So today, I was waiting in line for our company Christmas lunch, and I got a friend request on Facebook. I knew the person, and accepted, and immediately got a message from them in my inbox.
They said, “How are you doing”, and I told them I was going, and then I suddenly remembered, that I was already friends with this person. I checked my friends list and sure enough 2 accounts from the same person with the exact same picture. At that point i pretty much knew it was a scam, and this was a fake account. Of course since I had about a 30 minute wait in line before we could be seated, I figured I’d go ahead and play their game for a while. 🙂
They asked me if I’d heard about the great news about Facebook giving away money to users. I of course acted surprised.
Next they told me how they had actually been selected and gotten 90,000.00 dollars delivered by UPS to their doorstep and they managed to look at the list, and saw my name was on it too, and asked if I’d already been contacted by a Facebook Agent yet.
I told them how much I really needed that money and no, no one from Facebook had contacted me, but I really really needed that money!!!!
So they told me that I need to friend the agent and let them know that I am wanting to claim my money.
They then sent me a link to a Facebook account to friend.
Not wanting to rush into it too fast, I tried to make some small talk about how I’d spend the money, and I asked if I could even send the money to their house so my kids wouldn’t see UPS delivery cash to my door. The user told me no and that I should immediately contact the “Agent”. I tried to ask a few more questions, but they were all ignored and told to contact the Agent.
So since I still had about 15 more minutes to wait, I went ahead and friend requested “the Agent”.
I immediately got a Message from “The Agent”. I’ve copied my exchange from “The Agent” below. I wasn’t able to capture the content from the first conversation with the fake friend account because FB already killed that account, so all the replies from that fake account show up as “This message has been temporarily removed because the sender’s account requires verification.”
Anyways, I had some fun while waiting. and thought I’d share.
The key thing here is be mindful, scammers are out there. Ultimately this person wanted me to send them some contact information, not too personal, and then they told me I’d have to pay $200 for them to ship the money to me. I didn’t get to play with them long enough to stretch that part out, but anyways, enjoy.
You and Thomas Dorothy aren’t connected on Facebook
ONLINE CLAIMING AGENT !!! at Facebook
Lives in Texas City, Texas
  • Conversation started today
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:16am
    Thomas Dorothy

    HELLO….HOW ARE YOU DOING AND ARE YOU HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PACKAGE??
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:18am
    Marrell Sanders

    Yes but i need to send it to Mary, but she wont let me
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:18am
    Thomas Dorothy

    WHATS YOUR FULL NAME TO CHECK ON THE DATA BASE IF YOUR NAME STILL ON THE WINNERS LIST?
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:19am
    Marrell Sanders

    Hang on im gonna call mary and ask her
    Sure mary said i was on the list
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:19am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Claims Requirements: To claim you will need to fill this form,so that we can Locate Your Destination when bringing the Money to you are you ready to fill the form now?
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:19am
    Marrell Sanders

    Marrell Sanders
    Yes
    Yes but im going to ask Mary
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:20am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Name……………………… Address……………………. City…………………….. State……………………. Zip code…………………. E-mail Address……….. Text phone…………….. Occupation…………….. Male or female………… Age…………………………
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:20am
    Thomas Dorothy

    YOU JUST HAVE TO ANSWER THAT BACK TO US IN HERE ONE AFTER THE OTHER
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:21am
    Marrell Sanders

    Why do you need my occupation?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:21am
    Thomas Dorothy

    you need to fill the form back here
    just did as we say
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:21am
    Marrell Sanders

    Whats that? Which form?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:22am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Name……………………… Address……………………. City…………………….. State……………………. Zip code…………………. E-mail Address……….. Text phone…………….. Occupation…………….. Male or female………… Age…………………………
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:24am
    Marrell Sanders

    Can i use fake information?
    I don’t know if i should put it all on.
    I can message mary anymore. Do you know mary?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:25am
    Thomas Dorothy

    were you aware you paying $200 for the shipping fee?
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:25am
    Marrell Sanders

    No, but thats okay i can do that. If i can goto marys
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:26am
    Thomas Dorothy

    ok so you can fill the form now
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:27am
    Marrell Sanders

    Sure but i dont see a form, just some lines is it a pdf? What is the link?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:27am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Name………………………
    Answer that back to us
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:28am
    Marrell Sanders

    I can’t wait. To get the momey will. Ie be here before Christmas? So i can buy my kids presenta5
    My name is Marrell
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:28am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Address…………………….
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:29am
    Marrell Sanders

    What arw you getting for.christmas?
    I live in oklahoma city
    Do you need my house numbet?
    Are you going to email me the form?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:30am
    Thomas Dorothy

    State…………………….
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:31am
    Marrell Sanders

    I live in oklahoma
    But seriously what are you getting for Christmas?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:32am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Zip code………………….
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:33am
    Marrell Sanders

    73102
    Im hoping to get an xbox. I really want to play Halo 5. Have you heard of it?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:34am
    Thomas Dorothy

    E-mail Address………..
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:34am
    Marrell Sanders

    Hmm i still cant message Mary
    Do you know.why?
    Techrevmarrell@facebook.com
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:35am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Text phone……………..
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:35am
    Marrell Sanders

    How long does it take to get money btw?
    Thats pretty important
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:36am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Text phone……………..
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:36am
    Marrell Sanders

    How long to.arrive?
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:37am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Male or female…………
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:37am
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:37am
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:38am
    Marrell Sanders

    I live with 4 girls and i have a girl cat. But can i skip.that question? Id rather not say
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:38am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Age…………………………
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:38am
  • Thomas Dorothy
    11:38am
    Thomas Dorothy

    Age…………………………
  • Marrell Sanders
    11:39am
    Marrell Sanders

    Im over 18, but not 50 yet
    Seriously how long.doea it take to get the money?
 Unfortunately the scammer must have gotten frustrated with me, and blocked me from messaging them, as I only get this message now.
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