Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam

Online users asked to delete emails like the one below, which claim Teresa Maria Stang wants to donate millions of dollars to them. This is a because the emails are a scam being sent by online scammers to their potential victims. The scammers trick their potential into sending them their personal and subsequently asks them to send money in order to receive their so-called donation. But, once the scammers receive their victims' money, they will take it and disappear, and the victims will not receive the donation that they were promised.

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Warning! The Teresa Maria Stang Donation is a Scam

This is why it is important that online users never send personal information or money in order to receive a donation or lottery prize. This is how online scammers steal their victims' personal information or money. So, if you are asked to send money in order to receive a donation or lottery prize, you should know that a scammer is attempting to trick you into sending them money.

A Sample of the "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation Scam

From: Teresa Maria. Stang <mahendra@banyuwangikab.go.id>

Sent: 17 September 2017 10:24:54

Subject: MY DONATION FUND FOR YOU

MY DONATION FUND FOR YOU

May the peace of God be with you and your family. I know it will be a great surprise reading from me today but

consider this a divine intervention as a pastor explained to my understanding. My name is Mrs.Teresa Maria Stang a widow from Oklahoma USA and am writing you from my sick bed because i have been fighting cancer.

I have $4.5M that I want you to receive on my behalf I will tell you more about myself and what I want you to do

with the money once your receive it. Please write me soon as my health is pretty bad and my doctors says i will be moved to the intensive care unit anytime soon.

Have a blessed day and please do pray for me.

God bless you.

Teresa Maria. Stang.

Click Reply then contact me

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February 26, 2020 at 3:42 AM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Following the same email this was the response I received from same sender:

"I appreciate your interest and will for my health. Since you are

interested in carrying my last will, I will proceed to let you know

what to do without any hesitation. Let me enlighten you on what I want

you to do for me. From all indication, my condition has deteriorated

and it is quite obvious according to my doctors that I may not live

for the next couple of weeks, because my condition has gotten to a

critical and life threatening stage that is why I want you to handle

the funds to reach the less privileged, orphanages, single moms and

widows in our society. I myself grew up in one of the orphanages that

is why I so much want you to share my money with the less privileged.

I was married to my late husband Engineer Michael Stang. for twenty

two years until his death a few years ago. Tragically he died on

February 10th 2010 in an Auto accident along side our only Son (

Benjamin ) while they where traveling to meet me on my birthday. I

will never forget that day as I felt the world has come to an end but

my Christian Faith with the Help of my Fr DavidI was able to live

again.

I am a fervent Believer and a God fearing woman just like my late

husband. Mike and I lived in the Indonesia for over 19 years,

where my husband a petrochemical Consultant by profession worked and

rose through the ranks to become an executive director with a

multinational construction and oil servicing conglomerate before his

demise. He also established huge private investments that I continued

managing until my present medical condition.

when my cancer ailment became terminal & more so because I do not have

a next of kin to bequeath all that Mike & I labored for, I sold off

all our choice properties and other inherited belongings and deposited

the proceeds amounting to $4.5 million USD with a Bank. I crave your

indulgence as a God fearing individual and as someone who cares for a

better world as much as I do, to take it upon yourself and use this

fund for these mentioned purposes, it is my wish that you use 30% of

the total funds for yourself and family making sure the you use the

balance for charity as promised. I took this painstaking decision in

other to help humanity in my little capacity before I rest in peace in

the bosom of the almighty.

I know that my ordeal will sadden your heart but the best you can do

for me now is to keep this conversation highly confidential between us

because it matters most in my life at this moment and I will never

want the wrong people knowing about this inheritance or my late

husband's brother. What matters is life after death. I will let you

have more information as soon as I have your word and promise not to

betray my trust in you

Remain Blessed,

Teresa Stang."

Delete

February 26, 2020 at 3:40 AM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

After the first of the same email this was the following one:

"I appreciate your interest and will for my health. Since you are

interested in carrying my last will, I will proceed to let you know

what to do without any hesitation. Let me enlighten you on what I want

you to do for me. From all indication, my condition has deteriorated

and it is quite obvious according to my doctors that I may not live

for the next couple of weeks, because my condition has gotten to a

critical and life threatening stage that is why I want you to handle

the funds to reach the less privileged, orphanages, single moms and

widows in our society. I myself grew up in one of the orphanages that

is why I so much want you to share my money with the less privileged.

