The "Margaret Loughery" Lottery Donation Scam
From: Francesco Troili firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 9:08 PM
I am sending you this mail in good faith. My name is Margaret Loughery the winner of biggest ever jackpot in
Northern Ireland and the £27m GBP is already in my bank account. I am currently undergoing medical treatment for Cancer.
I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of £10,000,000.00 GBP to you, this being part of my Charitable Organizational Donation Project
to financially support Three(3) lucky people from different parts of the world. Your email was luckily selected via a Google & Facebook
sponsored email-draws and I decided to put this on the internet for the world to see in other to relinquish any doubts.
Please follow the News Link below for more information;
I have an account with a financial institution in Europe where I deposited my assets worth (£27,000,000.00) for a fixed period, I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to the cancer illness. Having known my condition that will not allow me to claim the funds personally; I have decided to nominate you as my beneficiary since the financial institution have now written me that the length of time agreed upon to hold my funds is now expired. My desire and purpose are for you to promote humanitarian works. I.e. assisting the less privileged. Please contact me for details information on this noble project of mine.
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 Margaret Loughery lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead.
It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims, on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.
So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.
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