She’s Patricia Haith, and according to her FB account, she’s the new director of the International Facebook Lottery.
Haith has apparently taken over for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who back in 2011 started this lottery and administrated it himself.
So, the question is… How does someone so entrenched in Facebook only set up her FB profile, a few hours ago, and have seven friends? Say what? Seven friends….I’ve got that many friends in my office. So, Patricia Haith has a new FB account, https://www.facebook.com/patricia.haith.79/photos, and she’s added that she works for FB within the last two hours.
This is really Julia A. Pierson who was sworn in as the 23rd Director of the United States Secret Service on March 27, 2013. And, Mark Zuckerberg’s image and name was used in 2011 on the scam Facebook page.
There is no International Facebook Lottery, it’s a scam.
BBB has heard from FB users who say they have gotten a Facebook friend request, and when they accepted it, they are advised they have won the Intentional Facebook Lottery. This new version actually first appeared January 2013.
The last person to call said she was contacted by Patricia Haith via Facebook. She was told by Patricia that she needs to contact Mr. Lincoln Howard to get the funds. They are told to send money to get the money.
An accompanying email asks for specific information:
Country of Residence:
Your Email Address:
In addition, Mr. Lincoln Howard, disbursement director, has been with the program since 2011… His name appears on all the emails.
Should you receive an email like this, you can report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.
For more information about email scams, visit bbb.org.