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The "Mr. Mike Weirsky" Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

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The "Mr. Mike Weirsky" Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers

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Online users are asked to be aware of "Mr. Mike Weirsky" lottery donation scams. The name of the New Jersey man who won $273 million in the Mega Millions jackpot, 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 lottery winner as part of his charity project. But, Mr. Mike Weirsky is not randomly donating money to people around the world.

The "Mr. Mike Weirsky" Lottery Donation Scam

From: Garde Heller <gilles@lepere.org>

Date: June 10, 2019 at 10:41:07 AM EDT

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Grant Donation

Reply-To: mikeweirsky445@gmail.com

A donation of $1,500,000.00 USD was donated to you by Mr. Mike Weirsky, a power-ball jackpot lottery winner of $273 Million. Reply to mikeweirsky445@gmail.com for claim.

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 Mr. Mike Weirsky lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead.

It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims, on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.

So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:30 AM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    These guys are still at it on Twitter. Yesterday afternoon, I received a DM from Mr. Mike Weirsky claiming that I had been selected as a recipient of a donation from his charity.

    We went back and forth for about an hour DMing each other when he asked for my address, phone number and name. I received a text from someone claiming to from the charity from this number 252-285-6732 stating that I would receive an email telling me what to expect.

    I received an email supposedly from FedEx telling me that I was going to be receiving a check for $500,000 and that I had to send them $250 to cover the expediting of the check.

    I sent a DM to Mr. Weirsky telling him how angry I was that he would try to pull a scam on me and that I was going to report him to the authorities. I reported him to Twitter and I forwarded the email to FedEx's abuse email. I did a reverse look up on the number and it was a cell phone out of Greeneville, NC.

    I have also tweeted about his scam being run on Twitter. I just wish there was some way to find these people and for those of us who were affected by their scam to sue them for everything they have.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 4:52 PM by an anonymous user from Pontiac, Michigan, United States

    This guy on Instagram is asking me to purchase a $50 Amazon gift card in order for him to send me $30,000 in cash via FedX. The following is the URL to his Instagram account.

    Please advise!

    Thanks!

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    • October 31, 2019 at 4:57 PM by info

      It is a scam.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 5:41 PM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I was contacted via DM on Twitter.

    "Hi,My name is Michael J Weirsky,the $273 million mega jackpot winner from New Jersey,I am pleased to congratulate you for being randomly picked among the lucky winners. I will be giving out $50,000 each ,are you ready to claim your winnings now?

    Your details has already been transferred to delivery agent, he I’ll contact you shortly,the winnings would be shipped to the specific address you provided trough the agent

    AND THEN TH HE HOOK

    But Note you’ll be the one handling the delivery fee okay.

    Insurance fee 100

    Administrative fee100

    Couriage 100

    All you need to do is to make a payment of $300 for the delivery fee as soon as you come up with the payment you will get your tracking number and your package will be commenced at once.

    Here is the details you will make the payment

    Name: Linda Lee Shaffer

    City: Manassas

    State: Virginia

    Zipcode:20112

    NOTE: Payment must be made Via Money Gram only!!"

    And there you have it. Beware!

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  • October 29, 2019 at 1:18 AM by an anonymous user from Killara, New South Wales, Australia

    I actually got a video message from him, his proof that he was real, he did look a little like the original Mike Weirsky but it wasn’t him, still got it all on my Twitter message

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  • October 29, 2019 at 1:05 AM by an anonymous user from Killara, New South Wales, Australia

    Mike Weirsky contacted me through twitter message , there were several Mike Weirsky charity giveaway money twitter accounts that I reported

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  • October 24, 2019 at 10:05 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----

    From: "Michael Charity Foundation" <farhad204471@islamibankbd.com>

    Sent: Sat., 12 Oct. 2019 at 23:32

    Subject: I Have Personal Donation For You

    Dear Email Owner,

    am Michael J Weirsky I recently won $273 million Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, March 1, 2019, I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $1,500,000.00 to you, being part of my Charitable Organizational Donation Project to financially support ten (10) lucky people around the world. Your email was luckily selected via a Google & social media Sponsored email draws.

