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Beware of "Marvin and Mae Acosta Donation Charity or Donation" Scam

2018-03-25T19:37:22  +
Beware of "Marvin and Mae Acosta Donation Charity or Donation" Scam

Marvin and Mae Acosta, the winners of the largest lottery prize in California Lottery history, are not sending email messages to individuals around the world requesting their personal information or money in order to receive a donation from them. Therefore, online users who have received email messages like the one below, claiming they have been selected to receive millions of dollars from the Marvin and Mae Acosta Donation Fund, are asked to delete them. This is because the email messages are fakes being sent by online scammers, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information.

Please continue below.

Once the online scammers have received their potential victims' information, they will use it to contact the same potential victims and attempt to scam them. The scammers will then ask their potential victims to send them money in order to collect their so-called donation. But, if the money is sent, the scammers will take it and disappear, leaving the victims broke and depressed. The scammers will also sell their potential victims' information to other scammers, so the same victims will be contacted multiple times.

Remember, once you asked to send personal information or money in order to receive a donation via an unsolicited email message, it is an online scammer attempting to rob you.

The "Marvin and Mae Acosta Donation" Scam

From: fwesson@aqmd.gov:

Mr. Acosta donates to you.

Its heart warming to receive a response from you, but first, we will love to introduce our selves, I am Marvin Acosta , and my wife's name is Mae Acosta, we are the Chino Hills Power-ball Jackpot Winners of one-third of the historic, world record-breaking Power-ball jackpot of $1.58 Billion on January 13th 2016, and we finally came out to claim our share of the prize on July 19th 2016, which was an incredible $528.8 million, after which we were given a lump sum cash payment of $327,835,000.

We actually left the States after claiming our money and we are currently here in Luxembourg because we needed privacy and due to some previous stories we heard about some previous winners" we decided to come down here on a long vacation and to help others by donating part of our gift from God, and we also want it to be a private donation, we never had the plans of coming down here from the United States, but we were advised to do so by our attorney because, she knew there is gonna be a lot of responsibilities that is gonna come along with the win.

We just started our donation project ahead of the Xmas celebration and we are donating the sum of $1,800,000.00 U.S. Dollars to our church and 20 lucky Individuals from our $327,835,000 Jackpot, not because the money is too much but because we want the money to go round, and please, we will like you to assist as much as you can, with this money as soon as it gets to you, most especially, the needy around you, although we are just knowing you for the first time but we believe our heavenly father has directed us to you as we seek the advise of financial advisers and we also prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and we saw your email on a list of registered email addresses that was provided to us by Microsoft and AOL management team from which your email was selected, so if you receive this email from us, we believe you were chosen by God to receive our donation of $1,800,000.00 U.S. Dollars and we also hope that, you are a God fearing individual being a Christian or a Muslim, and as a believer, we believe that good things happens to those people who wait and also believe.

Please be rest assured that, you stand no risk as this is our money, for source and verification please click here on the Acosta family or see the link below

We are doing this not to gain fame as a matter of fact, we have decided to put this away from the media and our sole purpose of doing this was a result of a long talk with my wife who said to me ''Honey, there are families out there who still survive on pay check and some nothing'' I knew exactly what she was talking about because i have thought of it too.

We would love to introduce our selves more and also show you pictures of our lovely family but firstly we would like to know more about our winner by replying back with the below information's:

Your Name:

Country:

Mobile/Telephone number:

Age:

if you have kids:

May the Good Lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family and your society as soon as our donation gets to you.

GOD BLESS YOU !

Mr & Mrs Marvin Acosta.

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Comments, Questions and Reviews
(Total: 47)

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  • Posted: Yesterday at 2:04 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Des Plaines, Illinois, United States

    Hi, I have same text message:

    "GOOD-NEWS

    My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily00@gmail.com>) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.​​"

    No body asked me for nothing

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 12 at 5:49 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Marvin Acosta
    Date: Apr 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    Subject: Greetings from Mr & Mrs Marvin Acosta.

    Its heart warming to receive a response from you, but first, we will love to introduce our selves, I am Marvin Acosta , and my wife's name is Mae Acosta, we are the Chino Hills Power-ball Jackpot Winners of one-third of the historic, world record-breaking Power-ball jackpot of $1.58 Billion on January 13th 2016, and we finally came out to claim our share of the prize on July 19th 2016, which was an incredible $528.8 million, after which we were given a lump sum cash payment of $327,835,000.

