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Look out for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Charity Donation Scams

2016-11-29T18:32:50 -  +
Look out for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Charity Donation Scams

Scammers are impersonating one of the richest men in the world, Mr. Bill Gates, by claiming that he and his wife Melinda are giving away millions of dollars via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to some randomly selected online users. Therefore, online users are asked delete email messages claiming they will receive thousands or millions of dollars from Mr. Gates or his foundation, and are asked to send their personal information in order to receive their so-called donation. Remember, this is how scammers collect their potential victims’ information, which they will use to contact them.

Please continue reading below.

Also, online users who have already been tricked by charity donation scams will be contacted by scammers, who will attempt to scam them, either by tricking them into sending them money or trick them into visiting phishing or malicious websites.

For information about Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, please visit their legitimate website at: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

A Sample of the "Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation" Email Scam

Subject: $5 MILLION USD DONATION FROM MR BILL GATES.
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 2:29 PM
From: "Office file"

You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: billgatesdonation@yandex.com.

I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below:

I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $78 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you.

Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above, am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. Although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund. After taken care of the needs of our immediate family members,

Before death we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. We have kept just 30% of the entire sum to ourselves since i am sick and am writing to you from hospital, and my wife will be travelling to Germany for Treatment too.

To facilitate the payment process of ($5,000,000.00 USD) you are to send us:

your full names...
your contact address...
your personal
telephone number...

So that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your city.

Please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

Thank you for accepting our offer; we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information:

Mr. Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Remain Blessed

Regards Mr Bill Gates.

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  • Posted: Aug 14, 2018 at 11:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Benton, Arkansas, United States

    424-307-2419 appears to be another version of the Gates Foundation scam.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 29, 2018 at 3:35 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: rsk09476@uga.edu
    Sent: Sunday, 22 July 2018 8:53 PM
    To: Recipients
    Subject: Bill Gates Foundation

    I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a cash sum of $5,000,000 USD), our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below:

    please see the link below:

    I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000 USD) to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance because i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. me and my wife have cancer and as you could see from the webpage above, am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send us

    your full names……………..
    your contact address…………….
    your personal telephone number……………

    so that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

    Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Bill Gates Charity or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    God bless you
    Regards MR Bill Gates"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 13, 2018 at 12:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

    I too received an email from a facebook friend stating he saw my name on the winner's list and that the Bill Gates foundation was given to certain individuals 100000 dollars. But, all you had to do was send them 2000 dollars via western union to process lawyer fees so it is tax-free. I felt a scam there was one like it where they would call and say they are with the US government and you have received a free loan of 10000 dollars and you had to send them 250 dollars via western union to process it.

    I am certain this is the same man thing is the person who told me is a facebook friend and I know of him and swore he received money but yes put up 2000 and to call a number but no one answered; if the man is getting on facebook accounts and impersonating facebook friends, facebook needs better protection for people

    delete


  • Posted: May 25, 2018 at 1:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Poolesville, Maryland, United States

    A Facebook friend gave me an email address and told me she had gotten money from this foundation. I sent an email & this guy said he would check the winners list and get back to me. So I went along with it for awhile until they said I’d have to pay the attorney & ups fees before they would deliver the money. $1000 for $100,000, $2000 for $200,000 ...... up to $10,000 for $1,000,000. I said hell no!

    So for several days my friend kept trying to talk me into doing it. I was about to go ahead when I decided to google the foundation just to see what came up. Am I glad I did! Your website just saved me $2000❣️

    delete


  • Posted: May 16, 2018 at 7:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States

    I received an email from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation stating I was the winning person for $300,000.00 from the empowerment program. It stated they were getting a check to the financial department for obsolete protection and they would advise on how to proceed and get my check delivered to me.

    My name was on a list of random people selected because I saw it on there. Is this legit or is it fraud. I have not contacted these people about the check at this time.

    I don't know if this true or a scam. Most people don't just give their money away like this.

    delete


    • Posted: May 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


    • Posted: May 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: May 15, 2018 at 6:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Jeffersonville, New York, United States

    gatesempowerment2018@outlook.com was where I was supposed to hook up with their delivery agents per the message from a person that I knew in the past.