    You can verify this by visiting the web pages below to see my interview and send your response back to me

    ...

    i believe that this wonderful opportunity came to me from lord because it happen when am helpless in life and i cannot keep it to myself all alone, again your contact was submitted to me by Google Management Team and you received this email because I have shortlisted you as one of the lucky individuals, If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky winner and all you have to do is get back to me through this email (weirsky.charityproject@aol.com) with your particulars so that I can send your details to the pay-out bank.

    M.J Weirsky

    kindly contact me using this email address weirsky.charityproject@aol.com because I check it more often

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  • October 23, 2019 at 9:25 PM by an anonymous user from Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    This guy contacted me on Twitter, from @Mikeweirsky8 , and after a couple of days of him saying “ HI “ and “ How are you” via DM, I finally asked what he wanted. He told me same thing as others on here, but I had someone else try this a few months earlier, so after a couple of questions to where I could sense he was getting mad, I told him I would pass, and just didn’t believe it was real.

    The next day, today Oct. 23 2019, I looked it up and found this article.

    So I immediately posted it on Twitter along with the username, hoping I save at least one person from falling for it.

    Well the guy saw it, and now before he blocked me, wrote some threatening messages to me. Basically saying he would kill me. Now I’m curious if he threatened others. Obviously this person is just an online bully & scammer.

    I don’t know how many people have fallen for this scam, but I hate those who prey on innocent people and hope this guy is put out of business for good.

    Thank You to everyone else who has taken time to report this. I have been contacted by a few different scammers on twitter over last few months but never thought how many people experience them too. So now I will report any scam whenever attempted on me or anyone I know in the future. Luckily my friend works for FTC, so I urge everyone to report any scam to them so at least they have record of its and investigate them.

    Wish everyone reading this the Best

    Chris

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    • October 24, 2019 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from Venice, Florida, United States

      I knew it was too good to be true. so they scroll the web for vulnerable people like myself

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  • October 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM by info

    Received this donation scam

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: M.J Weirsky <akiramo2@purple.plala.or.jp>

    Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Subject: I Have Private Donation For You

    Dear Email Owner,

    am Michael J Weirsky I recently won $273 million Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, March 1, 2019, I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $1,500,000.00 to you, being part of my Charitable Organizational Donation Project to financially support ten (10) lucky people around the world. Your email was luckily selected via a Google & social media Sponsored email draws.

    You can verify this by visiting the web pages below to see my interview and send your response back to me

    i believe that this wonderful opportunity came to me from lord because it happen when am helpless in life and i cannot keep it to myself all alone, again your contact was submitted to me by Google Management Team and you received this email because I have shortlisted you as one of the lucky individuals, If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky winner and all you have to do is get back to me through this email (weirsky.charityproject@aol.com) with your particulars so that I can send your details to the pay-out bank.

    M.J Weirsky

    kindly contact me using this email address weirsky.charityproject@aol.com because I check it more often

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  • October 15, 2019 at 6:55 AM by an anonymous user from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

    Yes, me Too! This Mr. Mike guy is shameless, he's on Ellen Degeneres Instagram account, taking advantage of people who are in desperate need of help! I felt so stupid, but he didn't get any money from me! When denied, he blocked me. But I reported to him! There's a special place in Hell for people who use people who are down & needy.

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  • October 9, 2019 at 2:58 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Janet Watt <janetwat9@gmail.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 10:55:35 AM CDT

    Subject: Re: Michael J Weirsky

    Hi it me Janet Watt the agent in charge of your winnings of $30,000 from Mr Michael J Weirsky

    So ma I’m here to deliver the winnings to your specific address:

    Name:

    Address:

    City: pineville

    State: Louisiana

    Zip code: 71360

    All you need to do is to make a payment of $400 for the delivery fee as soon as you come up with the payment you will get your tracking number and your package will be commenced at once, Note that’s the details you will make payment into below:

    Name: Linda Lee Shaffer

    City- Manassas

    State- Va.

