A new fraud wave is targeting Facebook users. If you receive an email from Mark Zuckerberg, you should be careful. Supposedly you have won a large sum of money in the Facebook lottery, and you will be receiving a cheque. But before you can redeem the cheque, you are required to send a ‘processing fee’.
As is so often the case, fraudsters are at work here who want to get rich quick with this e-mail fraud at your expense. You can read all the background information here.
Facebook lottery does not exist
Have you had a message that you have won a large amount of money in the Facebook lottery? Then be careful. Before you receive your winnings, you must pay a fee. And so that you really fall for the fraud, a photo of Mark Zuckerberg’s driving license will be sent to you in addition to the cheque. This is supposed to make the news more credible. But do not be deceived. There is no lottery.
Phantom cheque fraud
You should in no case comply with the payment request. The fraudsters will be sitting pretty, having got your personal data and the cheque is not real. In addition to the fee they will charge you, they also want access to your name, your address, your age, your national insurance number and your account data. Once they have this data, you are left open for further fraud in your name. They can then shop in your name and you will be charged the bill or worse fraud.
Facebook lottery rip off
The Facebook lottery is cheeky rip off. There is no Facebook lottery. The fraudsters have only one thing on their minds – to get your data and their hands on your money. For further information on this type of Facebook lottery scam read the article “Facebook Online International Lottery Advance Fee Scam” In our blog we have already reported several times about fraud. Read our posts about “Fraud with Apple iTunes card“ and “Amazon Fraud”.