Man, these assholes are starting to get tricky. Usually you get an email that tries and sells you some cock and bull story about how you won some money and all you need to do is to provide some simple information in order to collect the cash. This is called phishing and is all about ‘fishing’ for your personal information so that they can use it for their own evil purposes.
Well the email that I received today is different in that it doesn’t ask for that information directly. It still tells me that I won the lottery, one that Facebook is running. Using a well known company is a standard procedure that they use to legitimize themselves. As you can see from the copy of the email I posted below it sends you to a website which embellishes on the email trying to suck you in even further. Check out the email.
Facebook Lottery Team30 St Vincent Place,Glasgow, G1 2HL,United Kingdom.Congratulations!!!Facebook has selected you as one (1) of (8) winners in this year’sFace-book online splash promo. For further instructions and directives on how to receive your cash prize,Log on to your award notification website.fill the online email verification form on the “Contact Us” page and submit.Announcers!Mr. David Buckley+447031808573Facebook Award Promo Team