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

alexis.wyckoff@marionstudents.net Gilles Prevost (3 comments) 07/11/2020... Excerpt from the internal dump of the message: X-Atlas-Received: from 212.82.110.86 by +0000 Return-Path: Received: from 40.107.237.134 (EHLO NAM12-BN8-obe.outbound.protection.outlook.com) X-Originating-Ip: [40.107.237.134] Received-SPF: none (domain of
owenlily75@gmail.com (1 comment) 07/10/2020... Comment / Review: This is a scam message that I found recently. . Scam contents: Greetings my dear, I'm from Bukhara, and my husband is from New Delhi India, but we live here in the United Kingdom. I lost my husband in a car crash on 16Th June 2014, and since
info@fxprimemarket.com +27655348123 Amanda lwethu bontsi (4 comments) 07/09/2020... Comment / Review: This lady is evil i have all her details and pictures she must be arrested she collected R200,000 from my through my luno account please get her arrested
kennedyuzoka907@gmail.com +2348022630701 MR KENNEDY UZOKA 06/30/2020... Texte reçu : MR. ENNEDY UZOKA Mar 30/06/2020 04:49 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA - AFRICA'S GLOBAL BANK HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS UBA HOUSE 57 MARINA P.O. BOX 2406 LAGOS NIGERIA phone no: +234 802 263 0701 FAX: 234 674 478 8273 I Am Mr.Knnedy Uzoka the direct
FG lockdown funds (2 comments) 06/15/2020... Comment / Review: They claim to give out lockdown funds.. Scam contents: Site where you fill in sensitive information. SUSPECTED SCAM!
cabinet.wladimir@hotmail.com Wladimir Zandt (3 comments) 06/03/2020... It is a matter of establishing trust, sending false evidence with the possibility of a large profit with little payment in advance. It is possible that behind everything there is one person who introduces himself by various names and contacts.
online@enquitytbn.com Lisa Robinson (1 comment) 05/13/2020... Comment / Review: .... I think i.m a victim of fraud. Scam contents: Donation deposit of 1.200.000 dolars. SUSPECTED SCAM!
I get scammed by webside (1 comment) 05/10/2020... There was a good deal of it so i both some kind of code frome dundle.com shop. I contacted with markajet.com webside Live support and gave them code they sayed that they cant use this code. But when i write to the dundle.com webside they sayed that my code wa
support@sparkle-haven.com +12536492352 http://vip.fortunatefellow.xyz/bonus/com-us-c (1 comment) 04/09/2020... Comment / Review: once I click redeem I was redirected to https://support.sparkle-haven.com/en-us?utm_expid=.sezVBFfWQJKZMQXH2_Snzg.0&utm_referrer=. Scam contents: Congratulations! April 9, 2020 Every day, we select a small group of AT&T users to participat
lilyowen651@gmail.com Lily Owen (1 comment) 03/26/2020... My dear, I am very happy to receive your response, How are you today? I have a strong feeling after receiving your message, I have a feeling that you are honest person and courageous and because of that honesty I choose to have this confidential deal with y
georgesleonreulle@gmail.com George Leon Reuelle , Vanessa Laparra (2 comments) 03/07/2020... i have received an email from a person that claims to be called Vanessa Laparra that is almost dying and that she would like to donate a sum of 367.000 euro to me and that i should get in contact with her lawyer named George Leon Reuelle that would facilitate
cabinet.daveparisi@gmail.com Patricia Maria-José Maya, Davide Parisi (15 comments) 02/07/2020... Comment / Review: Fraud!. Scam contents: Donation in discretion. Terminal illnes, loss of o son and husband.....been a joy to follow You on twitter. Active on twitter as Marie-José Maya
louise.mouline@nycmail.com (12 comments) 01/25/2020... Comment / Review: I just hope this dosnt effect anyone else . Scam contents: Hello, My name is Mrs. Louise MOULINE born April 30, 1947 of French nationality. I am sending you this message to ask for your agreement to carry out a donation project that I ha
jean.lupain.laporte@gmail.com Jean Lupain Laporte (1 comment) 01/16/2020... It’s something about a donation of about €959,000 I think. They had the text in the email, and then an image with more text. It’s all in French. I’ll attach the original French text here, and the image below. ————————- Lep dan že
law.richardrobertst@gmail.com Richard Robert (4 comments) 01/07/2020... Comment / Review: I don't know.. Scam contents: שלום, תאריך:2020, ינו׳ 6, 13:02מאת:Richard Robert [הצג כל ההודעות]אל: שלום, אני מר ריצ'רד רוברט, אני עורך דין במקצועי, יש לי הסתיי
dianagdon@gmail.com +442033896755 Diana Gordon (2 comments) 01/04/2020... Donation Fraud. First I got an SMS saying that someone wants to donate all her(or his) money for the welfare of my country, India. Then, You have all the mails that IT sent to me.
info@arcadoogle.com +18447493950 arcadoogle.com (9 comments) 01/02/2020... Comment / Review: I am attaching this to my bank account so they can refund my money!!. Scam contents: Fraudelant unauthorized withdrawals from my checking account October-December, 2019!!! $9.95 per month!!
