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"Mr. Manuel Franco CF Powerball Lottery Donation" Scam

There are unscrupulous people using several social media and email scams like the one below to impersonate Manuel Franco CF to obtain personal financial information from individuals. Manuel Franco CF will never ask you to share your financial information electronically. If you have received the same emails please delete them, or social media messages when you receive them. And, Manuel Franco CF, a 24-year-old Wisconsin who won the $768 million Powerball jackpot, will never ask you to send money in order to receive a donation from her.

Mr. Manuel Franco CF Powerball Lottery Donation Scam
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A "Manuel Franco CF Powerball Lottery Donation" Email Scam

From: Manuel Franco Charity Project [manuelfranco.charityfoundations@gmail.com]

Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019 4:09 PM

To: Recipients

Subject: A Private Donation to You

Greetings to you. Following my Mega Jackpot winning of $768 million on March 27, 2019 which I intend to use to pursue a variety of passions and make some charitable contributions to humanity. I am glad to inform you that you have been selected to benefit from my private donations aimed at touching lives as God has blessed me.

This donation of $2 million is made out to enable you strengthen your personal issues and generously extend hands of help to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

Should you wish to verify, below are link to that effect:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wisconsin-man-24-claims-768-million-powerball-jackpot-n997661

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHM3b4fJW5w

Forward your message of acceptance to: manuelfranco.charityproject@gmail.com

Best Regards.

Manuel Franco CF

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  • September 11, 2020 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    I was contacted by this individual indicating he was Manuel Franco from Wisconsin saying that he wanted to contribute some of his powerball winnings to my business activities. Because it was to support business activities, I agreed because it would many people who needed it. I proceeded to do some research and only agreed because I saw the powerball winning story was true and legitimate. I never thought it would be somebody who would pose to be Manuel Franco.

    This person initially contacted me on Instagram on approximately 7/10 - 7/12/20. I don't know the exact date because he proceeded to delete the Instagram account and message thread. on 7/13/20, he said he was having issues contacting clients on Instagram and asked that we move to Hangouts. His email address on Hangouts is manuelfranco202001@gmail.com.

    There were several times he requested money to him from everything to an initial payment, then tax clearance, then a delivery fee. I ended up paying $2400 to him and never received any money in return. I finally was promised the delivery and was given the FedEx delivery man's name and number. His name is John Guion. His number is 415-569-8042 and Hangout email address is john.guion63@gmail.com.

    He texted on 9/10/20 at 6:18am (PT) saying he had my delivery and it would be delivered to me on 9/11/20 at 6pm. On 9/11/20 at 5:54am, he texted me saying he would be on his way in 6 minutes. I asked if he would be to my address in 6 minutes and he said no but he was leaving in 6 minutes. At 8:13 am, he texted and asked if I had the IRS receipt. I sent the receipt I had, which was a FedEx receipt. After some conversation, he said that was not the receipt. I searched until I found the receipt that was given to me by Manuel and sent that to John.

    He said it would be better to communicate to him via Hangouts at john.guion63@gmail.com. I told him, the text was easier for me. He said that officers stopped him and asked that he prove his documents. I have never heard of officers stopping a FedEx driver. I have received plenty of FedEx deliveries and never received a message like that. He said they asked what he had to deliver.

    At 9:14 am, I found the IRS receipt and sent that to him. I also sent my personal receipt where I paid the last of the $2400 to Manuel. At 9:47 am, he sent a photo of a Registered Tax Preparer certificate and said it should look like that. I am not a Registered Tax Preparer and said that would not prove that I paid an IRS payment to Manuel.

    He finally said I needed to pay $700 to the officers so they will allow him to pass through so he can do his deliveries. At that point, I was tapped out of these fees and in a desperate financial situation. My bank account is severely overdrawn and my bills unpaid. I mentioned this to Manuel indicating that he initially told me after the first $300 that I paid, I would need to pay nothing else in order to receive what was promised to me. That would mean that I would have paid $3100 to get nothing in return! At that point, I refused to do that. John said if I couldn't do that, he would have to move on to continue his deliveries. He did not say how he would be allowed to pass through by the officers without that money. He asked if I had CashApp to send the money. I refused again.

    These people need to be stopped because they are taking advantage of vulnerable people who do not have the resources to lose like this. I think its unconscionable for people to treat others like this especially in these critical financial times. I am a widow who was married for 38 years. I no longer have a husband who can bail me out of this situation. PLEASE HELP!

    I have attached the documents I have received from Manuel Franco.

  • September 4, 2020 at 6:08 AM by an anonymous user from: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Received this scam:

    "To: Mr. Landolt

    Kindly respond regarding the 850,000.00 dollars that has just been donated to you by Mr. Manuel Franco. Respond to enable you claim the funds.

