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I was approached by a MaryAnn who said she was from Facebook

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I was approached by a MaryAnn who said she was from Facebook & that they were giving me US$500,000 as a prize they even had someone saying he was Mark Zukerberg & that i would receive their check on receipt of US$250 I challenged them as this Mary Ann started befriending many of my FB Friends & I warned People on Facebook she finally said she was COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg & that it was legit
then I received this from the alleged Mark Zukerberg as i told them that I was banned from Western Union & from Moneygram so then they have given me this account to put money into" Mark Zuckerberg Founder & CEO
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SUN 8:26PM
Okay i will send you the information and you go strait to bank and deposit the money there
MON 7:09AM
I await your information of what bank to deposit it in& Account number name of Person whose account it is
Sorry Philomena Cornu I have been busy all day today so here is the bank account information where you are to send the money too
Bank name: Credit Union
Name:Kara Amell
Routing number###-##-####
Account Number 65101092
Philomena Cornu You are to get back to with the payment slip Okay
which credit union? i cant pay by moneygram or Western Union you said you had abank Account here in Australia?
Oh Philomena Cornu that was the Bank Name?
Name:Kara Amell
Routing number###-##-####
Account Number 65101092
sorry mark I realized after im so sick with bronchitis & asthma today so pardon me
the system has been down all morning
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I think it's all a big con what do you think?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to helping you.

You have a right to be suspicious, as this is a scam. You can look here or do a search for "Facebook Lottery Scam." Facebook is not running any contest or lottery where they are giving away money. This is an "advanced fee, or 419 scam" where they tell you that in order to collect your prize, you have to wire money to them. Wired funds cannot be traced, which is what makes it appealing to criminals.

Alternatively, they may want you to deposit a check that they send you, but the check will eventually bounce, leaving you responsible for the money and the fees.

Total scam. Ignore the person and report the matter to Facebook.

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