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"Mr. Anonymous Mega Millions Jackpot Donation" Scam

There are lottery scammers using several social media and email scams like the one below to impersonate Mr. Anonymous, a South Carolina resident who won $1.5 billion in the Mega Millions jackpot last October, to obtain personal financial information from individuals. Mr. Anonymous, stepped forward to claim the lottery prize but elected to remain anonymous, is not giving away money to randomly selected people around the world.

Mr. Anonymous Mega Millions Jackpot Donation Scam
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Remember, once you are asked to send money in order to receive a donation or lottery prize, it is scammers or thieves attempting to trick you into sending them your money.

A "Mr. Anonymous Mega Millions Jackpot Donation" Email Scam

From: "Mr. Anonymous" <noreply@orion-serv.fr>

Date: July 29, 2019 at 6:42:32 AM MST

To: YOU <noreply@orion-serv.fr>

Subject: SHARE THE LOVE-

Reply-To: payingitforward@pobox.sk

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

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    From: "Mr. Anonymous" <newsletters@thisoldhouse.com>

    To: YOU <newsletters@thisoldhouse.com>

    Subject: Hello!

    I won $1.5 Billion in 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.

    ...

    Anonymous"

  • August 1, 2019 at 7:33 AM by info

    "From: Mr. Anonymous <noreply@orion-serv.fr>

    Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 9:00 AM

    To: YOU <noreply@orion-serv.fr>

    Subject: SHARE THE LOVE-

    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"

    Received this scam.

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