Beware of "Tayeb Souami" Lottery Donation Scam

Beware of "Tayeb Souami" Lottery Donation Scam

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Online users are asked to be aware of "Tayeb Souami" lottery donation scams. The name of the 47-year-old Powerball Jackpot winner from New Jersey, who won $315.3 million dollars, is being used by scammers in an attempt to trick potential victims into sending money and personal information. The scammers claim their potential victims were randomly selected to receive donations from the lottery winner as part of his charity project. But, Tayeb Souami is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

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A Sample of the "Tayeb Souami" Lottery Donation Scam

From: Tayeb Souami <ty.@grace.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: July 31, 2018 at 6:52:07 AM EDT


Reply-To: Tayeb Souami - tayebsouami@outlook.com


We bring greetings to you in the name of the lord. This message sent to you as a notification that you have been chosen to benefit from our charity project aimed at touching lives and helping those that we can across the world as God has blessed us.

I won the Powerball Jackpot of $315.3 Million on May 19, 2018 and I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $98 Million to charity In this project, I try to reach people randomly from different sources and modes so as to touch lives from different angles, Hence you are getting a message here.

You have been listed as one of the lucky recipients to receive $5 Million This donation is made out to you so to enable you to strengthen your issues and mostly to generously help us extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

Get back to me on how to receive the donation.


Tayeb Souami

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 Tayeb Souami 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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • Feb 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM by an anonymous user from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    By golly gum drops this is a good one Lol. Once I asked them to send an invoice I didn't hear from them. I also told them I don't have that kind of money to send them. didn't hear from them after that.


  • Jan 27, 2019 at 1:54 AM by an anonymous user from Mieuxcé, Normandy, France

    I got this one (it is in Dutch):

    "Hallo, ik ben Tayeb Souami, je hebt een donatie van 1.800.000,00 EURO. Ik won de
    $ 315 Miljoen Powerball-loterij op 24 augustus 2017, een deel ervan schenken aan vijf gelukkige mensen en Ten Charity-organisatie. Je e-mail kwam zegevierend uit. Neem snel contact met mij op voor claims. Neem contact op met deze e-mail: tayebsouami2019@gmail.com"


  • Jan 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM by an anonymous user from Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

    Got same message from this account


  • Nov 1, 2018 at 6:04 AM by an anonymous user from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    I was told to True Money Gram $200 to Delhia Reynolds State Alabama City Huntsville Zip Code 35806. That is suppose to be the Available to a so-called Cashier information.

    It is a real shame when People ruin a good thing. If I were to win and decide to give away money, I would prepay for all fees and delivery cost myself. Oh well $20,000 would be nice but not at the cost of losing 20% of my current total savings for a what if?


  • Oct 2, 2018 at 8:19 PM by an anonymous user from Deer Park, New York, United States

    Just blocked him and reported him on Twitter 10/02/2018 LI NY


  • Oct 2, 2018 at 4:08 PM by an anonymous user from Mesa, Arizona, United States

    I was contacted on Twitter by a man claiming to be the above mentioned Tayeb Souami, the winner of the $315 million Power Ball lottery. His Twitter account claims he joined in September & is complete with pictures of Mr.SouamI receiving his check & holding stacks of $100 bills.

    His Twitter account is Tayeb SouamI @PatsyCa99103620


  • Sep 3, 2018 at 11:18 AM by an anonymous user from Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

    Not only via E-mail but also through Instagram.


    • Sep 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM by an anonymous user from Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

      and twitter as well today.


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