    We actually left the States after claiming our money and we are currently here in Luxembourg because we needed privacy and due to some previous stories we heard about some previous winners" we decided to come down here on a very long vacation and to help others by donating part of our gift from God, and we also want it to be a private donation, we never had the plans of coming down here from the United States, but we were advised to do so by our attorney because, she knew there is gonna be a lot of responsibilities that is gonna come along with the win.

    We just started our donation project and we are donating the sum of $1,800,000.00 U.S. Dollars to our church and 20 lucky Individuals from our $327,835,000 Jackpot, not because the money is too much but because we want the money to go round, and please, we will like you to assist as much as you can, with this money as soon as it gets to you, most especially, the needy around you, although we are just knowing you for the first time but we believe our heavenly father has directed us to you as we seek the advise of financial advisers and we also prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and we saw your email on a list of registered email addresses that was provided to us by Microsoft and AOL management team from which your email was selected, so if you receive this email from us, we believe you were chosen by God to receive our donation of $1,800,000.00 U.S. Dollars and we also hope that, you are a God fearing individual being a Christian or a Muslim, and as a believer, we believe that good things happens to those people who wait and also believe.

    Please be rest assured that, you stand no risk as this is our money, for source and verification please click here on the Acosta family

    We are doing this not to gain fame as a matter of fact, we have decided to put this away from the media and our sole purpose of doing this was a result of a long talk with my wife who said to me ''Honey, there are families out there who still survive on pay check and some nothing'' I knew exactly what she was talking about because i have thought of it too.

    We would love to introduce our selves more and also show you pictures of our lovely family but firstly we would like to know more about our winner by replying back with the below information's:

    Your Name:
    Country:
    Mobile/Telephone number:
    Age:
    if you have kids:

    May the Good Lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family and your society as soon as our donation gets to you.

    GOD BLESS YOU !
    Mr & Mrs Marvin Acosta."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 10 at 10:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bev Doerr
    Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:19 PM
    Subject: FYI

    Personal Donation to you contact { marvinacostafunds@hotmail.com ) for info."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 8 at 12:26 PM by info

    Received this:

    "A donation has been made to you, please contact marviin.acosta@gmail.com as soon as possible for more info..."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 5 at 4:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

    I got this from a text message:

    "My wife and I won the Powerball

    Jackpot of $528.9 million, recently we decided to donate $1,000,000

    USD as new year's GIVEBACK project to 4 people we selected through a

    computer ballot system numbers were drawn from an exclusive list of cell phone

    numbers submitted to us by the US teleco database. Receiving this text message notification you are one of the lucky recipients, follow the guideline below to receive funds for release to you by our legal representative.

    You are lucky to have emerged as one of the lucky 4, We

    hope you will put part of your funding into good use in education, business

    development and also to render selfless services to the less priviledged in your community.

    You can verify us by visiting the web

    pages

    Send the following information for further directives,

    directly to our attorney in charge of issuing your bank draft.

    Your Name:Address:
    Reference
    Code:
    Age:
    Email:

    To:Anthony Seepe | AttorneyDirectorLLB (UP)Pacific-West Consults.

    Email: anthony@pacificwestconsults.com
    Website: www.pacificwestconsults.com

    The reference code is your phone number on which you received donation text message notification. You are to facilitate the delivery of your funds to your location once issued. Lastly, we would appreciate an update on your proceedings with the courier through our attorney.

    If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to inform Mr Athony Seepe.

    Best wishes.

    Marvin & Mae
    Acosta
    Email: donation@gbtrusts.org
    Tel: 909-295-684119

    My wife and I won the Powerball Jackpot of $528.9 million, recently we decided to donate $1,000,000 USD as new year's GIVEBACK project to 4 people we selected through a computer ballot system numbers were drawn from an exclusive list of cell phone numbers submitted to us by the US teleco database. Receiving this text message notification you are one of the lucky recipients, follow the guideline below to receive funds for release to you by our legal representative.

    You are lucky to have emerged as one of the lucky 4, We hope you will put part of your funding into good use in education, business development and also to render selfless services to the less priviledged in your community.

    You can verify..

