Facebook Annual Final Draw Lottery Scam

There are no money to begin with, Stay Away

facebook lottery scam

Do not reply to these Facebook Account for security purpose reply to the payment department in charge and if you are not interested please do not bother

Well that’s really straight forward. “Please do not bother”, might make a user believe that this is authentic. But it is not. If you keep on reading, you are told to reply to a gmail account. Why would Facebook use a gmail account when they can use their own Facebook address? Hints like this should throw you off, this is just one of the examples. There are some where you are asked to be friends with the stranger so he/she can send money to you, to help her “keep the money safe”.

…those who make contact as instructed will soon be asked to pay various upfront fees, ostensibly to cover unavoidable expenses such as bank fees, tax payments, insurance, or delivery costs. The criminals will claim that these fees cannot be deducted from the prize itself for legal reasons or company policy.

Details in the messages may vary. As may the method by which they are distributed. But, all claim that ‘winners’ can collect their unexpected prize by contacting a designated agent or department.

Author: Shivniel Gounder

TheGeek : Writes about information security, privacy, cybersecurity and latest tech gadgets and more.

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