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The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams

The Facebook Mega Millions Award Lottery Scams

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There is NO Facebook Mega Millions Award lottery or promotion. Therefore, Facebook and other online users are asked to delete messages or Facebook posts, which claim that they have won the same lottery or promotion. Also, they should not follow the instructions in the messages or posts. This is because the messages or posts are being sent by lottery scammers. Every month, thousands of the same lottery scamming messages or social networking posts are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending their personal information and money to claim bogus prizes or lottery winnings.

Victims of the Facebook Mega Millions Award lottery scam should report it to the police and should know that legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send them their personal information, or send them money in order to receive their lottery winnings.

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  • May 8, 2020 at 9:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Garrett, Indiana, United States

    Yes, they just tried to scam me. It was a Mr. Barnes with Claim Coordinator and the Patrol Manager in charge of the Cash GiveAway initiative. One website address they used was https://form.jotform,com/overcashing102/beneficiary-list. Then it said that I was on the "list". Then told me to copy down these numbers and put them somewhere safe as this will be the only criteria "our" UPS Agents will use in verifying "Me" as the rightful person on delivery.:

    Winning no: FB8701/LPRC

    Ticketnumber: 85430000

    Ref number: 07024570000

    Opportunity: Humanity Service

    Then they wanted me to fill out a form to claim it: https://form.jotform.com/overcashing102/claimform. I filled it out except for the part asking for the "fee" for receiving it. I stopped there. I told him that I did not have any money. I spent an hour on messenger with him. I looked this up as we were going and found that it was a scam. So I told him to have Mr. Trump call me and tell me that it is not a scam. He said, "OK He will". That was it. He did not get my money.

    It was called "Mega Million Poker Lottery Page". There was a picture of Mr. Barnes. I am sure it was a fake also. He looked like a business man of some sort. All clean cut and in a suit. Maybe a man in his 40's or 50's. I am so glad that I did not yield to his request. As it went along, I figured it out. They hacked my friend and used her to get to me. I kind of thought something was strange when I got a friend request from her (We were not friends on facebook. I guess we still aren't). I accepted and went on with my business. Then "My friend" ask how I was doing during this coronavirus? I answered her. She came back with the lottery thing. She said both of our names were on the "list". That she got her money the same day that she filled out her form. I just hope that other senior citizens don't get robbed by this.

    Thank You. Please pass this on to the proper authorities.

  • April 20, 2020 at 12:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Sahuarita, Arizona, United States

    This past week I was the victim of a scam on Messenger and they took $9,000 from me. All the signs of a scam were there, but one of the scammers took the identity of a close friend and emailed me with my friend's name and photo. I thought she WAS my friend as she included familiar phrases like my friend would say, guided me through the process and encouraged me on with this. I honestly thought she was my friend. I didn't verify it was my friend and that was the only reason I continued in the process. She had won, so I figured maybe I could, too.

    They wanted me to mail a big amount of money in a wrapped box which I refused to do. I said I would only do a cashier's check which I did. This was supposed to be the "insurance" to cover the cost required by the U.S. Treasury Department. They sent a photo of the phony certificate from the Treasury Dept. which was supposed to prove that the IRS taxes had been paid on it.

    There's much more. but this is the gist of it. Darn criminals took much of my savings. I never thought I would fall for a scam like this, and I wouldn't have had they not used my friend's name and persona to convince me it was legitimate. I'm 76 years old and was foolish enough to think the winnings were real.

  • January 3, 2020 at 6:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Must be one of my friends were hacked because someone I have had on Facebook for a while messaged me and wanted me to contact the agent for facebook award collaboration with mega millions saying she won money and sent a picture of a bunch of 100's trying to use that as proof but she herself is not in the picture and there is no background she gave me a number to text

  • January 2, 2020 at 7:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Ingram, Texas, United States

    I have this guy who said I have won the mega bonus of $900,000 from facebook, but I need to send him $80,000 to pay taxes. And I am not to tell anyone for safty reasons and that I would forfeit everything. I have been telling him I can not give him money that I don't have, he wants me to make a loan I said I cant. he keeps me on the line Whats app, trying to figure a way for me to get my winnings. I have tried and tried to tell him no. But he tells me that he loves me and that God has sent him to me and he really wants me to have this money and thats why he is trying so hard for me to get the money. I even told him that if it was winnings I shouldn't have to pay anything.