I was married to my late husband Engineer Michael Stang. for twenty

two years until his death a few years ago. Tragically he died on

February 10th 2010 in an Auto accident along side our only Son (

Benjamin ) while they where traveling to meet me on my birthday. I

will never forget that day as I felt the world has come to an end but

my Christian Faith with the Help of my Fr DavidI was able to live

again.

I am a fervent Believer and a God fearing woman just like my late

husband. Mike and I lived in the Indonesia for over 19 years,

where my husband a petrochemical Consultant by profession worked and

rose through the ranks to become an executive director with a

multinational construction and oil servicing conglomerate before his

demise. He also established huge private investments that I continued

managing until my present medical condition.

when my cancer ailment became terminal & more so because I do not have

a next of kin to bequeath all that Mike & I labored for, I sold off

all our choice properties and other inherited belongings and deposited

the proceeds amounting to $4.5 million USD with a Bank. I crave your

indulgence as a God fearing individual and as someone who cares for a

better world as much as I do, to take it upon yourself and use this

fund for these mentioned purposes, it is my wish that you use 30% of

the total funds for yourself and family making sure the you use the

balance for charity as promised. I took this painstaking decision in

other to help humanity in my little capacity before I rest in peace in

the bosom of the almighty.

I know that my ordeal will sadden your heart but the best you can do

for me now is to keep this conversation highly confidential between us

because it matters most in my life at this moment and I will never

want the wrong people knowing about this inheritance or my late

husband's brother. What matters is life after death. I will let you

have more information as soon as I have your word and promise not to

betray my trust in you

Remain Blessed,

Teresa Stang."

Delete

October 17, 2019 at 1:54 PM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
info

Another scam

- Forwarded message -

From: Mrs Teresa Stang <seenman1@ymail.plala.or.jp>

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:13 PM

Subject: Hello Good Friend May the God Be With You Your Donation Of ($ 4.5 million USD)

DONATION FOR YOU

May the peace of God be with you and your family.I know it will be a great surprise reading from me today but consider this a divine intervention as a pastor explained to my understanding.

My name is Mrs. Teresa Stang, a widow from Oklahoma USA and am writing you from my sickbed because i have been fighting cancer and the doctors says i have only few weeks left.

I want to entrust my money ($ 4.5 million USD) to your care for charity purposes to help the less privileged as my late husbands relatives want me dead so that they will claim all my late husband and i worked for. I will tell you more about myself and what you need to do with the money once your receive it.Please write me soon as my health is pretty bad and my doctors says i will be moved to the intensive care unit anytime soon.Have a blessed day and please do pray for me.God bless you.

Yours Mrs Teresa Stang

Delete

July 22, 2018 at 8:24 PM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 11:34 AM Teresa B. Stang <Teresa@gaea.ocn.ne.jp> wrote:

MY PRIVATE DONATION FUND FOR YOU

May the peace of God be with you and your family. I know it will be a great surprise reading from me today but consider this a divine intervention as a pastor explained to my understanding. My name is Mrs.Teresa B. Stang a widow from Oklahoma USA and am writing you from my sick bed because I have been fighting cancer.

I have $4.5M that I want you to receive on my behalf I will tell you more about myself and what I want you to do with the money once your receive it. Please write me soon as my health is pretty bad and my doctors says I will be moved to the intensive care unit anytime soon.

Have a blessed day and please do pray for me.

God bless you.

Teresa B. Stang

Click Reply then contact me"

I received this yesterday.. becareful guys, be smart enough that not just anyone like that will be giving money like that 🙄

Delete

February 25, 2019 at 8:46 PM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
an anonymous user from: San Jose, California, United States

I got mz stangs offer, she is attempting to reel me in with Mutch Beguiling! Due to its genuine nature,(and some hope😁) I did respond to it?

The Good Lord is gonna get such people for this!

Delete

July 1, 2018 at 3:32 AM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France, France

I’m receiving emails like this and I send Full name, Contact address, Cellphone, Age, Occupation and Marital status ; What security risks am I facing?

Many thanks for your answer

Regards.

C. P.

Delete

July 1, 2018 at 8:49 AM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
info

No risk, but they will contact you and attempt to scam you, so be careful going forward.

Delete

April 21, 2018 at 5:02 PM by
Warning! The "Teresa Maria Stang" Donation is a Scam
an anonymous user from: New Iberia, Louisiana, United States

I’m receiving emails like this, good thing I deleted it and looked up this information. Thanks a lot

Delete

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