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The "Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation" Donation Scam

Online users are asked to be aware of "Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation" donation scams. The name of the Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore and his wife Betty is being used by scammers in an attempt to trick potential victims into sending money and personal information. The scammers claim their potential victims were randomly selected to receive donations from the Intel co-founder as part of his charity project. But, E. Moore and his wife Betty are not randomly donating money to people around the world.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Donation Scam
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The "Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation" Donation Scam

From: juan.valdez02@cfe.gob.mx juan.valdez02@cfe.gob.mx

Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:28 AM

To: juan.valdezm@cfe.mx

Subject: Re: FYI

A Private donation has be made to You contact ( gordon.betty.foundation@gmail.com ) for more info:

Remember, once they (scammers) have received their potential victims' personal information, they will use the information to trick the potential victims into sending money, which they will claim is for some advance fees, which will cover banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax that the potential victims need to pay before they can receive the so-called donated money. But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will steal it and may continue to trick the victims into sending more money, with the promise of receiving the donated money the scammers claim they would receive.

Recipients of the "Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation" scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead. For those who have responded, they should be careful going forward because they will be contacted by scammers who will attempt to scam them.

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  • October 26, 2018 at 9:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Houston, Texas, United States

    is this in connection with a cooperative bank in the uk wanting you to establish a bank account?

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The "Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation" Donation Scam