    They said that they saw my name on a list of winners and that I hadn't claimed my winnings yet. It also has a logo with the words Urban Poor Fund International on a copy of that list. I told him that he better do some research on this before he goes broke. He said that he got $300,000.00

    delete


  • Posted: May 14, 2018 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

    I was involved in a scam this weekend thru texts. The number they used to send me texts was 631-246-4521. They robbed me of $1500. I am on a very fixed income, and 80 years old. Evidently, this is a phishing scam. I hope all of these crooks burn in hell.

    delete


  • Posted: May 8, 2018 at 10:07 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

    Wanted to tell you that 2 different times I've been approached via messenger that you are "giving away grant money." 2 different phone numbers-both are scams. (209) 803-5759 & (806) 464-1061. They are doing this via friends lists on Facebook sites they've hacked into .

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster (Pluckemin), New Jersey, United States

    This is so sad. I have a friend who has given all his personal info to these people.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 10:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Freeport, Florida, United States

    The scammer picked one of my Facebook friends and sent this crap to me from the friend. Then ask for my personal info. Then informed I had to send a minimum of $850. to win. Stating the more you send, the more you can win. Furnished a name and address to send a Walmart transfer to. HELL is awaiting frauds such as this. Karma will pay them a visit!

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 3, 2018 at 11:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Stockton, California, United States

    I was told to send my name address and phone number to Bill Gates ( Mr Michael Anthony Aaron 4464 Lone Tree Way #534 Antioch , California 94531 ) (510) 646-7068. Thank You

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 27, 2018 at 11:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    I sent them the details before finding out that it was scammers that sent it..ooohhh

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 26, 2018 at 8:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

    If you say this is a scam then no problem, because a mail like this was sent to my inbox at my Facebook Account, so if it was not you I meant isn't you then it is a scam like clearly stated at the address I was told to contact that Mrbill1102@outlook.com

    for now if I do receive any of this types of mails again I'd be glad to report again at this address!

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 12, 2018 at 5:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Mr Bill Gates <217038779@stu.ukzn.ac.za>
    Date: Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:56 AM
    Subject: Hi

    Greetings you have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr. Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: bill.gates.foundation.01@outlook.com

    I hope this information finds you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below:

    I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above, am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taking care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. We have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer. And me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me

    your full names.................
    your contact address................
    your personal telephone number...............
    SEND YOUR ABOVE DETAILS TO my Email: bill.gates.foundation.01@outlook.com

    So that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.


    Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Remain Blessed

    Regards
    Mr Bill Gates"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 5, 2018 at 6:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

    Here is another scam:

    "FROM:
    Bill Gates 217001345@stu.ukzn.ac.za

    Greetings you have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr. Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim:
    bill.gates.donations2017@hotmail.com

    I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Bill_&_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

    I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and I saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and I have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above, am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. We have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because I am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer. And me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me

    your full names.................
    your contact address................
    your personal telephone number...............
    SEND YOUR ABOVE DETAILS TO my Email bill.gates.donations2017@hotmail.com
    So that I can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

    Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Remain Blessed

    Regards
    Mr Bill Gates"

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 25, 2018 at 4:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    I received this kind of an email dated the 18th Dec 2017. I accessed it in my email box on 29th Dec 2017. I had no knowledge of this kind of scam email before and to me the way it was presented it never appeared it was a scam. I was very excited about it, thinking it was real. I showed it to my family members - my wife and children - and assured them that God has eventually visited us with His miracle. Even when my son looked at the printed email, he confessed that it did not appear to be a scammed email.

    I started getting jittery about it when I showed it to a friend who told me that it was a scammed email, and other friends too who are conversant with this type of email confirmed to me that it was a scammed email. I have every reason now to believe that the email was scam because I have not received any response or heard from the purported sender of the email up until the time of sending this email.

    I ignorantly supplied to them all the information they requested thinking it was genuine. I really feel disappointed and broken that I was deceived.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 31, 2018 at 7:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bates City, Missouri, United States

      how can you fall for this

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 24, 2018 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sacramento, California, United States

    I received 3 of those emails. I did not respond to it because I assumed it was a scam.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 13, 2018 at 8:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: The Bronx, New York, United States

    u mean to tell me that this letter I received from mr Gates is a scam? Don't know what to think of this!! Thought my plans had come true! It shouldn't be allowed for these things to be published!

    Here I am need to get out these projects into a nice 3 bedrooms house and try to live the life as quiet as possible. Here I am a 77yr old with multiples of medical issues and this is not true!! To revisit will not be necessary for me I am sick!!

