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Beware of "Jeff Lindsay" Lottery Donation Scam

2018-04-17T00:55:37  +
Beware of "Jeff Lindsay" Lottery Donation Scam

Online users are asked to be aware of "Jeff Lindsay" lottery donation scams. The name of the California Powerball Jackpot winner, who won 447 million dollars, 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 lottery winner as part of his charity project. But, Jeff Lindsay is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

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A Sample of the "Jeff Lindsay" Lottery Donation Scam

From: Jeff Lindsay Charity Projects <jeff.lindsay.@fork.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 9:50 AM

Subject: JLCP/Donation-ref:K011- You have been Chosen for our Donation

Dear Beneficiary,

Greetings to you. My name is Jeff Lindsay from California. On June 10th-2017, I was declared the winner of $447 Million,one of the largest Powerball jackpot Winning in history. Actually I am a very private person so I decided keep my winning and information concealed from the media. I do believe that in humility, a lot could still be done hence I have voluntarily decided to donate some of the Money to charity across the world.

This message is to humbly inform you that you have been selected to benefit from my charity project aimed at touching lives and helping people as God has blessed me. This donation of $1 Million is made out to enable you strengthen your personal issues and generously help extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

Should you wish to verify, below are links to that effect:

Kindly forward your Message of Acceptance to:

jefflindsay.charityprojects@gmail.com

Remain Blessed.

Jeff Lindsay

©2018 JLCP All Rights Reserved.

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 Jeff Lindsay 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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  • Posted: 2018-06-06T09:54:45 by an anonymous user from or near: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

    I received the following email. Please beware.

    "RE: FYI
    Watson, Wayne (CCD)
    Sat 5/5, 1:45 AM
    Watson, Wayne (CCD) (Wayne.Watson@ccd.edu)

    Congratulations.a donation has been made in your name, please contact ( jefflinday@outlook.com ) for more info."

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  • Posted: 2018-05-21T10:16:53 by an anonymous user from or near: Fresno, California, United States

    I got the same one I knew it was a scam cause 5 days before I got the same email fome a Patricia Busking found out her phone number & told her what was going on ,I don't give no information but I did email him back whit LMFAO

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  • Posted: 2018-04-17T10:41:56 by info

    Received via email:

    "Here's another Jeff Lindsay scam email for you. Thanks. I, of course, did not contact them back. Lol. If they really want people to believe it, they should address the email to your actual name. Problem is that scammers probably have no way of knowing your name. Thanks for having your website.

    M. Sassa

    On Tue, 4/17/18
    Jeff Lindsay Charity Projects

    From: Jeff Lindsay Charity Projects
    Subject: JLCP/Donation-ref:k4501- You have been Selected for Donation
    Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:53 AM
    Dear Beneficiary,

    Greetings to you. My name is Jeff
    Lindsay from California. On June 10th-2017, I was declared the winner of $447 Million,one of the largest Powerball jackpot Winning in history. Actually I am a very private person so I decided keep my winning and information concealed from the media. I do believe that in humility, a lot could still be done hence I have voluntarily decided to donate some of the Money to charity across the world.

    This message is to humbly inform you that you have been selected to benefit from my charity project aimed at touching lives and helping people as God has blessed me. This donation of $1 Million is made out to enable you strengthen your personal issues and generously
    help extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

    Should you wish to verify, below are links to that effect:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFMs6dftbw8
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/20/news/powerball-winner-california/index.html

    Kindly forward your Message of Acceptance to: contact@jefflindsaycharityprojects.com

    Remain Blessed.
    Jeff Lindsay
    ©2017 JLCP All Rights Reserved."

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  • Posted: 2018-04-13T00:51:40 by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    I got an email saying Jeff Linsey was donating to me a million dollars...but I had to open a bank account with there bank and I had to deposit $100, $200 or $250 into a saving account which would be reimbursed upon closure of the account!! That's when I decided to investigate the legitimacy of the email and found out it was a scam!! My name is Mindy.

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  • Posted: 2018-04-07T09:42:52 by an anonymous user from or near: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

    This scam was in my spam folder. Thank you for the information

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  • Posted: 2018-03-28T07:59:46 by an anonymous user from or near: El Cajon, California, United States

    I received the following letter in an email. The website actually exists making this scam even more believable:

    "Dear Beneficiary,

    Greetings to you. My name is Jeff Lindsay from California. On June 10th-2017, I was declared the winner of $447 Million,one of the largest Powerball jackpot Winning in history. Actually I am a very private person so I decided keep my winning and information concealed from the media. I do believe that in humility, a lot could still be done hence I have voluntarily decided to donate some of the Money to charity across the world.

    This message is to humbly inform you that you have been selected to benefit from my charity project aimed at touching lives and helping people as God has blessed me. This donation of $1 Million is made out to enable you strengthen your personal issues and generously help extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

    Should you wish to verify, below are links to that effect:
    https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=GFMs6dftbw8

    Kindly forward your Message of Acceptance to:
    contactus@jefflindsaycharityprojects.com

    Remain Blessed.
    Jeff Lindsay
    ©2018 JLCP All Rights Reserved."

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  • Posted: 2018-03-20T08:52:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Missouri City, Texas, United States

    I received an email from Jeff Lindsay this morning and this is unfortunate that people have the time and energy to take advantage of people. Also, note that the original email came from gloria.campos@ct.gov providing instructions

    "Please note: You have been selected for a cash benefit, Please kindly contact your donor via his personal email for more info. Email: donations_foundation@outlook.com- Kind regards, Email Coordinator."

    I live in a state that was affected by Hurricane Harvey and mistaken the email from a person I recently spoke with but for some reason, I felt that this didn't seem right.

    Please proceed with caution and do not provide any of your information!

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