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
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:
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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.