Fake - "Mrs. Dianna Smith Diagnosed with Cancer" is a Donation Scam
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Online users who have received fake email messages like the one below, which claim that a Mrs. Dianna Smith, a 72-year-old widow, will donate her wealth to them left by her late husband, Mr. Mathew Phillips, should not respond to it. This is because the email message is a scam being sent by online scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and sending money. The scammers, who are pretending to be Mrs. Dianna Smith, will ask their potential victims to send money, which they will claim is for taxes, transfer fee or processing fee, in order to receive the millions of dollars they were promised. But, if the potential victims send their money, the scammers will take it and disappear, leaving their victims depressed and a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.
Sample of the "Mrs. Dianna Smith Diagnosed with Cancer" Scam
My name is Mrs. Dianna Smith, 72 yrs old widow. I got your contact information from a Christian website. I have decided to donate what I have to you. I was diagnosed with cancer of lungs few years ago, immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked. I have been inspired by God to donate my inheritance to you for the good work of God and charity purpose, i am doing this because my family are unbelievers and I will not allow them inherit this money for their own selfishness.
I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Jesus Christ is a vanity. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. Based on the doctors reports that i might not live up to three months. My late husband family intentions is to allow me die in this condition because I do not have a child, this have made me source for a Godly person abroad who will make this claim of $10 Million dollars which is deposited in a security firm. I decided to bequeath the sum of $10,000,000.00 to you. If you are much more interested, Contact Mr. Mathew Phillips with this specified email: email@example.com +441513292670
Inform him you are the recipient i have bequeathed $10,000,000.00 my personal reference number law/chamber/solicitors/je/ws/ WILL/98390-012. I have also notified him that I am bequeathing that amount to you by my personal decision. I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize my last wish.
Mr. Mathew Phillips
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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