Scam Alert – “Your Facebook Profile was Selected as a Lucky Winner”
Facebook users there is a lottery scamming message roaming the internet now. They are being sent via Facebook messenger claiming that your Facebook profile shows that you were selected as a lucky winner of thousands or millions of dollars. The messages are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their victims into sending them money via Moneygram, Western Union or other money transfer services.
The messages usually read:
‘Your Facebook profile shows that you were selected as a lucky winner of a grand sum of $800,000.00 which your profile was randomly selected through our electronic mail extraction system from our company Samsung for some time now. Are you now ready to make claim’.
Once you are asked to send money in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam.