Facebook Lottery Scam – Fraud Alert

Facebook Lottery Scam

Facebook – Be Aware or Be Square

Facebook as a social network is fantastic. I have ‘found’ so many old friends and made a few new ones. But, as the popularity of it has grown, so has the scammers that use it to take your money. I was looking at the list today of the different methods used and figured it was time to bring it to your attention.

Facebook Lottery Scam

Mark Zuckerberg is such an off the wall character; it’s hard not to believe he might go through a little money in your direction, right! Absolutely not! The Facebook lottery scam claims that he has randomly drawn your email address for a piece of a big jackpot. The amounts vary from scammer to scammer. What this Facebook lottery hoax does is go after advanced fees or passwords to hack your account.

Facebook Freedom Lottery

The scammers add an additional twist at the Facebook Freedom Lottery. Their email announcement of your big win asks you go to their web page. There you have to purchase ‘the form’ to get your tickets and your win. They are using various websites to lure people into giving them money.

Friend Me at Facebook

Some of the scammers use a system of starting up a chat with you. Be very careful who you accept as a friend. I have a stringent policy of only friend-ing people that I know. It’s hard sometimes when a nickname comes up, and you’re not sure if you know the person. Block it! If they know you, they will write a blurb in the message to make sure you know it is someone you know.

Facebook Cloning

Another way to run the scam is they clone your Facebook page. They set up an alternative page under your name and then resend a friend request clarifying that they’ve had a Trojan virus and have had to re-do their Facebook connections. Next, ‘this friend’ is sharing the information about their big Facebook lottery win and that your name was in the list. They provide contact details for you to follow up with. Of course, you believe your friend – I mean it is your friend – NOT!

Facebook Scams in Scams

My personal favorite of scams within some of the comments on several of the Facebook hoax info sites was the spell caster. This is from a supposed winner who announces that she used a Nigerian spell caster and immediately won a 500 million dollar jackpot and a car. She includes his email address and says send him money; he will cast a spell for you and you will win a big jackpot. But first, you have to send him money.

Facebook Facts

The bottom line is that Facebook at no time has ever participated in any lottery. Do not share your details, do not friend someone you don’t know, and if a friend starts talking to you about a Facebook lottery, tell them to get lost. They are not your friend. Do not respond to second requests for confirming a friend. Get in touch with that friend and suggest that they put out a mass email to everyone they know and say ignore anything regarding a Facebook lottery as it is a scam.

Be Aware or Be Square

It doesn’t matter if it is a Facebook International Lottery or Facebook Online Lottery, they are scams to either take your money or take your identity. The only way we are going to stop these scammers is to ignore their requests and stop them from making money.

  1. I am dealing with an agent Margaret Gegermann who works for charity Link for lottery also a feeding scheme in AFRICAN (I LiVE IN DURBAN SA) she is dealing with I think is a LOTTERY SCAM via Mark Zuckerberg (she has people with African accent calling for extra monies to pay up before you receive your lottery winnings, starting from donation of R5000, then Insurance of R85000.00 TAX R65000.00 THEN DUMRRAGE R138000, BEFORE YOU RECEIVE R1MILLION??? SO DEMANDING WITH FORCE???

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  2. Good thing I looked it up to Facebook lottery scam to before I went further they try to get me to pay $40 to get the prize but if I won I shouldn’t have to pay to get it. got me thinking. but now they got my personal info I’m a fool for trusting that person thinking I won something.

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  3. I have a guy on WhatsApp ain’t sure where he got my number but he’s impersonating Mark Zuckerberg

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  4. I just got scammed in the last few days. Out 350$. Should have known better. Facebook lotto. Stupid me. Now the day I need to pay 2500$ to get my money through FedEx from Dallas ft. worth airport. Soooo stupid of me. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM!!!! COST ME 350$ LESSON LEARNED!!!?

