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The "UNICEF Endorsed Grant of 2M USD" is a Donation Scam

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The "UNICEF Endorsed Grant of 2M USD" is a Donation Scam

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Online users are asked to be aware of UNICEF donation advance fee scam below that is being sent out by scammers. The scam claims that the recipients have been selected to receive a grant of $2,000,000 USD from the UNICEF foundation, and ask the recipients to contact an email address in order to receive their money. But, once contact has been made, the scammers will ask their potential victims to send their personal information and subsequently ask them to send money, in order to receive their so-called grant or money. The UNICEF, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, is a United Nations program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

The "UNICEF Endorsed Grant of 2M USD" Donation Scam

From: Peter Law Peter.LAW@tollgroup.com
Date: 5 September 2016 at 01:02:06 GMT+3
Subject: RE: News

Your Unicef endorsed grant of 2M USD has been issued through our foundation. Reply to lsk.home001@hotmail.com for more details

It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you are the recipient of millions of dollars or have won the lottery, and asks you to send money in order to receive your money, lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate companies or organizations will never ask their recipients or winners to send money in order to receive donations, prizes or winnings. The money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what they will steal. And, the victims on the other hand, will never receive the donations, winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.

Therefore, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.

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  • August 5, 2018 at 12:04 PM by an anonymous user from Stockton, California, United States

    I just got a text message on a phone I havent even had a week. and its a phone from the government! but left their email and wanted me to respond back to them with my personal email address. is how they put it.

    I already know about winning money or anything that is like contest or free , you do not ever have to give any real info about urself to them and especially giving any money to get free money. it just never makes sense. common sense folks!

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  • May 8, 2018 at 7:14 AM by an anonymous user from Memphis, Tennessee, United States

    I just received one of these emails myself. it was from a friend of mine that I do not talk to on a regular basis. Can not get a hold of her, so I looked it up on line and its a SCAM!!

    Don't send them any money. You want receive any back. I almost fell for this myself. But I checked it out on line and if you win anything they are not going to ask for money for you to get money. They just want yours. How can we stop these people.

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  • April 5, 2018 at 10:08 AM by an anonymous user from Sunnyvale, California, United States

    I just received a text message through Face Book Messenger from a high school friend telling me he had just received a grant from UNICEF for $70,000 -- a new program - He called it The Green Card Grant Program -- After many questions and him telling me there was no link yet on line to check it out he told me he would give me the contact persons phone number and I could text him -- He said I could apply and get approved in 24 hrs -

    I texted the contact person at 567-205-1258 Ronald Schwartz From UNICEF Grant Promo - I gave my full name and address mothers name and phone # UGHHHHHH --

    I was instructed to have money to pay Fed EX driver for the delivery -- within 24 hours -

    During this time I was still in contact with Facebook messenger and was texting my friend -- I was instructed to "choose" how much grant money I wanted and it would cost me accordingly - $2000 would buy me $100,000 and on up it went

    I called my facebook friend on the phone and he was NOT texting me on messenger!

    The scammer that was texting my phone is waiting on me to return with the Western Union or Money Gram funds -- I hope someone can catch these wicked people!

    I am in NC - this happened 4-5-18 10:30 AM -- How and to whom do I report this?

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