Donation scams

Donation scams attract people less familiar with the risks of the Internet : Scammers make believe to their victims that they are the recipients of a gift of money… In the majority of cases, this scam is broadcast by mail but some variations can be found on the classified ads websites.

How does this scam work ?

The scammer attracts his victim by making him believe that he is a beneficiary of a donation : heritage, hidden fortune stuck on a bank account… When exposed on ads classified, they are spread through donations of animals or atypical vehicles (cars without a license, motor homes ...)... The scammer does not hesitate to use photos evoking pity !

The problem is that in all cases, this donation requires a counterpart : Money is required on the pretext of customs fees, legal fees or transportation.

Last reported scams

+4915212327295 Lina (1 comment) one day ago... Comment / Review: Deposit $348 to their account. Scam contents: Join the 25-step online program. SUSPECTED SCAM!
eileenenslin04@gmail.com +27682200055 EILEEN ENSLIN/JOHAN ZAAIMAN/SAMANTHA FOURIE one week ago... Comment / Review: Do some digging before helping this woman.. Scam contents: ‼️BE WARNED AGAINST EILEEN ENSLIN‼️ Just a friendly warning to everyone so that they don't also become part of the sly woman's victims, because catch, she will catch you! Eil
honeyours81@gmail.com +19999200812 Harainbow 3 weeks ago... Comment / Review: This is despicable. There are so many inconsistencies. The fake screenshot of the donation, the telephone number, fake about me story. . Scam contents: This is a fake business scamming people for donations
berggruennicolas11@hotmail.com +40747291760 Berggruen Nicolas 05/13/2024... Comment / Review: Buna ziua Este o gluma!!!! Multumesc. Scam contents: PC-49 REF-NR: CNL/5253NT/2024 Este evident că această notificare vă va veni ca o surpriză, dar vă rugăm să găsiți timp să o citiți cu atenție, deoarece vă felicităm pent
clementine.mandoza60@gmail.com Allexandra Leroux 05/13/2024... Comment / Review: Il s'agit visiblement d'une tentative d'escroquerie. Scam contents: Propose de récupérer un colis pour elle, d'assurer les frais qu'elle rembourserait par la suite.
+905336333276 05/10/2024... Comment / Review: Bir adam benimle konuşmak için sevgi bağışlamayı kullandı ve sonunda öğrendim. Scam contents: Bir adam benimle konuşmak için sevgi bağışlamayı kullandı ve sonunda öğrendim
Justshophome.com 05/05/2024... Realice una compra en linea con mi tarjeta de crédito pero el paquete nunca me llegó y está mañana me llegó una notificación de que esa misma página había cobrado lo que me restaba de dinero aunque yo no hice una nueva compra
+27736645110 sth1.club 05/02/2024... Comment / Review: They take money from my account if it declines i have to pay for that debt imagine if i had money in that account. Scam contents: They take money from my account if it declines i have to pay for that debt imagine if i had money in that acco
thespeedyreadz.com 04/28/2024... Comment / Review: Hier wird einfach Geld abgebucht wobei ich diese Organisation garnicht kenne. Gut das auf meinem Konto kein geld drauf ist. Abartig...solche Firmen
57144566381 trump 04/25/2024... Comment / Review: Unsolicited . Scam contents: FROM TRUMP: I'd love to speak to Randolph As a trusted advisor, please sit for a quick interview with me. BEGIN: nolib.us/2SQvRy stop=end
+15612959397 Trump 04/20/2024... Comment / Review: Unsolicited . Scam contents: FROM TRUMP: I'm dying to meet you, Patriot! Would you like to be my SPECIAL GUEST at Mar-a-Lago? MEET TRUMP: https://gop.txtdonate.com/QyP4TCUx35j Reply Stop to Stop
+13013270246 Don Jr 04/20/2024... Comment / Review: Unsolicited . Scam contents: Unsolicited, from Don Jr. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+12729996263 Dave McCormick 04/19/2024... Comment / Review: Unsolicited. The poll question draws the reader in. . Scam contents: Randolph, DC is broken because of career politicians. We need TERM LIMITS. Do you agree? Take the poll: dmpa.us/c0top Thanks! DM Stop to stop
valurp@simnet.is Illuminati 04/18/2024... Comment / Review: scum. Scam contents: Warmest Introductory Greetings, we're delighted that your life journey has led you to the discovery of our elite Prestigious organization. Welcome to the Great Illuminati Empire. Join and become rich and famous. Are you