mrssusanmarkubabank@gmail.com Mrs.Susan Mark (3 comments) 12/13/2019... to divert your fund of $4,700.000.00 Million into their private accounts. Therefore we have obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment with the Bank 4.700.000.00 dollars US avec une histoire de carte ATM pour retirer l' argent ils sont prêt
bankofisrel@israelmail.com +97237219188 Mr. Nicolas Netanyahu, Rev. Abraham Smith 12/09/2019... I have managed to grab the scammer's IP and location: Location: India, New Delhi. Internet service provider: THE SKY INTERNET. IP address is 43.225.248.50.
mrs.mimiqaudon4@gmail.com MRS. KIBA IBRAHIM (2 comments) 12/06/2019... the sum of US$750,000.00 will be credited into the ATM Visa Card and this will enable you to withdraw your funds in any ATM Machines in your country with a minimum withdrawal of US$5000.00 per day. Vous ne verrez jamais la carte ATM et vous ne toucherez jamai
jennyskype@jenny.infcash +212627790378 InfluencerCash (19 comments) 12/04/2019... 1- Payments Details: Total Amount: $580.00 1st Payment Schedule: NET30 (30 days) Schedule Payment Date: 2019-12-07 00:00:00 Status: CONFIRMED 2-Payments Details: Total Amount: $320.00 1st Payment Schedule: NET30 (30 days) Sche
fatimabanneth12@gmail.com Mrs Fatima Banneth (2 comments) 11/30/2019... he deposited the sum of US$ 8.2million ( Eight million two hundred thousand dollars) in a bank in Burkina Faso for me, Presently this money is still in bank. dépôt de 8.2 Millions de dollars U.S. banque du Burkina Faso proposition de 30 % pour la personn
kabouaga0023@yahoo.com Mr.Kabo Uago (2 comments) 11/23/2019... d' une banque de Ouagadougou, et en plus avec téléphone CALL ME AFTER GOING THROUGH MY PROPOSAL +226 54632953 In my department, I discovered an abandoned sum of $13.5m US dollars (Thirteen million, five hundred thousand US dollars) cela c'e st de l' Arnaq
mdianadon@gmail.com (1 comment) 11/20/2019... I think that this is just a scam and this jind of scams should be totally banned by the US government And also the Indian government I already came across these scams in the previous years toi on my other mobile number
auto3@servicecentervip.com findshoes.ltd 09/29/2019... Comment / Review: Thought i was buying shoes. Scam contents: Stole R378 . SUSPECTED SCAM!
hepzibah@theliontriumphs.com 2028168884 Revivalist Hepzibah Nanna (1 comment) 09/18/2019... https://offthereservationweb.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/hepzibah-nanna-is-a-fraud/ https://offthereservationweb.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/the-deceit-of-cait-the-con/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/bomb-threat-st-john-s-bail-1.5180577
marc_moses@accountant.com Marc Moses (3 comments) 09/14/2019... A lady named Kate Anderson said I should contact Marc Moses so that when she dies I get money because she has cancer and wishes to give me the money so that I can donate to the poor
westermu91@gmail.com Director Western Union Money transfer Benin (2 comments) 09/06/2019... 66.163.190.148 ALL ready report as spam IP TO abuse IP same person from Google LLC Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View Californie 94043 localisation on the same city same person
info@trustholdingsfc.com +13477637941 Mr. Dell Mason (1 comment) 07/05/2019... 1: Full Name:AbdElrahman Ahmed Said AbuZaid 2: Gender:Male 3: Date of Birth:21/11/1992 4: Phone: 00201148887091 - 00201020144802 5: Email: abdo.said202016.as@gmail.com 6: Contact Address: Egypt,Aswan City,Daraw Center, Elgaffera Village,Beside Ali Amer
+19739702377 Abdulla Al Futtaim Group 04/27/2019... Comment / Review: ............................................ Scam contents: Abdulla Al Futtaim Grants عبدالله الفطيم Donation Head Office: Al Futtaim Building, New York Company Address: Al Futtaim Building, Al Riqqa Street, Deira 152 Dubai U
alfuttaim@rakbn-ae.com Abdulla Al Futtaim Grants (2 comments) 03/25/2019... Comment / Review: I do not know if this is true or a deception?. Scam contents: Dear Beneficiary,   Congratulations, we are pleased to announce that you are eligible to receive US $ 890,000.00 (eight hundred and nine hundred thousand US dollars) grants that
bmitra@acmet.com +22998064444 Western Union (1 comment) 03/18/2019... Tel/Whatsapp +229-9806-4444 Attention: E-mail Address Owner The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the recent scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victim's list. This Western Union® office has been mandated by the
reinholdmoser@hotmail.com Metron Bank Plc (1 comment) 02/19/2019... Metron Bank Plc Mar 19/02/2019 16:36 METRON BANK PLC Atlanta , Georgia. United States. Attention Please, The Metron Bank Plc. hereby write to confirm to you that we have received Information to release your approved fund US$5,000,000.00 to your desi
garethbull20117@gmail.com Gareth & Catherine Bull (2 comments) 02/18/2019... Gareth & Catherine Bull Lun 18/02/2019 14:33 -- My wife and I won the Euro Millions Lottery of 41 Million British Pounds and we have decided to donate 1.5 million British Pounds each to 4 individuals worldwide as part of our own charity project. To
garethbull20117@gmail.com Gareth & Catherine Bull (1 comment) 02/05/2019... Nationwide Bank Plc (UK) 10 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1HE, UK Phone: +447031978521 FAX: +44 872 35 24404 Payment Co-Ordinator: Mr. Wilfred Richmond Email: customer.care001@accountant.com http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091124/EuroMilli
donation2019@onyx.ocn.ne.jp (1 comment) 01/31/2019... Comment / Review: I don't know. Scam contents: Hi, My name is Warren Buffett, A philanthropist CEO The Warren Buffett Charitable Foundation/Chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway. I believe strongly in 'living' and I have decided to donate this amount to our Su
jnoccela@gmail.com Sylvie CONS (1 comment) 01/09/2019... Comment / Review: The psedonym is in my family. Scam contents: Coucou Tu es joignable par courriel ? . SUSPECTED SCAM!
