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The "Rev. John Clark" Charitable Donation Scam

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The "Rev. John Clark" Charitable Donation Scam

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Online users are asked to be aware of "Rev. John Clark" charitable donation scams. The name of the reverend 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. But, Rev. John Clark is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

The "Rev. John Clark" Charitable Donation Scam

From: Martin Bouette M.Bouette@brighton.ac.uk

Date: September 15, 2018 at 5:24:06 PM MDT

Subject: PRIVATE DONATION

Reply-To: "revjohnclark19@gmail.com" revjohnclark19@gmail.com

Good Day,

I write to you this message in good faith and i hope you won't betray my trust. I'm Rev John Clark and i have decided to DONATE USD $2,142,728.00 to you for the good work of God to promote charity works in your country. I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer illness. So I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary to accomplish this project with me in good faith. Kindly reply for more details.

Yours Faithfully

Rev John Clark

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 "Rev. John Clark" 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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  • February 25, 2019 at 1:56 AM by an anonymous user from Beijing, China

    Received this scam:

    "Good Day,

    I am sending you this mail in good faith. I'm Rev John Clark, an British citizen currently undergoing medical treatment for cancer.

    I am a dying man who have decided to donate the sum of £8 Million Pounds to you for the good work of humanity, I have an account with a financial institution in Europe where I deposited my assets worth (£8,000,000.00) for a fixed period, I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to the cancer illness.

    Having known my condition that will not allow me claim the funds personally; I have decided to nominate you as my beneficiary since the financial institution have now written me that the length of time agreed upon to hold my funds is now expired.

    My desire and purpose is for you to promote humanitarian works. I.e. assisting the less privileged. Please contact me for detailed information on this noble project of mine.

    Regards,
    Your brother in Christ,
    Rev John Clark."

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Here another one, and the amount has more than tripled in dollars:

    "Good Day,

    I write to you in good faith . I'm Rev John Clark; From Iceland. I’m currently undergoing medical treatment and I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer. I have decided WILL/DONATE £8,000,000.00 to you for the good work of God to promote humanitarian works. I.e. assisting the less privileged in your country. I will give you more details if you are interested. God Bless.

    Respectfully,
    Rev Dr. John Clark
    Address. Solvholsgata 4 150 Reykjavik. Iceland"

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    • January 12, 2019 at 1:42 PM by an anonymous user from Berlin, Germany

      Got the same one today.

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  • December 13, 2018 at 10:42 PM by an anonymous user from Springfield, Missouri, United States

    I knew this was a scam right off the back, but my boyfriend and I recently watched a TED talk about replying to scammers for your own amusement and decided to play along and this was the response I received, p.s. the email is really long but the good stuff is starts around the third paragraph:


    “Dearest Beloved

    Thank you so much for your mail and may the good lord grant your heart's desire. In my first mail to you I introduced myself and gave you a summary of the present predicament I found myself and how I lived my life (financial-wise) My failing health has necessitated my present over view of life and the meaning of life itself as it relates to day-to-day living. Although we know each other for the first time but I believe our father has directed me to you as I have prayed and searched for assistance before I saw your profile on a list of registered email addresses provided to me by Microsoft list from which I picked you. Find attached evidences of my present health status under Intensive care unit in my hospital bed.

    Be assured you stand no risk as this is my money and I have the sole power to donate the funds to whoever I want. My relatives are not christian and they have used my wealth and property left behind for worldly things. As I am here in the hospital they are around and what they wait to hear is that I am dead so they can lay their hands on my hard earned money for worldly things. Is this same reason I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary and I am also making communication with the finance firm who understands my predicament and all I requires from you is your total honest cooperation to carries out my very last wish/WILL indeed.

    I want you to know that this benevolence is in fulfillment of my desire and decision which I am persuaded to actualize. This fund is designated for (Humanitarian and Charity services) with special emphasis and this must be disbursed with every appropriation accountability and prudence to the glory of God (Philippians 3:13-14). I want this $ 2.1 Million dollars to be used in the below percentage portion which I have prayed for and God has approved it divinely.

    (1) 80 % Of the Total funds should be used to support any Charity Foundation to cater for the Less Fortunate Person on earth.

    (2) 20 % Of the Total Funds should go into Any Investment Of your Choice And Profession which is going to Manage by you as a form Of Compensation for your impact in this Project.

    I'm making this proposal in accordance to God' s direction while you must remember to keep every of this arrangement restrict from third party for security reasons till the money get to you.

