"Mr. David Johnson" Donation Scam Being Sent by Scammers

The fake "Mr. David Johnson" donation email below is being sent by online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and subsequently their money. Mr. David Johnson, a 56-year-old truck driver, won the $298.3 million Powerball jackpot is not randomly donating money to lucky individuals around the world and will never ask you to send him your personal information or money.

Mr. David Johnson Donation Scam Being Sent by Scammers

A "Mr. David Johnson" Donation Scam Being Sent by Scammers

De: Mr. David Johnson <cuisine@medb.fr>

Enviado: martes, 14 de mayo de 2019 2:10

Para: Recipients

Asunto: Your Donation Funds

My wife and I have awarded you with a donation of $1.800,000.00 US Dollars from part of mine $298.3 Million i won in the Powerball lottery kind Respond back to me for claims. We await your earliest response and God Bless you. Best of luck. Mr. David Johnson Power Ball Winner

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  • July 29, 2021 at 7:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States

    I have been haunted by a 306-800-1741 for mr johnson that it is legit to give me $100.00 to go buy a green dot card visa for $100.00 from walgreens. that johnson wants to share his winnings with charities with people round the world this is a scam right/

  • July 11, 2021 at 9:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Youngstown, Ohio, United States

    I have someone on Twitter telling I was chosen to win a cash prize if I sent my name, address, phone number & email address. That I just needed “to trust the process”.

  • April 23, 2021 at 6:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    How can we report this, they contacted me yesterday.

  • April 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Loudonville, Albany, New York, United States

    This "Mister" contacted me on Twitter, told me I won 10k$

    Asked me for my name address, phone number and email.

    Then told me a Fed Ex will be sent and someone else will contact me...

    Then a certain John Mitchell, FedEx agent of Mr. Johnson sent me an SMS from the number (336) 505-8093

    Asking me to choose between different FedEx Options from $100 to $300.

    Of course, I have to send the money before and probably will never receive anything in return!

    Reported to Twitter, the know the account and are investigating.

  • March 22, 2021 at 3:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I received the same message and a business acct said theres a $150.00 insurance and handling and delivery fee. Its supposed to be delivered today they showed a picture of my house asking if it was my resident. Then gave me me a confirmation number And tracking id. Im calling fedex and reporting it.

  • February 5, 2021 at 1:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Pinedale, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    Some one is offering me 100 000 grand on Instagram and saying I have to register for it

  • February 3, 2021 at 8:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Nassau, Hicksville, New York, United States

    Sending DHL. Special agent wants to complete deal by you paying Federal Fees to Ramon Carter, Don't

  • September 7, 2020 at 7:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Dudley, North Carolina, United States

    "You are to provide these informations below because your winnings will be sent to you through AIRLOGISTICS



    Phone Number:

    Home Address:

    Cash or check"

    Anyone receive the same message?

    • December 16, 2020 at 10:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Historic District, Dallas, Texas, United States

      Yes I did, then he wanted an iTunes card but asked did I want a check scam

    • December 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Factoria, Bellevue, Washington, United States

      Definitely a scam, got me for $200 two days ago so they are still alive and well what a bunch of f*** s******s to rob people especially now m. The only reason you got me because of the unfortunate year I had it got lucky and convinced me at my most vulnerable time, apparently lesson learned, but want to do something about it for sure any ideas

    • October 19, 2020 at 9:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Australia

      Sure did!

      Via Instagram


  • August 25, 2020 at 2:22 AM by an anonymous user from: White Plains, New York, United States

    I got an ig message from Dave.johnson_1 on ig... he told

    Me I was going to be tested to win 30,000... the test was asking me what I would do with the money, I figured it was bull but I can’t sleep and I entertained it... he told me he was impressed with my answer... basically I said I would pay down credit cards and put a down payment on a home... 😆 he then told me “Go ahead message the online FedEx Agent by clicking on this link @fedexdeliveryy Follow and message saying ( I AM READY TO CLAIM MY MONEY TODAY. Do you understand me?”... still playing along I sent the message and the reply read “ Go ahead and fill the required informations below for my team to get the blessings to you.

    Full name:

    Full home address for delivery:

    Text number:


    Cash receive amount”

    I asked if I can have it sent to the FedEx location because “you’re a stranger online and women are abducted daily” he said no... but later told me I can deliver it anywhere I want... when I told him I had researched this and that I knew it was a scam... they bother blocked me 🤣 so now where do I get my free $30,000?

  • August 24, 2020 at 8:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

    Scam is on Twitter too now using account DaveJoh92706379! Same info requested, poor English, and when confronted claims it is legit (of course praising God as well). Same language and message as above! Beware!

  • August 15, 2020 at 3:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Brighton, Tennessee, United States

    davejohnson2020300@gmail.com, scam or not? said I won 30,000 in cash and that itd be fedex

    • April 20, 2021 at 9:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

      Please tell me you aren't this stupid

    • August 19, 2020 at 9:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States

      I got one on Instagram saying I got 40k

    • August 15, 2020 at 7:05 AM by info

      It is a scam.

  • August 3, 2020 at 11:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Hello I want to know is this a scammer officialdavejohnson15@gmail.com. He sent me an emil telling me I was chosen one of his winnining..

    Lina R...

    • August 3, 2020 at 11:34 AM by info

      It is a scam.

  • July 27, 2020 at 7:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Do I need to block Dave Johnson 499 on Instagram?

  • July 27, 2020 at 7:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

    I got a message from Dave Johnson 499 and 7232. Fake?

