Beware of facebook award scam:

Over the ages, we are receiving lot scam mails and fraud lottery mails in our spam box. Most of the times, facebook name also dragged in such mails. Say, facebook awards!

Very recently, people received mail from "award@info480.onmicrosoft.com" as Facebook awards.
People need to understand about these scams. There are tons of such formats in scams, such as bbc lottery. All are 419 scam (nigerian scam).
In this mail, they asked the user to open the doc which is attached in the mail. It contains following message:

"Facebook UK Office
Address  71 Broadwick Street, 3rd
Renault UK.

Tel Number:+447010572235/ +447010033642
hxxp://www.facebook-awards.com 
CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK!
Facebook the largest Social Networking site valued more than $100 Billion Dollars and also expecting its One Billion Users to come mainly from Mobile devices than desktop Users by 2012, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has decided to boost Users and Companies a WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY by Lottery Program and Initial Public Offer said in a press release.
So We are pleased to inform you of the result of the MONTHLY DRAW held on (18th NOV. 2013) by Facebook Company in cash Promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook users worldwide, your Name and Email was among the 50 Lucky winners who won 750,000:00 GBP (Seven Hundred Thousand & Fifty Great British Pounds) each on the Facebook promotion Award 
ATTACHED TO THIS MAIL IS THE:- 
TICKET NUMBER (5647600545189), 
REF NO (2551256002/244) AND SERIAL NUMBER (55643451907)

The online draw was Conducted by a random selection of email you where picked by an Advanced automated random computer search from the Facebook in other to claim your 750.000.00 GBP the lottery program which is a new innovation by Facebook, His aimed at saying A BIG THANK to you all our users for making Facebook your number one Social Networking to hook up with their families and friends all over the World.
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 with their email addresses and names from all over the world.
APPLICATION TO CLAIM YOUR FACEBOOK PRIZE 
1. Full Names:
2. Resident Address:
3. Date of Birth:
4. Your Mobile Number:
5. Sex:
6. Marital Status:
7. Winning Email address:
8. Your Occupation:
You are required to contact our dispatch dept with your above details via email (facebk2013@live.com) in order for us to complete your Winning Certificate and for further information regarding the disbursement of your lottery win. 
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACEBOOK LOTTERY BOARD!!
Thanks,
Facebook Prize Administrator 



Congratulations winner 
Copyright © 2013 Facebook  Internet Lottery. All Rights Reserved."



- mentioning of the names and photos of the facebook official (very cheeky)
-showing the facebook address
-giving ticket number and reference number


Steps to follow:
-Be skeptical


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