In the last few hours, an email claiming to be from Facebook has started to be distributed. The email informs you that you have won a huge amount and informs you of the steps you need to follow in order to receive it.
Following is the message as forwarded to us by a friend of iGuRu.gr. The email is in Greek but with a bad translation (note that it states the amount, but also other points towards the end)
1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK, CA 94025
Dear Facebook user:
We inform you that your Facebook account by email has won a cash prize of 4.200.000,00 euros (four million two hundred thousand euros) for the promotion of Facebook Edition 2020
Congratulations on being one of the selected individuals.
We advise you to send the following information to the management of Facebook Inc to process your claim.
- Full name:
- Contact address:
- Marital status:
Congratulations!! One more time.
For security reasons, we encourage all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize is released. This is part of our security protocol to avoid duplicate claims and unwarranted exploitation of this program by non-participants or unofficial staff.
NOTE: Send the required information to the official email address of the processing claim
Office of the President
As you can see the main purpose of the email is to get your information. Of course whoever answers will receive another email asking for more things. These types of scams usually require some money to be deposited to settle the transfer of funds (bank charges).
Attention to all those who receive the email and are happy for their incredible luck. The email asking you to reply is to gmail and not to Facebook, although a scammer has tried to look a bit like: firstname.lastname@example.org