A Fake Email Used to Trick Online Users into Calling 1-619-786-0572
"Prize Redemption Center -1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
Dear Lucky Winner
Ref. Number. FLNL/107654/04,
We acknowledge the receipt of your mail with regard to the email which was sent to you. You have been Awarded $ 150,000 USD (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollar) in the Facebook Online E-mail Draw.
Your email was selected randomly through our Computer Ballot System from World email Directories. I write to acquaint you with guidelines that you must follow in order to complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We will work assiduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views, opinions and most importantly protect your Privacy.
Kindly provide us with the following information for verification of your Prize;
Full name with scanned ID prove
Mobile Telephone #
The following PIN# (Personal Identification Number) has been assigned to you and you are required to quote it in every mail that you send to us: FBCA-2011-1511.
You are warned to keep your winning information to yourself until your fund is released to you to avoid double claim which will lead to absolute cancellation/termination of Award. We also do not tolerate Laxity and inconsistency in claim.
NOTE: This Draw is solely conducted by Facebook Company, CA and cannot be claimed through any of our Regional Offices in your Country/Area. All communications must be through CCC, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
This is not any act of scam as we are fully supported by United States GOVERNMENT, please get back to us after verifying your details, for effective delivery of your WON PRIZE.
Once again, We congratulate you for this landmark achievement and implore you with the responsibility of ensuring successful claims. We shall get back to you with the Fund release Directives on our receipt of your personal details as requested above.
Dr David Ebersman
For Facebook Promotion
With United States GOVERNMENT"
If the recipients call the number, they will get an automated message asking them to enter their account credentials, personal information, including their social security numbers, bank account numbers, or other information the cybercriminals need in order to gain access to their potential victims’ accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.
Recipients of the fake messages who have called 1-619-786-0572 and given out their banking information are asked to contact their banks for help, change the password of their online accounts, and contact their local authority if they gave out other sensitive information.