According to this email, you have won $5 million in the Facebook Online Award Promo because your email address was selected via a “computer random integrated system”.
The email urges you not to doubt or disregard the letter because Facebook is ready to give you attention until you have received your “unbelievable Prize Award from Facebook”.
It instructs you to email your personal details to a designated contact person in order to claim your prize.
But, alas, the email is not from Facebook and you have not won any money. Instead, the message is a typical advance fee lottery scam designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information to Internet criminals.
There are many variations of these scam emails. If you receive one, just delete it.
An example of the scam email:
Your E-MAIL ACCOUNT has won the sum of $5,000,000.00USD (Five Million United States Dollars) in the on-going Facebook online award promo. Your Ticket number is 00545 188 564756.
Do not doubt this letter or disregard as we are ready to give you attention until you receive your unbelievable Prize Award from Facebook.
All participant were selected through a computer random integrated system drawn in 27 million E-mail addresses via the Internet and lucky winners do not have to purchase any ticket to participate in this lottery program
Kindly forward below details to:
Contact Person: Mr. [Name removed]
======= Chief Financial Officer
1* E-mail: email@example.com
2* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(**) Your Full names:
(**) Your Telephone Number
(**) Your Contact address:
(**) Your Occupation:
(**) Your Country:
(**) Your Age & Sex:
(**) And your ticket number:
NOTE: For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non-participants of this program.
Yours in service,
Mr. [Name Removed]
Facebook Lottery Facilitator.