Facebook users who have received "Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program (USDPCAD)" messages that claim they are have won thousands or millions of dollars because their names were seen on the winners' list are asked to delete them. The fake messages, being sent by online scammers, claim that the government is giving away grants and the recipients' names are on the list. Therefore, recipients of those messages are asked not to respond to them with their personal information, or follow the instructions in them, even if the messages appear as if they were sent by a friend or family member.
Scammers have cloned or hijacked some Facebook users' accounts, and are sending fake messages to their friends, in an attempt to trick them into sending their personal information and money.
Facebook users, should not send their personal information to anyone on Facebook who claims they are winners of lotteries, online promotions, government program awards, or some other organizational awards. And, they should not send their hard-earned money or financial information either.
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