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Beware of "Facebook Online International Giveaway" Scam

2018-04-24T17:11:19 -  +
Beware of "Facebook Online International Giveaway" Scam

The fake email message below which claims the recipients are winners in the Facebook Online International Giveaway is a scam. There is no "Facebook Online International Giveaway". As a matter of fact, there is no Facebook lottery or giveaway. 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.

Please continue reading below.

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 Online International Giveaway" Email Scam

Facebook Online International Giveaway

From: The Desk Of the President.

International Promotions / Prize Award.

Category: 2nd

Dear lucky winner. I am pleased to inform you that your name was among the 20 lucky winners who won $470,000 (Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars) each on the Facebook Online International Giveaway...Your winnings is attached to Lucky Number (FB-225-36), Ticket Number (FB-172-60), Batch Number (FB-02/544) and Serial Number (06-2015).

The 20 lucky winners including you was selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individuals email addresses from all over the world. The lottery program which 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 and to reduce the rate of poverty all over the world.

For the claims of your winnings, You are required to contact the head of our disbursement department in the person of Mr. David Alfredo via this email address (facebookgiveaway1@hotmail.com) with information below for the complete processing of your Winning certificate and further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery winnings.

Full Name:

Residential Address (Not P.O Box Address):

Phone Number(s):

Occupation:

Marital Status:

Sex:

Age:

Country of Residence:

Nationality:

Contact Email Address:

Lucky Number: FB-225-36

Ticket Number: FB-172-60

Batch Number: FB-02/544

Serial Number: 06-2015

Amount Won:

Furthermore, if there is any change in email addresses please contact us on time. Do not reply to this email, Contact the disbursement department with the email address provided above.

NOTE: When this lottery started, scammers decided to run their own scam same way Facebook contacts their winners then we decided to publish their own scams all over their internet and on search engines like, Google, Bing, Yahoo search and more. You will find lots of Facebook scams we posted there just to protect winners like you from scam even when the scammers went as far as hacking into the database of Facebook to steal information of winners to use it for their scams we decided to stop advertisements of this lottery on the site for the main time while the lottery runs with private policies, also if you notice the sender's address for this email is (info@fbi.gov) we used the FBI domain so this email won't be able to be hacked or tampered with by scammers all this for your safety.

Thanks and more Congratulations!

Regards,

Sheryl Kara Sandberg

COO Facebook.

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