    Zipcode- 20112

    NOTE: Payment must be made Via Walmart2Walmart

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:14 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----

    From: weirsky.charityproject <weirsky.charityproject@aol.com>

    Sent: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 10:32 pm

    Subject: Charity Project

    Greetings

    I saw an email about a charity project after winning Mega Millions lottery.

    Please tell me more about how you came up to the decision to donate part of your winnings.

    Thank you

    Regards

    Vincent

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:50 AM by info

    Here is anotehr scam:

    "From: Dave Eliot <drdaveeliot233@gmail.com>

    Date: October 1, 2019 at 8:50:43 AM CDT

    Subject: *******CASH DELIVERY*******

    Hi it me dave eliot the agent in charge of your winnings of $50,000 from Mr Michael J Weirsky

    So ma’am I’m here to deliver the winnings to your specific address:

    Name:

    Address:

    City: New Orleans

    State: Louisiana

    Zip code: 70158

    Insurance fee 100

    Administrative fee150

    Couriage 150

    All you need to do is to make a payment of $400 for the delivery fee as soon as you come up with the payment you will get your tracking number and your package will be commenced at once

    Here is the details you will make the payment

    Name: Roslynne Cooper Smith

    City: Birmingham

    State: Alabama

    Zip code: 35242

    NOTE: Payment must be made Via Walmart2Walmart only!!"

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:13 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I had the same thing happen just now on Twitter. So called "Mr Mike" contacted me and said I was a lucky recipient all I had to do was buy an Amazon gift card and give home the numbee and he would FedEx 30,000 to me.

    The so-called Fedex driver just texted me 1 minute ago from this number: 1 (562) 267-9506. This is really disturbing!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 11:44 AM by an anonymous user from Lakeland, Florida, United States

    I was scared mike told me his delivery man would contact me to tell me what to do. Well I didn’t hear from him and I texted mike and told him so he gave me an email address and told me to contact him Drdaveeilot233@gmail.com. Well, I did and I was told told I had to send $510 for fees, well I didn’t think this was real and I asked if he won all this money why do I have to send you money; of course fees etc.

    so I said I only had $50, so he said send him the 50 on an eBay card then send $150 the next day. So then he only wanted $200. To make a long story short I just keep asking why I had to send money.

    Well as of today it’s been three days since he has asked for anything. This was all done on instagram. Good luck

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I was the same, only on Instagram. Was asked for my name, which is in my profile anyway, but also address and telephone number. The person impersonating Mr. Weirsky told me that "he" liked my profile and was going to send me $30,000 by FedEx.

    When I found this page, I immediately blocked whoever it was so they couldn't see my profile anymore. So far, I haven't been contacted any further, or asked for any additional information. Thanks so much for spreading the word about this!

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    • September 23, 2019 at 8:24 AM by an anonymous user from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

      WOW, gave my cashapp name but removed my card. Hope they don't try to steal my 3.00 in my account

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:45 PM by info

    "You have a Charity donation of $850,000.00 from Mike Weirsky. For more information contact them now by e-mail: coxnet33@yandex.com

    Important Notice: keep in mind that you must respond to this email: coxnet33@yandex.com"

    Received this scam.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 8:25 AM by an anonymous user from New Iberia, Louisiana, United States

    Just happened to me on Twitter seems like a stupid way to get money.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:44 PM by an anonymous user from San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Thanks. This just happened to me too.

    So far they're just asking for my full name, home address, email and phone number.

    I didn't divulge anything. I thought 'at least they didn't come right out and ask for money or gift cards first'. But still. Anything that is too good to be true, y'know? First time that's happened to me. Weird.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM by an anonymous user from Newport, North Carolina, United States

    Happened on Twitter, 73,000 dollars for 250.00 cash. Losers who scam good people.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:41 PM by an anonymous user from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States

    Yes, I got a message from this person telling me the story and I messaged him back and said listen man, go feed the hungry children in Nigeria .. he hasn’t ever replied back 😂

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  • August 13, 2019 at 6:12 PM by an anonymous user from Richardson, Texas, United States

    I'm writing a comment here in hopes that Google searches will direct to this page if anyone searches for Michael J. Weirsky scams on twitter or an equivilant. If a person from an account claiming to be Michael J. Weirsky messages you about winning money or if the guy claims you've randomly won a prize, don't buy it. The real guy isn't giving out free cash.

