Someone said :
How did the facebook scam work?
One fell victim to the Deaf Lottery Scam. The last post in the following thread explains it.
Link For This Page : https://www.gaire.com/e/f/view.asp?parent=1494682&nav=30
The other one... give bank details, in order to get your winnings, well, you know the rest.
I myself got a mail in my FB this morning... sadly representative.
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Kyle Thomas 04 January at 04:10 Report
This is to inform you that facebook is compensating our user with a token of $100,000 USD (Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) each out of the profit the company make in the just ended year 2010.
Get back to our claims department immediately you receive this message through (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are the owner of this Face Book Account, I am pleased to announce to you that the total sum of $1,000,000,000 USD (One Billion United States Dollars)is to be shared among out first lucky twenty winners in the FACEBOOK New Year give away promotion for the deaf and the less previledge with a facebook a current facebook account.
Winners are randomly selected by our CEO Mr Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel
For More details and up to date Information about this Promotion, Get back to us immediately to redeem your Money through our Payment Department.
Contact Department : Payment Department
Contact E-mail : email@example.com
All winners are to get back to firstname.lastname@example.org within the next 24 hours for effective delivery of their Won Money.
Once Again Congratulations
The scary thing is... they seem to be very successful in finding deaf people. How did they know I was deaf? I did not join any FB deaf groups, etc etc...