The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam

Online users are asked to be aware of "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" donation scams. The name of the billionaire businesswoman 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 businesswoman. But, Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

The Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler Donation Scam

The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam

From: Maria Elisa @isf.es

Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 10:21 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: Grant Donation

You were chosen to receive a Cash Grant Donation of €1,700,000 from Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler, Respond back for more details email me at: patriciachandler0@gmail.com

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 "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead. For those who have responded, they should be careful going forward because they will be contacted by scammers who will attempt to scam them.

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  • August 4, 2022 at 2:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Turner, Ashburn, Georgia, United States

    Received this scam:

    'You have been Awarded 1.5 million USD in the ongoing Mrs Maria

    Elisabeth Schaeffler New year freewill Donation

    kindly reply back for more details……

    Reply email:

    Maria,

    Please provide me with all the details of this fund donation to me of $1.5 million USD.

    Are all of the beneficiary documents, IMF CLEARANCE DOCUMENTS, ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING, ANTI-TERRORIST, ANTI-DRUG DOCUMENTS, COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS AND Wire Transfer fees and costs paid for? Please confirm that there are no fees or additional costs for this fund to be paid to me.

    What country is this fund coming from?

    Regards,

    Bradley T Van Sickle

    btvansickle@hotmail.com"

  • July 22, 2022 at 1:04 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    Anyone who is stupid enough to believe these type of scams, deserve to lose all there money

  • June 22, 2022 at 2:58 AM by an anonymous user from: District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    remove my email idiots

  • June 14, 2022 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Morgan County, Morgan, Utah, United States

    Here is a new email being used.

    schaefflermaria98@gmail.com

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands

    "Goedendag mevrouw Schaeffler,

    Ik ben Frans Pieter Faas en werkzoekende met uitkering E 1425,- per maand. Ik wil graag een beroep op u doen voor donatie. In het verleden heb ik in bitcoins (2018) gehandeld en ik heb momenteel heb ik 6,35 bitcoins in mijn bezit, dit is ongeveer Euro 225.000,- waard. Ik wil de bitcoins verzilveren maar loop tegen oversluitkosten aan. Deze oversluitkosten bedragen E 15.000,-, belastingen (4.35% = E 10,280.- en kosten voor de wallet (2% = E 4750,-), welke van te voren moeten worden betaald. Dit bedrag E 15.000,- heb ik niet en ik kan de oversluitkosten dan ook niet betalen. Ik krijg nergens een lening (bank / internet) vanwege mijn laag inkomen per maand op dit moment en ik loop het risico om dit bedrag (E 225,000,-) mis te lopen. Graag kom ik in aanmerking voor een donatie, eventueel een lening met twee weken duur.

    Vertrouwend u op dit moment voldoende te hebben geïnformeerd, verblijf ik in afwachting van uw reactie.

    met vriendelijke groet,

    Frans Faas

    Adres:

    De Tol 132

    2266 EL Leidschendam

    Bijlage (Belasting)"

    Received this.

  • March 12, 2022 at 12:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Müngersdorf, Cologne, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Received this scam:

    "Lieber geliebter,

    Ich weiß es zu schätzen, dass Sie mir schreiben. Machen Sie sich keine Sorgen, warum Sie wegen dieser Spende kontaktiert wurden, ich habe es aus einem reinen Grund getan. Ich habe mich stark gefühlt, seit Sie mich kontaktiert haben. Ich bin Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, deutsche Staatsbürgerin, Inhaberin der Schaeffler Gruppe, einem der weltweit größten Hersteller von Wälzlagern. Ich habe beschlossen, 2.000.000,00 Euro für Sie zu spenden, und das Geld hat mein Leben und das meiner bescheidenen Familie verändert, aber mein Herz wird es nicht ändern, meine Familie ist eine sehr bescheidene Familie und wir werden uns gegenseitig helfen, Ich und meine Familie beschlossen, Gottes Werk zu tun, nachdem ich ein langes Gespräch mit einigen Gläubigen geführt und Gebete gesprochen hatte, indem ich ein paar Menschen spendete, die ein gutes Herz in der Welt haben. Ich kann noch nicht viel über mich sagen, aber ich bin zu aufgeregt. Ich möchte, dass Sie und Ihre Familie so glücklich sind, wie wir heute glücklich sind. Deshalb haben wir uns entschlossen, 2.000.000,00 Euro für Sie und Ihre ganze Familie zu spenden, um auch Ihren Mitmenschen zu helfen.