    Send the following information for further directives, directly to our attorney in charge of issuing your bankdraft.

    Your Name:Address:
    Reference
    Code:
    Age:
    Email:

    To:Anthony Seepe | AttorneyDirectorLLB (UP)Pacific-West

    Consults.

    Email: anthony@pacificwestconsults.com
    Website: www.pacificwestconsults.com

    The reference code is your phone number on which you received donation text message notification. You are to facilitate the delivery of your funds to your location once issued. Lastly, we would appreciate an update on your proceedings with the courier through our attorney.

    If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to inform Mr Athony Seepe.

    Best wishes.

    Marvin & Mae

    Acosta
    Email: donation@gbtrusts.org
    Tel: 909-295-684119"


    What do u think?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 10 at 2:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Palmer, Alaska, United States

      thank you,I received the same text. I went to the websites they recommended to check out their legitimacy (they looked legit) so I sent the required info, I then received an email asking for a copy of my photo ID or Drivers license. The email did not seem as professional as the text and it was coming from an attorneys office in London (aren't they called Soliciters there?).

      Anyway, I am glad I did more checking before I sent them a copy of my ID. Thank You for posting your text!!! Almost a Sucker, M in Alaska

      delete


    • Posted: Apr 5 at 6:43 PM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 5 at 10:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

        Thanks for your info

        delete


  • Posted: Apr 4 at 9:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Orleans, Ontario, Canada

    Just received this scam email:

    "Send an email to ( a_marvin.mae@rogers.com ) to receive the sum of $1,800,000.00"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28 at 8:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Marcos, California, United States

    I received a text message from djensen@ft.newyorklife.com on Sunday afternoon saying:

    “GOOD-NEWS

    My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily001@comcast.net) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.”

    Then I got an email yesterday at 1am

    “Thanks for your response.

    My entire family is pleased to read your reply to us. Our names are Marvin and Mae Acosta, I and my partner both live California, We won the Power ball Jackpot worth sum of $528 million and have decided to spread our wealth through charitable donation round the world; we want to use this medium to give out a donation of $2,000,000.00 (Two million dollars) to you as charity funds and for your personal business development and enhancement of children educational plans.I am very grateful to you for the interest shown in my plight and I want to assure you that you will be greatly rewarded for what you have chosen to do. Although we know each other for the first time but I believe our father in heaven has directed me to you as I prayed and searched over the internet for assistance because I saw your profile on a list of registered email addresses provided to me by Microsoft list/Google list from which I picked you. After winning my jackpot prize, I have departed my neighborhood for some months now where we have to relocate to London England due to taxes and other purposes.

    Please you can read ...I have assisted the local fire department in California, Hurricane victims the Red Cross, Haiti, some hospitals majorly involved in cancer treatment, and some other charity organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. We have also decided to donate to Individuals and I told some Ministers about this which they said was a welcome idea and promised they will get me a list of some people who can help others with my donation and put smile in the face of the needy, We decided to select our self by going to Microsoft and Google to make a research. I decided to elope to London England with my family because of our poor health been a cancer patient and ever since I won this lottery different taxes have been fallen upon us and much are coming, my Families and my able minister's of God advice me to move to any European Continent with my family rather than paying tax each week.My donation of $2,000,000.00 USD may not be much to you but I believe it will go a long way to improving your standard of living like my Power ball Jackpot did to me, I would like you to fill the below and return back to me and my entire household will be glad for you to visit us after my donation gets to you. Do this on time so you can contact the payout bank for further directives to receive donation, please do send me your complete details as I will be able to mail it to my payout bank for more details.

    Full Name:

    Contact Address:

    Contact Phone No.:

    Nationality:

    Age:

    Sex:

    Marital Status:

    Occupation:

    I do not want to ask you for your ID as we do not want to leave an impression in your mind that we want to steal your identity, I want to know more about you, your family and if you have kids and how many and all that. I do hope that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your country. we will employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.May the Good lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family and your society as soon as my donation gets to you.

    Regards,

    Acosta's Family”

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28 at 8:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Received this scam on Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 3:54 PM, from Acosta Family

    "Thanks for your response.

