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Is Facebook in Conjunction with Powerball a Scam?

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Is Facebook in Conjunction with Powerball a Scam?

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I received on messenger saying that Facebook in conjunction with Powerball is having a giveaway grant programme as a means of compensation and rewarding its users for using the site and to enable those in need of assistance to startups business, paying off bills etc. And, they used our profile name to enter the Grant. I believe my name on the list for a grant. I believe my name is on the list.

Here is the message:

"Greetings, my name is Gillermo Hernandez and I work for Facebook as an Online representative and I am in charge of the claims of all winnings from Facebook. Upon receiving your message, I made a review on your winnings of R600,000. Your name was amoung the 20 luckey winners who won randomly on the ongoing 2019 Facebook Online International Giveaway. Congratulations! I have attached the winners list for you to see."

Then I received the winners my name on it. I actually received a message from a facebook friend who I know and she had also won and said she has received her R500 000.00 prize money.

He then goes on to tell me about how the online draws were ramdomly picked and has give me a lucky number, ticket number, batch number and a serial number. Then I had to provide the following information, full name, home address, phone nmber, Occupation and email address, which I did.

Then I had to choose a payment 1. Check delivery or Bank Transfer. I chose bank transfer after a while he came back saying bank transfer was not available. Check or Cash I said check delivery. Then I get told not to tell anyone because of security reasons until I receive my claim and if I tell it is against the law and policy guiding this giveaway program so adhere to it or violation of this will result in the cancellation of your winnings.

Every time he had to verify my answers.

Then I got a congratulations my check is ready for delivery to me and as regards that my winnings certificate has been issued which is attached here. Both has been packaged and sent to the Fedex Courier Express office here in our regional office and they will be the one to handle my delivery. The check cannot come in ordinary mail because it is huge and contains an important certificate therefore the package has to be delivered by and FCE private agent.

Then I get shown the certificate with my name full amount and pic of Mark Zuckerberg and david Alfredo – Lottery claim officer and their signatures.

He says the is the certificate of my winnings and package will be deliveried soon. I then receive a FedEX Express that has 3 options, premium option, special option and economy.

Is this a scam or is it real as my friend says that she received her money.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:06 AM by info

    It is a scam. There is NO "Is Facebook in Conjunction with Powerball" lottery. It seems the person who claims to your friend, is actually not. It seems your friend's account may have been hacked and used by scammers to trick his/her friends.

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