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Scam - There is NO "2017/2018 Facebook Grant Award" Lottery or Promotion

2018-03-21T06:22:09 -  +
Scam - There is NO "2017/2018 Facebook Grant Award" Lottery or Promotion

There is NO "2017/2018 Facebook Grant 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.

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Victims of the "2017/2018 Facebook Grant Award" 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.

A Sample of the "2017/2018 Facebook Grant Award" Scam

Subject: CONGRATULATIONS

Date: Tue 3/20/2018 4:26 AM

From: facebook grant award

To: undisclosed-recipients:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

We are pleased to inform you, that you have emerged as a Grant winner

in the 2017/2018 Facebook Grant Award. For further instructions and

directives on how to receive your cash prize, Log on to your award

notification website.

[https://facebookaward.simdif.com]

fill the online email verification form on the "Contact Us" page and submit.

Announcers!

MRS. ELIZABETH MARK

Facebook Award Promo

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  • Posted: Oct 5, 2018 at 12:34 AM by info

    I just got this email and would like to report a scam. The email is:

    "FACEBOOK PROMOTIONS
    FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.

    Dear Lucky Winner Ticket number: 00545 188 564756,

    I will like to inform you about the ongoing Facebook Promotions ,are you aware about your winnings ?

    Facebook is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new friends.The Promotion is a new innovation by Facebook, is aimed at saying a big thank you to all our users for making Facebook their number one means to connect, communicate, relate and hook up with their families and friends over the years.

    For you to claim your Winnings prize , provide the information below ;

    FULL NAME:
    FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
    AGE:
    MOBILE /HOME PHONE NUMBER:
    OCCUPATION:
    NATIONALITY / COUNTRY:

    Those are the information you have to provide in other to claim your winnings.
    Thank you and More Congratulations.

    We also want you to be rest assured that this Facebook Promotion 2018 is 100% Real and Legit and we also want you to know that this Promotion is not a Joke or a scam and it is fully approved by the The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Note: For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non-participants of this program. BE WARNED"

    Sincerely,
    Gillermo Hernandez
    Facebook Promotion Manager."

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2018 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    I was just recently contacted by someone claiming to be Mark Zuckerberg,and was told I won the 18 Billion Dollars, but I had to pay 900$ for tax and a other $900 to the Chief of Fedx so my money was delivered to my door, he said the 18 Billion would be delivered in cash.

    Anyway I then knew it was a scamm and called them many choice words I couldn't repeat, Watch out for these low life scammers.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 1, 2018 at 12:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

    Two lady's both told me I won 500.000$ the lady's names are Savannah cox and Stacey Smith.

    Stacey says pay 500$ and I get the money ms, Cox day give me 50$ Amazon card then u get the money, is it really real

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 1, 2018 at 9:04 AM by info

      No, it is not real, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 21, 2018 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Ya, I just got the notification that I won the 750,000.00 grant. I thought wow then I thought this sounds too good to be true which is why I checked here. Also, they wanted me to contact the Banco Atlantico to claim my grant which I thought to be a little fishy.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 12:01 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: FACEBOOK GRANT REWARD
    Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:42 AM
    Subject: CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!

    We are pleased to inform you that you have emerged as one of the winners of $750,000 Facebook Grant Award. For further instructions, contact the Facebook's Chief Security Officer, Dr. Joe
    Sullivan on this e-mail: fb.grantcenter@gmail.com
    Congratulations
    FACEBOOK GRANT REWARD

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 2:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Suva, Central, Fiji

    HI my son came home this afternoon telling me that he has won a$350,000USD from Facebook Lottery promotion and also a pajero.

    He showed me his messages that he has being contacted by this man Eric Kinnard-board of director.

    He was looking forward to this winning money,but then he was told to pay $350,that's when we showed his dad,searched the internet trying to find out the truth then we saw the above facts. Thanks.

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 5, 2018 at 7:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Inglewood, California, United States

      Facebook, here's what was sent to me:


      "Hello Jarrette

      Happy Sunday
      How are you today?

      Am Sheila Loring the 2018 Facebook GRANT Worldwide promo Administrator/Agent.
      You got a request from us because your name was shuffled among the winners for last month

      Sounds like a heavyweight title. What does it translate to?

      Winner? For what may I ask and why?

      How frequent you make use of your facebook and we choose to show our appreciation
      jarrettfellows@yahoo.com

      Email address correct?

      Please confirm"

      delete


  • Posted: May 26, 2018 at 12:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Yorkville, Illinois, United States

    My wife was sent a notice on messenger from a friend; thought it was real; unfortunately we did give them some personal info to them but when they wanted cash for our winnings.

    we felt it was a scam, we tried calling her friend, no answer and she didn't answer any more messages, BEWARE THE WOLVES ARE AT THE DOOR!

    delete


  • Posted: May 23, 2018 at 8:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster (Pluckemin), New Jersey, United States

    They tried to pull it on me and my fiance. At first, we thought it was real even showed me a certificate. It was when they wanted a fee of 350$ sent to africa. That the red flag went up . So I checked the promotion they were running on Facebook was not authorized by Facebook. So I blocked them out and deleted them.

    delete


  • Posted: May 21, 2018 at 7:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I was told that I won Facebook sweepstakes. I send them money please be aware of this site hxxps://web.facebook.com/fagent2018; this is a scam site they took over $10,000 from me

    delete


  • Posted: May 14, 2018 at 7:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Hi, I've just received one of these off a friends messenger account. I didn't open the link, should I delete straight away or send it through to authorise? Thank you.

    delete


    • Posted: May 21, 2018 at 7:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

      What site was it

      delete


    • Posted: May 14, 2018 at 7:52 AM by info

      Just delete it, it has already been reported.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 11:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States

    This person called Josh streetman sent me a friend request and messaged me about this Facebook grant promotion. I told him it was a scam and he just keeps on

    delete


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