The "Connolly Family" Donation Scams
Online users, beware of fake "Connolly Family" donation emails like the one below that are being sent by online scammers. The scammers trick their potential victims into sending them personal information and money with the promise of receiving thousands or millions in donations. But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will take it and disappear, and the victims left without the money they were promised. Also, the scammers will sell the personal information collected to other scammers, which they will use in other scams to trick the same victims into sending them money.
A "Connolly Family" Donation Scam
From: William Coatsworth <William.Coatsworth@springer.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 7, 2019 5:34 AM
Subject: Connolly Family
A Donation has been made to you by the Connolly's Family. Email: email@example.com for details
Remember, once you are asked to send money (fees, taxes) in order to received a donation, it is a scam. This is how scammers trick their victims into sending them money.
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