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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 reading 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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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2018 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Calexico, California, United States

    On March 27 2018 I recevied a message of a donation from the Acosta family of 2000000 million dallors that I will receive.

    I found that it was a scam. I felt sad because I do really need the money.

    It's sad that they play with people feeling special when you need the money.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 12, 2018 at 7:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

    I just recieved this via text...bad scam:

    "2-31-17

    My wife and I won the Powerball Jackpot of $528.9 million, recently we decided to donate $1,000,000 USD as this year's GIVEBACK project to 4 numbers each, we selected through a computer ballot system and numbers were drawn from an exclusive list of cell phone numbers submitted to us by the US TELCO database.

    Receiving this message notification you are one of the lucky recipients, follow the guideline below to receive the funds released to you through 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 https://www.powerball.com/winner-story/chino-hills-powerball-jackpot-winners-come-forward-claim-528-million-prize . Email the following information for further directives directly to our attorney in charge of issuing your bank draft. Your Name:Address:Profession: Reference Code: Age: Email: To:Anthony Seepe | AttorneyDirector LLB (UP)Pacific-West Consults.Email: anthony@pacificwestconsults.com The reference code is your phone number on which you received donation text 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"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 2, 2018 at 6:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Aurora, Colorado, United States

    I got an email claiming I was the benefactor of a donation

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 18, 2018 at 6:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    I actually got a text sent to my phone. I don't know how they got my #. It was from 1 (401) 100-001. Which said:

    "FRM:Marshall Cara
    SUBJ:FYI
    MSG:You have been nominated as a benefactor to Acosta family donation contact for claims. Marviacosta@outlook.com"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 16, 2018 at 8:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Euless, Texas, United States

    I simply got the message below with a contact e-mail address ...


    "From: Louise Pearman-Beres
    Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:29 PM

    You have been nominated as a benefactor to Acosta family donation contact for claims. Marviacosta@outlook.com"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 12, 2018 at 11:34 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Steve Guenthner
    Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2018 6:44:04 AM
    Subject: RE:

    My Client Mr Acosta who won the power ball lottery in 2016 has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (ACOSTAFAMILY0@ATT.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: Jul 29, 2018 at 3:19 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Press.Campbell@ghd.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:51:49 PM
    Subject: GOOD-NEWS

    My Client Mr Acosta who won the power ball lottery in 2016 has made a donation to you, Kindly contact Mr Acosta via his private email (Acostafamily16@att.net) for more details on how to receive your dona​tion . Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you."

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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 9:32 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Press.Campbell@ghd.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:52:35 PM
    Subject: Congrats

    The Acosta family has donated $2M usd to you. Email them on (acostafamily2016@att.net) for more details and how to receive your claims

    _____________________
    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email, including any attachments, is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender immediately, and please delete it; you should not copy it or use it for any purpose or disclose its contents to any other person. GHD and its affiliates reserve the right to monitor and modify all email communications through their networks.
    _____________________"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 17, 2018 at 6:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Waterdown, Ontario, Canada

    I got this email from the Acosta's stating I was to get 2 million dollars from them. I am waiting to hear back from them, but if they ask for any money I will not give any information.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 28, 2018 at 12:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Marvin Acosta
    Date: June 26, 2018 at 9:07:27 PM CDT
    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 you can also read more about our win: https://www.powerball.com/winner-story/chino-hills-powerball-jackpot-winners-come-forward-claim-528-million-prize



    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: Jun 21, 2018 at 12:13 AM by info

    Here is another scam:
    -- -- -- --

    From: Marvin and Mae Acosta
    Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:15 PM
    Subject: Re: Donation

    Dear Julio,

    How are you doing? On behalf of my entire family i have now issued a letter of authority to my finance firm appointing you as our beneficiary and you are now the sole beneficiary to this fund totaling $2,000,000.00 USD for you and your family. also write to me as soon as the funds get to you please let me know.The contact details and email of our finance firm is below and you have to contact them immediately via Foreign Exchange Supervisor Mr. Vincent Carl on Email (vincent.carl@nwidebnk.co.uk) or you can also reach the bank via phone as I have already issued the authority to them and they will be expecting to hear from you so that they can arrange on how the funds will be transferred to your personal account via an online bank to bank wire system,You have to provide them with every assistance the bank will need to effect the transfer to enable the funds released to you without delay.

    I want you to contact my finance firm providing them with my reference number (ACOSTA/IPB0147/28392/UK) in order to confirm you as one of my beneficiary. NB : You are to first set up a new online paying bank account with our paying finance group before your $2,000,000.00 USD will be credited to the new on-line bank account so you can have an open/secured access to your new bank account online and then information will also be provided on how you can personally transfer your $2,000,000.00 USD to your local account within 24 hours without providing your personal bank account information to anyone, if you follow the instructions from our finance firm directly within the next three (3) working days you will have this funds transferred to your account and available for use.

