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

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 and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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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?


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

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


  • 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