Consumers have reported to BBB that after accepting a friend request they are told they have won the “International Facebook Lottery.”
One consumer reported being contacted by a Patricia Haith — whose picture turned out to belong to new Secret Service director Julia Pierson. The consumer was told to contact a Mr. Lincoln Howard to get the money.
This all happened through Facebook, but the same scam has been circulating through email for a while. It’s just another advance fee scam. If you respond, the scammers will try to get you to wire money and/or try to gather personal information they can use to steal your identity.
Don’t fall for it folks!