The "Alexandra Carrusca" Donation Scam
From: Васина Елена Владимировна - Elena.V.Vasina@tplusgroup.ru
Date: Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Subject: A donation of $800,000.00 USD has been made in your favor.
A donation of $800,000.00 USD has been made in your favor.
Kindly contact the donor via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details on your donation funds.
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 "Alexandra Carrusca" 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.