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  5. I have been getting text messages from a guy named Robert Wayne claiming to be with facebook and says I won 600,000 is there any way to track him his number is 6146813410

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  6. I am right now in conversation with fb lottery scammer. Can you track him down now
    Gary Matthews

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  7. Just received a message over Twitter that I won 500.000$
    FBI and Donald Trump know about my prize and I should send my personal data to claim my prize. The picture of Mr Donald Trump with the Facebook online lottery booklet looks real. Amazing how scammers always find a way to steal money.
    Please be aware and awake. Do not fall for this or similar scam

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  8. I had one person telling me that my name came up on a list, she is on my friend’s list and sent me details of an agent. I couldn’t get any real proof out of any of them so have blocked them. Don’t fall for this crap

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  9. Well today June 4th 2019 at 8:00 pm I received a text from a Shannon Williams. Saying that I was a winner of 1 million dollars.. Even sent me these two certificate saying that I won $1000000 dollars in the Facebook lottery. So here is the new scam….

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  10. Got an email. I told them they were full of crap and I reported them to the federal government investigations department.
    They wrote back this

    “Whoever you are I am letting you know that this 100% real and legimate. As a matter of fact the Federal Bureau of Investigation are aware of the promotion. You need to stop thinking this isn’t a scam okay . Many winners already got their prize . If you are ready to claim your winnings let me know so I one of the claim agent will look you up and message you on fb with steps on how you are to receive your winnings prize.”

    LMAO!

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    • I was scammed by someone they said they work at Facebook Patrick Widen for over $7000 dollars now I’m out of money, now their’s others.

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  11. Hello good morning, thank you very much for your information about this facebook lottery I been contact right now by some saying he is the CEO of Facebook and I winning $500,000 dollars. This is a scam

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  12. I’m Agent Erskine bowels from the Facebook social Network Inc, and I was authorized to send you a request by the Facebook C.E.O concerning your Facebook Account. Firstly I would like to know if you have been contact by any of our online agent? CONGRATULATION TO YOU!!! You are one of our 20lucky winners that won Facebook freedom lottery 2019 The online draws was conducted by a random selection of emails you were picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook in other to claim your $500.000.00 the lottery program which is a new innovation by Facebook, is aimed at saying a big thank you to
    all our users for making. We have been authorized to get in touch with you by the head of promo coordinator and get to know if you are ready to claim your winnings?

    This was sent to me today!

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    • Yes I was contacted by this person today

      I’m glad to get this information because I was almost ready to send him the $300

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      • I was contacted by this person also… just recently. He wanted $250 dollars in Amazon Gift Cards to activate the prize. I had a feeling it was a Scam. Then the next person whom texted me was Mark Elliot Zuckerberg I told them THIS IS A SCAM and then blocked them.
        This morning (March 19, 2019) I received more characters in this hoax…. they are… Karen Reed from FedEx and Kennedy Cribbs from the FBI. This is taking place on Gmail’s Hangout. The messages they wrote was very cryptic with a lot of misspelled words. Hope this helps others.

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        • On Hangouts Yes I have two people one who says he’s Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook and the other saying he is CHRISTOPHER WRAY FBI DIRECTOR both telling me that this is real and they have been very very persistent with their blatant behavior and trying to control conversations well that didn’t work very well for them they almost had me until I looked up Facebook lottery results so I thought I would leave ya’ll my little experience be safe for sure

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  13. I have just blocked a few people for this Facebook Lottery Crap… There is no Facebook lottery it is a lie and a big time scam my Facebook account was hacked into and I had to change my password to get back into it. NEVER fall for it only fell for the personal information bit then I was told the damn tracking machine did not work to process how much Id won then I got fed up with it just as well I never sent any cash away to collect my winnings.

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  14. I was told they randomly picked my name n I’ve won $650,000, but I need to pay $175 insurance first THRU money gram or western union to Joan Kiss New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

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  15. We all like free money, but it does not exist if people say you have won a lot just sit back and laugh then delete them.

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  16. At this very moment I am claimed to be a winner of a 2 million dollar Facebook lottery. They want a $400 dollar administrative fee to release the funds…
    They are requesting this fee to be sent through moneygram… I truly believe it is a scam after reading this warning. The authorities need to be alerted so these people can be brought to justice.

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    • I was contacted by Micheal Batog James saying I won the Facebook annual Promotion 2018 and won 500.000 and a new truck to claim prize I needed to pay for the fees to receive my prize. Then gave me a number to call so I left a message and they texted me back so I asked them to call me and they wouldn’t but kept texting me. When I looked it up on Facebook and it said it was a scam so beware they sound awfully convincing. If it’s too good to be true it is. Don’t fall for this scam be aware.

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