    He just saids that I need to pay for taxes. I tell him that I would pay out of the winning but he insist on me getting the money. HIs name is Tom Kellenberger the number that I saw was 443-993-0062 is the one he is useing now. there is another one he used before 201-605-6089. I believe this is a scam but he has shown me pictures of the cash supposidly going to be mine. I want to believe him but my gut said's no...What do I do? Helpp

    • January 2, 2020 at 7:40 PM by info

      It is a scam, do not be fooled.

      • January 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Ingram, Texas, United States

        thank you, I thought it might be.. he still is trying to help me get this so-called money. he said he just wants me to be happy and get the money... he told me about a woman that had the same problem as me I getting the money and went to work and sent money every week as she got paid and when she reached her payment she got her winnings and was very happy... I need to block him right? He is not for real... I did get him to tell he is out of San Fransisco, California. But that doesn't really mean anything right?

        • January 3, 2020 at 12:13 PM by info

          Yes, it is a scam, do not be fooled.

  • October 8, 2019 at 9:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Fork Union, Virginia, United States

    It's still out there at: m.facebook.com/perry.ritchie.37

    • October 15, 2019 at 1:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion, Indiana, United States

      My face book got hit and I got pics of her and the persons phone she said to text

  • August 16, 2019 at 10:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Aurora, Colorado, United States

    Scammed today through FB messenger. Contacted by someone who hacked a friend’s FB messenger account. Beware of Richard Hughes.

    • August 16, 2019 at 7:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Deltona, Florida, United States

      Likewise, my husband fell for this c**p. Beware of the name Thomas Branch.

  • March 26, 2019 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Thanks for this and hope you will be able to stop these scammers.

  • March 26, 2019 at 1:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Received a hacked profile post on the 22nd of March 2019, saying that Anne De Klerk, from I.M.F. Grant, that I've been awarded $5,000, 000. US Dollars. They then asked me to respond to this on wats app, 1 202 -539-2062, which I did asking for me to pay for the posting costs amounting to $3,000. US Dollars, and still wanting me to pay to a fiduciary agent in South Africa, with FNB Bank account. I've saved this conversation to my email address. powysd01@gmail.com.

    I can forward this to you to investigate the matter further as this is not the first time that's been happening to me.

    You can contact me on my email address then I'll be able to forward the email details to you.

    Please let me know ASAP when you get this complaint,

    Regards,

    Mr Dana A Powys,

    Facebook user.

  • December 2, 2018 at 10:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Ironton, Ohio, United States

    does mega millions, promote, or sponser a program for applying for grants, up to $50,000 USD?

    • December 2, 2018 at 10:13 PM by info

      No, it is a scam

      • December 3, 2018 at 6:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Ironton, Ohio, United States

        It is going around on the WhatsApp, specifically mentions Audery.

  • November 22, 2018 at 1:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Pristina, Republic of Kosovo

    I have received a message from a female person that she works in Facebook and says I have won $ 500,000.

  • September 24, 2018 at 1:33 PM by info

    The scammers are using this website: megamillionsclaimprize.com

  • September 20, 2018 at 9:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Hello, I am the winner of $ 200,000 dollars for Facebook mega million claim prize, and they announce that it is sponsored BY the actor rocka (jhonson) joined with Hopra.

    They ask me to pay the expenses tO cover and happy to receive my prize it is true. THAT Rocka and Hopra go out and promote IN Facebook and be a scam. What happens is truth or scam. I do not know what to do. Help me, I'm sick and I need $$$$$ Thanks.

    • September 20, 2018 at 11:17 AM by info

      It is a scam.

  • August 30, 2018 at 6:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

    HI there,

    I am getting messages from a person by the name of Marlow Micheal Joseph

    Saying:

    "I have received Mega million grants award"

    He is part of the Federal Agency and Federal government Dept of workers appeals board, Dept of health and human services and also part of the Mega Millions grant awards commission. Saying that I have won a Grant of $150,000 US. And willing to drop off at our door the cash on certain conditions.

    I believe he has access to a close relative of mine face book page in her messages saying that she has granted the same amount of money and had it delivered to her door not to long ago.