    My entire family is pleased to read your reply to us. Our names are Marvin and Mae Acosta, I and my partner both live California, We won the Power ball Jackpot worth sum of $528 million and have decided to spread our wealth through charitable donation round the world; we want to use this medium to give out a donation of $2,000,000.00 (Two million dollars) to you as charity funds and for your personal business development and enhancement of children educational plans.I am very grateful to you for the interest shown in my plight and I want to assure you that you will be greatly rewarded for what you have chosen to do. Although we know each other for the first time but I believe our father in heaven has directed me to you as I prayed and searched over the internet for assistance because I saw your profile on a list of registered email addresses provided to me by Microsoft list/Google list from which I picked you. After winning my jackpot prize, I have departed my neighborhood for some months now where we have to relocate to London England due to taxes and other purposes.

    Please you can read more about me by viewing the below links: link:http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/19/california-couple-claim-528m-powerball-jackpot-pledge-to-donate-much-it-to.htmlI have assisted the local fire department in California, Hurricane victims the Red Cross, Haiti, some hospitals majorly involved in cancer treatment, and some other charity organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. We have also decided to donate to Individuals and I told some Ministers about this which they said was a welcome idea and promised they will get me a list of some people who can help others with my donation and put smile in the face of the needy, We decided to select our self by going to Microsoft and Google to make a research. I decided to elope to London England with my family because of our poor health been a cancer patient and ever since I won this lottery different taxes have been fallen upon us and much are coming, my Families and my able minister's of God advice me to move to any European Continent with my family rather than paying tax each week.My donation of $2,000,000.00 USD may not be much to you but I believe it will go a long way to improving your standard of living like my Power ball Jackpot did to me, I would like you to fill the below and return back to me and my entire household will be glad for you to visit us after my donation gets to you. Do this on time so you can contact the payout bank for further directives to receive donation, please do send me your complete details as I will be able to mail it to my payout bank for more details.

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Contact Phone No.:
    Nationality:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Marital Status:
    Occupation:

    I do not want to ask you for your ID as we do not want to leave an impression in your mind that we want to steal your identity, I want to know more about you, your family and if you have kids and how many and all that. I do hope that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your country. we will employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.May the Good lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family and your society as soon as my donation gets to you.

    Regards,
    Acosta's Family"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28 at 3:15 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I received a phone text from an individual by the text name djensen@ft.newyorklife.com stating My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily00@gmail.com) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.​​

    I have no idea how this person even received my phone number. They never emailed me only texted me on my phone. I'm reporting this person to you all. They texted me at night and it concerns me how they received my phone number. Please add
    djensen@ft.newyorklife.com to your scam list. I am about to block this person on my phone."

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 28 at 6:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      The same exact thing happened to me! At the same time!

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 27 at 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New Lenox, Illinois, United States

    Some crap about benefactor of Patrica Busking donation at pmbusking@outlook.com ...

    LOSERS !

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 27 at 1:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Denver, Colorado, United States

    I just received a text from djensen@ft.newyorklife.com stating "You have been nominated as a benefactor of Patricia's donation Contact Email burspatricial@gmail.com for instruction."

    So they are not only using the Acostas in their scam.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 27 at 1:38 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: David J Jensen
    Date: 3/25/18 1:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
    To: David J Jensen
    Subject: GOOD-NEWS


    My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily001@comcast.net) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.​​

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 27 at 3:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      This was the message I received yesterday. I did not respond or reply, and am grateful this website exists warning others of this scam. Thank you

      delete


      • Posted: Mar 27 at 7:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

        EXACTLY SAMEEEEEE, I did respond, but thanks to my -sigh- son, who was online playing games, he came across this website and, he saved us.

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  • Posted: Mar 26 at 2:37 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Acosta Family
    Date: March 26, 2018 at 2:03:51 PM CDT
    Subject: FYI

    Thanks for your response.

    My entire family is pleased to read your reply to us. Our names are Marvin and Mae Acosta, I and my partner both live California, We won the Power ball Jackpot worth sum of $528 million and have decided to spread our wealth through charitable donation round the world; we want to use this medium to give out a donation of $2,000,000.00 (Two million dollars) to you as charity funds and for your personal business development and enhancement of children educational plans.

