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Beware of "Mikhail Fridman Donation" Scam Being Sent by Scammers

2018-06-02T07:28:49 -  +
Beware of "Mikhail Fridman Donation" Scam Being Sent by Scammers

Online users, be aware of the "Mikhail Fridman Donation" scam like the one below. The scam is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money. Mikhail Fridman, Russia's second wealthiest man, said he will donate $14.2bn (£9.8bn, €12.6bn) of his fortune to charity, but would never send emails to random individuals around the world requesting personal information or ask them to send money in order to receive a donation.

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Remember, never send money or personal information if you are asked to do so in order to receive a donation or lottery prize. This is how scammers steal their potential victims' information, and how they steal their victims' money.

The "Mikhail Fridman Donation" Scam

"M. Fridman" <marroyo@ia.unesp.br>

Donation

I Mikhail Fridman. has selected you specially as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation, Just as I have declared on May 23, 2016 to give my fortune as charity.

Mikhail Fridman

Check the link below for confirmation:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russias-second-wealthiest-man-mikhail-fridman-plans-leaving-14-2bn-fortune-charity-1561604

Reply as soon as possible with further directives.

Best Regards,

Mikhail Fridman.

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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 8:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Leme (Jardim Coloninha Claudia), São Paulo, Brazil

    This is another:

    "From: chihayam@mist.ocn.ne.jp

    UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL WINNER NOTIFICATION LETTER
    21 September, 2018

    Dear Winner
    Congratulations! You have been selected as a grand Prize winner
    in the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY.
    Your fund is now deposited with EQUITY INVESTMENT LIMITED, a finance company,
    insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names,
    we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been
    processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program.
    To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent;
    MR. ERIC PAUL
    EQUITY INVESTMENT LIMITED,
    132 BLACKBURN ROAD,
    BOLTON BL7 9RP ENGLAND,
    UK.
    TEL: 00447452013799
    EMAIL: ukclaims@onet.pl
    Send the following by email to us to enable us process your prize:
    1) Beneficiary's Full Names (First Name, Middle Name, Surname).
    2) Reference Numbers.( EKS255125600304)
    3) Award Prize (Amount) Won.( 1.2Million pounds)
    4) Country of Residence, Physical and Postal Address.
    5) Contact Mobile Telephone, Telephone & Fax Numbers.
    6) Alternative contact email address
    Remember, you must contact your claim agent immediately, if you do not contact then,
    all funds will be returned as unclaimed. All correspondences to MR. ERIC PAUL should be sent by email.

    MR. ERIC PAUL"

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 18, 2018 at 10:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tbilisi, Kalaki Tbilisi, Georgia

      Received this:

      "Mavis L Wanczyk

      Oct 13 at 10:41 PM

      I, Mikhail Fridman have selected you specifically as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation of $5 Million Dollars,

      Check the link below for confirmation:

      https://www.rt.com/business/343781-mikhail-fridman-will-charity/

      I await your earliest response.

      Best Regards,
      Mikhail Fridman.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 8:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Leme (Jardim Coloninha Claudia), São Paulo, Brazil

    Have a look on this e-mail :

    "Dear Friend,

    I appreciate you for writing back as I have expected, This is a life time opportunity and it's 100% legitimate. I quite understand you might be a bit skeptical about my message, So I decided to make it known to the world by publishing it on the news. However, I also made sure this is put on the internet for the world to see and to ease your skepticism. As such you do not need to worry about anything. Also you can see more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mikhail_Fridman

    The intention of this email is to be of immense help to people. With my age, I cannot continue to amass wealth without giving out. It is my hope that you are able to receive this money and use the money judiciously over there in your country. I will employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the major reason I am donating this money to you.

    ...

    Full name:
    Address:
    Country:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation:

    As soon as I receive the above details from you, Then I will give you a letter to receive your portion of the money from the bank. This is my personal money and does not need much formal procedures, Some beneficiaries have received theirs. My only term remains being good to others too, that's all.

    As I wait for your response, I wish you a wonderful day.

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail M. Fridman."

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 8, 2018 at 11:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mr Mikhail M. Fridman
    Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 05:01
    Subject: Charity Gift !!!

    --
    I, Mikhail Fridman have selected you specifically as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation of $5 Million Dollars,
    Check the link below for confirmation:

    I await your earliest response.

    Best Regards,Mikhail Fridman.I, Mikhail Fridman have selected you specifically as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation of $5 Million Dollars,

    Check the link below for confirmation:

    I await your earliest response.

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail Fridman."

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 31, 2018 at 10:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

    "Mikhail Fridman"

    This scam was sent to me.

    "RE. MF Mikhail Fridman I, Mikhail Fridman have selected you specifically as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation of $5 Million Dollars, Check the link below for confirmation: https://www.rt.com/business/343781-mikhail-fridman-will-charity/

    I await your earliest response. Best Regards,

    f"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 26, 2018 at 10:59 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: M. M. Fridman
    Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:25 PM
    Subject: Re: Grant -> Reply To mikh.fridman@gmail.com

    I, Mikhail Fridman have selected you specifically as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation, just as I have declared on 23rd of May 2016 to give my fortune to charity.

    Check the link below for confirmation:

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russias-second-wealthiest-man-mikhail-fridman-plans-leaving-14-2bn-fortune-charity-1561604

    Reply as soon as possible with further directives. My private email is: mikh.fridman@gmail.com

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail Fridman."

