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Beware of "Workers Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB)" Facebook Scam

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Beware of "Workers Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB)" Facebook Scam

Facebook users are asked to delete or ignore messages that claim they are have won thousands or millions of dollars in the Workers Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB), and that their names were seen on the winners' list. Some of the messages claim that the government is giving away grants and the recipients' names are on the list. But, the messages are fakes that are being sent by scammers. Therefore, recipients of those messages are asked not to respond to them with their personal information, or follow the instructions in them, even if the messages appear as if they were sent by a friend or family member. Scammers have cloned or hijacked some Facebook users' accounts, and are sending fake messages to their friends, in an attempt to trick them into sending their personal information and money.

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The "Workers Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB)" Scam

Congratualtions!!!

We recognise your name on the 2017 Workers Compensation Appeal Board Worldwide grant department. you are one of the...

It is a money grant program which is donated to randomly selected people by the Workers Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) to assist people financially, with money all over the world for hearing, disable, young, old and retired.

I saw your profile details with the agent in charge when my grant was delivered to me, that's why I decided to tell you about it.

470-485-8117

1 347 947 1399

A Sample of the WCAB Scam on Facebook

The WCAB Scam on Facebook

A Fraudulent WCAB Website

A Fraudulent WCAB Website - claimwcab-nethouse.me

Facebook users, should not send their personal information to anyone on Facebook who claims they are winners of lotteries, online promotions, government program awards, or some other organizational awards. And, they should not send their hard-earned money or financial information either.

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  • Posted: Yesterday at 1:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Gardner, Kansas, United States

    my friends facebook was hacked, I know that now, but not at the time. I was contacted by text msg from her about this money winnings. a fake text account. I am out 30,000 because of this. Don't fall for it.

    delete


  • Posted: Monday at 1:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Seminole, Florida, United States

    Happened to me yesterday. I thought it was from a good friend. I send a copy of driver's lic. They are still trying to contact me now to send $720 to someone in Maryland.

    delete


  • Posted: Monday at 1:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    Just had it happen to me. Wouldn't let me view my aunt's profile so multi-screened with her real messenger up. Even replied with this link; ok show I knew it was a scam.

    The scammer opens up a conversation with hope your life is going well they will ask if I heard the news yet. When response goes into the whole seen your name in recipients ledger(1st clue was a scam as your info wouldn't be on a ledger for others to see. Then when responding with know its a scam they try to convince. Blocked end of story.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 11 at 4:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

    I too, received a message on facebook messenger using a profile that actually he was related too someone I knew. Very persistant, told me all about , I kept asking him questions about the family , at one point he said why so many questions.

    Then he gave me the number to text 347 455-0135. Got a hold of them I asked her name which was Linda from new York. Wanted me to do money grams or western union , I told her I cannot . Then asked for Itune cards. I thought I would play around and have some fun.

    I took pics of used Itunes cards and after several hours which I think she was getting tired of me. I sent them thru e-mail. She comes back a few mins and said " they are all used"? Why would you do that'? I said this is a scam you do not send money to get money ? " She said " do you want your winnings to go to someone else ? I said No a victim you mean. Leave people alone and quit using fake profiles. This is a scam, I told her.

    I think these people are so brainwashed they don't listen to nobody. I told her that I would contact the Attorney General in New Your if she doesn't leave me alone. They wanted $750.00 and the delivery guy would give me $150.000 in cash, yeah right.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 11 at 6:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    I received a message from a friend who claims she had won $200:000, her money was delivered to her after she went through all the formalities, thought I would try it as my name was on the list.

    First I was asked to pay $4550:00 for tax , delivery of the winning cash,and compensation,which I paid, then when as the procedure progresses, and got to the end, I was t;hen asked to pay 9,000 :00 for certificate for money to be delivered.

    I said I don't have that amount, and unable to raise that amount, so I ordered that the amount of money paid be returned to me,he kept on persisting the extra be paid, is this a scam or should take notice of my friend and continuing to raise the extra, have I lost my money.

    I will expose him if I don't get it back.

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 11 at 6:35 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 11 at 1:35 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "PROMOTIONAL SUPPOTIVE PROGRAM

    ASSURANCE LETTER Congratulations to you dear Federal Department Of Health And Worker's Compensation Appeal Board (HAWCAB) winners In conjuction with Facebook .

    This is an approval letter to show the authentieity of your winnings.

    This is to also assure you that a total some of One Hundred Thousand United State Dollars($100.000.00) has been issued to your name. Meanwhile toclaim your winnings, We have officially assigned one of our accredited Agent to guide you through the claim proceed in order to recieve your winning like other winners.

    All that is reguired of you is to follow the easy and simple procedure given to you by the Agent assigned to you so that you can have your winnings delivered to you
    Thank .

    WORLD BANK REP. BEN HOGAN

    N. I Pe e WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE YIU AS ONE OF OUR LUCKY WINNER"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 4 at 4:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    This is in reguards to the The Green Energy Grant (GEG) and Federal Government department of Workers and Retired Compensation Appeals Board Grants (WCABG)

    I’m not even sure if they can be caught or if anyone of this site can do anything about it... but the people that are asking for the money to be sent are
    Name:ETIENE ANTOINE SAMUEL
    City:HOUSTON
    State: TEXAS
    Zip code:77083
    USA

    And

    Name:TANDI FADEL DICKSON
    City:HOUSTON
    State:TEXAS
    Zip code:77083
    USA

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 29 at 6:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

    Thank you for keeping us update on The "Workers Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB)" Scam.

