Beware of "Paul G. Allen Family Foundation" Donation Scams

Beware of "Paul G. Allen Family Foundation" Donation Scams

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Recipients of email messages similar to the one below, which claim the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has awarded them millions of dollars, is a scam being sent by cyber criminals to potential victims. Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is not randomly giving away millions to selected individuals, therefore, recipients of email messages which claim otherwise are asked to delete them. Paul Gardner Allen is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates. He is estimated to be the 46th richest person in the world.

A Sample of the "Paul G. Allen Family Foundation" Donation Scam


Sat 01/07/2017 01:10

From: Paul Gallen


You have been awarded US$7.2 Million by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly confirm this message so that I can send you my lawyer's contact for you to make contact with him for the receiving of your award.

For more details Visit:


Note; You should use the funds to engage on humanitarian ventures for the benefit of mankind on earth.


Paul G. Allen

Persons who were tricked by "Paul G. Allen Family 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.

For information about the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, please go to www.pgafamilyfoundation.org.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • July 8, 2019 at 12:02 PM by info

    "From: Val Bush [mailto:wanderley.silva@tre-am.jus.br]

    Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 4:20 PM

    Subject: Donation

    You have been awarded $1,200,000.00 by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience via(paulgal@yandex.com), so I know your email address is valid. For more details Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen


    Val Bush"

    Here is another scam.


  • June 26, 2019 at 7:03 AM by info

    "From: kate martin <katemartin1900@gmail.com>

    Date: June 25, 2019 at 12:17:16 PM AKDT

    To: undisclosed-recipients:;








    Here is another scam.


  • September 12, 2018 at 5:02 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "You have been awarded $1,200,000.00 by Paul G. Allen Foundation contact for claims

    Paul G

    All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERHello


    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:



    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,

    Val Bush, Grants Specialist.


    Please bear in mind that Deutsche Bundes Bank have been mandated with the processing, approval and transfer of the grant to your designated bank account, do your best to co-operate with the bank whenever you are contacted and do inform this office when you are contacted by the bank, so that this office will know exactly when your winning prize will be transferred into your account. Kindly contact the bank for instructions of the wire transfer with below contact information:.

    Contact Bank Details

    Bank Name: Deutsche Bundes Bank

    Contact Person: Mr Ian Hale , Regional Director

    Email: Cus-Dec-bkDD@accountant.com

    Note that upon your contact with Mr Ian Hale, you are to provide him with your Full Details so he can verify you with information sent to him already. Please endeavor to keep us fully informed on all developments with the bank so we can also monitor the transfer process through a feedback from you. Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process; therefore you have limited time to claim your grant. Failure to claim your winnings within the stipulated time frame will lead to the forfeiture of your winnings after which your winnings remitted back to Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

    Your full cooperation is highly anticipated.


    Val Bush, Grants Specialist"


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