The "Mr. Roy Cockrum" Powerball Lottery Donation Scam
From: Charles - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:02 PM
Subject: want to donate $500.000.00 to you for charity
Hello dear, my name is Mr. Roy Cockrum, winner of the Power Ball Jackpot in June 2019, of $344 million. I want to donate $500.000.00 to you for charity. Your email address is among the list of emails to receive this donation , to help the poor in your community. Please email me immediately directly to my private email address: email@example.com for more details. Regards.
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.