"Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" Being Sent by Scammers

Online users, the fake "Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" email below is a scam being sent by scammers. Therefore, recipients are asked not to follow the instructions in it; they should delete it instead. The fake email is a trick by scammers to deceive their potential victims into sending them money in order to receive their so-called Google Grant Funds Initiative grant.

Google Global Grant Funds Initiative Being Sent by Scammers

Also, online users are asked not to go the fake Google Global Grant Funds website at www.grants-gf.org that the fake email instructed them to go to. The fake website is not owned or operated by Google.

Remember, Google and other legitimate companies will never ask you to send money or credit card information in order to receive a grant.

The "Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" Email Scam

From: GLOBAL GFGRANTS <gfgrantsglobal275@yahoo.com>

Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:14:52 PM

Subject: Grand Grant Value Disclosure

Dear Email user, Congratulations!

We're happy to announce that!

You are among our monthly beneficiary, View the attached for more details


"Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" Scam



* * * * * *AUTOMATED**MIXED AADC 604 GGB0598-T06 *2356* POOT14-B23 GOOGLEPLEX Building, Corporate Headquarters Complex 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA Phone:- +1 - 909 346 2027

Dear Email Account Holder,




On behalf of Google for Global Grant Funds Initiative ORG., it's a pleasure to officially confirm you as the THIRD place grant winner of the our monthly GRANT DRAW PROMOTION.

This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of google search engine and the google ancillary services and confirmed by our co-sponsors Visa*/Mastercard* International. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their own GMAIL, GALA, SIFY e-mail services, GOOGLE MAPS, GOOGLE APPS, ORKUT social networking, YOU TUBE VIDEO sharing, Google search engine and Google ancillary services which are all offered to the public for free.

Hence, we do believe with your grant, you will continue to be active and patronize Google search engine. Google is now the biggest search engine Worldwide and to make sure that it remains the most widely used engine, we ran an beta test from an exclusive list of active 55, 000 E-mails addresses. Among the E-mail Addresses participated in the fifth series from a pool of Eight Million, Eight Hundred and Forty Thousand us dollar ($8, 840, 000,00) in cash. Your E-MAIL ADDRESS drew the ROBOT AUTOMATED numbers 7-19-35-13-29 which won the GRANT in that category.

Therefore your E-MAIL address has been granted a lump sum of payout Two Million, Two Hundred and Ten Thousand US dollar ($2, 210, 000.00) in cash credited to file reference number GGB/US-777A-DVC-2018. Four people are selected this month to benefit from this grant promotion and you are one of the selected beneficiaries. We wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verification and validations and satisfactory report test conducted to all ON-LINE beneficiaries.


Your GRANT ( E-MAIL ADDRESS) falls within ASIA/AFRICA continents booklet representative as indicated in our database and your GRANT will released to you from one of our regional office from either of the continent. This notice has been forwarded to you from our licensed and bonded agency and a copy shall sent to an INSURANCE COMPANY in the continent where your grant attached (E-mail Address) details fall.

You are hereby required to contact RICHARD BOHANNA or JANE ORWOOD at +1 - 909-346-2027 EMAIL:-grantclaims@grants-gf.org EMAIL:- grantfiduciary.google@mail.com.

Our $1 Billion commitment to create more opportunity for everyone. GGFI, founded in October 2005, is the charitable arm of Google. We have committed roughly US$100 million in investments and grants to individual and nonprofits mg. Annually.

Congratulation ! Congratulation !! Congratulation !!!

©2018 Google Corporation Powered by Google

All right reserved. This email was sent from a notification email address. The information in this email is confidential and legally privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient(s). Please consider the environment. www.grants-gf.org

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June 16, 2020 at 7:56 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Arnold, Missouri, United States

my partner fell victim to this scam, they used Lisamark673673@gmail.com and their phone number is 702-744-5405, they communicated with him from a friends hacked fb account, they texted him this morning asking if he was sending the 2500.00 for the tax and insurance, he already gave them the accounts to two AMAZON gift cards. Called the police and filed a report, it is being turned over to the FBI because it is Grand Larceny and internet fraud/fcc regulations regarding scammers. Just for your information,


June 4, 2020 at 11:28 PM by
"Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: London, Ontario, Canada

I have received Google grant find sa thing I won 65000.00 but wants me to pay 2500.00 for FedEx insurance; just need to now scan, thank you, Jennifer


June 16, 2020 at 7:58 AM by
"Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Arnold, Missouri, United States

Jennifer, the same thing happened to my partner on June 4th, do NOT SEND THEM ANYTHING, this is a scam. We reported it to the police who have turned it over to the FBI because it is internet scam. FYI. DO NOT SEND THEM ANYTHING>


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"Google Global Grant Funds Initiative" Being Sent by Scammers