A Sample of the "Richard Wahl" Lottery Donation Scam
From: Richard Wahl
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 5:43 AM
Subject: Re: OUR DONATION TO YOU
Dear Sir / Madam,
This is a personal email directed to you. I am Richard Wahl I won the Mega Millions Jackpot of $533 million Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, March 30, 2018 and i have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of One Million Dollar to you as part of my own charity project to improve the lots of 15-20 lucky individuals all over the world plus 10
close friends and family.
I believe that this wonderful opportunity came to me from God and i cannot keep it to myself alone, Your contact was submitted to me by Google Management Team and you received this email because i have short listed you as one of the lucky recipients, If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky winner and all you have to do is get
back to me this email ( email@example.com ) with your particulars so that i can send your details to the pay-out bank.
You can verify this by visiting the web pages below to see my interview and send your response back to me.
And one more thing, this donation is made out to you as to enable you strengthen your personal issues and mostly to generously help me extend hands of giving to the less privilege, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.
You are required to get back to me on how to receive the donation on this email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure you copy and reply only on this email email@example.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 Richard Wahl 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.