maviswanczyk1964@gmail.com mavis wanczyk (2 comments) 10/06/2018... the scheme is old and made of several types in one but the goal is to steal your money for a non-existing payment.the person who donates to the poor will never take the money forward is simply not logical but of course the fake mail of banks.
illuminatibrotherpowerful@gmail.com 09/27/2018... Comment / Review: Dont believe that !. Scam contents: Welcome to brotherhood Illuminati where you can become rich famous and popular and your life story we be change totally my name is Dan Jerry I am here to share my testimony on how I join the great brothe
gerald.hamerston11@gmail.com 09/26/2018... Comment / Review: Big scam !. Scam contents: CHARLES STANLEY & CO LTD, 25 LUKE STREET, LONDON EC2A 4AR, UNITED KINGDOM. Pardon me for directing this e-mail without any prior notice. I am Mr Gerald Hamerston, Director; Private Wealth Management, Charl
mrshelenagilbertjoe@gmail.com +442920093535 Helena Gilbert Joe, barrister David Logan (3 comments) 09/05/2018... Dont fall pray to such things (fraud alluring emails, calls, messages)as it a kind of social engineering and phissing, leading to bank frauds and identity theft, other legal complications. Dont know whether they are indians or from abroad, but the way they dra
engr.frcopinto1@gmail.com Engr. Francisco Pinto 07/09/2018... Comment / Review: Just a scam... don't reply. Scam contents: Dear Partner, CONFIDENTIAL OFFER REGARDING CRUDE OIL LIFTING CONTRACT. CRUDE OIL LIFTING LICENSE NO: ANP-C-STP/056432. Reply Email: engr.frcopinto1@gmail.com This is a confidential business offer
maureen.kaltschmidt@gmail.com maureen kaltschmidt (1 comment) 12/29/2017... Delivered-To: halinakucharska72@gmail.com Received: by 10.37.33.11 with SMTP id h11csp4180238ybh; Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:02:54 -0800 (PST) X-Received: by 10.107.59.132 with SMTP id i126mr11794772ioa.145.1514444574216; Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:02:54
nestorede1296tg@gmail.com +22893501904 Nestor Ede 12/29/2017... Delivered-To: halinakucharska72@gmail.com Received: by 10.37.33.11 with SMTP id h11csp5108190ybh; Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:13:08 -0800 (PST) X-Received: by 10.46.86.149 with SMTP id k21mr21195652lje.105.1514506388585; Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:13:08 -
contact@matildavaughn.org Matilda K Vaughn 12/29/2017... Delivered-To: halinakucharska72@gmail.com Received: by 10.37.33.11 with SMTP id h11csp5389285ybh; Thu, 28 Dec 2017 23:03:11 -0800 (PST) X-Google-Smtp-Source: ACJfBovVQG8qE9ciYjA18vdzxes2/paIyDOzstB7xQbNL84avnTUQR5lHmNpl6fKRezrqqDnqrU7 X-Received: b
davidbowie19011@hotmail.com David BOWIE 09/11/2017... Comment / Review: Just an email scam !. Scam contents: NEDBANK PRIVATE BANKING: I am Mr. David Bowie the Chief Auditor of Nedbank of South Africa (Ned Bank). I got your contact address from the Trade and Exhibition centre in Johannesburg and you are the onl
tremblay.georges@outlook.com +33none Tremblay Georges, Fona Amilo notary 10/31/2016... all is wroted in spanish, because my language is spanish, first he wrote to me that letter after he told me to contact with his lawyer and to give all my information for to do it very fast, mr tremblay george and the lawyer sends me his passport picture and
Duke mark (3 comments) 10/24/2016... Comment / Review: Almost 2 per week i recieve this, just with different mails, and different countries. . Scam contents: All I want from you is to stand as a next of kin and beneficiary to the unclaimed estate of my deceased client, late Mr.Edward Gatara, I ha