Beware of John Liappas Foundation Lottery Donation Scam
Oct 20, 2015
The email message below, which claims that John Liappas, the 63-year-old man who won Florida Lotto's $28 million jackpot in 2015, is donating thousands of dollars to randomly selected people around the world, is a lottery scam. The lottery winner is not randomly donating money to people around the world and did not sent the email message below. The fake email message was instead sent by scammers. The scammers/cyber-criminals are who are sending out the fake email messages, and who are pretending to be John Liappas, are attempting to trick the recipients into sending them their personal information.
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Once they (scammers) have received their potential victims’ personal information, they will use the information to trick the potential victims into sending money, which they will claim is for some advance fees, which will cover banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax that the potential victims need to pay before they can receive the donated money.
But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will steal it and may continue to trick the victims into sending more money, with the promise of receiving the donated money the scammers claim they would receive.
Recipients of the John Liappas lottery email scam are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in it. They should just delete the email message instead.
It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.
So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.
The Liappas Lottery Scam Email Message
From: John Liappas Foundation
The John Liappas Foundation
Hello [Name Removed] ,
I am most grateful for your email and I use this as a medium to say thank you for writing Back. This is a lifetime opportunity and 100% legitimate. My names are John Liappas, i decided to make sure that my winning is put on the internet for the world to see. This was a gift from God to me and my entire family. I may not know you, but since you were chosen by God to receive this cash donation of $ 500,000.00 , you must be a God fearing individual. I do believe that good things happen to those who wait upon the lord. At first when i saw the winning numbers, I did not believe, thinking it was just a mere joke until the cheque of ($28 Million dollars) was given to me willingly as won. The main reason why i decided to share part of this fund among other individuals who are in need is according to the bible that teaches about given as part of Godliness and also with the prophecy we received from God Almighty. I have taken care needs of my immediate family members & friends, Hospitals & Charity Organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes.
I also do believe in the part of the Bible that says ask and you shall receive and consistently I have always asked for a miracle from God. I am hoping that you will definitely be able to use this fund wisely and judiciously on projects that will last you for a long time over there in your country.to facilitate the disbursement process of the funds and all the legal documents that will be signed and entitle to you, the below details will be needed;
1. NAME IN FULL:
2. COUNTRY & HOME ADDRESS:
3. OCCUPATION & MOBILE NUMBER:
4. SEX & AGE:
5. PASSPORT OR DRIVER’S LICENSE OR ANY OTHER MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION:
Kindly write to me about your view & plans on spending this fund that has been solely given to you. You are advice to view my winning webpage below in other to be rest assured that you are in the right hands;
May the good Lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family & friends. Congratulations once again.
God bless you,
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