Lafayette attorney Jean C. Breaux Jr. claimed the lottery prize via a Power of Attorney on behalf of his client, the "292 Family Partnership," who are still unknown to the public.
A Sample of the "292 Family Partnership Foundation" Lottery Donation Scam
292 Family Partnership Foundation
A touching email we read actually inspired us to do this. We decided with the support of our foundation team to voluntarily donate part of our won lottery funds to you and 4 others as a charitable project to improve the lives of five different individuals all over the world. I am most grateful for your email and I use this as a medium to say thank you for writing Back. This is a lifetime opportunity and 100% legitimate! This is a direct gift from God and my family and we would love you to share in our Joy.
We may not know you, I know it sound strange and weird, but since you were randomly chosen by God to receive this cash donation of $ 500,000.00 from our Foundation, You must be a God fearing individual. As christians we do believe that good things happen to those who wait upon the Lord, The main reason why we decided to share part of this lottery funds among other individuals who are in need is according to the God words that teaches about giving, Note also that we are not media fanatics and do not believe in publicizing our charity works to get worldly praises. We have taken care needs of my immediate family members & friends, and have donated anonymously to Hospitals & Charity Organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes.
But haven't said that, You must note that we are not just ready to give up these funds just like that. My wife and I would love to know if you can handle these funds, Do you work? Do you have an idea what it takes to manage Half a Million Dollars? Could you please tell us about yourself and your present occupation?
Also kindly write to us about your view & plans on spending these fund that MAY BE entrusted to you! We need to be convinced that you are capable of managing such an amount and most importantly we shall also take time out to visit your country and do a follow up supervision on the projects you have listed.
Please provide the following details about yourself also so our legal team can reach you should need be:
*Address of Residence
May God bless your heart to be a blessing to your family & friends. Congratulations once again.
292 Family Partnership Foundation
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 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 292 Family Partnership Foundation lottery 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.