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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>


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:


Reply as soon as possible with further directives.

Best Regards,

Mikhail Fridman.

Recipients of the same email are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.

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  • Posted: 2018-06-04T12:21:09 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:
    Phone Number:
    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.