Beware of the Facebook $600 000 scam

The Facebook $600 000 scam is a typical scam which tries to lure unaware Facebook users by claiming that they have won a significant amount of money. The scams are setup in such an way that they will try to collect personal information from the targeted victims.

The scams are often operated by real persons which pay a lot of attention on how to steal financial or personal information from their victims.

Facebook $600 000 scam

In the Facebook $600 000 scam the victims were contacted by Facebook profiles which claimed that the victim Facebook profile had won a prize during the Facebook Lottery Promotion.

One victim of the Facebook $600 000 scam said the following:

I was requested a friendship today by a Sheryl Hurberg, who is suppose to be a On-line Fb Coordinator, then I was told I was a possible winner of 600,000$$ from a Fb lotto, from a pool of 50 other people. I was given a choice of 4 possible ways of receiving my winnings, prices ranged from 325.00-725.00.

The Facebook $600 000 scam can be identified by the following texts:

The online draws was Conducted by a random selection of email you where picked by an Advanced automated random computer search from the Face book in other To claim your $600.000.00USD 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

One victim of the Facebook $750 000 scam said the following:

Received a message on my mobile saying I won a prize in the Facebook SMS Splash Promo and to claim my prize to email someone at a gmail address – scam or real?

The Facebook $750 000 scam can be identified by the following texts:

We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of £750,000.00 {Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling} only.

If you are ever contacted online by someone which claims that you have won a significant sum, then do not reply to that message. Instead, call your bank and allow them to initiate the contact. If the credentials are real, the bank will make sure that you will receive the significant amount of money which is promised. If the credentials are fake, your bank will inform you about that.

Do not reply, or give the scammers any sign that you are interested or active as the scammers will add you to a list which they will sell to other scammers.

Source victim 1:  https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10153785642300694

Source Facebook $600 000 scam signature:  https://www.facebook.com/debwebberspirit/posts/10150814356306163?stream_ref=5

Source victim 2:  https://www.facebook.com/Facecrooks/posts/10150774584560345

Source Facebook $750 000 scam signature:  http://www.hoax-slayer.com/google-promotion-award-scam.shtml

Do not hesitate to report the profiles which claim that you have won a prize. You can report the profiles via the report function on Facebook.