Online users, be aware of the "Pierre Omidyar Donation" scam like the one below. The scam is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money. Pierre Morad Omidyar is an American billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of eBay where he served as chairman from 1998 to 2015.
Remember, never send money or personal information if you are asked to do so in order to receive a donation or lottery prize. This is how scammers steal their potential victims' information, and how they steal their victims' money.
The "Pierre Omidyar Donation" Scam
From: Pierre Omidyar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:30 AM
Subject: Pierre's Gift.
Greetings to you and your family.
This email will come to you as too good to be true!
In a million years, I never thought i would do something like this.
My Name is Pierre Omidyar, Below is a Link of me and what i do.
Pierre Omidyar - Forbes
Pierre Omidyar founded online auction firm eBay in 1995 and now serves on the company's board. Omidyar has slowly been whittling down his stakes in both eBay and its former subsidiary PayPal; he ...
I have been giving my wealth away for a while now to various charities and causes i really care about but recently i had a dream which i wont go much into and i decided i needed to be more personal with my giving.
I want to touch ordinary people in a way that has never been done before.
So i decided i was going to contact a few people via their email address which i paid for from a Marketing Firm.
If you happen to receive this email, I am giving you $1.9 Million.
Thinking about it again, I must be crazy to do something like this yet i am doing it.
So all you have to do is reply to this email and you will be paid $1.9 Million.
This is my personal journey to fulfill my life, I hope you accept this special gift from me and my family.
Recipients of the same email are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.