I recently recieved the following phony email from Facebook
CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACE BOOK!
The online draws was Conducted by a random selection of email you where picked by an Advanced automated random computer search from the Face book in other To claim your $600.000.00USD 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 and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three years.You have to be Rest assured that this is Real and Legal..and there are Some Scam artists around...Thanks to the FBI...216 of them have been arrested... The software corporation to encourage some few individuals with web site and email addresses promoted this lottery. Your name was selected in a raffle that was made 12th of Novenber 2011 so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the delivery of your fund .
You are required to contact our dispatch dept via email (email@example.com
) with information below in order for us to complete your winning certificate and for further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery win.
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
MARITAL STATUS AND AGE:
NATIONALITY / COUNTRY:
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:
All winnings must be claimed not later than 20 of November, 2012. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences. Furthermore, if there is any change in email address please
contact us on time Note: Do not reply to these Face Book Account for security purpose reply to the payment department in charge and if you are not interested please do not bother to reply. To enable him to issue you certificate of winning Accept my hearty.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACE BOOK!
============= THIS IS A SCAM============
Once they get you on the phone, they will 'offer' you a way to collect your earnings by mail instead of in person (in London)... You would "ONLY" have to pay for the courier to deliver it to you -- at a cost upfront of $600 or more.
Remember, if it's too good to be true, it is not true. There is NO FREE LUNCH in this world, just like there's no such thing as Santa Claus and 'free federal money'. Don't fall for this Facebook Lottery scam either.