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.
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
Check the link below for confirmation:
Reply as soon as possible with further directives.
Recipients of the same email are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.
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