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"Michael Alan Spencer Cash Grant Donation" Scam

Online users are asked to be aware of "Michael Alan Spencer Cash Grant Donation" scams. The name of the British businessman and philanthropist, 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 business magnate as part of his charity project. But, Michael Alan Spencer is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

Michael Alan Spencer Cash Grant Donation Scam
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A Sample of the "Michael Alan Spencer Cash Grant Donation" Scam

From: Michael Alan <info@spencer.net>

Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:17 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: CASH GRANT DONATED TO YOU

You were chosen to receive a Cash Grant Donation of $ 2.2 Million USD from Michael Alan Spencer contact: michaelalansp247@yandex.com for more info

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 "Michael Alan Spencer Donation" scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead. For those who have responded, they should be careful going forward because they will be contacted by scammers who will attempt to scam them.

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  • March 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Sophie BOLTEN <Sophie.BOLTEN@ninkasi.fr>

    Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:13 PM

    To: Sophie BOLTEN

    Subject: RE: Urgent Reply

    You were chosen to receive Cash Grant contact e-mail ( vojr001@gmail.com ) for claim.‚Äč"

  • August 26, 2018 at 11:31 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MARTINEZ GAELLE <g-tarquini@chu-montpellier.fr>

    Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:39 PM

    Subject: CASH GRANT DONATED TO YOU

    You were chosen to receive a Cash Grant Donation of $ 2.2 Million USD from Michael Alan Spencer contact: michaelalansp247@yandex.com for more info

    All response must be forwarded to Michael Alan for claims: michaelalansp247@yandex.com"

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"Michael Alan Spencer Cash Grant Donation" Scam