The "Facebook International Lottery 2017" is a Scam or Fake

The email message below which claims the recipients are winners in the Facebook International Lottery 2017 is a scam. There is no such lottery. As a matter of fact, there is no Facebook lottery. Therefore, recipients of similar messages claiming they are winners in some so-called Facebook lottery should never respond to the fraudulent email messages with their personal information or financial information, and should never send money to the lottery scammers.

The Facebook International Lottery 2017 is a Scam or Fake

And, do not be fooled by fake Facebook lottery winning certificates and remember, once you are asked to send personal information or money in order to claim a lottery prize, it is a scam.

The "Facebook International Lottery 2017" Email Scam

From: David Clark <>

Date: May 22, 2017 at 5:25:03 PM CDT


Dear Honorable winner,

I want you to know that this is 100% Real and Legitimate in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI in Washington DC are also aware of this on-going Facebook International Lottery 2017. So what you have to do is to choose a delivery option here, Below listed method of claiming your winning funds such as....

Via Check/Via ATM Card.

Our special diplomatic delivery agent will personally come to your state and release your winnings to you and also handle over all your necessary winnings document to you for your own good and safety security purpose.

We want you to know that your winning certificate has been completed and it is attached to this email for confirmation purpose, so verify your winning certificate and get back to us with your mode of transfer ok so we can proceed.


Facebook, Inc.

Social network company

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  • July 3, 2021 at 4:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Eugene, Oregon, United States

    My name is Kenneth Adrian Lopez. I was informed by a Sophia Mae smith, an agent with Facebook that I won $6000.000. And a new Ford pick up truck. Can you please confirm?

    Thank you,

    • July 3, 2021 at 9:43 AM by info

      It is not true, it is a scam.

  • April 19, 2019 at 4:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Pontiac, Michigan, United States

    My experience is different because it was a combination, it began with text messaging over the telephone multiple parties one claiming to be Mr. Zuckerberg along with emails. Can I be referred to the proper authorities in the FBI. I have valuable information concerning all of this.

  • September 11, 2018 at 2:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Qingdao, Shandong, China

    This is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "Go to the Site for more proof of your winning.

    At 2018-09-08 03:59:42, "Mr. Marc Andreessen" <> wrote:

    Facebook Lottery Team

    REF: online splash promo.


    We (Facebook Lottery Team) proudly announce! that your E-MAIL ACCOUNT has been selected as one of the lucky winners and has won the sum $5,000,000.00USD (Five Million United State Dollars ) in the on-going Face-book online award promo. Your Ticket number is 00545 188 564756.

    Prize #77801209/N,

    WINNING NUMBER: FB/575061725.

    Serial number 5368/02

    Lucky numbers: 17 98 09 67 46

    All participants were selected through a computer random integrated system drawn in 27 million E-mail address address via the Internet and lucky winners do not have to purchase any ticket to participate in this lottery program.

    Kindly forward below details to:

    Contact Person: Mr. David Wehner


    Tel: 447012987065


    Yours in service,

    Mr.Marc Andreessen

    Facebook Lottery Facilitator.

    Copyright c2018 Facebook Lottery Promotions!"

  • July 26, 2018 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Rennes, Brittany, France

    Received this:

    "From: FBOOKTEAM

    Sent: dimanche 1 juillet 2018 03:57

    Subject: Notification

    Dear Facebook user,

    Your name and email has been verified as a winner from the ongoing Facebook online lottery promotion 2018.

    An official mail was sent to you last month but no response, therefore we decided to notify you via email.

    Kindly acknowledge our notification for more details.

    Yours Faithfully,


    1 Hacker Way,

    Menlo Park,

    CA 94205"

  • July 14, 2018 at 4:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Alexandria, Teleorman, Romania

    Here is another scam:

    "The Online Consumer Promotions 2018.

    European Region Office:

    Facebook International Lottery

    1601 Willow Road

    Menlo Park, California 94025.USA

    Inquiries Phone: 1-650-446-5022


    This is to officially inform you that we are still waiting to receive your mail regarding the confirmation of your winning with Facebook here in United Kingdom. We have confirmed your E-mail as one of the lucky winner but for further verification we would like you to confirm the following.

    (**) Your Full names:

    (**) Your Telephone Number

    (**) Your Contact address:

    (**) Your Occupation:

    (**) Your Country:

    (**) Your Age & S*x:

    Congratulations once more on your winning and I advise you to make a judicious use of this huge amount of money as soon as you receive it.

    Mr. David M. Wehner

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Facebook, Inc.

    1601 Willow Road

    Menlo Park, California 94025

    Inquiries Phone: 1-650-446-5022"

  • March 16, 2018 at 5:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    I was contacted by a few people claiming that I have won a big amount of money. asking me to send 350$. scam or what?

    • March 16, 2018 at 8:58 PM by info

      Once you are asked to send money, it is a scam.

