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Beware of "Your Facebook Profile was Selected as a Lucky Winner" Lottery Scam

2018-02-02T10:17:10 -  +
Beware of "Your Facebook Profile was Selected as a Lucky Winner" Lottery Scam

Facebook users, be aware of lottery scamming messages like the one below, which are being sent via Facebook messenger claiming that your Facebook profile shows that you were selected as a lucky winner of thousands or millions of dollars. The messages are fakes and are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money via Moneygram, Western Union or other money transfer services.

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The "Your Facebook Profile was selected as a Lucky Winner" Lottery Scam

'Your Facebook profile shows that you were selected as a lucky winner of a grand sum of $800,000.00 which your profile was randomly selected through our electronic mail extraction system from our company Samsung for some time now. Are you now ready to make claim'.

Remember, there is no Facebook or Samsung lottery, and once you are asked to send money in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 11:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    HIYA I just got a message from a person whos called leshal sookha on facebook who sent me a friends request saying I've been selected lucky winner of a grand sum of $800,000.00 through our electronic mail extraction system from our company Samsung for some time now claim ... I said haha I wish ... they rang msg but didn't answer is it a scam?

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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 7:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Honiara, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands

    He said that I won $800,000.00 but he did not tell me what currency it is.

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    • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 7:45 AM by info

      It is doesn't matter because it is a scam being operated by thieves.

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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Honiara, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands

    I have received a message from the one of police officer from Australia federal police from Perth that my winning prize are with them which I won from Samsung Facebook to terry, he asked to play a $650.00 for transfer fee in his name, David pagu.

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    • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 7:44 AM by info

      It is a scam, so do not pay any money to the scammer.

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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2018 at 3:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

    My in-law has spend K2,400.00. She was told by a woman working in Korea, she said she was the online coordinater of Samsung company. Her Name is Meron Kiflu.

    She told my in-law that you have won the sum of 800,000 US dollars. It's still a ongoing issue now. Will my in-law receive it or not. I'm just trying to get some answers here to help her. Thanks, from someone in Papua New Guinea

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    • Posted: Jul 6, 2018 at 4:59 AM by info

      It is a scam. The thieves have tricked your in-law.

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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2018 at 12:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Suva, Central, Fiji

    I've just received the same message through messenger by the name Stanley wisdom pleading me to give $500 fijI dollars through western union as security booking fee. Please do let me know if it is real or fake

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    • Posted: Jun 24, 2018 at 3:01 PM by info

      It is not real.

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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2018 at 8:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Hi, I have received the same message...they are still in contain contact with me...saying I must send them fee to transfer to my account about $550.USD. Here is my email address if you want their numbers.

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  • Posted: May 22, 2018 at 4:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nadi, Western, Fiji

    I think I am getting scammed at this very moment!! Her name is Amanda Gates.

    Are you not aware of your cash prize money of $800,000.00,dollars,and a Samsung Galaxy S7 won from Samsung lottery is still in our office?

    SAMSUNG COMPANY AWARD collects all the Facebook profiles of the people that are active online, among the billions that subscribed to Facebook and other social networks. 3 persons are selected every year to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners

    There are 2 ways of making your claims, (1)your prize will transferred to your bank account or (2) your prize will delivered to your home address,our bank transfer takes 15 minutes why home delivery takes 22 hours, which one do you prefer?.

    This promo is Legal and has been approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promo is the 1st of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public on our brand and new products through humanitarian services.

    IS THIS REAL OR FAKE??? she sounded quite convincing to me

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    • Posted: May 22, 2018 at 4:53 PM by info

      It is a scam.

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      • Posted: Jun 8, 2018 at 8:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

        I received the same message... And they are men...I gave them my phone number and bank details ...they said I must send $550.USD.

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        • Posted: Jun 8, 2018 at 8:40 PM by info

          They are scammers, do not send them your money.

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  • Posted: May 14, 2018 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nadi, Western, Fiji

    And u have to pay $350 fd for the delivery fees.

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  • Posted: May 14, 2018 at 4:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nadi, Western, Fiji

    There's a Kelvin William who congratulate me on the win and message me on Facebook that I was one of the lucky 12 winners of the Samsung online promotion.please can confirm me this.

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  • Posted: May 4, 2018 at 1:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

    I was contacted via Facebook on Sunday 29th April with a 'friend request' from Broney Lean (who announced himself as a Samsung online promotions manager).

    As I did not know him I made contact through messenger to ascertain who he was. I was immediately informed that I had won $800,000 and a Samsung 8 phone, in a Samsung sponsored Facebook profile lottery. After a few comments backwards and forwards I friended him and continued the discussion but became really suspicious when the English being used went from proficient to broken and clearly ESL.

    At the suggestion that it was a scam the chat changed to threatening and aggrieved. I was asked to make all contact through messenger and not to tell anyone. This morning I sent a message to see if there was a response. The user was clearly upset that I had followed Facebook's advice and unfriended/unfollowed him.

    He made 3 attempts to call me and then accused me of ignoring the calls. (Only partially true). I was then sent an elaborate certificate: Certificate number 310909 and ticket number scybxr2018, signed by Mr Lee Kun Hee 'SAMUNG PRESIDENT' (spelling as shown on certificate) and a second signature of Mr Broney Lean (online promotions manager).

    The certificate contained the details I had supplied and indicated that the payment to my account was approved. A little while later I was told that I would have to make a payment but no amount was given. I have a transcript of the entire conversation. My email is jordan.wendy@gmail.com. Your system would not accept my login so I presume that I have to join to get a response.

    I have asked Broney Lean for an amount but don't have a response yet.

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  • Posted: May 1, 2018 at 7:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nadi, Western, Fiji

    Yes I have just received one message from Elizabeth Thomas Where she has mentioned that I am lucky that I have won the Samsung Facebook profile with a certificate certified that I won $800 000.00 and a Samsung galaxy S7 phone.

    but I have to pay $700.00 the fee...what to do? Because I was not aware of it so I gave them my detail's due to a bank to bank transfer...than you

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    • Posted: May 1, 2018 at 9:00 PM by info

      If you didn't give them your account credentials or credit card information, then you are OK, just be careful best time.

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  • Posted: Apr 28, 2018 at 11:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    He use the name bryan smith

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  • Posted: Apr 28, 2018 at 11:01 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    I receive also message just now I win $800,000, so I reply to him how he prove I win.

    He sent me some video to say they are winner, but I ask him again how I claim the price he ask some information..so I told him before I give my details I going to samsung company first to ask if it is true

    He said if I do not send the full details about me he will decline by winning. so I reply to him, if you not scam, don't rush.

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  • Posted: Apr 10, 2018 at 4:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea

    I'm also selected as a Facebook profile winner of Samsung s7 promotion.. Inbox me on my Facebook message..by the name of Jackson young telling me to sending k500 PNG kina to Delta state nazar

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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2018 at 12:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States

    I had the same thing happen to me only their names were clark peter,and williams pitt

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  • Posted: Feb 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM by Tarajones from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I had a man by William Johnson contact me by messenger, claiming I've won 800,0000, thru Samsung company promotions, then put me thru to so called manager of Samsung delivery promos, by name as David Chris Huston, which I had to download Viber and was chatting to me thru that, saying I won and its not a scam, and need to pay $550 to receive my cash àà prize... is this a scam

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    • Posted: Feb 2, 2018 at 7:05 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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