Email purporting to be from a staff member at “FB Security Operating Inc” claims that you are among 20 lucky Facebook users randomly selected as winners in Facebook’s “Click and Like Promo”. Supposedly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the promo as a means of saying thank-you to Facebook’s users.
The email is not from Facebook or any of its associated companies and you have won nothing at all. There is no “Click and Like Promo” and no prize. Instead, the email is an advance fee scam designed to steal your money and personal information.
If you reply in the hope of claiming your “winnings” you will soon be asked to send money, ostensibly to cover various fees and expenses associated with the processing of your prize claim. Via this ruse, the scammers will get as much money as they can out of you and then simply disappear. You are very unlikely to get any of this money back. And, of course, you will never receive the promised prize, which never existed to begin with.
To make matters worse, the scammers may have managed to gather a large amount of your personal and financial information during the course of the scam. They may later use this information to steal your identity.
Report continued below…
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Subject: WINNINGS TO BE CLAIMED
I’m Gillermor Hernandez by name, Located at Melno Park California and i work for the FB Security Operating IncWell am pleased to inform you about the online FB online click and like promo that was organized by C.E.O of FacebookAnd all Facebook officials The online draw was conducted by a random selection of FACEBOOK username by an automated machine then your Username was selected for the draw
CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK!
Facebook the largest Social Networking site valued more than $35.7 billion USD and also expecting its One Billion Users to come mainly from Mobile devices than desktop Users by 2016, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has decided to boost Users and Companies a WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY by Promo Program and Initial Public Offer said in a press release and This is a way the Facebook is using to say a very BIG THANK YOU
You are Among the 20 lucky winners to have their winnings claimed and am here to let you know that you are to get your winnings as soon as possible.
Last updated: January 17, 2017
First published: January 17, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!