    BANK NAME: NATION-WIDE BANK (UK) Ltd
    46 Portman Square, London, Portman Square, W1H 6LZ
    United Kingdom.
    ACCOUNT OFFICER: Mr. Vincent Carl
    Email: vincent.carl@nwidebnk.co.uk
    Bank Office Tel: 442032903171
    Mr. Vincent Tel: 447451243104

    PLEASE NOTE THAT: The agreement/contract signed with the NATION-WIDE BANK (UK) Ltd , for online transfers of the funds states that whoever is authorized to receive the funds will complete it through the use of an online account that must be opened by the new customer, therefore note that your contact with the NATION-WIDE BANK (UK) Ltd will involve the opening of a new online bank account in your name which they will automatically credit $2,000,000.00 USD into the new account then you would have to transfer your funds online yourself from your house computer OR office accessing through their online database to any other account anywhere in the world, That is NATION-WIDE BANK (UK) Ltd Electronic Online - Banking policy so you should be ready to open an account with them upon your contact.
    But make sure the account is setup as it was an agreement which was undergo by my attorney and the directors of the bank.

    I wish you and your family the timeless treasures of Christ, the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends because a lot of friends will come around now. I wish you and your entire family Good luck.

    Note: Always send me every correspondents between you and the bank so i will know your level of compliance.

    Regards,
    Acosta Family.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 21, 2018 at 12:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Webster, Leta
    Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:47 AM
    To: Webster, Leta
    Subject: Notice

    The Acosta family has donated $2M usd to you. Email them on (mma22018@outlook.com) for more details and how to receive it

    This message contains information that may be confidential. This message and the information contained herein is intended solely for the use of the intended addressee(s). If you are not an addressee or not an intended addressee, your disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited. If this message has been sent to you in error, please notify the sender by return email or by telephone. Thank you."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --

    From: Marvin Acosta
    Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:21:42 PM
    Subject: Re: Greetings from Mr & Mrs Marvin Acosta.

    It gives us great joy to say hello to you again, you have been appointed as our beneficiary and you are now the sole beneficiary to our donation funds of $1.8 Million US Dollars, and we also want to let you know that you and your family might be so happy now that you are about to receive such donation from us but there is some thing we want you to hold dear to your heart, which is the spirit of love. Always ensure to help the people around you who deserves your help and cultivate a profitable investment to ensure that, this will be the beginning of many success in addition in your life, and i would like you and your household to include our lovely family in your prayers as we continue to do the will of God and as believers of the word of God, we know he has the final say no matter what we go through today.

    The contact details of the finance firm here in Luxembourg are stated below and you have to contact the bank directly on their emails stated below, Our attorney has already issued the authority to them and they will be waiting to hear from you as soon as possible, so they can proceed on how your funds will be transferred to your personal account via online bank to bank wire system, please provide them with every assistance they will be needing to effect your transfer and to enable the funds released to you immediately. kindly contact the finance firm via email, stating only the below information's to enable quick trace of your file.

    Donation Reference ID No#: TWB21895640
    Full Name:
    Country:
    Mobile Number:
    You are to follow direct instructions from the Chief Operating Officer Mr. Laurent Breulet who has been assigned to handle this transaction, and he will ensure that, our donation gets to you and you should report back to us as soon as our donation gets to you, the contact details of the finance firm are stated below.

    Bank Name: EFG BANK INTERNATIONAL.
    Secure E-mail: info@accessefg-intl.com
    Chief Operating Officer: laurent.breulet@accessefg-intl.com
    Tel : 352 2 088 0392

    PLEASE NOTE: The agreement / contract signed with the EFG BANK INTERNATIONAL for online transfer of our donation funds states that, whosoever that has been authorized to receive our donation will complete it through the use of a new online account that must be opened by you the new customer, therefore note that your contact with the EFG BANK INTERNATIONAL will involve the opening of a new online bank account in your name which they will automatically credit with the sum of $1.8 Million US Dollars from our premium account to your new account, and you will be given instructions on how to transfer your funds personally from your house computer OR office accessing through the EFG BANK INTERNATIONAL database to any other account anywhere in the world.

    That is the EFG BANK INTERNATIONAL Electronic Online - Banking policy, so you should be ready to open an account with them upon your contact, and you will be given all instructions needed to enable you make transfer to your account in your country as soon as your new account is been opened.


    GOD BLESS YOU!
    Congratulations & Happy Celebration in Advance."

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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2018 at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

    "From: Leta Webster
    The Acosta family has donated $2M usd to you. Email them on (mma22018@outlook.com) for more details and how to receive it

    This message contains information that may be confidential. This message and the information contained herein is intended solely for the use of the intended addressee(s). If you are not an addressee or not an intended addressee, your disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited. If this message has been sent to you in error, please notify the sender by return email or by telephone. Thank you."



    This is an actual hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon. I did contact them and forwarded this fake email to them.

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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2018 at 5:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I had a feeling this was a scam.

    "Marvin and Mae Acosta
    mmaccst@hotmail.com

    Good day to you

    Greetings to you and your family, I hope our message finds you in perfect health condition. We want to congratulate you, as you have been selected to receive the cash sum of TWO MILLION DOLLARS ($2,000,000.00) from our charity donation project. As you can see from our published web link we won the Power-ball Jackpot of $ 1.6 billion January 13, 2016 and now we have decided to start donating.