    Sie können es hier sehen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-Elisabeth_Schaeffler

    Die Absicht dieser E-Mail sollte für die Menschen von großem Segen sein. In meinem Alter kann ich kein Vermögen mehr anhäufen, ohne etwas zu geben. Ich habe ein Vermögen von über 3,1 Milliarden Dollar. Sie können dies auch auf Forbes lesen:

    https://www.forbes.com/profile/maria-elisabeth-schaeffler-thumann/#443b4a6e19c7

    Ich habe nicht viel Geld zum Ausgeben, also gönne ich mir Handlungen, die für andere ein Segen sind. Ich hoffe, dass Ihnen dieses Geld von großem Nutzen ist und Sie auch anderen helfen können.

    So wie Sie mich per E-Mail kontaktiert haben So wie andere Leute bezüglich der Spende.. Wenn Sie wissen, dass Sie bereit sind, das Geld von 2.000.000,00 € (2 Millionen €) zu erhalten. Bitte bestätigen Sie die Bereitschaft, indem Sie sich ausführlich vorstellen

    Füllen Sie das untenstehende Prozessformular aus:

    Vollständiger Name:

    Dein Land:

    Adresse:

    Älter:

    Beruf:

    Handy Nummer:

    Familienstand:

    Monatliches Einkommen.

    Deine Religion:

    Was würden Sie mit diesem Geld machen?

    Danach schicke ich Ihnen einen Brief, um das Geld von der NYCB Bank Europe Branch zu genehmigen. Bitte, mein Freund, dies ist mein persönliches Vermögen, es erfordert nicht viele formelle Verfahren und da es für Sie als diesen zu einfach erscheinen mag, ein Geschenk zu erhalten, möchte ich Sie bitten, nach dieser Spende wiederzukommen, um mir zu helfen, andere zu erreichen in Not. Ich tue dies als Geschenk des Freigeistes und habe die Möglichkeit zu kommen ...

    Ich warte auf Ihre E-Mail, um fortzufahren.

    Gesegnet sein.

    Frau Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler."

  • March 1, 2022 at 5:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    I received a mail from this “lady” . First I doubted, sometime later I accepted and filled in the required data.

    Then I received by mail with a to be filled in bankform?which I filled in, but very bad. so I send the information on a sperate

    mail, but with the condition not to take any personal responsabilty.

    Than I got the answer to make contact with this bank. stanbiccity bank.

    Quite immediately I send the “lady” in question a new mail in which I canceled the whole affair.

    untill now no new response .

    with best greetings,

    ton welling

  • January 21, 2022 at 8:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States

    In usa:

    Hello,

    Thank you for the prompt response, please don't be bothered as to why you have been contacted for this and its genuineness as I have done so from a pure motive, I am Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann 79 years old, a German citizen, wife of late Georg W Schaeffler, you can see here: ( forbes.com/profile/maria-elisabeth-schaeffler ), view this link to read more about me and my family profile.

    The intention of this email is to be of immense blessing to people around the world. I am currently doing some Charity Projects by building 20 Primary and Secondary Schools, 7 Churches, 10 Hospital and finally 10 Orphanage Homes and also to help humanity, especially during these trying times of COVID-19 pandemic in some POOR ASIA and AFRICA COUNTRIES.

