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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.

The Connolly Family Donation Scams

A "Connolly Family" Donation Scam

From: William Coatsworth <>

Sent: Sunday, July 7, 2019 5:34 AM

Subject: Connolly Family


A Donation has been made to you by the Connolly's Family. Email: for details

Warm Regards

Connolly Family

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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  • August 9, 2020 at 7:13 PM by info


    Date: August 9, 2020 at 9:06:55 AM MST

    Subject: Did you receive my previous message?



    I sent you a message earlier but not sure if you received it, please be advised that my motive of reaching out to you is regarding an urgent Humanitarian project worth 1 million Euros,which would also be profitable to you. I will appreciate your response in order to discuss further details with you.

    Please! do not hesitate to reach me via email:

    Thank You!

    Connolly Foundation 2020..."

    Here is another scam.

  • June 30, 2020 at 9:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico


    Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:20 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are glad to get across your email contact through the help of world directory random search by our IT coordinator after which you were contacted. We might not know your current pressing needs and what you have passed through in the past, but we believe that this donation (GIFT) for Covid-19 will be of good help to your country for the people who sick and lost they entire family for Corona-virus this year been 2020 which is bad year the world have never experiences before.

    We are Patrick & Frances Connolly,54 & 52 years old Couple, we are from Moira Co Down, Northern Ireland, I was once businessman who ran his own manufacturing firm and decided to retire after we won this great jackpot, although I'm thinking about a new project soon. We won our Euro Millions jackpot in Northern Ireland on January 1st, 2019 and published 4th January 2019.

    We have decided to share among individuals around the world part of our riches as we have 50 people in the difference countries [on the list.] Money doesn't bring you happiness. We already had happiness and were very blessed in life.” We may not know you, but receiving our first message from our IT coordinator and responding back shows your faith, and your faith has done you great good as you will be receiving our donation (GIFT) of €3,000,000.00 euro for the use of to support the people that sick for corona-virus which will be transferred to you by our designated bank after your acceptance message back to us. It means that you are among the other forty-nine (49) persons in the world chosen for this great opportunity. We are Christians and we believe that good things happen to those who have faith in what they serve (God, others).

    We won £115 million pounds in the Euro millions jackpot and our winning was put on the internet for recognition all over the world. Our winning link is below for view on web page:

    Also Note: Our immediate family members and friends, and other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, The Red Cross, Hospitals and some other organizations in Asia, Africa, North & South America and Europe that is fighting Corona-virus today is also among the 49 people on the list and you making it 50.We want to hear from you if our gift of €3,000,000.00 euro is accepted by you as we proceed, and share among your family and friends for the Covid-19, nothing is too small.

    Please the below details that are needed to be sent to my personal email ( to avoid 2 parties on claim.

    Full Name:


    Phone no:



    Male OR Female?

    Note: Send the above Details to my personal email (

    Please help and donate this money for the people who sick for Corona-virus in your country, most importantly put the gift in good use for the people that sick for Corona-virus and help the families in you country. Our Donation (Gift) for the Covid-19 must be confidential until it’s transferred to you by our bank before you can spread the good news with your family and friends.

    We await your kind acceptance response.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards

    Mr & Mrs. Connolly

    (Please expose these scammers, there's a lot of people going through economic issues and because of that urge of having money could make that quick decision of taking the risk in that small percentage of possibility of this being true)."

    Here is another scam.

  • June 29, 2020 at 11:21 PM by info

    "From: Connolly family <"">

    Sent: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:40:48

    To: Recipients <>

    Subject: Covid-19 humanitarian donation

    You have been choosing for donation/humanitarian funds of €5.7 million, to help fight the outbreak of COVID-19 in your region which has become a Global disaster before it cripples the economy, And also for philanthropic work. Contact your donor for further details at:"

    Here is another scam.

  • March 22, 2020 at 8:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Wellington, Florida, United States

    This scam is still alive and active! I received my email on March 22, 2020.

    Copy of actual email:

    "Frances & Patrick picked you for a Humanitarian Grant Donation, Reply to ( for claims."

    Please Note: This is the Second time we've been trying to contact you

  • March 21, 2020 at 3:36 PM by an anonymous user from: Carthage, North Carolina, United States

    I truly wish there was a way to track these people. I just got the same "cash grant" today 3/21 so many sad people at home and many will reply and get scammed..

    These people and telemarketers and phone scammers, I would pay higher taxes to put them all in jail!

  • March 21, 2020 at 8:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Lincolnville, Maine, United States

    Just got this during the Covid epidemic.

    These people are lower than low. They're using an apparently valid email address as the sender. Everything else, however, matches this known scam.

    - Original message -


    Date: 3/21/20 7:47 AM (GMT-05:00)


    Subject: RE: Cash Grant


    Frances & Patrick picked you for a Humanitarian Grant Donation, Reply to ( for claims.

    Please Note: This is the Second time we've been trying to contact you

  • September 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM by info used by the scammers.

    • September 22, 2019 at 5:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Châtillon, Ile-de-France, France

      Same adresse sent to me in France on Sunday 21 September 2019. Reported as spam

  • September 6, 2019 at 1:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Leon Valley, Texas, United States

    Got it as a text today.

  • September 6, 2019 at 1:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Aug 31, 2019 2:10 PM, Ashlynne Pearse <> wrote:

    A Donation has been made to you by the Connolly's Family. Email: ( details

    Warm Regards"

  • September 6, 2019 at 11:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Pomona, California, United States

    Today September 6, 2019, at 9:30 am; I received an email with the same above message. I do not know anyone with that name so I flagged it as spam. I assumed it was a scam and decided to look it out on the internet. I was happy that someone took the time to write about the scam and warned people about it. I wonder how did they get my information.


  • July 8, 2019 at 11:42 AM by info

    "From: William Coatsworth []

    Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 8:33 AM

    Subject: Connolly Family

    This message originated outside of MaineHealth. Use caution when opening attachments, clicking links or responding to requests for information.


    A Donation has been made to you by the Connolly's Family. Email: for details

    Warm Regards

    Connolly Family"

    Here is another scam.

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