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CONGRATULATIONS.. Call +1 213 419 1698 now to claim your Winning..

Scam Email received 10/9/2019

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Facebook Verification Dpt

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CONGRATULATIONS.. Call +1 213 419 1698 now to claim your Winning..

CONGRATULATIONS.. Call +1 213 419 1698 now to claim your Winning.. –

Facebook Lottery & Charity Award Office, 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, California 94025 United States. Direct Line: +1 213 419 1698 Ref: 990078567 Batch: 9056490602/333 Winning no: FB8701/LPRC Ticket number; 85430000-07024570000 Serial number; 7755551111 CONGRATULATIONS.. This is to inform you that You have won the sum of $5.800,000.00 on OUR 2019 SWEEPSTAKES (Facebook Inc ) This is a bonus to promote our users worldwide through this online lottery, Which is fully based on an electronic selection . We Celebrating Facebook Inc.® Anniversary and reaching 1 Billion Users worldwide. We Embarked on a worldwide promotion for Disable, Unemployed, Worker’s, Retired, Young & Old people, A Sophisticated Automated Database to Randomly select E-mail Accounts that frequently surf the Internet. Consequent upon this, Your Facebook Profile Account was picked for Category A Winners. We hereby approve you the sum of $5.800,000.00 (Five Million Eight Hundred Thousand) in Cash Credit File from the total cash prize for eight lucky winners in this category. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn in Nine hundred thousand E-mail address on website from the listed countries: Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lotto was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the Aspect that impacts people’s lifestyle worldwide. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our American representative office in California, United States, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of $5.800,000.00 (Five Million Eight Hundred Thousand) will be released to you from this regional branch office in United States . This award fund MUST be claimed by the MOBILE Number Owner ONLY, within 7 Days from the day of notification. Facebook Inc.® Lottery Promo is the SOLE initiative of (Mr. Mark Zuckerberg) the CEO/Founder of Facebook Inc.® see details on the link: Mark Zuckerberg To Donate Half His Wealth to Charity To proceed on your claim validation, we will need your particulars to verify your winning. This will be required to draw up the winning papers in your name. Please if you are not the certified owner of this email address, please do not respond as that will amount to impersonation which could lead to civil or/and criminal proceedings against you… Attached here is a copy of our verification form; please fill accordingly so as to proceed with your winning validation. Please attach a recent passport photograph if available (For identification at payment point) 1. FULL NAMES: _____________________________ 2. DATE OF BIRTH: _________________________________________________ 3. SEX: _________________________________________________ 4. MARITAL STATUS: _________________________________________________ 5.CONTACT ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ 6.TELEPHONE NUMBER: _________________________________________________ 7.OCCUPATION: _________________________________________________ 8.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL: ________________________________________________ Please Note that we do not compromise our service and all instructions must be followed accordingly. Upon receipt of the duly requested data which is to be sent via email, you will receive the contact information of the payment office to effect the release of your claim. Bernard Wilson C. Promotion Manager Direct Line: +1 213 419 1698 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, California 94025 United States. Message-ID: 1326360660_838069@srv194199 Facebook Verification Dpt –

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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