  • March 8, 2018 at 4:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Hamburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    Sent you info about Facebook winning of 40,000 dollars from a Catharine Fibian. Fox

  • March 8, 2018 at 4:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Hamburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    A Catharine Fibian Fox contacted me about a winning one Facebook

  • February 28, 2018 at 3:53 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I got a Texts Messages from Mr Mark Zuckerberg tell me I had won 600,00,00 from the facebook lottery promo I was wanting to know if it is true or not my name is Annette the phone number I got The Texts is 914-861-5290 and it came from new york"

    • March 22, 2018 at 9:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

      This is a scam bahahaha

  • February 12, 2018 at 5:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Slough, England, United Kingdom - he now has my full name address email address and mobile number. Can’t believe I could have been so stupid to give out my personal details .

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Received message from Lydia Gord saying "I was lucky winner of $100,000 in the International Lottery in conjunction with Facebook" she posted a "list of winners" and when I Googled the supposedly chairman the only listing was an obituary for this person in April of 2015.

    She repeatedly messaged me late at,early morning and even on Sunday... assuring this wasn't a scam. The supposedly "cashier" was a man by the name of Calvin Reece from Ferndale, Washington...this AM she messaged that she was forwarding me to a woman from Alberto,Calgary (Canada) this person posted a picture of a "winner" holding an oversized "check" which was dated 2015 and a package of a recent "winner" with no return address that supposedly contained his "winning" when I told her I was reporting this her reply was I have nothing else to say.

    Both these individuals used very poor Grammar and had a lot of misspelled words

  • January 25, 2018 at 1:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Silver City, New Mexico, United States

    Just got this scam on my fb page via message from a mark chan for this so called fb lottery offer thanks for your vital info site

  • December 26, 2017 at 7:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Okay, I'm in Canada an d they said I won and they reported that my account was hacked and a woman by the of name Amanda long Smith...her account was hacked by a John Long Smith and I believed it ..and sent 600.oo Canadian...and yes money order ..and western it true.

    • December 26, 2017 at 7:54 PM by info

      It is not true, it is a scam.

  • December 13, 2017 at 1:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    It is not fair to say that you won a lottery by your e-mail on Facebook. It is just cruel. I think I will get off Facebook and go elsewhere, as they are slimy worms.

  • December 11, 2017 at 3:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Akron, Ohio, United States

    A woman by the name Linda snow (Mary snow) is saying that I won, what should I do. she is messaging me right now as we I am writing this.

    • December 11, 2017 at 3:42 AM by info

      Ignore her messages.

  • December 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Savannah, Georgia, United States

    I am currently talking to a woman named Mary Ann who supposedly works for Facebook about my 'winnings' and a shipping fee. But I don't trust her.

  • October 13, 2017 at 3:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

    I had also same lottery scam from the woman Linda Kay Lange (maybe she is a hooker) and also ask 450$ and Federal Aviation Administration 1550 $ and 6000$ from British Insurance Cooperation.

    All is Fraud. Please beware of this woman.

    They use

    • November 18, 2017 at 2:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Blooming Grove, New York, United States

      Had this done to me twice; once I blocked her after she said I won the Facebook International lottery and work for FB; and some guy texts me saying he was Mark, and the other one today, she said work for FB and I need to pay to get my prize the next day right. He said a computer randomly picked me and I have to pay 50000 and 900 upfront. But, why pay money to get money.

  • September 12, 2017 at 11:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Tokyo, Japan

    I received the following e-mail through Facebook:

    "Your name was among the 20 lucky winners of $600,000.00USD each on the Facebook group promotion award attached to Lucky Number (FB-4441137/07), Ticket Number (FB-77510433/07), Batch Number (FB-1044365641) and Serial Number (FB-4441137/244)"

    This is a scam or a fake lottery!

    • September 15, 2017 at 5:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Berlin, Germany

      I have received a Winning lottery certificate for the Internatinal

      Facebook Winnings 2017, certifying that I am the winner and I certify

      100% legitimacy and free risk. How to believe it.

      • September 15, 2017 at 10:58 PM by info

        There is NO Facebook lottery. Ask Facebook if you do not believe me.

  • September 4, 2017 at 10:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, United States

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:





    Attention: Facebook User

    This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of your mail regarding the claim of your winnings value of ($600,000 USD) Six hundred thousand United State Dollars and I want to let you know that this is 100% real and legal.

    Meanwhile we have look into the possibility of you having your Winning Fund, so you are to choose from the mode of payment as stated below:

    1. (CHECK). In this method of certified Check is a form of check for which the bank verifies that sufficient funds exist in the account to cover the amount on the check.

    2. (ATM CARD). In this method you fund will be loaded into an ATM CARD that can work anywhere in the world.

    3. (BANK DRAFT). A certified draft is a check that is written by a bank and is therefore certain to be paid and it is signed/certified by an authorized bank official.

    Kindly Re-confirm your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER, HOME ADDRESS and COUNTRY OF ORIGIN and Acknowledge this mail by replying back immediately.

    Yours Faithfully, Am sorry for not replying back your mail, I have been at the Hospital but am back to work.