    Regards

    Mr. Manuel Franco"

  • August 13, 2020 at 12:23 AM by info

    "Manuel Franco Powerball Winner has donated $4,500,000 to you, contact via Email: manuelfrancoball33@gmail.com for more details"

    Another scam.

  • July 10, 2020 at 4:58 PM by info

    "From: Artigau Virginie <Virginie.Artigau@ac-reunion.fr>

    Date: July 5, 2020 at 9:51:44 PM EDT

    Subject: Info

    Reply-To: an67nis@gmail.com

    Kindly respond regarding the 850,000.00 dollars that has just been donated to you by Mr. Manuel Franco. Respond to enable you claim the funds through this email: an67nis@gmail.com"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 26, 2020 at 7:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

    I’m currently in a chat with this person on IG. Let’s see what she says.

  • March 23, 2020 at 5:15 PM by info

    "DONATION

    Mon 3/23/2020 4:55 PM

    From: FRANCO MANUEL - scanner@drk-rd-shg.de

    Hello, you have a donation of $3,500,000.00 USD.

    My name is Manuel and I won the America lottery worth 768 million

    USD in May 2019.

    I am donating part of it to seven(7) lucky people and charity

    homes in memory of my late wife who died a few years ago to

    cancer and as a relief in this time of corona virus COVID-19.

    Contact me directly for more information:

    (manuelfrancothropist@mail-me.com)"

    Here is another scam.

    • April 25, 2020 at 6:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Sun City, Arizona, United States

      this fool just asked me to go to a Biotin atm! smh really?

  • February 11, 2020 at 2:37 PM by an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

    I also have received a email from this person. I'm in a chat with him/her now, will let everyone know what it is ..

    Instagram

  • January 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM by info

    "From: Mrs. chavez <danarav@vinadelmarchile.cl>

    Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Subject: details

    To: Mr. Richard <danarav@vinadelmarchile.cl>

    Your response is needed regarding the $850,000.00 that was donated to you Mr. Manuel Franco"

    Here is another scam.

  • January 29, 2020 at 7:50 AM by info

    "From: Mrs. chavez <mardava@vinadelmarchile.cl>

    Date: Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 3:44 AM

    Subject: info

    To: Mr. Richard <mardava@vinadelmarchile.cl>

    Your response is needed regarding the $850,000.00 that was donated to you Mr. Manuel Franco"

    Here is another scam.

  • November 23, 2019 at 11:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    I haven't heard about this particular scam, but there is currently an unscrupulous person on Twitter, posing as Charles W. Jackson Jr., claiming to be a powerball winner, and saying he's donating to his followers. He's already had multiple Twitter accounts suspended, but he keeps opening more. Sad fellow, sadder still that some people fall for this.

  • October 23, 2019 at 9:03 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Manuel Franco Charity Project <manuelfranc.charity.projects11@otenet.gr>

    Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:29 PM

    To: Recipients

    Subject: You have been selected for a Private Donation

    Greetings to you. Following my Mega Jackpot winning of $768 million on March 27, 2019 which I intend to use to pursue a variety of passions and make some charitable contributions to humanity. I am glad to inform you that you have been selected to benefit from my private donations aimed at touching lives as God has blessed me.

    This donation of $2 million is made out to enable you strengthen your personal issues and generously extend hands of help to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

    Should you wish to verify, below are link to that effect:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wisconsin-man-24-claims-768-million-powerball-jackpot-n997661

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHM3b4fJW5w

    Forward your message of acceptance to: manuelfranco.charityproject@gmail.com

    Best Regards.

    Manuel Franco CF"

  • October 19, 2019 at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    There is a manuelfrancilotterywinner212 on Instagram sending messages to a few select people telling them they will be given $20,000.00. He shows photos of bills he has paid for people to make it look legit. Just thought you should know in case you were unaware of this on.

  • September 26, 2019 at 1:58 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Original message -

    From: Manuel Franco <admin@dayco.co>

    Date: 2019-09-26 7:03 a.m. (GMT-07:00)

    Subject: YOU HAVE A DONATION OF $5 MILLION FROM MANUEL FRANCO THE $768.4 MILLION POWER-BALL JACKPOT WINNER

    I am delighted to inform you I am Manuel Franco 24; I won the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history this 2019 I won the $768.4 million prize, I want to change your life, and nine other lives too just as mine has changed by winning the Powerball jackpot lottery.

    mind you, and this is not a regular circulation, it is not a hoax or a scam email it is real.

    you might ask how and why I selected you it was by random email selection from google and I got your email address and want to change your life too from my winning.

    reply to me with your acceptance if you wish to accept my donation to you,

    thank you and accept my congratulations once again!

    thank you.

    sincerely yours,

    Manuel Franco

    power-ball jackpot winner

  • September 21, 2019 at 12:39 AM by an anonymous user from: San Bernardino, California, United States

    "I’m MANUEL FRANCO, the sole winner of the 768.4 million Powerball drawing April 23,2019. You’re randomly  picked among those I will be giving $50,000, for me I do believe God has a plan...it's not only life-changing money for me, I want it to be life-changing money for others. Family, friends, people in need, Are you ready to get your winning?

