The "Mrs. Elaine Wynn" Donation Scam
From: "Mrs. Elaine Wynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 9, 2019 at 4:47:59 AM EDT
Subject: Charity Prposal from Mrs. Elaine Wynn
Today I bring to you a beneficial proposal which I want you to assist me with. I am Mrs. Elaine Wynn, a divorcée and an American billionaire businesswoman, philanthropist and art collector. I have recently been diagnosed with Colorectal cancer and a rare heart disease, which has defiled all medical treatment. The intention of this email is to employ the expertise of a Charity minded individual, who can identify a viable and guarantee reasonable distribution of my wealth to the needy. I cannot rely on family and closest relatives any more, as they did not show responsible behavior when I entrusted part of my wealth to them to distribute to charitable organizations but instead they used the money for their personal needs. If interested to assist me, do forward me with your information´s [NAME, COUNTRY, OCCUPATION, AGE, MARITAL STATUS] I will provide you with more details on my next email.
Thanks and stay blessed
Mrs. Elaine Wynn
Remember, once they (scammers) have received their potential victims' personal information, they will use the information to trick the potential victims into sending money, which they will claim is for some advance fees, which will cover banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax that the potential victims need to pay before they can receive the so-called donated money. But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will steal it and may continue to trick the victims into sending more money, with the promise of receiving the donated money the scammers claim they would receive.
Recipients of the "Mrs. Elaine Wynn" scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead. For those who have responded, they should be careful going forward because they will be contacted by scammers who will attempt to scam them.