    What I know of her and her husband they are a very honest couple, I have face booked her for her phone number and so as to talk to her direct but have received everything else but her phone number.

    I have asked how is her brother keeping in Melbourne Australia but actually lives in Brisbane Australia which is about 1500 kilometers away hoping to get a answer but still no answer.

    I am guessing this may be fraud in the making.

    • August 30, 2018 at 6:14 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

  • July 9, 2018 at 6:10 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    ‭1 (802) 431-6167‬: This is the number I’m getting messages from about this

  • July 6, 2018 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    I've just received a message from a person that I don't know that well and he told me he won $300,000 through the mega millions lottery through facebook, apparently you fill out some forms and the UPS guy will deliver it straight to your door!

    He said that my name was on the winners list?!.. so he sent me a link to contact 'georgiana coral'... so I messaged her and she wants me to fill out a form so I can receive my winnings.. the details she wanted was: name, address, next of kin, email, occupation, age, worth of income, would I like it in cash or cheque.

    I haven't replied to her as I'm assuming it's a scam?

  • June 29, 2018 at 8:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Manchester, Tennessee, United States

    a friend of mine just messaged me today about this, she said that she actually received money and it was from facebook mega millions monetary fund

  • June 27, 2018 at 7:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Medford, Oregon, United States

    I had some lady say I won but stupid me gave her my full name phone number and address. what should I do

    • June 27, 2018 at 8:11 PM by info

      Just be careful going forward because they will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money.

  • June 12, 2018 at 12:42 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    I got one from Valarie Severt MegaMillons lottery saying UPS would be at my home by 6p.m. today. 150,000$ in cash and I pay the UPS the 950.00 when he arrives. Did I just let her take my identity.

  • May 16, 2018 at 10:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Chaumont, New York, United States

    I received via email that my name was chosen from FaceBook to win $200,000. An old customer of mine said she did. It comes via UPS but first, you have to send $1500 for taxes and handling fees my friend said she sent it to a Wells Fargo Bank. I have about 33 email messages with them asking questions.

    I mentioned I had a son in law who was a major in the police department and we share all with our children. Molly Davis is her name for Mega Millions. She sent a list which had my name on it.

    I asked them to call my husband as he was not sure of this and was told they cannot make calls. It appears from the way the wording was done it was not Molly but someone else with a few very small grammar errors today. What is your opinion I sent no money but did give them my name and address? My old customer said she got her money?

  • May 7, 2018 at 7:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Just got a message from a woman claiming to be on the board of trustees from facebook, and I have won money from the mega million dollar lottery. Blocked her on fb messenger. This is a huge scam. Be very careful. The woman claims her name is Caroline Saunders.

    • May 9, 2018 at 7:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

      Has anyone heard of Kay Edward elder

  • April 7, 2018 at 7:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea

    Hi,

    There is someone by the name of Chris Blake claim that he is the FB rewards coordinator.

    I have been sending a huge amount of money to him to meet FB fees in order to release my winning bonus of 150,0000.00 $usa.

    Till today, I have spent almost 80,000.00 Lina to meet FB frees.

    Pls, let me know if this a fraud.

    Thanks

    Henry

    • April 7, 2018 at 8:16 AM by info

      It is fraudulent or a scam, so please stop sending the thieves your money.

  • March 23, 2018 at 8:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Same person, need help. Do I forward this number to someone?

  • March 23, 2018 at 8:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    How about a text message? Legitimate number...Has anyone heard of that? I had a family member scammed. It wasn't an email...Me help. Need to stop this...

  • March 19, 2018 at 1:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

    Have recieved notifacation on facebook about a international grants fund and have supposedly one $100k but have to pay a thousand for it to be shipped by fed ex has anyone heard of this

    • March 19, 2018 at 5:57 AM by info

      It is a scam, it is not true.

  • March 9, 2018 at 12:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Delano, Pennsylvania, United States

    Carlosfernandezfbi2006@gmail.com, this person told me the same thing about winning something

  • February 3, 2018 at 8:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Roseville, Minnesota, United States

    2 people said they say my name on mega millions on facebook

    • February 4, 2018 at 7:30 AM by info

      Do not believe, it is a scam.

  • January 13, 2018 at 8:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Austin, Texas, United States

    Beware of scammers!

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