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: "email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.