Mark Zuckerberg Sweepstakes Scam
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Sweepstakes and lottery scams come in many forms, but the bottom line is almost always this: You’ve won a large sum of money, and in order to claim it you have to send in a smaller amount of money. This year’s top sweepstakes scam was an email claiming to be from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announcing the recipient won $1 million from the popular social networking site. These kinds of scams often use celebrities or other famous names to make their offer seem more genuine. If you are not sure, don’t click on the link, but instead go directly to the homepage of the company mentioned.
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