The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

Online users are asked to be aware of "Mr. David Yax" lottery donation scams. The name of the New York man who won $273 million in the September 4 New York Lottery Powerball draw, is being used by scammers in an attempt to trick potential victims into sending money and personal information. The scammers claim their potential victims were randomly selected to receive donations from the lottery winner as part of his charity project. But, Mr. David Yax is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

The "Mr. David Yax" Lottery Donation Scam

From: DAVID YAX <gotousyouji1600@topaz.plala.or.jp>

Date: December 7, 2019 at 1:03:50 AM MST

Subject: Re: $1MILLION DONATION TO YOU.

Reply-To: davidyax006@gmail.com

We bring greetings to you in the name of the lord. This message is sent to you as a notification that you have been chosen to benefit from our charity project aimed at touching lives and helping those that we can across the world as God has blessed us.

I won the Powerball lottery of $80Million on September 2019 and I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $6Million to charity, I try to reach people randomly from different sources and modes so as to touch lives from different angles, Hence you are getting a message here.

You have been listed as one of the lucky recipients to receive $1M This donation is made out to you so to enable you strengthen your personal issues and mostly to generously help us extend hands of giving to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality

To verify

https://nylottery.ny.gov/winners-wall/2019/10/22/david-yax

Get back to me on how to receive the donation

Thanks

Mr. David Yax

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. David Yax lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages 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.

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  • July 13, 2021 at 6:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Bucks, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

    Ok so I just got a text message about Yax wanting to send $50,000 to random people. There was a number, (402)961-2618, that was supposed to be the "agent" taking care of his business with the random winners. I called it a couple times, then I got a text message with a picture of a man holding his I.D. I sent a text back asking what he needed from me, and he said my name, address, number, occupation, monthly income, cash or check? age, phone carrier and email. I called him again and he answered. He had an accent, not sure from where, and I asked him what I do after I sent him that info. He said for me to take pictures of myself with my I.D. front and back. After that, he asked for a clear picture of my SSN card and that's when I stopped and blocked him. His excuse was to verify my claim. I never entered into a drawing or anything that would need verification of who I am, so there's no reason to verify my if this is truly someone wanting to send money to a random person. Don't do it. I feel so stupid. I know better. He got enough info on me to sell to scammers already

    • November 16, 2021 at 6:48 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, New York, United States

      I received same message on Twitter. I gave them a text now phone number. A person texted me saying they were from fed ex and they would deliver my winnings of $50,000. I said ok gave fake address as I knew this was a scam but wanted to collect as much info as I could so I could warn people. They then said I needed to send $500 threw pay pal or Zelle in order to pay for shipping insurance tax n other stuff. I said just take the 500 out of my winnings lol. The so called fed ex guy kept trying to get me to send it saying how it was not a scam I said why do you as a delivery guy care so much about me getting this. I then informed him that I called fed ex and he stopped answering my messages. I love to mess with scammers. Be careful all never send money to win money.

  • November 19, 2020 at 6:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Guilford, High Point, North Carolina, United States

    Yep, David Yax found me on Facebook. Says he’s going to give me 50,000.00, all I need to do is fill out his form . I asked if his Charity is Registered in New York State. What his Attorneys name was ... deflected both questions. Then I googled his name by Charity and found this ... Dammit! Just another Scam .lol

    Don’t reply, JUST DELETE

  • September 1, 2020 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Austin, Texas, United States

    Ditto on YAX, BAD NEWS! He even quotes scripture & more

    BS. Be careful!

  • August 8, 2020 at 10:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Jericho, Vermont, United States

    This morning, someone tried running this scam on my 13yo daughter via instagram.

  • February 28, 2020 at 6:12 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    I got one of these today. My initial response was "Who?" followed by "WTF is this?" Needless to say I didn't respond but I did hit the "forward" button to see if I could get any information. I didn't even know what "live@info.com" was, so I googled it first and found a relatively ancient (2008) forum where people were b***ching about not being able to report this to the proper place - I gather from that that this is a long-running scam and that this Yax person's name is a recent addition.

    Because then I had to look HIM up to see who HE was (and then saw that he won the lottery.

    The fact that I had to LOOK HIM UP tells everyone and their cousins who have two braincells to rub together that this guy is NOT someone I know (and I sure as H**l am not his "Beloved Friend"...). And have tossed the email in the junk folder where it belongs, until I get around until tossing it in the Trash file and then deleting it altogether. Then, just to be on the safe side, I'll run the anti-malware program on my laptop...

    I strongly recommend that anyone who gets one of these should do pretty much the same (and I'm starting to also wonder how many spam phone calls I've gotten in the past 3 days (given the number my sister-in-law was getting between her work line and home line...

  • February 27, 2020 at 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

    Twice today. I got an email saying mr yax from infolive.Com has given me a grant and there is a link. I threw it away. I never click on any email like this

  • January 14, 2020 at 4:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Sullivan, Missouri, United States

    I got one too. Wish it were real, but I knew it had to be a scam! Thank goodness for sites like this that allow us to check in!

  • January 10, 2020 at 5:01 AM by an anonymous user from: Peoria, Illinois, United States

    I just got it too, I will not do anything. I thought it seemed phonie.

  • December 31, 2019 at 2:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    31 December 2019 - I received an email from David Yax - Re: $1milliom donation to you. "We bring greetings to you in the name of the Lord..." Etc etc

  • December 28, 2019 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Stuart, Florida, United States

    I received a notice from David yax saying I was selected as one of 25 twitter followers to receive 50,000 dollar's. 200 dollars needed for Fed Ex delivery charges.Please do not send.I did not. Also read how the letters are written. That was a dead giveaway. You All stay safe be careful and A Blessed Happy New Year. Ron H

  • December 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Medford, Oregon, United States

    Continue I was almost taken in one time before by another scammer but was given good advice from a friend of mine.

  • December 17, 2019 at 10:23 AM by an anonymous user from: Medford, Oregon, United States

    I received a Instagram from David Yax lottery winner from New York stating I had been chosen to receive$50.000 dollars and was given instructions to text a Mr Charles and he would give me instructions. Text 3235219087 mr Charles the Fed ex Man. So I googled him and found something on the alerts wasn't exactly like the other but I was alm

  • December 7, 2019 at 12:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Guntersville, Alabama, United States

    I'm so glad I looked up his name and "scam" beside it. He has been messaging me on twitter this morning and offering to pay my bank debt. He hasn't got to the point of asking my info or for money yet and I'm not going to let it go any further. Thank you. ...I just got a notice he messaged me back on twitter just now. I'm so happy I just found this about him!

    • November 16, 2021 at 6:57 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, New York, United States

      He won’t ask you. I gave them a text now phone number to see what else they would say. I received a text from the fed ex guy asking for $500 to get my $50,000. The fed ex guy makes you know it’s a scam cause when you say no thank you he goes on and on about how it’s not fake and you should send the money. Why would a delivery guy care about you getting your package LOL. If you said no to fed ex they would say ok. This guy just kept saying how it’s not a scam and I should borrow the money from friends and family and in 24 hours I’ll be so happy and be able to pay them back.

    • December 28, 2019 at 10:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Stuart, Florida, United States

      12/27/2019 - I received the same email.mine stated the first 25 twitter followers would receive 50,0000 dollars. I would need to send 200 dollars to cover fedx delivery charges.The way it's written is a giveaway of fraud.

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