Spam and phishing

Your Facebook Account Has Won a Prize!

There are plenty of fraudulent messages with the content along the lines of “your email address won a million dollars in a lottery, please contact us to claim your prize”. Internet scammers use this trick to trick users into giving away money: before they can claim their alleged prize the “lucky winners” have to pay tax or a bank charge for a money transfer, etc.

We have now come across an interesting variation of this trick, which involves a Facebook account instead of an email address.


Now, why does Eduardo Saverin (a real person and one of the founders of Facebook) need to know my Facebook username if my account has already won a prize? But an unsuspecting user, blinded by the promise of a huge prize, may not think about that – and that’s what the scammers are counting on.

I’m sure the readers of this blog wouldn’t fall for something like a “Facebook prize”, but our relatives and friends have accounts too, and they may not be so experienced in the ways of online fraud. That’s why they should be warned that such letters are nothing but a scam.

Your Facebook Account Has Won a Prize!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Leo Morales

    How can i claim my reward on my facebook acount?

  2. Kelvin Constant

    How can I get my reward, since I was chosen as one of the luckiest people.

  3. Kevin Cochrane

    Iv been told that I’ve won money by a Thomas Woodward from Facebook I was wondering how do I claim my money and if this is legit

  4. Claudatious Lane

    Is this true

  5. marcus Markussen Wold

    Ive just recived a Mail from Facebook that I have won 1 million dollars.

  6. Amanda Morales

    agent keger said I was Facebook winner n I was scammed I bought two apple gift cards for $100.00 each n got nothing I want the cash back or my winnings and especially all my info cause now I can’t get back on facebook


APT trends report Q1 2024

The report features the most significant developments relating to APT groups in Q1 2024, including the new malware campaigns DuneQuixote and Durian, and hacktivist activity.

Subscribe to our weekly e-mails

The hottest research right in your inbox