Published: Aug 27, 2014 11:35 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, FL.-A warning for Facebook users who may fall victim to a scam.

"They scammed me and I knew better," said the southwest Florida victim.

We're hiding the identity of a man who is out nearly $500 which put his bank account in the red.

'I'm, I'm pissed," he told WINK News.

It started when he received a random message through Facebook, then a friend request, from someone he didn't know.

"He told me that i was a Facebook lottery winner of $600,000," he said.

Someone claiming to be Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even sent official-looking certificates, saying that victim was a big winner.
But before he could get the cash, the crooks persuaded him to wire hundreds of dollars to Nigeria.

"I ended up borrowing money from somebody," said the victim.

After all of that he says there is still no sign of the $600,000.

"I thought I was a winner and could have set my family up and had no worries at all," he said.

WINK News discovered numerous complaints online of the same story; Dozens of people sending money across the world to claim their prize.

"It just goes on and on until they are shut down or someone reports them to authorities," said Shaun Book of Area 51 PC.

The victim alerted the Lee County Sheriff's office who is now investigating.