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

    "Congratulations <>

    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:


    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:


    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


    Geschäftsführer Wipro Limited



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

    In Dutch, the scam is:


    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,


    Mevrouw Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler



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

    Another scam:

    "Juarez Melgoza, Veronica Sofia <>


    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


    Amministratore delegato Wipro Limited



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

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

    "De : Maria <>

    Date: ven. 14 févr. 2020 à 00:11

    Subject: Donation of €1,700,000

    To: Recipients <>

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

    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" <>

    Subject: Donation of €1,700,000

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

    To: Recipients <>


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

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

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: "Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler" <>

    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.


    Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

    Email charityinquiries2020@

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