Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation

There are unscrupulous people using several social media and email scams like the one below to impersonate Mrs. Lerynne West to obtain personal financial information from individuals. Mrs. Lerynne West will never ask you to share your financial information electronically. If you have received the same emails please delete them, or social media messages when you receive them. And, Mrs. Lerynne West, a 51-year-old Iowa grandmother who won $343.9 Million in the Powerball, will never ask you to send money in order to receive a donation from her.

Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation

Remember, once you are asked to send money in order to receive a donation or lottery prize, it is scammers or thieves attempting to trick you into sending them your money.

A Mrs. Lerynne West Scam Email

From: "Mrs. Lerynne West" ttttt@tuba.ocn.ne.jp

Date: March 1, 2019 at 4:04:49 PM MST

Subject: Hope to make you and your family happy.

Reply-To: "Mrs. Lerynne West" 2019firm@gmail.com

Attention lucky winner Email ID,

I am Mrs. Lerynne West the current winner of $343.9 million in powerball lottery on October 27, 2018 drawing, I'm donating to 5 random individuals and if you get this email then your email was selected after a spin ball. I have spread most of my wealth over a number of charities and organizations. I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of {$10.5 Millions} to you as one of the selected {5}, to verify my winnings please see my interview by visiting this link below.



I just started international charitable donation campaign as i will be giving a donation sum of US$10.5 MILLION each to improve the life of FIVE {5} Lucky individual from any part of worldwide.

And Your email address was submitted to us by the Google internet management teams as an email User and a part of our donation list your Email ID is among those listed to receive the donation sum of US$10.500,000.00 through the help of my accountant agent, Mr. John Peck in Heritage Bank Hopkinsville, KY 42240, United States.

According to arrangement i sign with Mr. John Peck, The Director of Heritage Bank he will contact you as soon as your donation worth US$10.5 million is ready to enable them send you the payment through ATM Visa Card or bank to bank wire Transaction.

But make sure you contact Mr. John Peck by yourself with below information to enable quick releasing the donation payment to you because bankers is always engage with many customers activities. THIS IS YOUR WINNING NUMBER: (...West2019) make sure you send Mr. John Peck your WINNING NUMBER and your details if you want them to release your payment to you.

Contact Person::: Mr John Peck.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage bank United States Fund Compensation representative

Contact Number::: +1 (785) 294-5176

Contact Email::: { john_peck@citromail.hu }

Mr. John Peck also always receive text message on +1 (785) 294-5176 for bank business only. You can text him anytime about your donation payment because too many fraud use email address.

Hope to make you and your family happy.

Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance,

Best Regard.

Mrs. Lerynne West

Remain bless from Mrs. Lerynne West Funds Donation Families.

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March 17, 2023 at 2:37 AM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

My brother has been scammed for £62k


September 28, 2022 at 2:06 PM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Carbon, Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States

I got the 40K text today and a number to call a Joe Thomas to claim


September 27, 2022 at 9:34 PM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

I just got a similar one for 40k... tempted to turn in the numbers to local authorities


July 4, 2022 at 5:45 PM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

the start. A shame people prey on vd and on SSI . I don't have any extra money. I will believe this when. MISS West calls and talks to me. Thanks Miss West.903 819-1761 Ed


June 25, 2022 at 3:48 PM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States


This is a players list, and more accurately stated, a sports players list. A lottery winners list doesn't even look like this. It isn't in the format they are using to show the list of names. Another contact name that tried to scam me with this was:

Names: Mark Lawson/Lawson Mark

Cell number/Text: 740-769-8182

The dialogue of the text messages went as follows: "Hello this is LAWSON MARK in charge of the Power Ball Winner (LERYNNE WEST)Bonus Programme. Can you get me your full name right now,I need to check the database file right now if you’re eligible or not.


Congratulations you qualified as a Class A  Winner of Mega Bonus which is allocated to you as a Mega Millions. This Program is promoted and sponsored to help people, So are you ready to claim it?

You’ll have to Fill some Details, So that the FedEx can Locate Your Destination at the point of Delivery of your Winnings Package & for Momentum Security reasons. Are you ready for that?

I got the winners list and I find your name in number 8 and still on hold ...

I link shared the list below:


He never contacted me again after I made the comment about the format of his list. Hope this helps!


May 27, 2022 at 8:33 AM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

I had received the same message and I had copied it and screenshot it with both numbers, the person who sent it and the agent number

Sent from:(305)-776-5008

Hello Congratulations!

My name is LERYNNE WEST the $343,900,000 million lottery winner click here to see my interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TUUdC9yOUZQ If you get this message, it means you have been selected to benefit from my Charity Project aimed at touching lives and helping people and I'm giving back to the needy because a giving hand never lacks. You have been radomly picked among lucky winners those getting $50,000 this week from my giveaway program on, To claim your winning, send “YES” to my agent MR MULLIN GEORGE for you to claim your own winning money... Here is the cellphone number you are to text (708) 215-2728.


June 29, 2022 at 4:31 PM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

So sad this kind of scam goes out especially at this time when so many ate hurting. Yes at first I thought it was a blessing. My heart dropped find out it was a scam. I am need of help and though my prayers and dreams came true. Shame on people that would do.this to people that really need the money. What have we all become?


February 1, 2022 at 8:18 AM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

I received an email similar to this but it was different amount of money and a follow up email


January 17, 2022 at 9:07 AM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I just received this scam today :

Lerynne West <petersonmckibbin@gmail.com>

Lun 2022-01-17 10:03


My name is Mrs. LA, a Powerball winner worth $ 343,900 million. I'm

donating $ 650,000 ($ 650,000). Up to five random happy emails are

each classified as charitable. When you receive it, you will need to

use this email to respond to your donation immediately. Note: All

responses must be sent to the following email address:

lerynnewestmoney02@gmail.com for more information.

With best regards,

Mrs. LA a Powerball


January 14, 2022 at 8:15 AM by
Lerynne West Scam - Powerball Lottery Donation
an anonymous user from: Laredo, Texas, United States

I just got this today January 14, 2022 @ 5:58 am

Hello I’m Mrs Lerynne West the Lottery Power Ball Winner of $343 Million in Powerball Millions Jackpot, I’m donating to 500 random individuals since 2020 to 2022. If you get this message then your number was selected after a spin ball. I have spread most of my wealth over a number of charities and organizations. I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $100,000 USD to you as one of the lucky winning kindly  text the agent MR WILLIAM SMITH in change of the delivery  winning by testing  (725) 240-7389 congratulations in advance


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