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 22, 2018 at 9:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States

    "I, Mikhail Fridman have selected you specifically as one of my beneficiaries for my Charitable Donation, just as I have declared on 23rd of May 2016 to give my fortune to charity.

    Check the link below for confirmation:

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russias-second-wealthiest-man-mikhail-fridman-plans-leaving-14-2bn-fortune-charity-1561604

    Reply as soon as possible with further directives. My private email is: tmason9w4r@gmail.com"


    I DID NOT CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE EMAIL BUT DID IN A GOOGLE SEARCH. AM I OK? I DID NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFO AT ALL.

    ALSO, I CANT HELP BUT WONDER IF THEY ARE GETTING TARGETS BASED ON GOOGLE SEARCHES. I RECEIVED THIS AFTER RESEARCHING ALZHEIMER'S AND I NOTICED THAT IS ONE OF THE CLAIMED CHARITIES.

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail.

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 22, 2018 at 10:34 AM by info

      You are ok. The scammers' aim is to trick you into sending them money.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 2, 2018 at 9:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Today at 6:37 pm I received such email from the address below:

    batiba@incaper.es.gov.br


    I suggest whoever got your article copy using a government sending address should be investigated and even though I took Russian in high school fifty years ago I doubt I could possibly give gov.br website such message and request you to do so,

    Sincerely

    Michael (Paralegal on linkedin.com)

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 25, 2018 at 9:53 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Re: Grant
    M. M. Fridman
    Today, 8:55 PM

    I Mikhail Fridman. has selected you specially as one of my beneficiaries
    for my Charitable Donation, Just as I have declared on May 23, 2016 to give
    my fortune as charity.

    Reply as soon as possible with further directives.

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail Fridman."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 25, 2018 at 4:58 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Mikhail M. Fridman
    Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018, 5:16:22 PM EDT
    Subject: Re: Donation

    Hello Friend,

    I appreciate you for writing back as I have expected, This is a life time opportunity and it's 100% legitimate. I quite understand you might be a bit skeptical about my message, So I decided to make it known to the world by publishing it on the news. However, I also made sure this is put on the internet for the world to see and to ease your skepticism. As such you do not need to worry about anything. Also you can see more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mikhail_Fridman

    The intention of this email is to be of immense help to people. With my age, I cannot continue to amass wealth without giving out. It is my hope that you are able to receive this money and use the money judiciously over there in your country. I will employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the major reason I am donating this money to you.

    I am trying to cede this money in portions through the help of the Bank I deposited it to. I decided to donate to charity and other individuals around the world in need, The Local Fire Department, The Red Cross, Haiti, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes, Just about anyone who could benefit from this.

    My children has been given the best gift from me, Giving them the option to create something on their own. They are quite young and could be endangered if given so much wealth as this.

    As I send this message to you, I am also sending to other fortunate persons as well. I sent to churches, Orphanages, and individuals and to others whom I have contact with already. Now all this being said I would love to have a detailed information about, Get to know who my beneficiary is and with this you will help me facilitate the disbursement process of the charity funds donation to you.

    Full name:
    Address:
    country:
    Age:
    Sex:"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 25, 2018 at 7:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

    Another scam email:


    "From: ...
    To: ...
    Sent: Monday, 25 June 2018, 08:24:23 -03:00:00
    Subject: Re: Grant

    --
    I Mikhail Fridman has selected you specially as one of my beneficiaries for my
    Charitable Donation.

    Reply as soon as possible with further directives.

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail Fridman."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 12:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: "Mikhail Fridman"
    Sent: Friday, June 1, 2018 9:12:55 AM
    Subject: Re:Re: Respond for further directives

    Hello Friend,

    I appreciate you for writing back as I have now expected. this time life is 100% legitimate. I just make it known to the world by publishing it on the news. However, I have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for The world to see and to ease your skepticism. For so doing you do not need to be skeptical about Donation to you. Also you can check my profile on to know more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mikhail_Fridman

    The intention of this email is to be of immense blessing to people. With my age, I cannot continue to amass wealth without giving out. It is my hope that you are able to receive this money and use it money wisely and judiciously over there in Your country. I will employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the only only i am donating this money to you .

    I am trying to cede this money in parts through the help of the bank I deposited it to. As many as can benefit from it because I do not really have much to do with it. I decided to donate to charity and other individuals around the World in need, the local fire department, the Red Cross, Haiti, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes.

    I do not want my children to work with my business and would prefer they would create something on their own. leaving a huge amount of money to my young children, who are now aged between 10 and 22, could ruin their lives. I'm Not a big fan of such public statements, but I can say that I am going to transfer all my money to charity. I don’t plan to transfer any money to my children, I also believes that having that amount of money could make you a target for "bad" people.

    As I send this message to you, I am also sending to other lucky ones too. I sent to churches, Orphanages, and individuals, and to others whom I have contact with already. Now all this being said if you know you are ready to Receive this charity donation. Kindly introduce yourself in details to me by providing me the below details at least to know who I am dealing with and to facilitate the disbursement process of the charity funds donation:

    Full name:
    Address:
    Country:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation:
    Valid Identification (ie either Driver's License/International Passport of yours) :

    As soon as i receive the above details from you, then I will give you a letter to receive your portion of the money from the bank. This is my personal money and does not need many formal procedures, some beneficiaries have received theirs. That you are good to others too, that's all.

    As I wait for your response, I wish you a wonderful day.

    Best Regards,
    Mikhail Fridman.

    delete


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