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Beware of "Li Ka-Shing Foundation" Donation Scams

2017-05-09T14:17:12 -  +
Beware of "Li Ka-Shing Foundation" Donation Scams

If you have received email messages similar to the one below, which claim Li Ka-Shing is donating millions of dollars to randomly selected individuals worldwide, is a scam being sent by cyber criminals to potential victims. Sir Li Ka-Shing, a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist is not randomly giving away millions to selected individuals, therefore, recipients of email messages which claim otherwise are asked to delete them.

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A Sample of the "Li Ka-Shing Foundation" Donation Scam

From Li Ka Shing Foundation www.@star.ocn.ne.jp
Date: Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:36 PM
Subject: Donation of USD$1,200.000.00 from Li Ka Shing!

Hi,

My name is Li Ka-shing, a philanthropist and the founder of Cheung Kong Holdings and Li Ka Shing Foundation, I am the Chairman of the Board of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings, the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer. We offer support to children through innovative education initiatives. Our core focus is to encourage enterprise through education, training and building the right skills today so our young people can become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. I believed strongly in 'giving while living.' I had one idea that never changed in my mind - that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to give USD$1,200.000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so I know your email address is valid.

Visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Li_Ka-shing or you can Google me ( Li Ka-shing).

Regards,

Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE,
Founder Cheung Kong Holdings
Email : foundercheungkongholdiings@yahoo.com
http://www.lksf.org/
likashingfoundations

Donation of USD$1,200.000.00 from Li Ka Shing!

The fraudulent email is being sent by scammers to trick potential victims into responding to the same email message. Once the potential victims respond, they will be asked to send their personal information. They will subsequently be asked to send money which the scammers will claim is for taxes, processing or delivery fee. The potential victims may also be tricked into visiting a phishing website disguised as a Li Ka-Shing Foundation website, where their personal and financial information will be collected and sent to cybercriminals.

Persons who were tricked by "Li Ka-Shing Foundation" donation email scam are asked to report it to the police. And, those who were instructed by the cyber criminals to use their credit cards to make payments for their so-called donation are asked to contact their banks for help.

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  • Posted: 2018-04-24T15:17:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Got an email from:
    alzimpfoundation9@citromail.hu

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-09T11:48:08 by info

    Here is another fake email:

    "From: "Sir. LI KA-SHING"
    Date: 9 February 2018 at 13:05:09 GMT
    To: ian marsh
    Subject: Re: FROM SIR. LI KA-SHING FOUNDATION!
    Reply-To: www.info.file@comerciales.es

    Thank you for confirming the validity of your email address and also accepting this grant. My foundation {LI KA SHING Foundation} technically is responsible for awarding grant/donation but I have always wanted to make a personal donation to random individuals in any part of the world and that is why I have decided to give {$1,900,000 USD}. It gives me great joy finally being able to make this donation to you, let's make the world a better place by giving and solving each others problem, all people have the right to opportunity, equity and dignity.

    To facilitate the disbursement process of the funds valued at One Million Nine Hundred United States Dollars {$1,900,000 USD} which have been donated solely to you, please send me the below information before proceeding with remitting the sum of One Million Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars {$1,900,000 USD} to you. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously. I ask 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 and see the joy and happiness of giving.

    Do make sure you provide me with your complete information below so I forward it to my selected payout bank for disbursement. They will not ask for bank account details hence they will open an account with their own bank and give you the account login to enable you make transfer by your self.

    Full Name:
    Age/Sex:
    Occupation:
    Country/City:
    Home Address:
    Mobile Number:
    Identification Prove.
    Write three Motive to be accomplished with the Money:

    I am trusting you to make good use of this money.Thank you for accepting this offer, I am indeed grateful. I anticipate your earliest response. Read about my charities { http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing#Charities }

    Regards,

    Sir. LI KA-SHING.
    Founder Cheung Kong Holdings
    http://www.lksf.org/"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-18T09:25:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I was contacted January 17, by this foundation and am an adequate supporter of any law enforcement group bringing these criminals to justice. Thank you for your continuing cooperation.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-28T16:54:55 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    SUBJECT: Re: On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky
    individual.

    DATE: 2017-11-28 19:35
    FROM: Li Ka-Shing Foundation

    Thank you for confirming the validity of your email address and also accepting this grant. We know this message maybe a surprise to you but do kindly accept our gift and donation as a kind gesture from our ongoing good will project 2020. Our Foundation is truly committed to "giving while living," We just recently organized and launched our
    internet donation program as this will enable us reach out to more people outside the shores of Asia so they too can benefit from the fortune of Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE and our foundation as a whole. Many other major philanthropists look primarily to support large institutions and not individuals which is absolutely wrong thus we are changing such with this program.

    The launch of this internet/mobile donation program came up so as to avoid unsolicited pleas for donations and to avoid the idea of people feeling indebted to him/us. To facilitate the disbursement process of the funds valued at One Million Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars [$1,200,000 USD] which have been donated solely to you, please provide the below information. I am hoping that you will be able to use
    the money wisely and judiciously. I ask 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 and see the joy and happiness of giving.

    Do make sure you reconfirm me with your complete information below so I forward it to my selected payout bank for disbursement.

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Occupation:
    Mobile Number:

    I am trusting you to make good use of this money. Thank you for accepting this offer, I am indeed grateful. I anticipate your earliest response.