    I am very grateful to you for the interest shown in my plight and i want to assure you that you will be greatly rewarded for what you have chosen to do. Although we know each other for the first time but i believe our father in heaven has directed me to you as i prayed and searched over the internet for assistance because i saw your profile on a list of registered email addresses provided to me by Microsoft list/Google list from which i picked you. After winning my jackpot prize, i have departed my neighborhood for some months now where we have to relocate to London England due to taxes and other purposes.
    Please you can read more about me by viewing the below links: link:http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/19/california-couple-claim-528m-powerball-jackpot-pledge-to-donate-much-it-to.html
    I have assisted the local fire department in California, Hurricane victims the Red Cross, Haiti, some hospitals majorly involved in cancer treatment, and some other charity organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. We have also decided to donate to Individuals and i told some Ministers about this which they said was a welcome idea and promised they will get me a list of some people who can help others with my donation and put smile in the face of the needy, We decided to select our self by going to Microsoft and Google to make a research. I decided to elope to London England with my family because of our poor health been a cancer patient and ever since i won this lottery different taxes have been fallen upon us and much are coming, my Families and my able minister's of God advice me to move to any European Continent with my family rather than paying tax each week.

    My donation of $2,000,000.00 USD may not be much to you but i believe it will go a long way to improving your standard of living like my Power ball Jackpot did to me, i would like you to fill the below and return back to me and my entire household will be glad for you to visit us after my donation gets to you. Do this on time so you can contact the payout bank for further directives to receive donation, please do send me your complete details as i will be able to mail it to my payout bank for more details.

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Contact Phone No.:
    Nationality:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Marital Status:
    Occupation:

    I do not want to ask you for your ID as we do not want to leave an impression in your mind that we want to steal your identity, i want to know more about you, your family and if you have kids and how many and all that. I do hope that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your country. we will employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

    May the Good lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family and your society as soon as my donation gets to you.

    Regards Acosta Family..."

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 27 at 9:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

      I literally just got this exact email today (3/27/18)

      delete


      • Posted: Mar 27 at 8:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

        me too, the good thing is that I research before giving my information to them.

        delete


      • Posted: Mar 27 at 7:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

        omg I got the exact same email 2 days ago, wait no yesterday

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  • Posted: Mar 26 at 1:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Streamwood, Illinois, United States

    They sent me the scam claiming they tried getting ahold of me three times. Here's what happened when I sent an email to the sender of that text to my phone claiming the Acosta's wanted to give me a donation. (Note: djensen couldn't be found (because it doesn't exist!)

    "Mail Delivery Subsystem
    1:10 PM (32 minutes ago)
    to me
    Error Icon
    Address not found
    Your message wasn't delivered to djensen@ft.newyorklife because the domain ft.newyorklife couldn't be found. Check for typos or unnecessary spaces and try again."

    The response was:

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  • Posted: Mar 26 at 1:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Streamwood, Illinois, United States

    I just received the scammers text on my phone claiming this is the third time they tried to get hold of me. Nobody gives away money like that. God help the poor suckers that they scam. God damn the scammers!

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  • Posted: Mar 26 at 1:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Meridian, Idaho, United States

    I have received 2 by text asking me to respond to 2 different email address.

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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States

    What if I replied to the text? I have received an email and I am concerned but have only used my mobile device so no viruses right?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 26 at 2:13 PM by info

      Right, you will not get a virus. This is a scam where the scammers will attempt to trick you into sending them money.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Crown Point, Indiana, United States

    I too have received a message to my cellphone by djensen@ft.newyork.co...about a family of the Acostas on their powerball jackpot. It says to get in contact with them and says how to receive my donation. it also says not to ignore and that this is the third time trying to get in touch with me.

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    • Posted: Mar 26 at 10:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      lol. Same here, was contacted this morning. Looks like this scam that ran a couple of years ago is back.

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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Addison, Illinois, United States

    I just received the same text about an hour ago. I responded scam! And deleted it.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Gary, Indiana, United States

    "GOOD-NEWS

    My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily_@hotmail.com) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.​​

    djensen@ft.newyorklife.com"

    I received this via text about an hour ago as well as the rest of you I see. Just want to share so I can help others whom are curious!

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      This happened to me just now too - receiving this "email" via text! I guess they are starting up again!

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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    I got a text message saying:

    " My Client Acosta's Family who just won a powerball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily001@comcast.net) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you."

    I knew it was a scam the second I saw it, and I just wanted to spread it to warn people.