unteampro5@hotmail.com +94754955004 04/13/2024... Comment / Review: These people are to be punished. Scam contents: requesting personal details.. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+18005459642 Asa Smiles JC Cares Tracey Stewart 04/13/2024... We've had massive issues with this organization all the way from NY to Texas... People really need to look into these folks. It seems more nefarious than your average scam. When digging, it seems tons of aliases have been used, tons of locations are in the his
+15716773739 We 04/09/2024... Comment / Review: unsolicited. Scam contents: soliciting a 13X max contribution. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+15614623836 FROM TRUMP 04/09/2024... Comment / Review: unsolicited . Scam contents: requests an "interview", by visiting a website. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+18572854392 Ian Cain 04/09/2024... Comment / Review: unsolicited text message. Scam contents: soliciting political donations using LBGT rationale. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+18672622097 Bob @ State GOP Membership Services (1 comment) 04/02/2024... Well, I never had a GOP membership to begin with, and I certainly am not inclined to go to the website and/or renew, ever. An earlier related text message was sent from 13017830120.
Not sure, just a scam used to hurt others 03/18/2024... Comment / Review: Just making this . Scam contents: Saying 50dollar steam gift card.... Why is there so many fucking scams nowadays. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+12702365231 Donating to the police 02/24/2024... Comment / Review: I don't know if they will get me later somehow. I really don't know what to do next.. Scam contents: I didn't donate anything, but did give my name and address.
+15592143398 Rose (1 comment) 02/21/2024... Comment / Review: I'm broke but feeling lonely. I was told to buy a gift card and validate it.. the websote said the card was invalid.. Scam contents: Validation on iTunes giftcard
+601123161213 Whatsapp 02/05/2024... Comment / Review: Please help me for get my money back. Scam contents: 05/02/2024, 09:31 - Korn: IMG-20240205-WA0015.jpg (file attached) 05/02/2024, 09:31 - Korn: IMG-20240205-WA0016.jpg (file attached) 05/02/2024, 09:31 - Korn: Ada lgi dk acc ni 05/02/2024
relieff3@hotmail.com +447476843458 THE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND/smartexpresscourierservice@hotmail.com (2 comments) 02/01/2024... Comment / Review: Please let me know who has sent me this email. Scam contents: THE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. 3 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EL United Kingdom Attention: Lucky Winner Congratulation, This is to inform you that you are one of t
unteampro5@gmail.com +94751592308 UN RELIEF FUND TEAM 01/13/2024... Comment / Review: It's a scam. Scam contents: 0751592308. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+639352041396 Wamus Antonette Cruz 01/07/2024... Comment / Review: Nakapagpagdala na sa taong ito ng halagang 5,000 gamit ang isa pang numero 09051780795. Scam contents: Nanghihingi o nagre-request ng Cash-In through GCash para maipada ang halagang 30,000 bilang donation.
+639682685595 01/06/2024... Comment / Review: Hack my grandpas fb account and pretends to be him and asks for money to my grandma that is old who didn't suspect anything . Scam contents: Hack my grandpas fb account and pretends to be him and asks for money to my grandma that is old who d
unteampro5@hotmail.com +94758296941 Unteampro5@hotmail.com (3 comments) 12/30/2023... Comment / Review: Please do something.. Scam contents: CONGRATS YOUR NUMBER IS SELECTED AS WINNER OF 875,000 POUND FROM UN COVID_19 OFFER PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR PHONE NUMBER,AGE,NAME,ADDRESS: Unteampro5@hotmail.com
mathieumichael65@gmail.com +22998854571 Frank Berton, Mathieu Michael, Bettina Dupont (1 comment) 12/24/2023... I'm sorry I can't upload any pictures but I would love to upload so that people can see this person's real face and this low life person that is scamming people all over the world.
+639671227573 Malasakit Healthcenter 12/15/2023... Comment / Review: I want to get my money back. Scam contents: I posted a donation drive for my relative's operation. That number texted me that he will transfer money through gcash acc and he wanted me to give my mpin and authentication code.
ronny.villacis@ambiente.gob.ec Herr Berggruen Nicolas 12/02/2023... Comment / Review: There are more cases of donation scam using the name Berggruen Nicolas (which is a real name). Above scam content is in Swedish.. Scam contents: PC-49 REF NR: CNL/5253NT/2023 Det är uppenbart att detta meddelande kommer att komma till dig