    Best regards,

    Anil Peng,
    Grant Specialist
    Donation Information!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-04T09:36:22 by an anonymous user from or near: Waycross, Georgia, United States

    I got one but I didn't respond to it, although the money would be great but not all of it. I am in need of help. $5000 would get me out of debt but I will get out eventually. I need my house repairs done and winter is about to start. Me and my husband are both sick. He is disabled and I work at a fast food restaurant. So there is my story. But I will not respond to the email that is in my spam folder and god bless!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-14T20:16:55 by an anonymous user from or near: The Bronx, New York, United States

    I just got an email from la ka shing; what should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-09-14T20:39:54 by info

      Just delete it or flag it as spam or junk.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-12T10:34:42 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: 'Li Ka Shing Foundation'
    Date: July 8, 2017 at 10:44:37 PM EDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: Donation Of $1,200.000.00 For You!
    Reply-To:

    shing"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-28T05:49:12 by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Li Ka Shing Foundation
    Date: 2017-06-19 15:05 GMT 02:00
    Subject: Re: Donation of USD$1,200.000.00 from Li Ka Shing!!!

    Thank you for confirming the validity of your email address and also accepting this grant. We know this message maybe a surprise to you but do kindly accept our gift and donation as a kind gesture from our ongoing good
    will project 2020. Our Foundation is truly committed to “giving while living,” We just recently organized and launched our internet donation program as this will enable us reach out to more people outside the shores
    of Asia so they too can benefit from the fortune of Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE and our foundation as a whole. Many other major philanthropists look primarily to support large institutions and not individuals which is absolutely wrong thus we are changing such with this program.

    The launch of this internet/mobile donation program came up so as to avoid unsolicited pleas for donations and to avoid the idea of people feeling indebted to him/us. To facilitate the disbursement process of the funds valued at One Million Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars [$1,200,000 USD] which have been donated solely to you, please provide the below information. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously. I ask 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 and see the joy and happiness of giving.

    Do make sure you reconfirm me with your complete information below so I forward it to my selected payout bank for disbursement.

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Occupation:
    Mobile Number:

    I am trusting you to make good use of this money. Thank you for accepting this offer, I am indeed grateful. I anticipate your earliest response.

    Best regards,

    Sir Anil Peng,
    Grant Specialist
    Donation Information."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-21T21:49:38 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Li Ka Shing Foundation
    Date: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:26 AM
    Subject: Re: Your donation

    Many thanks to your sincere acceptance to my proposal and must appreciate your sincerity in this issue. On close examination,your write-ups has shown a true reflection of your untapped potentials which could conversely give us a significant facelift in our prospective endeavors. Talking about this grant, our primary concern is honesty, sincerity and commitment. On Behalf of the Screening Committee of Li Ka-shing Foundation Asia Centre, I wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the Email Screening and Verification Matching Test conducted for all online winners in accordance with the Li Ka-shing Foundation Online Terms and Conditions. Hence you are therefore cleared for payment by the verification and fund release department at the Asia Headquarters and your winnings has been duly signed and approved for release to you. I have already issued a letter of authority to the finance firm regarding my appointing you as my beneficiary and you are now the sole beneficiary to this funds total [$1,200,000 USD] for you and your family. As I am busy with some personal project I will not be constant with the internet but do send me messages and my prayer and blessings is with you.

    ...

    Bank Name: Reserve Bank Of India
    Contact Person: Dr. Shri M.K.Bhattacharya, Regional Director
    Email: rbiorg@informaticos.com
    Tel: 919873548070

    ...

    Best regards,

    Sir Anil Peng
    Grant Specialist
    Donation Information!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-05-22T01:17:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Comox, British Columbia, Canada

    Hi, as soon as they were asking for $370.80 to open the account I decided to see online if this was a scam since it sounded like an actual thing. They are sneaky! I didn't give them the money, however I did give them other info about me like my full name, phone number, address, occupation, next of kin names, date of birth and a picture of my drivers license. Do I need to change my phone number now or something?

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-05-22T01:37:56 by info

      There is no need to change your phone number. You may need to report it to the police since you have sent them a copy of your driver's license. Otherwise, just be careful next time because the scammers will be contacting you and will attempt to trick you into sending money using the information that you have sent.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-05-16T09:10:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

    Do I have to report it to the police? I'm too lazy. But here is the scammers response:

    "Thank you for confirming the validity of your email address and also accepting this grant. We know this message maybe a surprise to you but do kindly accept our gift and donation as a kind gesture from our ongoing goodwill project 2020.

    Our Foundation is truly committed to “giving while living,” We just recently organized and launched our internet donation program as this will enable us reach out to more people outside the shores of Asia so they too can benefit from the fortune of Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE and our foundation as a whole. Many other major philanthropists look primarily to support large institutions and not individuals which is absolutely wrong thus we are changing such with this program.

    The launch of this internet/mobile donation program came up so as to avoid unsolicited pleas for donations and to avoid the idea of people feeling indebted to him/us. To facilitate the disbursement process of the funds valued at One Million Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars [$1,200,000 USD] which have been donated solely to you, please provide the below information.

    I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously. I ask 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 and see the joy and happiness of giving.

    Do make sure you reconfirm me with your complete information below so I forward it to my selected payout bank for disbursement."

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Occupation:
    Mobile Number:

    I am trusting you to make good use of this money. Thank you for accepting this offer, I am indeed grateful. I anticipate your earliest response.

    Best regards,

    Sir Anil Peng,
    Grant Specialist
    Donation Information!"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-05-16T09:25:51 by info

      If you didnt send money or personal information then there is no need to report it to the police. Just delete the emails.

      delete