Look out for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Charity Donation Scams
November 29, 2016
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.
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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: email@example.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...
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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