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The Charles F. Feeney and Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation Email Scams

Date: November 06, 2013 8:16 AM - Views: 3,972 - Comments: 7
The Charles F. Feeney and Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation Email Scams


The Charles F. Feeney and Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation are fakes and you should not respond to them with your personal information. Every day, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money. Once again, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

The Fraudulent Email Messages

My name is Charles Francis Feeney, a philanthropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in ‘giving while living.’ I had one idea that never changed in my mind — that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to secretly give $1.924 Million to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so I know your email address is valid.

Visit the web page to know more about me:
http://www.milliondollarlist.org/stories/charles-feeney

Regards,
Charles F. Feeney
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Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation
c/o PEW Charitable Trusts
Willis Building, Lime Street
London W1S 4JR, United Kingdom

Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation Electronic Notification Service

Congratulations from from the Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation-United Kingdom, where life changing opportunities and cash are given-out on a daily basis! Our foundation/founder has indeed been a great Philanthropist to this generation and is truly committed to “giving while living,”.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2373420/

However, We are pleased to inform you that you are one (1) of the lucky people to benefit and receive ?500,000.00 United Kingdom Pounds from our foundation's ongoing goodwill project, grant/donations program.

We request you provide us with the undermentioned info so as to enable us do the needful for you to get your gift without fail:: // Name, Address/Country of residence and Telephone number.

Sincerely,
Mellisa Carter .B.
Communications Director
Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation
T: 448719744424
F: 448458520991
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Compliments of the day to you from Atlantic Philanthropies,

We know this message maybe a surprise to you but do kindly accept our gift and donation as a kind gesture from our ongoing good will project 2020. Our founder and CEO, Charles Chuck Feeney has indeed been a great Philanthropist to this generation and is truly committed to “giving while living,” and his decision to end his requirement of anonymity stems from this value.

We (Atlantic Philanthropies) just recenlty organised and launched ourinternet donation program as this will enable us reach out to more people outside the shores of the United States and England so they too can benefit from the fortune of Mr. Feeney and our foundation as a whole.

Many other major philanthropists look primarily to support large institutions and not individuals which is absolutely wrong thus we are changing such with this program.

The launch of this internet/mobile donation program came up so as to avoid unsolicited pleas for donations and to avoid the idea of people feeling indebted to him/us.

However, If you have received this message, please contact us with your Name, Age, Gender, Address/country of residence, Occupation and Telephone number because you are entitled to receive £250,000.00 United Kingdom Pounds from our organization.

Regards
Anthony Lloyd
The Atlantic Philanthropies
England and Wales
004487-1237-2140
On Behalf of Charles Feeney
Founder/CEO

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  • Anonymous: 5 months, 1 week ago

    I just received this today:

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    From: George Bkaiser [Add to Address Book]
    To:
    Subject: DONATION FOR YOU, please reply to this Email;( georgebkaiser14 @gmail.com )
    Date: Apr 24, 2014 12:02 PM
    Hi,

    My name is George B. Kaiser, a philanthropist and the founder of The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), one of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in ‘giving while living.’ I had one idea that never changed in my mind — that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to give USD $1,000.000.00 (One Million United State Dollars) to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so I know your email address is valid.

    ( georgebkaiser14 @gmail.com ) Email me http://www.gkff .org/about/ about-george-b-kaiser.html or you can Google me ( George B. Kaiser).

    Regards,

    George B. Kaiser
    Please reply to this Email;( georgebkaiser14 @gmail.com ) ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Just received an identical letter today from Charles F Feeney (notice @google.com), with the following web page link to learn more about him (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2373420/).

    I'd love to believe that I was randomly chosen to be gifted $2.5 million, but I know better. Hope this scammer is caught before too many people are duped and fleeced! ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 1 week ago

    I have received one of these donations and the last email states that the money is coming from a bank in India to be. Deposited in the bank of my choice. This money is to be deposited without the foundations knowledge. This is the clue that things are not on the up and up. I'm not a wealthy person but I don't want to lose what I do have. ~


    • Anonymous: 6 months, 3 weeks ago

      I received an almost identical email, only the benefactor was identified as one "George B. Kaiser," with the same identified philanthropy. Couldn't believe that they also gave the man's website and invited me to Google his name; how stupid is that? Wanted my full name, current address, occupation, and phone number, none of which I provided. ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 1 week ago

    Charles F. Feeney

    The above is the email address from a solicitation I just received this morning. Hopefully these scam artists, who no doubt are countless in numbers, can be found and punished. ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I received a similar text message from
    "Chuck Feeney" asking that I confirm my e-mail address. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 1 week ago

    I got this two days ago I'm sure it's fake, only thing I give is my name. ~


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