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Matthew Kimball Powerball Scam

The Matthew Kimball Powerball scam has been circulating on Facebook recently. Matthew Kimball is a Facebook user from Florida who has published a post on Facebook claiming that he won the Powerball. His post says that he will give away $15,000 to anyone who likes and shares his post. However, Matthew Kimball did not win the Powerball.

The image posted by Matthew Kimball on Facebook is a real image of a real Powerball ticket with the winning numbers on it, but he covers the actual date of the winning ticket with his finger. One can assume that the ticket was purchased with the winning numbers on it prior to January 13th when the numbers were announced.

Matthew Kimball is attempting to trick unsuspecting Facebook users in order to gather Facebook likes and shares. This is simply an unethical marketing tactic by Matthew Kimball similar to common Facebook like-farming scams.

This hoax has also been published by satire web publications. Satire websites that publish fake and misleading content do this in order to acquire revenue through advertisements and impressions created by website visitors. The website also has an article titled exactly “Donald Trump Spends $572,432,213 On Buying Every Possible PowerBall Jackpot Calls It An Invesment” with typos and all.

Also see: Rickstarr Ferragamo Powerball Scam

Example

OMG I CAN NOT BELIEVE I WON!!!!

I TOOK IT INTO THE STORE TO CONFIRM AND THE LADY ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK!!!

IM GIVING HER A MILLION DOLLARS!! TIME TO GIVE BACK TO MY COUNTRY!!!

ANYONE WHO SHARES AND LIKES THIS POST I WILL BE GIVING YOU $15,000 DOLLARS!!


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