    With my age, I cannot continue to amass wealth without giving out. I own a net-worth of over $3.3 Billion. My only son Georg is so well to do and worth well over $15 Billion. I have not very much to spend money on, so I am indulging myself with such an act that will be considered a blessing to others. It is my hope that as you receive this money it would be of great use to you and that you can also assist others from it.

    As I send this message to you, I also sent to others too, I sent to churches, Orphanages, and individuals, each Bonafide beneficiary will receive a Freewill Donation of 1.5 Million Usd each from me.

    All this being said, if you know you are ready to receive your donation funds of 1.5 Million Usd. Kindly confirm readiness by formally introducing yourself in detail as listed below.

    *Full Name:*

    *Country:*

    *Age:*

    *S*x:*

    *Phone Number:*

    Thereafter, I shall grant a letter of authorization to my account officer in charge of my donation funds to enable him release the donation funds of 1.5 Million Usd to you. Please my Friend, this is my personal wealth. It doesn't need many formal procedures, and for the sake that it might seem too easy for you to receive this gift, I would crave your indulgence not to refer any person whatsoever to me so that I can have my peace. I am doing this as a free-spirit gift and I made the contact myself to you, therefore, I would if I would give more to contact the persons myself. PLEASE do not refer any person and do not make a public/media show of this as I would not like any publicity of any sort.

    I will wait for your email to do further. Stay blessed.

    Mrs Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

    Co-Owner Schaeffler Group

  • December 23, 2021 at 7:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Sidi MHamed, Algiers, Algiers, Algeria

    "Hello Ms. Elisabeth Maria Schaeffler,

    My apologies! Ms. Elisabeth Maria Schaeffler, I am Algerian citizen and I am obligated to contact you, I thought you could help me, children were born to be happy, me, because of my difficult conditions, mine have never known happiness! The proof is that my daughter who had an average of 15.20 in her baccalaureat and who wanted to study in England, I can't find the sum of 10.000 euros to pay for her.

    I don't know where to go or what to do, I'm suffocating! I have a family of 07 people, I am retired on a meagre salary, overwhelmed with debts, with paralysis of the right foot levator! I can't take it anymore, I urgently need a help, like a bottle in the sea! so if my suffering, my pain and my cries reach you and you come to my aid, it's like saving a life from certain death, or like giving sight back to a desperate blind man.

    Thank you Ms. Elisabeth Maria Schaeffler, I will be grateful to you all my life.

    Sincerely, Youcef Bensaid."

    Received this scam.

  • December 17, 2021 at 10:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Groveland, California, United States

    And just got this here in the US/California.

    12/16/2021

    "Hallo,

    Ich bin Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, eine deutsche Geschäftsfrau, Investorin und CEO der Schaeffler Gruppe. Ich bin einer der Eigentümer der Schaeffler Gruppe. Ich habe 25 Prozent meines persönlichen Vermögens für wohltätige Zwecke gespendet. Und ich habe auch versprochen, den Rest von 25 % in diesem Jahr 2021 an Einzelpersonen zu verschenken. Ich habe mich entschieden 1.000.000,00 Euro an 100 Menschen zu spenden. Wenn Sie an meiner Spende interessiert sind, kontaktieren Sie mich für weitere Informationen.

    Herzliche Grüße,

    CEO

    Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler.

    E-Mail: mariaelisabethschaefflerr@gmail.com"

  • September 17, 2021 at 4:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Petach Tikva, Petah Tikva, Center District, Israel

    "Congratulations <diegokellys72@gmail.com>

    الأربعاء 15/09/21 06:58 مساءً

    Good day,

    I'm Mrs. Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, a German business woman, Investor and Managing Director of Schaeffler Group. I am one of the owners of the Schaeffler Group. I have 25% of my personal wealth for charity and I have also pledged to use the remaining 25% this year 2021 to help and bless individuals and families randomly due to this Coronavirus Pandemic. So luckily your email was randomly selected on the net to donate the sum of $550,000.00 USD to you. If you are interested on how

    to claim it, Kindly reply back now for more information on how to claim it. And You can also learn more about me via the link below:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-Elisabeth_Schaeffler

    Regards."