    John Cole

    Promo Coordinator

    © 2017 FACEBOOK"

    • September 11, 2017 at 10:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

      This is me Genaro again, this person said that he works for Google Lotto.

    • September 11, 2017 at 10:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

      HI my name is Genaro Carrera they have been telling me that I won 500000 I actually fell for the first to send them $300 for insurance that my money will get to men.

      $300 I sent them went to this one person and and then they messaged me saying that they're here in my state at the airport telling me that.

      Receiver's name: William czarneski

      State :Georgia

      City: Macon

      Zip Code: 31220


      This is where I sent a $300 to this person to this address; please message me back I want the FBI to text you people they got me good for $300 but I hope they catch him with this address and name so anybody can message me back please do.

  • August 27, 2017 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    A Rachel B Jones sent me friendship request. I only took it because it said in her profile she works for Facebook. Know she wrote to me over the messenger that I am the winner of 500.000,00$

    I do not believe this so I thought to check if this could be real and found it is not. That is why I am writing to you. You should know about this scam.

  • August 21, 2017 at 9:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    What is going on here on facebook? Someone from "Facebook Lottery contacts me saying I'm a winner of 500,0000. To send money to release my money. I sent 500$ and am still being asked to send more. I don't understand if this is real or not. Some Facebook said it's real and the other said no its a scam. my problem here is that why is it so complicated to get a proper answer to my questions. Either there is or is not. Of course, I didn't want to miss out on money if being true. But at the same time, I'm out of money I sent. 500$ I COULD HAVE USED. I feel if this is a scam that facebooks, Mr, Zuckerberg should be held responsible. To pay back stolen money off his company's site.

    • August 21, 2017 at 10:38 PM by info

      There is no Facebook lottery. And, once you are asked to send money in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam.

  • August 19, 2017 at 10:42 PM by an anonymous user from: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

    Yes, I fell for it. I sent them photo of my ID. I didn't send money. On messager a women named Bonney Sperry said she was an agent. Should I be worried I sent them my info, but got concerned when ask for 350.

    • August 19, 2017 at 11:16 PM by info

      You have nothing to worry about, just do not send them your money.

  • August 17, 2017 at 10:46 PM by an anonymous user from: San Jose, California, United States

    A person named Sir David Douglas agent, messaged me after I had received a message from someone using a friend's info telling me they had won money from Facebook Lottery. He said each family could only receive funds one time and to send $150 to Africa so FedEx could deliver money to your front door.

    He continues to text me. The person helping him I confronted over the phone and he started sending out friend requests and telling the same story to my family and friends. Contact numbers I have. Please help stop this.

    • August 19, 2017 at 10:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

      Same thing happened to me. I gave my info but no money.

    • August 18, 2017 at 6:01 AM by info

      Block the sender and report it to Facebook.

  • August 16, 2017 at 1:43 PM by an anonymous user from: El Paso, Texas, United States

    What if I gave them my personal information. Can I stop them from using it?

    • August 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM by info

      No, you cannot stop them. But, just be careful next time because they will be contacting you and attempt to scam you. Once you do not send money, financial information, or more personal information, you are OK.

  • July 16, 2017 at 4:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I was contacted by Erskine B Bowles, saying he was a facebook lottery agent, that I had won 500,000.00 dollars. I need to send 320.0 to get my winning. Is this a scam?

    • July 16, 2017 at 7:53 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      • July 27, 2017 at 8:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Waycross, Georgia, United States

        I was contacted by a selana lopaz is that one a scam too.

        • July 28, 2017 at 1:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

          I was contacted by her too.

        • July 27, 2017 at 8:28 PM by info

          The name doesn't matter because the scammers can use any name they choose. Just remember there is no Facebook lottery. Therefore, if you are contacted by someone who claims you are a winner in the Facebook lottery, it is a scam.

  • July 10, 2017 at 1:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Thank you for confirming what I already thought. .

  • July 1, 2017 at 5:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait

    I was contacted by tina dinese vazques...that I won 500 thousand usd...asking me to pay delivery charge so I can get my is a scam right?

    • July 1, 2017 at 8:45 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

  • June 25, 2017 at 12:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

    My friend was contacted by Lisa Case using the exact email listed here. She told him he won $150,000 but needed $320 for delivery.

  • June 22, 2017 at 10:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

    I had someone to contact me today off Faceboo telling me that he is a CEO and said I had won 980 million dollars.

  • June 13, 2017 at 11:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Tipton, Missouri, United States

    Is there anything that can be done if you have been informed of winning a lottery, and you paid money to get your winnings? I am, unfortunately, one of those who believed that I had won money.

    • June 13, 2017 at 1:03 PM by info

      The only thing you can do now is to report it to the police.

  • June 2, 2017 at 1:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Evansville, Indiana, United States

    What about the FBI AGENT that contacted me from Facebook saying I have unclaimed winning package.

    • June 2, 2017 at 5:51 AM by info

      A FBI agent would never contact you about winning a lottery package. That's how you know it is a scam.

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