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 2 at 10:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Laurel, Maryland, United States

      How do you know if your winning is legitimate

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 2 at 10:37 PM by info

        Remember, if you are asked to send money or personal information in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam.

        delete


  • Posted: Mar 26 at 1:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Stockholm (Kista), Stockholm, Sweden

    "ALERT

    Williams Jay active on Facebook.
    Following text was from out this person:

    YOU ARE WELCOME TO THE WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD (WCAB) 2018/19, GIVE ME YOUR FULL NAME AND HOME ADDRESS TO CHECK IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM
    THE GRANT..."

    Do not react it is fake id theft!

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

    I just received a Facebook Messenger message from someone who spoofed a friend of mine's Facebook profile, because it looked like it was coming from my real friend.

    He (or she) said that he had received money from a WCAB promotional program, and he told me to text Charles Noon at 304-805-6396 to find out how to get my money.

    I started asking him personal questions because I knew it wasn't really my friend, and he said, "Don't ask me unnecessary questions if you don't need your money just pass it". I reported the message to Facebook as spam.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    My uncle had his FB account hacked. And they have another FB account set up to scam. They are using Kenneth Moore Sr. As a set up too. Watch out ppl; need to catch these fools.

    Here is the scam:

    "Have you heard about Federal Government department of Workers Compensation Appeals Board I got $50,000.00 cash from the Federal Government department of Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) hxxps://www.facebook.com/kennethmooresr1992 just click on the link to add him as a friend on Facebook and let me know once u add him as a friend so that I can tell u what next to do"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 19, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Irving, Texas, United States

    Hello. Today I was sent a message on Facebook by an Alan Grayson who said he was an attorney for IMF Grant..It is a scam. Do not give this man any information.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 14, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Virginia, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "(Your attention needed)
    Fund available
    Federal Government department of Workers and Retired, Compensation Appeals Board.
    FROM (WCAB)"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 14, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    here is the Manager text and number: 15307984962

    "Just text the delivery agent a friend told you about the on going mega bonus , you are ready to claim"

    they want me to message that number

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 14, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    Im from philippines, have 3 american send me wcab im winner to wcab; they always message me

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 10, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I was scammed out of 400 dollars by a guy named richard loe in Johnstown Pa. I want my money back please help

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018 by info

    Phone # given by WCAB 864-713-0604

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 7, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    I got a text regarding this. I have my name and phone number. I told them afterward I was going to check further before giving them more info. Can they do anything with that info. What can I do?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 7, 2018 by info

      They will contact you and attempt to scam you, so just ignore them.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 1, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I received this message from Health and Human Services posing as a church member. Some how I got sucked into giving my name, age, email address address and phone number.

    I felt uncomfortable about telling them my monthly income. When I looked at the profile I realized there were not real because they did not have the mutual friends I did.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 23, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I received the same message but gave information will this harm me

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Panama City, Florida, United States

    I received the same thing from a personal friend telling me he had received 50000.00 and wanted to know if I had received mine. I told him I didn’t know what he was talking about. He sent me the agents name Kathy Powell at 334-569-6949 and told me to send her a message to see if my name was still on list.

    He has my name and phone number as it is on FB also, said he would send it to Agent. He sent all this to my messenger. I googled it and read that it’s a scam.

    But I did not give him any information that he couldn’t have got off of my FB wall.

    I don’t know what to do about this or if I should do anything?
    Linda

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2018 by info

    Received via email:

    "I am Writing this email in regards to facebook scam alert on wcabfacebook scam my friend texts me saying she won $60 thousand on wcab board and my name was on lists. is this a scam because I thought my friend was telling me the truth so I sent almost 5000 dollars each time got no money.Turn into federal trade commission just texts me again today. The agent says he works for wcab board.

    Thank YOU
    Blanche "

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 1, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    I just got one from a guy named jim winters he friended me on facebook and gave me a phone number to text but I called and no anwser

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 8, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

      I got the same kind of scam but they used a cousin of mines on messenger; he said he won $90,000 but it was not because I am trying to get in touch with California wcba.

      I believe it is to let them know about it and have not had any luck getting to talk to anybody on the phone

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 21, 2018 by info

    Received via email:

    "Hello,

    I messaged a friend on Facebook and received a reply with information to contact this guy to receive money only after paying a fee. I did not provide any information and am reporting it to you. This is some information I received and his phone number to text to get money:

    "THIS IS AGENT MITT GRAM, I WORK FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD [WCAB].

    Phone number
    502-512-1131

    THIS DONE YOUR WINNING MONEY ($50,000.00 ) AND YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY 24 HOURS AFTER PAYING THE FEE."

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 18, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Branford, Florida, United States

    "I’m Susan from the WCAB, I’m here to confirm if your cash funds has been delivered to you...."

    This is a messaged we received last night, we are not even friends with her. Is this a scam?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 18, 2018 by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 14, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Hyde Park, New York, United States

    A friend of mine got in touch with me about this beneficiary list and told me to call..so I did. This woman Mary Rogers said congratulations you have been chosen to receive $100,000,000 ...my friend said he already got his money and that it’s not a scam...I didn’t do anything yet, but he said he sent $700 in for delivery and processing of the money.. she said it from the WCAB

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 14, 2017 by info

      It is a scam. The scammers steal money from their potential victims by asking them to send money for delivery and processing fees before they will receive their so-called compensation. But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will take it and disappear without delivering what they have promised.

      delete


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