Beware of Marie Holmes Powerball Jackpot Lottery Donation Scams
August 13, 2015
The email messages below, which claim the recipients have been chosen by Marie Holmes, the 26 year-old woman who won $188 million in the Powerball lottery jackpot in February, to receive a donation of US$1,000,000, to help Marie Holmes with her charitable donations, is fraudulent. Recipients of the fake email message, sent by scammers, are asked not to respond to it with their personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information or sending money.
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Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message asking you to send money in order to receive lottery winnings, donations or rewards.
The Fake Marie Holmes Email Messages
Be informed that you have been chosen, Marie Holmes won $188 million Powerball jackpot in the lottery and she have decided to donate the sum of $ 1,000,000.00 US dollars to help her, promote her wishes charitable donation. Contact Marie via her personal Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on how to receive the funds
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You are picked by Marie Holmes,U.S Powerball winner for a humanitarian donation of $2.5MUSD Reply via(mariewillfuldonation @gmail.com)For briefs
My Client Marie Holmes who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, contact her via her private email (marie.holmes@ qq.com) for more detail on how to receive this.
Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.
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