The "Mr. Roy Cockrum Powerball Lottery Donation" Scam
From: Roy Cockrum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 4:27 PM
Greetings to you,
I am Mr Roy Cockrum, I decided to make my donation to Charity and Individuals as God has lead me to and i told some Ministers about this which they said was a welcome idea and promised they will get me a list of some people that my donation will help their life's and put smile in the face of the needy, I decided to select my self by going to Microsoft/Google to make research and your Email Address was selected.
I won the largest Powerball jackpot ever in Tennessee lottery history, be assured that you stand no risk as this is my money, for source and verification read more about me by clicking this link below:
Based on the win we decided that just 100 people be selected for this benefit, leaving each beneficiary with $372,000 each to better their lives because we can't enjoy it all alone, as the win is for sharing and and you are to reply back via to this Email Address ( email@example.com ) only.
May the Good Lord bless you.
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 Mr. Roy Cockrum lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them, they should delete them 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.