    Received this scam.

  • August 2, 2021 at 1:47 AM by an anonymous user from: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

    In German the e-mail is:

    Hallo,

    Ich bin Frau Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, eine deutsche Wirtschaftsmagnatin, Investorin und Philanthropin. Ich bin der Vorsitzende von Wipro Limited. Ich habe 25 Prozent meines persönlichen Vermögens für wohltätige Zwecke ausgegeben. Und ich habe auch versprochen, den Rest von 25% dieses Jahr 2021 an Einzelpersonen zu verschenken. Ich habe mich entschlossen, Ihnen 1.500.000,00 Euro zu spenden. Wenn Sie an meiner Spende interessiert sind, kontaktieren Sie mich für weitere Informationen.

    Sie können auch über den untenstehenden Link mehr über mich lesen

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-Elisabeth_Schaeffler

    Grüße

    Geschäftsführer Wipro Limited

    Maria-Elisabeth_Schaeffler

    Email: mrsmaria826@gmail.com

  • June 21, 2021 at 5:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Westpoort, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    In Dutch, the scam is:

    Groeten.

    Je hebt een donatie van 2,7 miljoen euro, je e-mailadres is willekeurig gekozen om de 2,7 miljoen euro te ontvangen.

    Neem contact op met de onderstaande e-mail voor verdere instructies,

    E-mail: schaeffler.gmbh@gmail.com

    Mevrouw Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler

    CEO SCHFFLER.

    donatie/Bijdrage

  • June 14, 2021 at 1:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Naples, Campania, Italy

    Another scam:

    "Juarez Melgoza, Veronica Sofia <Veronica.Juarez@banobras.gob.mx>

    Ciao,

    Sono la signora Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, un magnate tedesco deglI affari, investitore e filantropo. Sono il presidente dI Wipro Limited. Ho speso il 25 per cento della mia ricchezza personale in beneficenza. E ho anche promesso dI dare il resto del 25% aI privatI quest'anno 2021. Ho deciso dI donare a voI 1.500.000,00 dI euro. Se seI interessato alla mia donazione, contattamI per maggiorI informazioni.

    PuoI anche leggere dI più su dI me usando il link quI sotto

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-Elisabeth_Schaeffler

    Saluti

    Amministratore delegato Wipro Limited

    Maria-Elisabeth_Schaeffler

    E-mail: mrsmaria977@gmail.com

    N.B.: there is an attachment: identity card of Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler"

  • February 18, 2020 at 9:43 AM by info

    "De : Maria <raul.drapete@doe.gov.ph>

    Date: ven. 14 févr. 2020 à 00:11

    Subject: Donation of €1,700,000

    To: Recipients <raul.drapete@doe.gov.ph>

    You have a Charity Donation of €1,700,000 from Maria Elisabeth. For full details, Contact her now via: me005588@gmail.com"

    Another scam.

  • January 18, 2020 at 11:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Richardson, Texas, United States

    Another version:

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: "Maria" <bella.bauzon@doe.gov.ph>

    Subject: Donation of €1,700,000

    Date: January 17, 2020 at 3:25:09 PM CST

    To: Recipients <bella.bauzon@doe.gov.ph>

    Reply-To: chanderpatricia246@gmail.com

    You have a Charity Donation of €1,700,000 from Maria Elisabeth. For full details, Contact her now via: me005588@gmail.com

  • November 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM by info

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" <ernesto.martinez@uo.edu.cu>

    Sent: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Subject: Hello

    I am Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler, a German citizen, wife of late Georg W. Schaeffler, 73 years old.I intend to give to you a portion of my Wealth as a free-will financial donation to you. Respond now to partake.

    Regards

    Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

    Email charityinquiries2020@ gmail.com

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