+15403158592 Stand With Nikki Haley (2 comments) 11/30/2023... This is a donation scam, plain and simple, first of all when you do try to access the website that's included in the text you'll get redirected to another one that prompts you to donate to show your support for Nikki and her presidential campaign. Setting p
Eric dupond moretti 11/22/2023... Comment / Review: Please. Scam contents: Can you please look in yo this They scam me And FORTUNEO BANK IN FRANCE MR BANKMANEGER PASCAL . SUSPECTED SCAM!
berggruennicolas1@outlook.com Berggruen Nicolas (1 comment) 11/15/2023... Comment / Review: Scamer próbuje wyłudzić dane w bardzo przekonujący sposób.. Scam contents: Cześć, Pozdrowienia dnia dla Ciebie. Nazywam się Berggruen Nicolas, jestem inwestorem i filantropem, mam podwójne obywatelstwo amerykańskie i niemi
mrpetermichael778@gmail.com +16474772586 Richard Wahl/Peter Michael (2 comments) 10/29/2023... Comment / Review: This makes legitimate websites look bad.. Scam contents: Dear winner I am Mr. Richard Wahl, the mega winner of $533M USD in Mega Millions Jackpot, I'm donating to 5 random individuals. If you receive my email then your email was selected a
mariaelisabethschaeffler778@gmail.com Maria Elisabeth schaeffler 10/25/2023... Comment / Review: Ojala pueda ayudar..soy solange flores desde chile...aparece ezte otro correo también. aloysiusnyoyoko@gmail.com. Scam contents: Hola, Soy la Sra. Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, una empresa alemana. magnate, inversor y filántropo. Soy el p
StonyNachoTough6271 10/04/2023... Comment / Review: Money from account . Scam contents: They trying to get my money from my card already took some . SUSPECTED SCAM!
+17632996492 Frank Murray 10/02/2023... Comment / Review: It is a robocall when you do call back they say are you there are you there can you hear me. Scam contents: It is a robocall asking for donations for handicap veterans association saying that only blind and paralyzed veterans can get service
deeeringjohn@gmail.com Michael Deering 09/30/2023... Comment / Review: I don't know if this is fact or not. But I would like to report this person, since I made an research about it. It popped that name was a scammer.
diane.robins@medford.k12.or.us (4 comments) 09/28/2023... I haven’t opened any links or fully looked at any screenshots; I advise anybody who receives a similar message to not click any links or fully look into any screenshots provided.
hc@zhcjgroup.com "Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (GMD) 09/27/2023... Comment / Review: Ok, it's Like 2005 again when the Nigerian Prince was emailing strangers offering up millions, LOL. Scam contents: Nnpc Towers, Central Business District, Herbert Macaulay way, P.m.b. 190, Garki, Abuja. From: Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (GM
the_real_patricia_busking001 09/23/2023... Comment / Review: I seen this come accords my instagram and decided to research in case of scam. Scam contents: Trying to scam on instagram . SUSPECTED SCAM!
Amzebit.io 09/20/2023... Comment / Review: scammer btc, MrBeast Promo code. Scam contents: they go on ticktok and say they use MrBeast as promo to get 0.60 btc , then on theyre site the say to veryfy account put money to be able to withdraw , apter you put money they say to put more t
rhonda.brooks@medford.k12.or.us Joe and Jess Thwaite 09/18/2023... Comment / Review: It was by text sent from Rhonda.brooks@medford.k12.or.us but it said to send stuff to jjt@joeandjesscharity.org. Scam contents: There is a donation for you from Joe and just wait for a total sum of €1,750,000 GBP equivalent to $2,196,643 US
+18065671263 09/09/2023... Comment / Review: Lotto donation scam?. Scam contents: Hello i am Becky Bell by name, I won another $407.2 million from the Deluxe scratch-off game in February 2023, Sometimes in 2022 I won $100m also and i am committed in helping selected individuals with $10
alexanderdavid@gmail.com alexander david 09/09/2023... Comment / Review: block this man. Scam contents: chatting with me. SUSPECTED SCAM!
+18164697540 theworf.usa 09/06/2023... Comment / Review: Took 1.95 off my card then a dollar . Scam contents: Took money off my bank card . SUSPECTED SCAM!
Richard Clarke 09/05/2023... Comment / Review: The sad thing, is how they take advantage of the needy and sick people. In my case, it is my son whoo needs help. I hope people don't get scammed
ericdupondmoretti853@gmail.com eric dupond moretti 09/05/2023... Comment / Review: Nie chce podać adresu biura a adres na akcie darowizny nie istnieje. Scam contents: Darowizna wyłudzanie pieniędzy pod pretekstem potrzebnych opłat i pozwoleń nie wystawia pokwitowań - faktur podaje numery kont polskich