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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with information below for the complete processing of your Winning certificate and further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery winnings.
Residential Address (Not P.O Box Address):
Country of Residence:
Contact Email Address:
Lucky Number: FB-225-36
Ticket Number: FB-172-60
Batch Number: FB-02/544
Serial Number: 06-2015
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 (email@example.com) 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!
Sheryl Kara Sandberg
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