Once they (scammers) have received their potential victims’ personal information, they will use the information to trick the potential victims into sending money, which they will claim is for some advance fees, which will cover banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax that the potential victims need to pay before they can receive the donated money.
But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will steal it and may continue to trick the victims into sending more money, with the promise of receiving the donated money the scammers claim they would receive.
Recipients of the Raymond Scott lottery scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead.
It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims, on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.
So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.
Samples of the "Raymond Scott" Lottery Email Scams
From: "Raymond Scott" (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:46:30 -0700
Subject: Business Transaction
Good day! My name is Raymond Scott (Mr). I want you to partner with me to invest $30,500,000 USD into real estate and other profitable business
in your country on behalf my client This is confidential between you and me.
If you are interested email me as soon as possible at my personal email address firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
From: RAYMOND SCOTT <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: donation to you!
How are you and your amazing family? I Am writing you this email with absolute sincerity and in good faith, Congratulations and thank you for your feedback. My entire family are pleased to read your letter of acceptance as our beneficiary to receive $3,500,000.00 USD. in helping me in charity work around the world because i can't do it all to my self. I am Mr. Raymond H. Scott am from Fort Kent, northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Canada, my jackpot was a gift from God and on behalf of my family, My wife (Sheena), my children and i we have decided to do his will by donating to you, and to help me reach out to charity homes and Organizations that will be of help to eradicating poverty in the lives of our Young and Old generations in different locations around the world. Your email address was luckily picked up through A ballot random selection, in regard of my charity project, and with the help of your email domain. that was how your email was being picked among my beneficiaries. and also note: that we are not forcing you to accept my donation because this donations, is a life changing charity project.
After seeking financial advice from our legal counsel, I have decided to commence our charity foundation/projects for this year 2016, and also use the opportunity to give out cash grant worth of 3.5 million dollars each to at least 3 persons to become millionaires and help the poor and needy out there and of which (2) people have benefited and received theirs , we have also decided to help Christians in Northern Part of the world, we can help the needy and less privileges if we both ( You and I ) agree to follow the instructions guiding this organization same way my other two beneficiary’s agreed to oblige to the instructions given to them . Note: It is also our intention to make out donations to charity projects and the less privileged all over the world..
And you can also view our two charity project beneficiaries who has already gotten their donation funds by viewing the link below;
I know this may come as a big surprise but It will interest you to know that your email address was selected alongside other 2 lucky email addresses out of millions of internet users worldwide. Random selection was done by the legal advisers to this donation program declaring YOU as a lucky individual for a cash grant of 3.5 million dollars from us.
I may not know you, but i believe if you were chosen by God to receive my donation of $3,500,000.00 USD you must be a God fearing individual irrespective of your religion or belief, I am a catholic and i believe that Good things happens to those people who wait and also believe. I was running around driving my truck and doing all sort of jobs to make sure my kids have the best education and live a comfortable life before God in his infinite mercy bless us with so much money, i have always prayed that God should help me and i was not surprised when i won my Power-ball Jackpot because i have always knew God has a plan in my life, i believe in the part of the Bible that says ask and you shall receive and consistently i have always asked for a miracle from God through prayers and i believe you do the same too , Although when i new have won the jackpot i told my wife and she laugh and said you won't stop this joke and dream of yours about winning , she doubted me not until i showed her my winning ticket and then she said God never fails .
Please keep note: You will be required to set up an online account in your name with my bank where my $3,500,000.00 USD will be lodge and agreed by my attorney who said that all donated funds to my beneficiary MUST be completed through the use of Online banking system or through a courier delivery service as certified bank draft cheque so i can maintain a better and secure communication.
This may sound like a joke or a hoax but please have no doubt as it is 100% real...Hence to facilitate the payment process of this funds ($3,500,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to fill and send back with your full details so that we can proceed with further questioning on what you will be doing with the money when it finally enters your account. FILL BELOW:
CONGRATULATION ONCE MORE!
Warm RegardsISSUED BY:
MR, RAYMOND .H. SCOTT