Subject: CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACE BOOK!

Body:

CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACE BOOK!

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
Final draws held on the (1st August 2011) by Face book group in cash
Promotion to encourage the usage of Face book world wide, your
Name was among the 20 Lucky winners who won
$900.000.00USD (nine hundred thousand united state dollars) each on the
Face book group promotion Award Attached to ticket number (5647600545189)
and Ref No (27701256002/244) Serial Number (588753451907).

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 $.900.000.00USD
the lottery program which is a new innovation by Face book, is aimed at
saying A BIG THANK YOU to all our users for making Face book their number
one means to connect, communicate,relate and hook up with their families
and friends over the years.

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 drawn
from
over 20,000 companies’ and 30,000,000 individuals’ email addresses and
names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every
three years.You have to be Rest assured that this is Real and Legal..and
there are Some Scam artists around…Thanks to the FBI…216 of them have
been arrested… The software corporation to encourage some few
individuals with web site and email addresses promoted this lottery.

Your name was selected in a raffle that was made 8th of November 2011 so we
need your fast response so that we can proceed with the delivery of your
fund .

You are required to contact our dispatch dept via email
(facebookprogramme002[@]gmail.com) with information below in order for us
to complete your winning certificate and for further information
regarding
the disbursement of your lottery win.

FULL NAME:
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:
MARITAL STATUS AND AGE:
NATIONALITY / COUNTRY:
TICKET NUMBER:
REF NUMBER:
SERIAL NUMBER:
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:

All winnings must be claimed not later than 10th of December 2011. After this
date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. To avoid
unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your
reference and batch numbers in all correspondences. Furthermore, if there
is any change in email address please contact us on time

Note: Do not reply to these Face Book Account for security purpose reply
to the payment department in charge and if you are not interested please
do not bother to reply.

To enable him issue you certificate of winning Accept my hearty
congratulations once again

CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACE BOOK!

Thanks,
Regards,
Patrick Widen
Promo Coordinator.

I Got This Scam. What should I do now?

23 comments
Brisa Simental
Brisa Simental

Was contacted by a " Camille Hart COO of Facebook" very persistent emails were sent by Patrick Widen...Can claim my winnings but have to pay haven't bothered to ask how much yet!!!

DELLA
DELLA

I GOT A CONGRATS LETTER SAYING I HAD WON $600,000. SIGNED PATRICK WIDEN . EVEN GOT A LETTER FROM THE F.B.I. SAYING IT WAS TRUE . THESE SCAMMERS ARE GETTING GOOD . IT IS A SHAME THEY WILL GO TO SUCH TROUBLE EVEN USING OTHER PEOPLES NAME AND ADDRESSES .EVEN GAVEME THE ADDRESS OF FACEBOOK OFFICE . I DIDN'T JUST FALL OFF THE TURNIP TRUCK , SCAMMERS .

Tom Tedesco
Tom Tedesco

Jeez, I only "won" $600,000.00... I'm jealous of you guys...!

LEA
LEA

I got this scam ....$900,000.00 wISH IT

TRUE.!!

Fran
Fran

Who hasn't received this said no one ever! My email arrived yesterday and I won $600,000.000

Bonnie
Bonnie

I just received a email telling me I am a winner! I wished it be true ... but only looked here to confirm ... this is just another scam ... :~(

Pamela Mazzarella
Pamela Mazzarella

Yep, just got it, I won $900,000. Come and knock on my door with the check and I will pay $250 after the check clears.

Nichole
Nichole

yea, I just got this e-mail this morning. God knows it's just REALLY SAD. God knows I REALLY needed this. People are really really financially hurting these days.....GOOD people, like myself. Some people living out in the street...people jumpin' of a bridge from such financial stress...kids in Africa no food, babies sitting in a hut all alone cause mamma gotta work. People like this guy here just deserve to rot in jail....all that wrong doing over $250. now I have a headache.

shahida waterhouse
shahida waterhouse

I also got an email stating i won money, but I am not going to send any money and i also was given an address where pick up the check in penn, this person think he /she is smart. got you all figured out.

C. Kopp
C. Kopp

Ihave had several scams like this, all with really strong accents and names like william Smith and James Jones, etc. My facebook scam was for $600,000.00 USD.

Monica Abbott
Monica Abbott

I got it from Patrick Widen, He has my address and phone number. But that is all thank gawd.

lina
lina

i got a similar email got a certificate and requested their number to ask if it was a scam and a guy claiming to be patrick widen called asking if i wanted it mailed or if i wanted to pick it up and i had ten days to pick up at their office phone was 408-498-1989 guy had a strong accent

Susan
Susan

Asked Mr Widen to contact me by phone at my law office to confirm. Doubt I will be hearing from him, eh?

Dimitris Rakos
Dimitris Rakos

I was contacted by a person, Kim Long, on Facebook chat, but with the above text. I sent the email, knowing that is all crap, but i wanted to see what happens next.......

Debbie McIntosh
Debbie McIntosh

I received this one this morning.....All I have to do is send them $250.00 and they will send me an ATM card to access the money......Ya right!!

Shauna
Shauna

Call me gullible or whatever you want.. I also recieved the "Winning" Facebook Lottery for the amount of $600,000.00.....What a joke. I asked a lot of questions via email and text messages. I have been abandoned by my husband with no food and he took our only vehicle. I am unemployed and have 2 small children. So I even told this Patrick person that I am not greedy woman and that $20,000 would be plenty for me. And that he could keep the remainder of my supposed winnings. He then replied by telling me I am making things difficult and that if I did not send him to $210 that I would be reported to the police department. I am not sure why this would happen as I was only asking questions. I will be forwarding all correspondence to the FBI. So much for trying to look for the cloud with silver lining!!!!

nancy
nancy

I recieved a congradulations this morning from this creep.ILike I say if there was no such thing as bad luck i would have no luck at all. He picked the wrong person to mess with.

Jerry
Jerry

I did it and now I'm living the life of luxury:) Ha! Yet another reason to go broke that's all we need!

Cindy 4/26/12
Cindy 4/26/12

I got one for $600,000.00. People should not do that.

Lynn
Lynn

I got it. However, my prize was US $1 million. Do people really fall for this crap?

bub
bub

facebook fraud sucks