    I played along out of curiosity and in hopes of making the scammer realize what horrible thing they are doing to others by sharing a sad story. After following basic instructions that didn't endanger me or cost me any money, another guy pretended to be a FedEx employee and asked me for 2 Amazon gift cards in order to "activate" the winnings. How oblivious do people think others are online nowadays? Anyways, I shot that down quickly then I politely asked the impersonator on twitter for a video of himself telling me hello by my name so I'd be comfortable working with them, but lo and behold he blocked me once he knew I'm not an easy mark as he first thought.

    Anyways, just to be clear: Michael J. Weirsky ISN'T giving people money on Twitter or other social media. Obviously, FedEx employees don't ask for gift cards to cover any fees. Plus if someone's offering you $50K or so, they'd be willing to pay any fees themselves don't you think? So to wrap things up, Michael J Weirsky isn't messaging you my friend. I'm sorry a scammer tricked you for even .01 seconds into believing something great has happened.

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    • August 15, 2019 at 9:59 PM by an anonymous user from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States

      It happen to me as well on Twitter. He blocked me as well when I told him that it was wrong to scam people for money.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States

    I called this guy that is sending me the information at 1-330-642-6777; sounded like he is from Nigeria. I told him I reported him to the FBI and he tried to say he was only working for this Michael J. Weirsky. I also reported it to Instagram.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 9:24 AM by an anonymous user from Slough, England, United Kingdom

    This dude is all over instagram too. Was sceptical too. Sorta played along when he offered 30,000 and said how generous that was and what I would put the money towards.

    He asked for name address and contact details. Made no interest in what use I would put the money to even though I offered to let him know. Then mentioned about the amazon gift card. I played along some more and asked him to send a vid of himself now. He sent vids of other 'winners' thanking him for the prize instead (I assume these might be workers?) when I asked again for a vid of himself he said he didn't like people who were untrusting.

    I said if he knew anything about the internet and the scamming world I was well within reason to be sceptical! And if he had time to send vids and messages of other people he had time to video himself for 10 seconds. No reply!

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  • July 13, 2019 at 10:55 PM by an anonymous user from Miami, Florida, United States

    Hi, I almost fell for it too,these scammers are using his twitter profile where it says that he is giving $20,000.00 to his first 1000 followers, then you get a DM from him saying you were randomly selected and are you ready to receive your money. I answered yeah.

    Then he asks you name, address, and e-mail, then another DM that says Fed Ex will contact you by email to set up delivery.

    I don't have a cell phone so can't receive text messages. Then I got this photo shot supposedly from Fed-Ex telling me to select one of the three options. Then was supposed to go and purchase Amazon gift cards and send them a pic of the card# on back of card and the receipt, then they would send me tracking # and when I could expect delivery.

    Please Be Careful

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  • June 28, 2019 at 7:01 AM by info

    The scammers are using a fake Michael J Weirsky Twitter account in an attempt to trick potential victims.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from Dallas, Texas, United States

    If you know about these scammers, then why is it they are still doing it?

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    • June 16, 2019 at 1:33 PM by info

      They are located in foreign countries and hard to track because of technology.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 7:37 PM by an anonymous user from Edgware, England, United Kingdom

    Hi, I just received the Mike Wiersky donation offer via Twitter saying he would give money to his first 10 followers. He then D.M me asking for my email and home address, following this I received 12 emails from fed ex and finally one asking for the $300 delivery fee.

    I D.M'd Mike Wiersky telling him I don't have $300, and no surprise he didn't reply.

    I nearly fell for this scam, be careful out there.

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The "Mr. Mike Weirsky" Lottery Donation Scam Created by Scammers