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

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:

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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January 8, 2024 at 12:45 AM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Received this:

"Nog steeds actief.

Ontvangen op: 01-01-24.

Jammer dat het niet waar is, zou een mooI begin van het nieuwe jaar zijn ;)


Uw e-mailadres is willekeurig gekozen om een donatie van 3.600.000,00 euro te ontvangen.

Voor meer informatie k**t u contact opnemen met het onderstaande e-mailadres.

Stuur een e-mail naar:

Vriendelijke groeten

Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler



November 5, 2023 at 1:30 AM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

Blijkbaar nu ook actief in Nederland, ik heb er vandaag een mailtje van ontvangen. Let op dus!

Apparently now also active in the Netherlands, I received an email from them today. So pay attention!


October 19, 2023 at 12:32 PM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

thanks for the warning. It did not sound real, but it looks like they have scammed a lot of people, or they would not be continuing.


October 5, 2023 at 12:44 PM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

good to find out it is a scam I was nearly convinced it was real


September 5, 2023 at 3:46 PM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Tranbjerg J, Central Denmark Region, Denmark

det er godt at vide at det er svindel det med den tyske rig dame Maria Elizabeth scheller jeg er blevet lovet en milion euro af dem. Izak Leif Egelund

it's good to know that it's a scam, the one with the German rich lady Maria Elizabeth Scheller, I've been promised a million euros by them. Izak Leif Egelund


September 4, 2023 at 5:40 AM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Vleuten, Utrecht, Netherlands

I received it today,

I immediately thougt: here is something wrong, and after a tiny investigation I found your page. Thank you and I wait for the next beautiful too good to be true scam!


August 16, 2023 at 11:56 AM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

I received it today:

"I am Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler, a German citizen, wife of the late Georg W. Schaeffler, 81 years old. I intend to give you a part of my Wealth as a free will financial donation for you. Respond now to participate."

Dang! I could have used the $$$!


May 11, 2023 at 5:49 PM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I just got this email and I replied, asking how Ms.Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler (who seems to now reside in Nigeria) chose me when she doesn't seem to even know my name. A mystery for sure!


I am Ms. Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, a German business magnate,

investor and philanthropist. I am the Chairman of Wipro Limited. 25

percent of my personal wealth is spent on charity. And I also promised

to give away the rest of the 25% to individuals this year 2023. I have

decided to donate 1,500,000.00 euros to you. If you are interested in

my donation, contact me for more information.

You can also find out more about me at the following link


Managing Director Wipro Limited

Maria Elizabeth Schaeffler



April 27, 2023 at 2:52 AM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Schiedam, South Holland, Netherlands

Received this:


Sie werden außerdem angewiesen, die folgenden Informationen unten an die zu senden

bisheriger Kontakt für die Bearbeitung und Zustellung Ihrer Spende an Sie

1) Vollständige Namen:

2) Kontaktadresse:

3) Ihr Beruf:

4) Ihr Land:

5) Ihr Personalausweis / Führerschein:

6) Aktuelle Handynummer/ WhatsApp-Nummer:

7) Geburtsdatum:

8) monatliches Einkommen:"


November 30, 2022 at 4:24 PM by
The "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" Donation Scam
an anonymous user from: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

THey just sent me this scam email. then they told me I got three for options to receive the amount of money

OPÇÃO- I:- CARTÃO Multibanco £1.500 euros


OPÇÃO- III:- Ordem de Pagamento (Cheque Bancário) £2.500 euros

It's tricky, but, matter of fact is, if I won't so much money why they don't just deduce that value from the actual amount donated


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