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

      I received an exact same text today - thank you

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      I received the same one...Thanks

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Hobart, Indiana, United States

      Got the exact same message today. Third time trying to reach me?. I have never gotten anything like this before. Some lottery winner wants to give me money? Yeah, sure.

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Gary, Indiana, United States

      I just received the same message and knew it was a scam so I looked it up to make sure it wasn't one that gives you a virus if you click on the message.

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

      I also received the exact same text. I never responded to any email, so I never personally gave them my number, and I never give out my number to any unknown source anyway.

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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Escondido, California, United States

    Usually I get emails but this is the first time I've gotten a text message to my phone! Please beware of this scam!! They usually don't stop even after reported...

    There was no number just an email from: djensen@ft.newyorklife.com

    And the message that followed:

    "My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily001@comcast.net) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.​​"

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  • Posted: Mar 11, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "My wife and I won the Powerball
    Jackpot of $528.9 million, recently we decided to donate $1,000,000
    USD as new year's GIVEBACK project to 4 people we selected through a
    computer ballot system numbers were drawn from an exclusive list of cell phone
    numbers submitted to us by the US teleco database. Receiving this text message notification you are
    one of the lucky recipients, follow the guideline below to receive
    funds for release to you by our legal
    representative.


    You are lucky to have emerged as one of the lucky 4, We
    hope you will put part of your funding into good use in education, business
    development and also to render selfless services to the less priviledged in your
    community.
    You can verify us by visiting the web pages

    Send the following information for further directives, directly to our attorney in charge of issuing your bank draft.


    Your Name:Address:
    Reference
    Code:
    Age:
    Email:

    To:Anthony Seepe | AttorneyDirectorLLB (UP)Pacific-West Consults.
    Email: anthony@pacificwestconsults.com
    Website: www.pacificwestconsults.com


    The reference code is your phone number on which you
    received donation text message notification. You are to facilitate the
    delivery of your funds to your location once issued. Lastly, we would
    appreciate an update on your proceedings with the courier through our attorney.
    If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to inform Mr Athony Seepe.

    Best wishes.
    Marvin & Mae
    Acosta
    Email: donation@gbtrusts.org
    Tel: 909-295-684115

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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

    I just received this text msg from promax@groupzoom.com:

    "My wife and I won the Powerball

    Jackpot of $528.9 million, recently we decided to donate $1,000,000 USD as new year's GIVEBACK project to 4 people we selected through a computer ballot system numbers were drawn from an exclusive list of cell phone numbers submitted to us by the US teleco database. Receiving this text message notification you are one of the lucky recipients, follow the guideline below to receive funds for release to you by our legal representative.

    You are lucky to have emerged as one of the lucky 4, We

    hope you will put part of your funding into good use in education, business

    development and also to render selfless services to the less priviledged in your
    community.

    You can verify us by visiting the web page"

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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Visalia, California, United States

    I got an email from a similar sender and I responded. They redirected me to their attorney who I have been consulting with. He hasn't asked for any $, just a bank account # the funds can be be transferred to. I sent him the account info and routing # to a prepaid Visa Card I have. I am waiting on his response.

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  • Posted: Jan 30, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

    I have received an email from the Acosta Family stating donation to me of $2 million I diss research before I acted and found out is nothing but a scam. I did send them some information but nothing personal. In the email stated used to live in California they moved from California to London to the UK. They got back with me on the response!

    They sent me an email to get hold of the bank to Set up an online account. They told me I had to pay $370 .00 to set up be a c*nt right there and then I knew it was a scam. There is nobody in this world doesn’t know you from Adam is going to donate $2 million do you or any kind of money

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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Daniele Issa-Sayegh
    Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:54:57 AM
    Subject: FYI

    My Client Acosta's Family who just won a power ball lottery has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily001@comcast.net) for more details on how to receive your donation. Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.​​​"

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    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: El Centro, California, United States

      I got the same thing today

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  • Posted: Jan 16, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Palmer, Alaska, United States

    I received a text message that the Acoustas were giving four one million checks out and my phone number was selected. This must be a new scam.

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    • Posted: Feb 7, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

      I received the same message, I researched the Acosta Foundation and they do not give out to individuals, mostly to 501(c)(3) non profits. I reported this to the foundation scam tracking department as well as the FTC

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