Beware of Liliane Bettencourt "419" Nigerian Donation Scam
July 5, 2015
The email messages below, which claim that Liliane Bettencourt is making a donation to the recipients or she will give the recepients a portion of her Net-worth, are scams. The scam is an advance fee fraud, also known as a "419" scam, and is a type of fraud started by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are tricked into sending money with the promise of receiving a large sum of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance and money in some bank account.
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But, the victims will never receive the money or prize that they were promised and will end up losing the money that they have sent to the scammers.
Please note that Liliane Bettencourt, one of the world’s richest women (Net worth of US$42.3 billion) with the biggest shareholder in L’Oréal and one of biggest individual shareholder in Nestle, is currently not contacting people by email and offering them money or some of form donations. So, if you have received similar email messages like the ones below, please delete them and do not follow the instructions in them.
The Fake Liliane Bettencourt Donation Emails
From: Rakate, Innocentia (IRakate@ufh.ac .za)
Subject: Liliane Picked you
To: Rakate, Innocentia (IRakate@ufh.ac .za)
Liliane Bettencourt is donating funds to you. Contact her (LilianeBettencourt@yeah.net)
From: Hubbard, Shawna A [mailto:Shawna.Hubbard@Mercy.net]
Subject: Contact me on my private email now: lilianeb@forotrabajo .es
I, Liliane authenticate this email. You can read about me on: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Liliane_Bettencourt I intend to give to you a portion of my Net-worth which I have been banking. Respond for confirmation.
I, Liliane authenticate this email. You can read about me on:
I write to you because I intend to give to you a portion of my Net-worth
which I have been banking. I want to cede it out as gift hoping it would
be of help to you and others too. Respond for confirmation.
Write to me on: lb001742 @gmail.com
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