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
PRIVATE MESSAGE TO YOU
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.
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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.