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 3, 2018 at 6:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

    I received this message too.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 17, 2017 at 4:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "Bill Gates" Date: Nov 8, 2017 4:36 PM
    Subject: ATTENTION

    *Greetings You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: mrbillgates1@usa.com

    I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_&_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

    We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer's and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send meyour full names.................your contact address................your personal telephone number...............*
    *SEND YOUR ABOVE DETAILS TO **mrbillgates1@usa.com

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 14, 2017 at 5:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

    My cousin said he received this money and told me to sign up. I gave out my email address age and address. Now they are asking me for $1000 to get 100k. I feel scammed. I ask my cousin to call me I feel like it’s not my cousin talking to me.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 14, 2017 at 5:23 PM by info

      It is not your cousin. His account may have been hacked.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 at 11:41 PM by LuckyV from or near: Siuri, West Bengal, India

    A Facebook friend insisted that she received the money but she herself was part of this scammer.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 at 11:50 PM by info

      It may not be your friend. It could have been a scammer impersonating her.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 15, 2017 at 12:32 PM by info

    The scammers are asking potential victims to call the following telephone number and visit a link to view their names on a so-called winners' list:

    " 1 424 231-8368
    Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

    Gate List Video Proof Contact Us B.M.G.F Fund
    Winners List

    Terms And Policy

    Winners List
    BELOW ARE THE WINNERS LIST FOR 2016/2017 BILL AND MELINDA GATE FOUNDATION"

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 23, 2017 at 7:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Djibouti, Djibouti

      Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

      "From: Bill Gates
      Sent: 24 November 2017 00:19
      To: Recipients
      Subject: $5 MILLION USD DONATION

      Greetings You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: billgatesdonation1@gmail.com

      I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_&_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

      I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and I saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and I have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

      You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer's and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because I am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

      To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me

      your full names.(AbdikanI Suldan Mohamed Diriiye)
      your contact address. (habeeye21@hotmail.com)
      your personal telephone number.( 2520633242243)
      SEND YOUR ABOVE DETAILS TO billgatesdonation1@gmail.com

      so that I can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

      Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

      Remain Blessed

      Regards
      Mr Bill Gates"

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 15, 2017 at 12:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Denver, Colorado, United States

    Dear Sir:

    We were scammed out of $11,283 by a person named Sandra Mire and Deborah Holm. They said they work for Gates Foundation Grants. They were giving out winning money out to people. They are charging a charging fee to get it. You also had to pay 10% off the top to the IRS upfront. They had the winners on a winner list. Here is the URL: hxxps://linedpatt.nethouse.me/winners-list.

    I just want to be aware of them representing your foundation. They also do their scamming through Facebook using IM. They have a web page with Sandra picture on with Bill Gates and his wife on it.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2017 at 3:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    Hi, was asked by a "Friend" to contact Agent Mary Johnson as my name was on the winner's list. She replied straightaway and then asked for the details for the delivery etc.

    When asked what was the catch she didn't inform me until at the end that I was to pay administration, tax clearance fee upfront and that I will receive my funds within 24 hrs and that I was "rest assured the money will be your doorstep next day".

    Since I queried why can't the money be deducted from the winnings fund she informed me it was not possible. She was waiting for my response how much I wish to claim and how much I would be paying upfront.

    I haven't confirmed her the amount but she did get my information as to name and address and my marital and work status. I am quite worried about giving this info but thank God I didn't send her any money nor any ID photo!!

    The referral insisted that she got the money from the foundation but I think she is trying to con me into this scam and feel she is also involved now.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM by LuckyV from or near: Beckton, England, United Kingdom

      This referral turned out to be an online “so-called” friend and insisted that it wasn’t a scam and that once I send money I will get my rewards. Stupid b**ch!! Hope she ends up losing her money for trying rope other people into it through her bad deeds!

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2017 at 6:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received a letter just like the one I read from another person. I didn't believe it, so am inquiring about it. Thank you so much for your information.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 28, 2017 at 10:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "Greetings You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr. Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: mrbillgates2@usa.com

    I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_&_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

    I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and I saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and I have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer's and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because I am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me

    your full names
    your contact address
    your personal telephone number
    SEND YOUR ABOVE DETAILS TO mrbillgates2@usa.com

    so that I can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

    Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Remain Blessed

    Regards
    Mr Bill Gates"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mr. Bill Gates
    Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 4:55 AM
    To: Recipients
    Subject: FROM BILL GATES

    Greetings You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: billgatesdonationfile01.gates@yandex.com

    I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below:

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Gates Foundation, abbreviated as BMGF) is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and ...

    I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer's and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me

    your full names.................
    your contact address................
    your personal telephone number...............

    so that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

    Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Remain Blessed
    Regards
    Mr Bill Gates"

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  • Posted: Jul 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    -- start of scam --
    "From: Mr Bill Gates
    Sent: 12 July 2017 15:19
    Subject: FROM BILL GATES

    Greetings You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim: billgatesdonationfile@yandex.com

    I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_&_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Gates Foundation, abbreviated as BMGF) is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and ...

