform you of the result of our New Year DRAW held on (9THJanuary, 2017) by Facebook Company in cash Promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook users worldwide your Name and Email was among the 35 Lucky winners who won US$350,000.00 each on the Face book Customer Reward Promotion program award out of over 600 million entries from the Facebook Inc. promotion from our online website database system this year 2017. Attached to Ref# (2551256002/244) and Serial Number# (55643451907).

I want to use this medium on behalf of the entire staffs of the Facebook Inc. to say Congratulations!!!!!

Note that all participants in this Customer Reward Promotion program have been selected through a computerized ballot system from over our ISP. Please do contact the Facebook claims Office immediately.

The Customer Reward Promotion program which is a new innovation by Facebook is aimed at saying A BIG THANKS to you all our users for making Facebook your number one Social Networking to hook up with your families and friends all over the World.

However for the purpose of proper verification among other relevant information, it is imperative that you contact Damian Stone (Claim office) E-mail: (d.stone-dept1@representative.com) with the following requirements to avoid double claims;

Legal First and Last Name:

Complete Residential Address & Age:

Direct Telephone No & Fax:

Legal Occupation and Position:

Address of Occupation:

E-mail address:

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your Reference Number# and Serial Number# in all correspondences. Furthermore, if there is any change in email addresses please contact us on time.

On behalf of the entire board of committee we say congratulations!!!! . If you are not interested please do not bother to reply and CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACEBOOK!!!!

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook
Phone:(408) 634-9159

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  • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Palmetto, Florida, United States

    Shontina Lewis sent me through a friend who's account was hacked about winning facebook lottery! Her phone number is (917)732-9441. I did not know it was a scam as I thought it was my friend! Please help!


    • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 by info

      Just ignore messages and calls from the scammers and contact your friend via telephone and let him/her know that their account has been backed. Ask your friend to try changing his/her Facebook password.


  • Posted: Feb 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    Hi, I actually got scammed out of this Fraud, couldn't find any number of any kind for facebook. Wish I could speak to someone there, to give some information. Am dealing with the police now and trying to figure out how much I got scammed for. Is it possible to speak to someone there?


  • Posted: Feb 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

    I have been having calls saying I won Facebook lottery; they got most of my info; what should I do?


    • Posted: Feb 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

      I got scammed by them, lost money, if I were you I would report it to the police. Don't give anymore info.


    • Posted: Feb 3, 2017 by info

      What information did you sent to them?


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