The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

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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

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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  • 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!

    • 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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The Mr. David Yax Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers