"An Anonymous Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Donation" Scam

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There are unscrupulous people using several social media and email scams like the one below to impersonate the anonymous South Carolina resident who won $1.5 billion in the Mega Millions Jackpot, in order to obtain personal and financial information from their potential victims. Remember, once you are asked for personal information or money in order to receive a lottery prize or donation, it is a scam. So, do not be fooled. Online scammers know that their desperate people who need money and will do anything in the hope of receiving it.

An Anonymous Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Donation Scam
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An "Anonymous Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Donation" Scam

From: info=xynage.io@forum.opensavannah.org on behalf of Anonymous' <info@xynage.io>

Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:29:47 AM

To: YOU

Subject: paying it forward-

I won the Mega Millions jackpot, I have decided to pay it forward to a few random people, Get back to me with your name and address for further details.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/15-billion-mega-millions-winner-finally-claims-jackpot-but-stays-anonymous-2019-03-04

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  • June 23, 2019 at 5:06 AM by info

    "Anonymous' <info@xynage.io>

    Sat 22-Jun-19 05:11

    YOU <info@xynage.io>

    I won the Mega Millions jackpot, I have decided to pay it forward to a few random people, Get back to me with your name and address for further details.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/15-billion-mega-millions-winner-finally-claims-jackpot-but-stays-anonymous-2019-03-04

    Anonymous"

    Here is another scam.

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