    I'm giving out 50,000$ and you have been picked

    Here is my agent text number 15059665261Text the Agent now with your full name that you have been selected and you want to claim your winning money now."

    So played along but no agent yet?

    • September 23, 2019 at 6:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia

      I also received such a message in my email address and was waiting for the response; they asked my details.

  • September 6, 2019 at 2:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Del Rio, Texas, United States

    I was approached my Franco via Instagram. I figured it was a scam so I played along as far as I could before he asked me for banking info. Told him I was very stressed out, said he would give me time to calm down and haven't heard back

  • August 1, 2019 at 7:03 AM by info

    "From: Manuel F C F <rpatel@globalmeddata.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:54 AM

    To: Recipients <rpatel@globalmeddata.com>

    Subject: Out of my Kindness

    Greetings to you. Following my Mega Jackpot winning of $768 million on March 27, 2019 which I intend to use to pursue a variety of passions and make some charitable contributions to humanity. I am glad to inform you that you have been selected to benefit from my private donations aimed at touching lives as God has blessed me.

    This donation of $2 million is made out to enable you strengthen your personal issues and generously extend hands of help to the less privileged, orphans and charity organizations within your locality.

    Should you wish to verify, below are web-links to that effect:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wisconsin-man-24-claims-768-million-powerball-jackpot-n997661

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHM3b4fJW5w

    Best Regards.

    Manuel Franco CF"

    Here is another scam.

  • July 7, 2019 at 7:50 PM by info

    "From: "Mr. Manuel Franco" <info@a1.net<mailto:info@a1.net>>

    Date: July 7, 2019 at 7:15:35 AM EDT

    To: Undisclosed recipients:;

    Subject: Attention lucky winner Email ID,

    Reply-To: <contact.nttp@citromail.hu<mailto:contact.nttp@citromail.hu>>

    Attention lucky winner Email ID,

    I am Mr. Manuel Franco the current winner of $768.4 million in powerball lottery on APRIL 23th, 2019 drawing, I'm donating to 5 random individuals and if you get this email then your email was selected after a spin ball. I have spread most of my wealth over a number of charities and organizations. I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of {$12.5 Millions} to you as one of the selected {5}, to verify my winnings please see my interview by visiting this link below.

    WATCH ME HERE:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_pDrt1np1U

    I just started international charitable donation campaign as i will be give a donation sum of US$12.5 MILLION each to improve the life of FIVE {5} Lucky individual from any part of worldwide.

    Your email address was submitted to us by the Google internet management teams as an email User and a part of our donation list your Email ID is among those listed to receive the donation sum of US$12,500,000.00 through the help of my accountant agent, Mr Idrissa Nassa in CORIS Bank 575 Park Avenue, Suite 2807, New York, NY 11052, USA.

    According to arrangement i sign with Mr Idrissa Nassa, The President and Chief Executive Officer of CORIS Bank he will contact you as soon as your donation worth US$12.5 million is ready to enable them send you the payment through ATM Visa Card or bank to bank wire Transaction.

    But make sure you contact Mr Idrissa Nassa yourself with below information to enable quick releasing the donation payment to you because bankers is always engage with many customers activities. THIS IS YOUR WINNING NUMBER: [ FRANCO2319 ] make sure you send Mr Idrissa Nassa your WINNING NUMBER [ FRANCO2319 ] and your details if you want them to release your payment to you.

    Contact Person: Mr Idrissa Nassa.

    President and Chief Executive Officer of CORIS Bank United States Fund Compensation representative

    Contact Number: 1 (716) 268-3846 <- Remember text message only

    Contact Email: { corisbank@secure.directbox.com<mailto:corisbank@secure.directbox.com> }

    Send him your personal information listed below for easier credit your funds in your name.

    Full Name :..

    Age:..

    Gender:..

    Home Address :..

    Country:..

    Occupation:..

    personal phone Numbers:..

    Office phone Number:..

    A copy of your ID or passport:..

    Email address:..

    Mr Idrissa Nassa always receive text message on 1 (716) 268-3846 for bank business only. You can text him anytime about your donation payment because too many fraud use email address.

    Hope to make you and your family happy.

    Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance,

    Best Regard.

    Mr. Manuel Franco

    Remain bless from Mr. Manuel Franco Funds Donation Families."

    Here is another scam.

