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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.

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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