Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Scam Email: Facebook Online International Lottery

Here is a scam email that oddly uses the address of the fake FBI scam (as their email address), the use of Facebook (as the brand name to create legitimacy), tries to time it as an Easter email (but then sends it 2 days after Easter) but then launches into the story of a fake lottery scam. This scammer really ought to decide which scam he is running!

Lots of people still fall for the fake lottery scam. You can NOT win a lottery you did not enter! And the winning amount in these fake scam emails is always more than is reasonably true. That they try to overwhelm people with details doesn't mean it isn't ALL made up. Do not fall for this.

From:Facebook (info@fbi.gov)
Subject: Congratulations and Happy Easter Celebration‏
Reply-To: (facebookwinnersdepartment11@gmail.com)

Facebook Online International Lottery
From: The Desk Of the President.
International Promotions / Prize Award.
Category: 2nd
Greetings to you Dear lucky winner. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 12th of March 2013 by Facebook group in cash promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook worldwide. Your name was among the 20 lucky winners who won $950.000.00USD (Nine hundred and Fifty Thousand United State Dollars) each on the Facebook group promotion award attached to Lucky Number (FB-225-7736), Ticket Number (FB-172-60), Batch Number (FB-0281/544) and Serial Number (99352748-2013).
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 $950.000.00usd 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.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants and scam artists all participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individuals email addresses from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three years. You may be rest assured that this is real and legal. There are some scam artists around but thanks to the FBI, 216 of them have been arrested.
You are required to contact the head of our disbursement department in the person of Mr. Lincoln Howard via this email address (facebookwinnersdepartment11@gmail.com) with information below for the complete processing of your Winning certificate and further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery winnings.
Full Name:
Contact Address:
Mobile Number:
Marital Status:
Country of Residence:
Lucky Number:
Ticket Number:
Batch Number:
Serial Number:
Your Email Address:
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 provided above.
Note: if you are not interested please do not bother to reply.
Thanks and more Congratulations!
Mr. Wright Jones

1 comment:

  1. Dear Elsie,
    This is to inform you that all beneficiaries are to come down to our office (80 S.W. 8th Street, Suite 2000, Miami, Florida, 33130) to claim his or her WINNINGS for security reasons when coming come with your Winning information for confirmation.

    But if you know you cant be able to come to our head office to receive your CHEQUE yourself, we will have to direct you to the Courier Delivery Company that will deliver your CHEQUE to your home address within next 24 hours.

    We want you to know that before your CHEQUE will be delivered to your home address you have to contact the Fairways company responsible for the deliver which is the Fairways company and you are to contact them with your home details below:

    Country Name:
    City Name:
    Home address :

    Here is the Fairways email address: fairwaydeliverycompany@aol.com , once you have contacted them with those details your CHEQUE will be delivered to your home address with in the next 24hours, therefore, advised in your best interest to get in touch with the Fairways company immediately, if you know that you cant come to our head office to claim your winnings by yourself.

    Await your fast response

    Promo Coordinator