  • July 7, 2019 at 3:58 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    "Donation

    2019-06-16 17:27:02

    Manuel Franco

    Rozwiń szczegóły

    Two Million Dollars has been donated to you by Manuel Franco who won the Powerball Jackpot of $768 Million Dollars in 23 April 2019. Contact him via Email for more details: manfranco@aol.com"

    HI EVERYBODY -MY NAME IS ARTUR -I AM POLISH -I GOT THIS EMAIL IN JUNE AS ABOVE -THIS IS INTERNATIONAL SCAM I THINK! WHERE IS THE POLICE!?

  • July 1, 2019 at 9:24 AM by info

    "From: Mr. Manuel Franco <officeupdate@t-online.de>

    Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019, 2:00:22 PM GMT 3

    Subject: Attention lucky winner Email ID,

    Attention lucky winner Email ID,

    I am Mr. Manuel Franco the current winner of $768.4 million in powerball lottery on APRIL 23th, 2019 drawing, I'm donating to 5 random individuals and if you get this email then your email was selected after a spin ball. I have spread most of my wealth over a number of charities and organizations. I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of {$12.5 Millions} to you as one of the selected {5}, to verify my winnings please see my interview by visiting this link below.

    WATCH ME HERE:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_pDrt1np1U

    I just started international charitable donation campaign as i will be give a donation sum of US$12.5 MILLION each to improve the life of FIVE {5} Lucky individual from any part of worldwide.

    Your email address was submitted to us by the Google internet management teams as an email User and a part of our donation list your Email ID is among those listed to receive the donation sum of US$12,500,000.00 through the help of my accountant agent, Mr Idrissa Nassa in CORIS Bank 575 Park Avenue, Suite 2807, New York, NY 11052, USA.

    According to arrangement i sign with Mr Idrissa Nassa, The President and Chief Executive Officer of CORIS Bank he will contact you as soon as your donation worth US$12.5 million is ready to enable them send you the payment through ATM Visa Card or bank to bank wire Transaction.

    But make sure you contact Mr Idrissa Nassa yourself with below information to enable quick releasing the donation payment to you because bankers is always engage with many customers activities. THIS IS YOUR WINNING NUMBER: [ FRANCO2319 ] make sure you send Mr Idrissa Nassa your WINNING NUMBER [ FRANCO2319 ] and your details if you want them to release your payment to you.

    Contact Person: Mr Idrissa Nassa.

    President and Chief Executive Officer of CORIS Bank United States Fund Compensation representative

    Contact Number: 1 (716) 268-3846 <- Remember text message only

    Contact Email: { corisbank@secure.directbox.com }

    Send him your personal information listed below for easier credit your funds in your name.

    Full Name :..

    Age:..

    Gender:..

    Home Address :..

    Country:..

    Occupation:..

    personal phone Numbers:..

    Office phone Number:..

    A copy of your ID or passport:..

    Email address:..

    Mr Idrissa Nassa always receive text message on 1 (716) 268-3846 for bank business only. You can text him anytime about your donation payment because too many fraud use email address.

    Hope to make you and your family happy.

    Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance,

    Best Regard.

    Mr. Manuel Franco

    Remain bless from Mr. Manuel Franco Funds Donation Families."

    Here is another scam.

  • June 25, 2019 at 8:54 AM by info

    "From: Manuel Franco <sales@asianelectricalgroup.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:10 AM

    Subject: Donation

    Two Million Dollars has been donated to you by Manuel Franco who won the Powerball Jackpot of $768 Million Dollars in 23 April 2019. Contact him via Email for more details: manfranco57@gmail.com"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 21, 2019 at 11:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    I got the same email and never responded. Something like that is too good to be true.

  • June 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM by info

    "From: "Manuel Franco Charity Projects" <manuelfranco.charityproject@gmail.com>

    Sent: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Subject: Provide Information required for Disbursement

    Dear Friend,

    I am in receipt of your email. Congratulations on your selection to be a part of the chosen few to personally benefit from what the lord has blessed me with. An opportunity to touch lives around you. There is no need for skepticism as this is absolutely a blessing from God. I do believe that helping others by reaching out to some individuals, the less privileged, local fire departments, Red Cross, community assistance and charity organizations in the US, Haiti, Asia, Africa, Europe and some other parts of the world is the right thing to do.

    In order to facilitate the disbursement process of the $2,000,000.00 solely donated to you, please provide information as below:

    Full Names:

    Gender:

    Date of Birth:

    Address:

    Phone Number:

    Nationality:

    Marital Status:

    Have you ever been involved in a Charity work:

    I want you to know that measures have been put in place for my intention to be implemented swiftly. After confirmation of the above, it will be forwarded to the pay out bank and you will receive fund remittance instruction within 24 Hours. I implore you to touch as much lives as you can by stretching a helping hand to the less privileged around you..The sole objective of this donation.

    **Please be informed that the purpose of the required information is to have a proper records of core beneficiaries.

    Best Regards.

    Manuel Franco CF"

    Received this scam.

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