The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams

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.

The Facebook Mega Millions Award Lottery Scams

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
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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: 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
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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
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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
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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
The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams

It is a scam, do not be fooled.


January 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM by
The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams
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
The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams

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


October 8, 2019 at 9:25 AM by
The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams
an anonymous user from: Fork Union, Virginia, United States

It's still out there at:


October 15, 2019 at 1:28 PM by
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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
The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams
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.


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The "Facebook Mega Millions Award" Lottery Scams