    I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

    You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer's and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment.

    To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($5,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me

    your full names
    your contact address
    your personal telephone number

    so that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

    Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Remain Blessed

    Regards
    Mr Bill Gates"
    -- end of scam --

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  • Posted: May 10, 2017 at 9:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mineral Point, Missouri, United States

    I have been a victim of online scammers just in the last few days, so here is how it starts. They get someone that is known to you and they tell you that their life has taken a turn for the better and say that your name was on the winnings list and your friend wanted to tell you so that you could check it out. A website is forwarded to you and you get an agent Smith Johnson who ask for your full name, then you wait for about3to 5 minutes and then they tell you that you are on the list from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation from being a Facebook user. Then you are asked to fill out a form so that UPS can deliver your winnings. After doing this you get told that there is a fee for agent, IRS, and delivery, the amount is $2,000 dollars and you must hurry because time is short before the truck will be leaving, so like an idiot you comply and send the money and you are told that you shall receive the money by the next day at 2:30 pm, you wait and nothing happens.

    Panic sets in and you try and try to get back to the agent and low and behold all you get is crickets. You finally realize that something has gone wrong so you call Money Gram to stop payment and you get told there is nothing they can do to help. It ends up that the only one that gets destroyed financially to where you cannot even pay your bills or have food to eat is yourself.

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  • Posted: May 5, 2017 at 12:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Denver, Colorado, United States

    I received the scam and edited it into something completely neutered, and sent it back to the scammer and about 100 of their peers and colleagues. I don't think I'll be very popular in Scamland after that.

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2017 at 3:00 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- Original Message --
    "Subject: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Date: 2017-03-27 19:55
    From: "Sir Blake Turner"
    To: shan@philcopy.net
    Reply-To: sirblaketurnerassociates01@gmail.com

    Greetings from Barrister Blake Turner
    Attorney to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Hello, my name is Sir Blake Turner an attorney to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I am writing in respect of a donation of $2,500,000USD made to you and your family from the Bill Gates Foundation. Kindly contact me via (sirblaketurnerassociates01@gmail.com) for more details. Thank you

    Regards,

    Sir Blake Turner (Esq)
    Attorney to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation"

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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2017 at 6:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Receiving several facebook messages from someone claiming to be an old high school mate saying they saw my name on winning UPS list of winning moneys from Billandmelinda foundation Steve A.

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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2017 at 2:57 PM by info

    Receive via email:

    -- -- -- --
    "Please inform the public ,most especially this two victims of his smart scam activities about this fake General Peace Kito.

    1.Mr.Robert Hotz... ostreferat@bluewin.ch
    2. Mischa Reinhardt ..mischa.reinhardt@bluewin.ch

    This two above name persons are victims of this fake scammer who claims to be a graduate of Harvard University and a French National. He claims to be a close associate of The President of Ghana and a 3-star Police General in France and he has been behind most of the scams of charity donation advance fee payment.
    Extract of his communication with the victim is stated below and some attachments of his fake documents that he has used to scam his victims.
    Thanks

    --- Original ---
    From: "General Peace Kito";;
    Send time: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 3:26 AM
    Subject: Fwd: I AM WAITING PLEASE
    Von: Melinda Gates [mailto: mrs.gatesmelinda@hotmail.com]
    Gesendet: Montag, 13. M?rz 2017 20:45
    An: mischa.reinhardt@bluewin.ch
    Betreff: FROM MELINDA GATES

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Reinhardt Mischa & Robert Hotz,

    I am writing from my official private email of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Note: Any and every payment fees or transfer must be confirmed and directed to which ever account or location I have approved and signed and it is only me that has the authority to do so, as the chair-woman controller of all Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds/award funds.

    This is to inform you that the payment of the 2'550.00 must be paid to our European Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation HEADQUATERS in England UK/Calais France and the payment must be paid into this Poste bank account below:

    ACCOUNT IBAN: 5920 0410 0001 5557 199P 02038
    Beneficiary Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
    BanK:LA POSTE BANK FRANCE
    Beneficiary Name: EKPO INYANG
    Amount: 2550EUR

    As soon as this payment is made you are to send the slip directly to my private email for confirmation and approval of Dr.Robert Hotz funds award then I would now give you confirmation file and documents you are sign and fill for the release of Dr. Robert Hotz funds.

    Thanks
    Mrs.Melinda Gates"

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