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Scammers using Facebook messages

Found this message in my "other" message bin, dated April 12th - looks like a typical Nigerian scam.


The Facebook Team

Dear,

Congratulations! you are among the 100 lucky facebook email users that won $100,000 USD (One hundred thousand United States Dollars) each in the just concluded facebook Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes was organized to reward facebook email users because of their undying support and massive usage of the facebook email service.The facebook email was launched in November 2010 and by March 2012,facebook email users has passed 100 million,we were excited about this great number of facebook email users within a short period of time and we are hoping that this Sweepstakes will create awareness and encourage more facebook users to activate the facebook email feature on their facebook accounts.

Winners were picked randomly via a balloting process powered by Gmail.Your winning code is wumt33/us.visa23/ikobo11-85/lutrija98-99/mcfcth5-6-10/cardmt@gmail.com

You are required to report at any facebook office nearest to you and present to them your winning code,to enable them pay you the prize money and give you the winning documents.

Reply and tell us your city,to enable us send you a facebook office address nearest to you.

Thanks for using facebook email

The facebook Team


This message is so old I'm sure the scammers have now had all their existing accounts shut down, so I can't respond and find out how they are conducting their scam. "Facebook office nearest you?" That's a new one. I wonder if they got any bites at all... and I wonder what method they use to spam FB users' mailboxes?

At any rate, watch that "Other" message category, and be sure to report anything suspicious to the Facebook authorities.

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it is.


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