    For more info please visit the web link: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/19/california-couple-claim-528m-powerball-jackpot-pledge-to-donate-much-it-to.html

    Here is a little introduction about our family, my name is Marvin and my wife is Mae, we live in Eastvale in Riverside County, California, United State. Before the Jackpot wining, we lived a very quiet life, as a family and as Christians we have always helped the people around us in any way we can. Since we have been blessed with so much more than we expected, we have decided to continue charity work but this time in a big way, to reach out to more helpless and needy people in our society through you. After confirming our wining, we decided to donate a lump sum of $100 million to friends, relatives, individuals worldwide, hospitals and our church. We will make sure that the money goes a long way in helping other people all over the world that are in dare need of financial assistance. We are also donating to hospital treating cancer as my grandfather in late memory suffered from cancer before he died, and also my lovely blessed mother who passed away early from these same cancer disease, and according to the estimates, 550 thousand Americans die of cancer each year which we are not pleased with, so we have decided to fight this cancer deceases, funding both private and public medical research, we don't care the cost.

    We have decided to donate the sum of Two million usd ($2,000,000.00 usd) each to families and individuals around the world can get a hold of either by email or phone contact. For us to facilitate the funds disbursement process of this gift which we have given solemnly to you, kindly indicate your acceptance by forwarding the under listed information as proof of identity in compliance with the payout bank request for payment.

    Name(s):

    Address:

    Gender:

    Age:

    Phone Number:

    Profession:

    Country of residence:

    Kindly send us your above valid requested information ASAP so we can issue the contact details of the authorize payout bank to you, so you can contact them for your donation claims. We are hoping that you will be able to use this money economy-wise and judiciously over there in your society.

    God bless you and your family,

    Regards,
    Marvin and Mae Acosta"

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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2018 at 3:27 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From:
    Date: Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 12:37 PM
    Subject: Re: details

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

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

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

    To:
    Anthony Seepe | Attorney
    Director LLB (UP)
    Pacific-West Consults.
    Email: anthony@pacificwestconsults.com

    The reference code is your phone number on which you received donation text
    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: 909-295-6841

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 15, 2018 at 11:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pittsfield, Illinois, United States

      I received the same!

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  • Posted: Jun 9, 2018 at 6:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Long Beach, California, United States

    I got the same email, its a scam, greedy people in the world, true fact, cant buy that people are given free money; they should be arrested

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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Bernardino, California, United States

    Here's a TEXT MESSAGE I received:

    "00-45-11 / Receive donation from Mega Millionaire Acosta. Email: donation@gbtrusts.org for details to claim "

    I also received another one and this is it here:

    "We are Mae and Marvin Acosta who won the $528 million powerball previously now we are giving back, send e-mail to for detailed correspondence on our donation"

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  • Posted: May 25, 2018 at 8:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Locust, North Carolina, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "From: sue.wood@okc.gov [mailto:sue.wood@okc.gov]
    Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:31 AM
    To: sue.wood@okc.gov
    Subject: Donation

    Lucky offer from the Marvin family, contact email for info (marvin12acosta@gmail.com)

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: This e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the person to which it is addressed and may contain privileged and confidential information protected by law. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by telephone or e-mail, destroy this message and delete any copies held in your electronic files. Unauthorized use and/or re-disclosure may subject you to penalties under applicable state and federal laws."

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  • Posted: May 21, 2018 at 7:54 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Marvin Acosta
    Date: 20/05/2018 23:37 (GMT 05:00)
    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 you can also read more about our win: https://www.powerball.com/winner-story/chino-hills-powerball-jackpot-winners-come-forward-claim-528-million-prize

    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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  • Posted: May 8, 2018 at 2:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    I just received this SMS from max@grupzoom. Doesn't look legit to me. Do you know anything about these folks? Looked up the websites for grupzoom.com and gbtrusts.org and neither exist.


    14-52-17 / *You have a donation from Powerball winners, Email- donation@gbtrusts.org for details.

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  • Posted: May 3, 2018 at 1:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Issaquah, Washington, United States

    Didn't get an e-mail or SMS, just a Chrome browser notification. Odd, but it was obviously garbage.

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  • Posted: Apr 21, 2018 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, 2018 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."

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  • Posted: Apr 10, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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?

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    • Posted: Apr 10, 2018 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

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    • Posted: Apr 5, 2018 at 6:43 PM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 5, 2018 at 10:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

        Thanks for your info

        delete


  • Posted: Apr 4, 2018 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"

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 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”

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 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"

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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 !

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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2018 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.

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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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!

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 26, 2018 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 26, 2018 at 7:51 AM 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, 2018 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 at 8:47 PM 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, 2018 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.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 8:40 PM 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 at 7:22 PM 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 at 10:12 PM 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!

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 4:08 PM 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.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 8:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

      I received an exact same text today - thank you

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 6:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      I received the same one...Thanks

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 6:05 PM 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 at 6:05 PM 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.

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 5:55 PM 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.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 3:08 PM 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 at 6:55 AM 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 at 3:03 AM 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 at 5:12 PM 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 at 10:55 AM 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 at 3:58 PM 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 at 3:44 PM 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 at 9:19 PM 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 at 4:02 PM 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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