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Beware of "Jeffrey Skoll Charity Donation" Scam

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Beware of "Jeffrey Skoll Charity Donation" Scam

Mr. Jeffrey Skoll is not sending out random email messages to people around the world offering to donate money to them. Therefore, recipients of the email messages like the one below are actually being sent by online scammers, and not by the billionaire. The lottery scammers randomly send out fake donation email messages hoping some naive recipients will respond to them. If they get the responses, the scammers will respond telling the recipients they need to send personal information in order to start the process of receiving their so-called donations.

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A Sample of the "Jeffrey Skoll Charity Donation" Scam

From: Jeffrey Skoll <sskolljeff@shaw.ca>

Date: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Subject: Charity Donation

Hi,

My name is Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, OC. I'm the founder of one of the largest private foundations in the world. I'm on a mission to give it all away as I believe in ‘giving while living.’ I always had the idea that never changed in my mind — that wealth should be used to help each other which has made me decide to donate to you. Kindly acknowledge this message and I will get back to you with more details.

Visit the web page to know more about me: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/meet-the-canadian-billionaire-whos-giving-it-all-away/article4209888/

Regards,

Jeffrey Skoll, OC.

If the recipients send their information, the scammers will use it or sell it to other scammers. The same scammers or others will use the information to contact the recipients and ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called donations. But, if the recipients send their money, the scammers will take it and disappear, leaving the victims broke and depressed.

Jeffrey Skoll is a Canadian billionaire who built his fortune as eBay's first full-time hire and president in 1995. Although Mr. Skoll said he will be giving away his wealth to charity like Mr. Bill Gates and Mr. Buffett, he would not send out random emails to his recipients. And, he would never request personal information via email messages or ask his recipients to send money in order to claim their so-called donations.

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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

    I received the exact message as the one posted above. There was also a link which elaborated how Mr. Skoll was, indeed, giving away his fortune. None of the examples of his giving were to individuals, only organizations. Beware, indeed.

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