Online users are asked to be aware of the "Lisa and John Robinson Powerball Lottery Donation" scam. The names of the Tennessee Powerball Jackpot winners, who won $533 million, 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 their charity project. But, Lisa and John Robinson are not randomly donating money to people around the world, this is just another advance fee fraud or scam.
The "Lisa and John Robinson Powerball Lottery Donation" Scam
Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 3:12 PM
From: Gillian Adrian <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN !!!
This notification is from Lisa and John Robinson Legal representative and you are to benefit from the above mentioned family charity project aimed at touching lives and helping those in need across the world as God has blessed them.
This donation of $3M(Three Million United States Dollar) is made out to you and mostly to generously help Lisa and Robinson extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.
Lisa and John Robinson won the Powerball Jackpot of $528M on January 15, 2016 and voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $90M to charity.
All participants were selected randomly through email address extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies .
Should you wish to verify, below are links to that effect.
Kindly forward your Message of Acceptance to:
Mrs Gillian Adrian
Lisa and John Robinson Legal Representative
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 Lisa and John Robinson lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them, they should delete them 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.