    Please provide your details below to be sure I am transacting with the correct person then I instruct my barrister to draft a letter of authority in your name from the Supreme Court that will officially and legally approve you as the next of kin to this funds claim. I will send the relevant document immediately after the letter of authority is ready, to retrieve the deposit on my behalf and disburse the funds.

    1.Name In Full:
    2.Address:
    3.Nationality:
    4.Age/Sex
    5.Direct Phone No
    6. Attach any copy of your Identification

    Please always remember me in your daily prayers and may the good Lord give you more wisdom to handle this project to his own Glory (Philippians 3:13-14) Ensure you reply this letter with the needed information's. I await further communication.

    Sincerely,”


    *Along with attached google images of a man in a hospital bed talking to a spiritual counselor with an identification tag from a exams hospital.... keeping in mind the original email was identical to the one posted in the article, where he specifically says he’s in Iceland. *

    Overall the experience was a 6/10 on the amusement factor we still got a kick out of it.

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  • December 6, 2018 at 8:42 PM by an anonymous user from Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    Jason Bolton (J.Bolton2@bsms.ac.uk)

    This is the person who sent to me, please feel free to contact him with anything you may want to sell, buy, donate or anything else
    Have fun

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  • November 28, 2018 at 8:49 AM by info

    The scammers are using this email address: Rev John Clark <revjohnclark44@gmail.com

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  • November 26, 2018 at 8:56 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2:06 PM, Jason Bolton <J.Bolton2@bsms.ac.uk> wrote:

    Good Day,

    It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me. I'm Rev John Clark; from Iceland. I have decided to DONATE the sum of $ 2,142,728.00 USD to you for the good work of God to promote charity works in your country.

    I am currently undergoing a medical treatment and i have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer. I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary before I leave this sinful world. Kindly reply for more details.

    Yours Faithfully,
    Rev John Clark."

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  • November 26, 2018 at 2:11 AM by an anonymous user from Coventry, England, United Kingdom

    Received this scam:

    "Jason Bolton <J.Bolton2@bsms.ac.uk>

    Reply to :revjohnclark19@gmail.com <revjohnclark19@gmail.com>

    Good Day,

    It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me. I'm Rev John Clark; from Iceland. I have decided to DONATE the sum of $ 2,142,728.00 USD to you for the good work of God to promote charity works in your country. I am currently undergoing a medical treatment and I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer. I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary before I leave this sinful world. Kindly reply for more details.

    Yours Faithfully,
    Rev John Clark."

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  • November 14, 2018 at 7:57 AM by an anonymous user from Marathi, Maharashtra, India

    Guys John Clark is a fraudster, cheat, rascal, scoundrel son of a b**ch.

    He must be taken into 3rd degree remand and wacked till he becomes immobile and then thrown on the streets to beg.

    DO NOT RESPOND TO HIM...

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  • October 12, 2018 at 4:48 PM by an anonymous user from Bend, Oregon, United States

    Different name, same scam.

    "Fabrizio Lallo (F.Lallo@brighton.ac.uk)

    Good Day,

    I write you this message in good faith and I hope you won't betray my trust. I'm Rev John Clark from Iceland. I have decided to DONATE £8,000,000 GBP to you for the good work of God to promote charity works in your country.

    I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer illness. So I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary to accomplish this project with me in good faith. Kindly reply for more details.

    Yours Faithfully

    Rev John Clark."

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  • October 1, 2018 at 11:18 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Dmitriy Berillo <D.Berillo@brighton.ac.uk>
    Sent: 29 September 2018 01:18
    Subject: RE: PRIVATE DONATION

    Good Day,

    I write you this message in good faith and i hope you won't betray my trust. I'm Rev John Clark and i have decided to DONATE £8,000,000 GBP to you for the good work of God to promote charity works in your country. I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer illness. So I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary to accomplish this project with me in good faith. Kindly reply for more details.


    Yours Faithfully

    Rev John Clark."

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    • October 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM by an anonymous user from Singapore, South East, Singapore

      Got the exact same thing:

      "Dmitriy Berillo <D.Berillo@brighton.ac.uk>
      Sat 9/29/2018, 7:13 AM

      Good Day,

      I write you this message in good faith and I hope you won't betray my trust. I'm Rev John Clark and I have decided to DONATE £8,000,000 GBP to you for the good work of God to promote charity works in your country.

      I have just been informed by my doctor that I only have few months to live due to cancer illness. So I have decided to nominate you my beneficiary to accomplish this project with me in good faith. Kindly reply for more details.

      Yours Faithfully

      Rev John Clark."

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