The scammers, pretending to be Mrs. Betty Wolf, trick their potential victims into sending them their information by claiming they will receive her inheritance or donation. Once the scammers have gotten their potential victims information, they will subsequently contact them and ask them to send money in order to claim their donation. But, if the potential victims send their money, the scammers will collect it and disappear.
Remember, never send money to receive donations or lottery prizes. And, once you are asked to do so, it is more than likely a scam.
A Sample of the "Mrs. Betty Wolf" Donation Scam
RE: Hello Dear
Betty Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nice to meet you.
My name is Mrs Betty Wolf.I am 29 years old i Married Mr.John Wolf.I really need your assistance. My husband died two years ago and the family members want to kill me and my children and seat on the inheritance of €8'800'000.00 (Eight million eight hundred thousand Euros)he left for us with the financial Institution. I am now in a hiding with my kids, a boy and a girl, the documents of inheritance is with us. please can you help us to have this fund transferred to your country and we will fly to join you after the transfer of the money?.I will give you the 20% of the total fund for your assistance investment. Get back to me for more details.
my alternative email address.( email@example.com )