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

+12702365231 Donating to the police 2 days ago... 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 5 days ago... 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 3 weeks ago... 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 3 weeks ago... 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 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 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 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 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
+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
salvatore.rizzuto@fastwebnet.it Salvatore Rizzuto 08/27/2023... Ni bonjour ni autre, ne sachant pas à quel genre j'appartiens, aucune ponctuation. J'ai l'impression de lire un brouillon. Il n'explique pas comment récuperer cet argent. Je ne comprends pas bien l’intérêt de dire que c'est un don s'il veut tirer pr
atmsection23@gmail.com 08/24/2023... If you are a victim of a scam,please file a police report and a complaint online. Please read below... Thanks In the US ... 1.first ... file a police report (you don't have to but it may help) 2. second ... file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov (IC3 Comp
+18186640174 Marie Aimee Peyron 08/19/2023... Comment / Review: Very awful case. Scam contents: She offer 350000 euros. First she asked 250 euros. Then 620 euros for transfer to account. Then bank want 606 euros for transfer. Marie Aimee act like nice but realiy she was very manipulate person. She co ope
ericdupondmoretti203@gmail.com Éric Dupond-Moretti 08/05/2023... Comment / Review: A mesét szó szerint gépeltem.. Scam contents: Szia,sajnálom, hogy így kerestem meg. Láttam a profilodat, és úgy gondoltam, te vagy a megfelelő személy számomra.Egyébként a nevem Madame Julia Nowak, magyar és mór Franciaországb
Z library 08/03/2023... Comment / Review: Free books that they put a fraudulent price the original website is https://zlibrary-africa.se/?signAll=1&ts=1823. Scam contents: Free books that they put a fraudulent price
alicelouisewalton22@email.com 07/30/2023... If you are a victim of a scam,please file a police report and a complaint online. Please read below... Thanks In the US ... 1.first ... file a police report (you don't have to but it may help) 2. second ... file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov (IC3 Comp
alicecooper254@gmail.com Alice Cooper 07/18/2023... Comment / Review: Nyeremény . Scam contents: Nyeremény . SUSPECTED SCAM!
manatunga.com 07/16/2023... Comment / Review: Jamie McCorquodale funds was donated to him ($93.48) I would like to just receive the merchandise that we bought paid for. Scam contents: Jeep go kart x-pro 125cc go kart with 3speed automatic transmission with reverse
mrs.teresastang72@gmail.com 07/15/2023... If you are a victim of a scam,please file a police report and a complaint online. Thanks In the US ... 1.first ... file a police report (you don't have to but it may help) 2. second ... file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov (IC3 Complaint Referral Form)
jamesferguson541@gmail.com James Ferguson (1 comment) 07/13/2023... Comment / Review: This Social media account is clearly fake and so is the email. Appears to not understand English and doesn't use punctuation. . Scam contents: Sent a counterfeit check for 4.7k to me from Vineyard engineering and landscaping services. Claim
michaeldjohn0@gmail.com Michael Deering 07/07/2023... If you are a victim of a scam,please file a police report and a complaint online. Thanks In the US ... 1.first ... file a police report (you don't have to but it may help) 2. second ... file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov (IC3 Complaint Referral Form)
uncovid19relieffundprogram@gmail.com 06/29/2023... Comment / Review: CONGRATS YOUR NUMBER IS THE WINNER OF 189 THOUSAND POUNDS IN THE U.N RELIEFFUND PROGRAM SEND YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO uncovid19relieffundprogram@gmail.com
arnaultb54@gmail.com None, or arnault54, or ? info@hotmail.com 06/17/2023... Comment / Review: HELP! So tired of these endless, False Hopes..... Scam contents: The sum of $3.5millon has been donated to you by Mr. Bernard for the purpose of charity. Kindly get back for more info via Email: arnaultb54@gmail.com
profbanker18@gmail.com Stacy Juchno (2 comments) 06/08/2023... Of course I can’t imagine any member of my family with Jim as a forename. My name is tipically French with very very few people holding this name. So the mail is complete bullshit
bhawthorne@bhlaws.co.uk +527574243749 Brett Hawtorne (2 comments) 06/06/2023... Disclaimer: The information contained in this e-mail message is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended only for the addressee and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distributi
berggnicolas@outlook.com 05/27/2023... Please file a police report and a complaint online if you are a victim of a scam. Please read below... In the US ... 1.first ... file a police report (you don't have to but it may help) 2. second ... file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov (IC3 Complaint R
davidoldfield90@gmail.com David oldfield. Managing director (Lloyds Banking) londra (1 comment) 05/17/2023... Comment / Review: Allego badge che mi ha inviato in allegato alla mail. Scam contents: Vuole donarmi 35milioni di Pound a un mio conto. SUSPECTED SCAM!
ccederberg@dist50.net Joe & Jess 05/15/2023... Comment / Review: This was sent to my phone via email . Scam contents: Donation scam. Possibly selling numbers as well as it’s asking for the mobile number.. has an attached rtf file but I did not open it so I do not know the contents. joeandjessdonations
kos555@gmail.com Greg Davies 04/30/2023... Comment / Review: Please find this person and shut them down. They attempted to "donate" for my rescue dog's surgery...and truly tried to convince me it wasn't a scam.
bvanvoorhis@dist50.net 04/21/2023... Comment / Review: I just want the scams to stop coming to my phone.. Scam contents: N/A. SUSPECTED SCAM!
giveaway@joeandjessdonations.com +13193317458 Ccraig@50dot.net (1 comment) 04/19/2023... Comment / Review: Not sure their # . Mine is (319)331-7458. Scam contents: Receive $ from joe and jess donations 600k plus left a reference #.... SUSPECTED SCAM!
patricksouillot3fr@gmail.com Patrick Souillot 04/16/2023... MrsElizabeth Duchet Mr Patrick Souillot Iban: IT61H3608105138236489236502 E-mail address: patricksouillot3fr@gmail.com patricksouillot701@gmail.com jeanpatricksouillot88@gmail.com