Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"

The e-mail message below is a scam, so please do not respond to it. I got this e-mail message this morning, which the sender claims he/she got my details from a charity network. I am not a part of any charity and have never given any charity organization my personal information. Why did I receive this e-mail? Scammers know that people are going through tough financial times and are using the promise of financial riches to lure their victims into a trap. The trap includes convincing their victims into sending money in order to receive the thousands or millions of dollars they were tricked into believing that they will receive.

Email Scam - Happy New Month....God Bless You

The message appears to have been sent from email address "jsanchez@," but if you reply, your response will go to email address "barristeryuphuong@" The scammers will change the email message, so look out for the same email message coming from different email addresses.

A Copy Of The E-mail Scam

From: jsanchez@
Subject: Happy New Month....God Bless You

Dear friend, I got your details after an extensive on-line search Via (Network Power Charitable Trust) for a reliable Person, I care enough to type this, you MUST take time to read it.

I know I have never met you, but my mind instincts me to do this, I believe everything happens for a reason! People change so you can learn to let go, Things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right.

I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you. For charitable goals.

I am 57 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 4 years ago, kindly Contact my lawyer through this email address or you can call her private Line:(+855-085467171) (barrister_yuphuong@ She Is A God fearing Person work with her, if you are interested in carrying out this task, so that she can arrange the release of the funds ($10,500,000.00) to you.

At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives (That have squandered the funds I gave them for this purpose before) are around me and my health status also. I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware.

Thank you and God bless you.

Please make sure you contact my lawyer because i will not be available to respond to your mail.

Mrs.Caro Hu.

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September 9, 2019 at 5:53 AM by
Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"
an anonymous user from: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Hello, yet another version of this threat:

Sender's e-mail address:

The message is as follows:

"Dear ...

I got your details after an extensive on-line search Via (Network Power Charitable Trust) for a reliable person, I'm Mrs Linda Soo, 58 years old dying woman who was diagnosed for cancer about 4 years ago,I have decided to donate ($10,500,000.00) to you for charitable goals.Contact me if you are interested in carrying out this task, so that I can arrange the release of the funds to you

Thank you and God bless you.

Mrs Linda Soo"


March 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM by
Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"
an anonymous user from: Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

Hello, another version of this mail is as follows:

"From: Mrs.Caro S Thai


Dear Beloved.

I got your details after an extensive on-line search Via (Network

Power Charitable Trust) for a reliable person, I'm Mrs. Caro S Thai, a 57 years old dying woman who was diagnosed for cancer about 4 years ago, I have decided to donate to you for charitable

goals. Contact my lawyer if you are interested in carrying out this task, so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you.


Barrister. MaI Ja Helena (Mrs): E-mail (hk_cnoock@"


November 17, 2015 at 10:02 AM by
Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"
an anonymous user from: Flint, Michigan, United States

I can see that this is far fetched, but what do they gain from this kind of posting? I do have a charity and don't want to fall for any scams. Please educate me on what would happen if I called this lawyer or replied to this email. Thanks.


November 17, 2015 at 11:38 AM by
Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"

If you call the so-called lawyer, he/she will attempt to trick you into sending money, which the so-called lawyer will claim is for taxes, delivery fee, or some other fees, that you need to pay in order to receive the so-called donation. Once the money is sent, the scammers will take it and you will never here from them again. Or, if you hear from them again, they(scammers) will attempt to trick you again into sending more money.

Some scammers may ask potential victims to send between $100 to $10,000 for taxes or other fees. Now, multiple that by thousands of potential victims around the world, and you will have an idea of how much money these scammers make from their victims.


July 16, 2015 at 3:57 PM by
Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"
an anonymous user from: Guelph/Eramosa, Ontario, Canada

I received this...what a scammer!


March 24, 2014 at 4:47 AM by
Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"
an anonymous user from: Kigali, Rwanda

Hello! Thanks for the support, keep pushing forward and do your best to help the world. I received the same e-mail this morning! here is a copy of it:

"from: Mrs.Carolina SUZ Richard, thibaut.ponsolle@

reply-to: barristercarosimhu@

date: Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM

subject: For charitable goals.!

Dear friend,

I got your details after an extensive on-line search Via (Network Power Charitable Trust)for a reliable Person, I care enough to type this,you MUST take time to read it I know I have never met you, but my mind instincts me to do this, I believe everything happens for a reason..."


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Email Scam - "Happy New Month....God Bless You"