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"Mark Zuckerberg Random Gifts" Scam

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"Mark Zuckerberg Random Gifts" Scam

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Mark Zuckerberg is not secretly giving away gifts worth millions of dollars to randomly selected individuals worldwide. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message below, which claims he is doing so, are asked not to follow the instructions in it. This is because the fake email is being sent by online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending money. The scammers will claim the money is for taxes or fees, but once they receive their victims' money, they will take it and disappear.

Mark Zuckerberg has a few charities or iniatives, but they do not include giving individuals money.

The "Mark Zuckerberg Random Gifts" Scam

From: "MARK ZUCKERBERG" <contact@dree.com>

Date: August 15, 2019 at 1:42:44 AM MST

Subject: Random Gifts 197

Reply-To: mzuckerbergm9@gmail.com

DONATION FUND !!!

My name is Mark Zuckerberg,A philanthropist the founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook,as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires and Chairman of the Mark Zuckerberg Charitable Foundation, One of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in‘giving while living' I had one idea that never changed in may mind - that you should use your wealth to help people and i have decided to secretly give {$1,500,000.00} to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random.Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience,so I know your email address is valid(mzuckerbergm9@gmail.com) Email me. Visit the web page to know more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mark_Zuckerberg/ or you can google me (Mark Zuckerberg)

Regards,

MARK ZUCKERBERG

Mark Zuckerberg has created a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is to "advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy." But, it is Click here to learn more about it.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:34 AM by info

    erskinebowlesboyce@gmail.com is being used by the scammers.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand

    Here is another scam:

    "MARK ZUCKERBERG <contact@fiveman.org>

    Mon 30 Sep 2019 23:37

    The latest on Mon 30 at 23:37_ DONATION FUND _ My name is Mark Zuckerberg,A philanthropist the founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook,as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires and Chairman of the Mark Zuckerberg Charitable Foundation, One of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in‘giving while living' I had one idea that never changed in my mind - that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to secretly give {$1,500,000.00} to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random.

    Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience,so I know your email address is valid(m.zuckerber84@gmail.com) Email me. Visit the web page to know more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mark_Zuckerberg/ or you can google me (Mark Zuckerberg)

    Regards,

    MARK ZUCKERBERG"

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  • August 28, 2019 at 4:42 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

    I received that today and instantly knew it was a scam.

    I hope it can help some people.

    remove

  • August 28, 2019 at 4:40 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

    "DONATION FUND !!!

    My name is Mark Zuckerberg,A philanthropist the founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook,as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires and Chairman of the Mark Zuckerberg Charitable Foundation, One of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in‘giving while living' I had one idea that never changed in my mind - that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to secretly give {$1,500,000.00} to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random.Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience,so I know your email address is valid(m.zuckerber84@gmail.com) Email me. Visit the web page to know more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mark_Zuckerberg/ or you can google me (Mark Zuckerberg)

    Regards,

    MARK ZUCKERBERG"

    I got this scam.

    remove

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"Mark Zuckerberg Random Gifts" Scam