"Pierre Omidyar Donation" Scam Being Sent by Scammers

Pierre Omidyar Donation Scam Being Sent by Scammers

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 <info@xynage.io>

Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:30 AM

To: Recipients

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.

Pierre Omidyar

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  • March 18, 2022 at 11:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Wan Chai District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong

    I replied, and received the below from the scammer


    My Name is Stephen Ainsworth, Barclays Bank Private Banker responsible

    for the disbursement of the Pierre Omidyar Grant.

    Being the chosen beneficiary, We have been instructed to pay you $1.9

    Million immediately.

    This Transaction will be completed via wire transfer so you will have

    to provide a bank account.

    Attached is the Barclays Bank Transfer Form, You are to print it out,

    Fill out the beneficiary details and the beneficiary bank details

    section only with Ink and send back via email attachment.

    Immediately we receive the filled form, We will process the transfer

    of your $1.9 Million to your nominated bank account.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email.


    Stephen Ainsworth

    Barclays Private Banking Services

    24 hours Internet Banking

    Direct Telephone: 448442020869, 447031905805

    Fax Numbers: 448458741650


    This e-mail transmission may contain confidential information. This

    information is solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to

    whom or which it was intended. Any dissemination, distribution or copy

    of this communication is strictly prohibited.

    If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify us

    by reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you.

  • March 9, 2022 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown West End, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I get this email regularly so I forwarded it to: reportphishing@apwg.org.

  • January 31, 2022 at 7:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Like they say,if it sounds too good to be true,it’s a scam!

  • January 14, 2022 at 3:19 PM by an anonymous user from: Alameda de Osuna, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

    It's still going on as I have had this email yesterday in 2022!

    • March 8, 2022 at 8:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Lille, Hauts-de-France, France

      That is the email it was sent from : noblece-email.com

    • March 8, 2022 at 8:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Lille, Hauts-de-France, France

      I recieved it on 08/03/2022.

  • November 24, 2021 at 12:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    Even though it would put me in a higher tax bracket, I could use the money.

    I know scarcasim does not convey well on the Internet but I want to use it here.

    2 emails several days apart arrived with different URL's inside, and since he only wants my nameS (yes, plaural) I'm ready to jump on the gravy train.

    I'd write more but I have to push-one to cancel the unordered order from Amazon

  • November 22, 2021 at 2:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    2021 and this is coming around again ... thank you for this site. -m

  • November 15, 2021 at 12:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    pierreomidyar_gift2021@indamail.hu is being used by them

  • September 23, 2021 at 8:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Addis Ababa, Wereda 02, Ethiopia

    I get an email and security reference code to receive may winning 1 million USD money From Samsung promotion award lottery bay mat vall delivery pty. Please tell me if it is real

    • September 23, 2021 at 8:46 AM by info

      It is not real, it is a scam.

  • September 23, 2021 at 3:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    Pierre Omidyar <toursbookings@vis.org.au>

    Yes, the Email address they are using certainly looks genuine for a start. As if!

    Sadly, the above one comes out of Australia, it has been sent onto the Australian Federal Government Scam Watch for Recording and investigation as deemed necessary.

    And here I was thinking I was going to get back some of the money lost by using eBay.

  • September 2, 2021 at 2:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Bellemeade Bayard Park, Evansville, Indiana, United States

    I just got the email.

  • August 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Smith, Tyler, Texas, United States

    Yes they keep going around, got it again just now.

  • January 21, 2019 at 6:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Ada, Oklahoma, United States

    I got it today and deleted it.

  • January 21, 2019 at 7:54 AM by an anonymous user from: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Got one today.

    I replied and told the scammer thanks.

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