  • July 23, 2020 at 10:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

    I just received the message from the scammer and Fed x

  • July 10, 2020 at 5:42 AM by an anonymous user from: Buffalo, New York, United States

    Dave Johnson on Instagram wants the following information by Direct Message:

    Full Name


    Marital Status

    Full Contact Address

    Mobile Phone Number



    Your Email Address

    Seems that the only thing he hasn't asked me for so far is my DOB and SSN..

    He is right now sending me Direct Messages as well as trying to get me to accept a Video Chat with him.

    He is now claiming that he posted this article online (direct quote)

    "Yeah I posted this online

    Because they are a lot of scammers out there

    Who will be trying to use me as imposters

    I want you to know that you are with the right agent and the right office

    so everything disclose to you here is from the reliable source"

    I tried to have a little fun with him and told him that he could just send the $50K to my PayPal account using paypal.me/MyNameGoesHere and thus didn't need any other information from me.

    He told me he had to have all that information to ensure that I was the rightful owner of the $50,000 funds and that the agent would be delivering the funds to my door.

    I then reported his account to Instagram as spam and as a result his account was immediately blocked.

    Don't be naive or gullible. Be smart and safe.

    • July 20, 2020 at 7:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

      Well I just received the same, he told me I was randomly picked and won 30,0000. Agent ask for



      Phone number


      I ask why would I have to pay if I won that. I told him how do I know for sure? Then he said it’s legit.

  • June 29, 2020 at 4:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Enon, Ohio, United States

    Just a heads up to everybody. The scammers are also using Instagram to scam people. Just received a follow request from "Mr. Johnson" and figured it was fake. Stay safe, be smart.


    • April 20, 2021 at 4:10 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

      They texted me saying he was dave johnson, then wanted my info. I said I'm good

  • June 24, 2020 at 9:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Great Bend, Kansas, United States

    My 16 year old son got a message saying they were offering him 30,000 dollars on IG

  • June 22, 2020 at 7:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Decatur, Georgia, United States

    The scammers are now on IG @davejohnson. I've alerted them.

    • July 27, 2020 at 7:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

      Yes. I received a message on Instagram 2 days ago.

    • June 24, 2020 at 2:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Myrtle Creek, Oregon, United States

      They just messaged me as well.

  • June 18, 2020 at 12:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Instagram scam Dave Johnson

  • June 15, 2020 at 9:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Tampa, Florida, United States

    Yea but I got on Instagram and fake agents from a fake air logistics website. Beware if you sent a text, you going to have block them or change your phone number.

  • June 12, 2020 at 4:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

    A “Dave Johnson” on Instagram I’d:davejohnson415 has approached me with the sesame story about winning big in the lottery & he wants to help. He passed some Fedex info that I tried tracking & it doesn’t exist. Reported the page to Instagram as scamming.

    Here is your...Reference Number: 974078569,

    Batch Number: 6056490602/218,Ticket Number: 25430859,

    Serial number: 1505551111/905

    They are the confidential information of your Cash Giveaway

    Also sent me text # 1(929) 279-3090

    They wanted me to get $300.00 in Steam Gift Cards - I told them I only had $100.00 & they settled for this amount.

    Want everything kept secret.

  • June 8, 2020 at 7:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Quinte West, Ontario, Canada

    "dave.johnson95 on Instagram

    Hello this is Dave Johnson the current Powerball winner you have been randomly pick among does I will be giving $30,000 are you ready to claim your winning? Congratulations in advance"

    Here is another scam.

  • May 23, 2020 at 8:34 PM by an anonymous user from: McMinnville, Tennessee, United States

    Another fake account: @dave_johnson2580 on Instagram

    "Congratulations to you, your instagram profile was announce as the winner of part of my giveaway program and hereby you are been awarded a cash pize of $30,000. Are you ready to claim your winnings now?"

  • May 15, 2020 at 6:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Denver, Colorado, United States

    These guys are now up to this on @davidsm74265033 just created today. Latest Instagram acct: _official_dave_johnson

  • May 6, 2020 at 9:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Hallandale, Florida, United States

    oh I have a list of names and was scammed by him or them...

    totally sucks

  • April 27, 2020 at 7:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Carlsbad, California, United States

    Also using this Instagram acct: official_dave.johnson

  • April 24, 2020 at 6:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Hastings, Nebraska, United States

    dave_johnson987 just requested to follow me on Instagram. Following is the private message he sent.

    “You were randomly selected as a winner and it's not a must you claim it, I was once a truck driver, I drove truck for Iiberia foods and I know how hard life was then and suddenly Got change my life with a huge of money which is $298.3 million dollars and I am trying to help people with some of it.  Is it bad idea to help people?”

  • April 12, 2020 at 3:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Appomattox, Virginia, United States

    They are on Instagram using this account:


  • April 9, 2020 at 10:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Lubbock, Texas, United States

    Also on TikTok @davejohnson101

  • April 5, 2020 at 8:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, United States

    This scammers are using this Twitter account:


  • April 3, 2020 at 5:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Danville, Virginia, United States

    Now on Instagram saying he's giving $30,000 to random selected people.

  • March 27, 2020 at 1:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Antelope, California, United States

    There is a David.Johnson on twitter saying he will give me money to pay off debt

  • March 18, 2020 at 8:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Ronkonkoma, New York, United States

    That may have happened in June, but they are still trying to scam people today!

    Beware on Instagram- davejohnson2411














    these are just to name a few good luck getting shut down.

    Let this poor man enjoy the blessing God has bestowed on him!

  • June 20, 2019 at 5:59 PM by info

    "From: VicenTuna <vicentuna@fc.ul.pt>

    Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 01:16:43 AM EDT

    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 (Mr. David Johnson, (davidjohnson60093@gmail.com) for more details on your donation funds.

    Best Regards,"

    Here is another scam.

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