Today, i received the mail from facebook (it seems like facebook- but the sender is different:
Subject: Facebook Says Congratulations!!!
After seeing this, i know the old scamesters come with new ideas. I just read the message. It is as follow:
"Facebook Online International Lottery
From: The Desk Of the President.
International Promotions / Prize Award.
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 10th of June 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, 86 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with information below for the complete processing of your Winning certificate and further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery winnings.
Country of Residence:
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.
Thanks and more Congratulations!
Mr. Wright Jones
Please stay aware. There is no such a promotional program run by facebook. This scamester made it to fall the novice and greedy users as a prey. Stay aware of the threat.