A Sample of the "Michael Alan Spencer Cash Grant Donation" Scam
From: Michael Alan <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:17 AM
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.