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Beware of "Mrs. Mavis Wanczyk Lottery Donation" Scam

2018-05-09T17:36:31  +
Beware of "Mrs. Mavis Wanczyk Lottery Donation" Scam

Online users are asked to be aware of "Mavis Wanczyk" lottery donation scams. The name of the Massachusetts Powerball Jackpot winner, who won $758,700,000 in the multi-state Powerball lottery game, 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, Mavis Wanczyk is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

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A Sample of the "Mavis Wanczyk Lottery Donation" Scam

Donation

Mon 4/16/2018 3:08 PM

From: Mavis L. Wanczyk andrea.caprioli@izslt.it

Mavis L. Wanczyk

I am Mavis Wanczyk the mega winner of $758.7M In Mega MillionsJackpot, I'm donating to 5 random individuals if you get this email then your email was selected after a spin ball.I have spread most ofmy wealth over a number of charities and organizations. I havevoluntarily decided to donate the sum of $2 Million USD to you as oneof the selected 5, to verify my winnings please see my you tube pagebelow.

Reply with your Full Name, Age, Country and Phone NumberContact me via Email :wanczykm4@gmail.com

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 Mavis Wanczyk 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: 2018-05-23T19:10:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I was sent a message through it and knew right off the bat it’s was a scam! They want me to pay $100 for a FedEx delivery fee, lol uh nope. There has to be a way of busting these sick indecision’s that prey on gullible people?

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    • Posted: 2018-06-10T20:58:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Hayden, Idaho, United States

      I have been contacted through twitter saying she wants to give me money. I just have to give personal information. Please stop her twitter account now.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-12T10:53:57 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I received the email in the article on May 8th which showed her name as the sender,but the email address was: rr330114@gmail.com. even more strange was the recipient was listed as rr330114@gmail.com.

    There was a link to the YouTube video of when she came forward too.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-09T17:37:02 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mrs Mavis L. Wanczyk
    Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:58 PM
    Subject: Charity Gift !!!

    This is the second time i am sending you this mail.

    I, Mavis Wanczyk donates $ 5 Million Dollars from part of my Powerball
    Jackpot Lottery of $ 758 Million Dollars, respond with your details for
    claims.

    I await your earliest response and God Bless you

    Good luck.
    Mavis Wanczyk"

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