Online users are asked to be aware of "Joseph Katalini" lottery donation scams. The name of the Richmond, B.C resident who won $60 million in the Lotto Max jackpot is being used by scammers in an attempt to trick potential victims into sending money and personal information. The scammers claim their potential victims were randomly selected to receive donations from the lottery winner as part of his charity project. But, the fake email was not sent by Joseph Katalini.
The "Joseph Katalini" Lottery Donation Scam
From: Joseph Katalinic - email@example.com
Sent: 13 January 2020 05:51
Subject: About Donation Of $ 1.2 Million !
Thank you for your response, kindly take your time to read and understand this message to know what this donation is about. I am the founder of this organization and I shall take it from here, and am sure you are wondering what the donation of $1,200,000.00 (One million, two hundred thousand United State Dollars) to you from Joseph Katalinic non-profit organization is about and I will start by introducing myself please take your time to read this message for your better understanding. I am Mr. Joseph Katalinic from Richmond B.C Canada, am married with 4 children and grand-children. I am 74 years of age, Joseph Katalinic Organization is a non-profit organization which was recently established the organization was established after I won a Canada Lottery Of $60m which I recommend you to view the CTV News web-page to read about my $60M lottery : https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/i-went-nuts-i-tell-ya-retired-fisherman-wins-b-c-s-largest-ever-lotto-jackpot-1.4558973?cache=yes?clipId=89531
The main purpose of establishing this organization is to put a smile on the face of people who are in need and wishing for a miracle in one way or another, to know more about Joseph Katalinic non-profit organization kindly visit our website : https://jkfonline.org/ No doubt that in every part of the world today there are millions of wonderful and beautiful people suffering financially and some need medical attention and can't afford proper treatments and there are some parents who can't afford education for their children and many other various issues all of this we can do by helping each other and love one another because we rise by lifting others.
After I won $60M in Canada lottery I was very happy and I knew that it was by grace just before I won the lottery I was just a retired fisherman and a philanthropist trying to help individuals in every little way I could even though I did not have enough then but I took it to another level after I won the lottery, I love helping people it hurts me to see people suffer in such a beautiful world we live in. I established Joseph Katalince non-profit Organization with the help and support of my lovely and beautiful wife and our children with the intention of putting a smile on people's face's whom we can reach both within and outside Canada. Another thing I did after winning the lottery was that myself and my family, made some donations to some schools, hospitals and many individuals. Our decision to donate this funds to you is not a joke nor a game plan and as such we expect you to show honesty and sincerity in obtaining this donation funds from this organization.
Purpose Of The Donation: Joseph Katalinic non-profit organization is donating the sum of $1,200,000.00 million (USD) to you as a result of our pledge and 2020 charity project which we wish to use you to fulfill through your support and understanding. We all need to spread love and show support to others no matter how rich or poor we have had volunteers from within and outside Canada. We prayed and searched the Internet for someone from outside Canada to help execute this project and we believe you are not the wrong person to receive this donation from this organization. From the donation funds, this organization expect you to use 40% of the funds to execute this project to the best level you can and then the other 60% for your personal use as the volunteer.
We are not doing this to be famous as this donation to you from Joseph Katalinic non-profit organization will not be published on the internet or magazines and also beware that we are not doing this and expecting a pay back from you but after you have received this donation from this organization, you could decide to come visit us as friends or volunteer in spreading love it will be our pleasure but it is not mandatory I strongly believe that this will bring a stronger relationship to you and this organization both now and in the nearest future in order to execute this project we are not asking you to set up an organization like mine, there are other ways you could do this by visiting and donating to places like charity homes, hospitals, schools and the needy to assist them in every way you can and by so doing, Joseph Katalinic non-profit organization 2020 Pledge and project will be executed we understand also that you can not carry out this project in a rush or a short period of time, which is why you are allowed to take your time and put all you need together before executing the project because we believe you also have other responsibilities and activities, but we hope you get this project done when you can.
The donation funds will be released to you after validation of your identity for file keeping so in order for us to proceed and direct you on how to receive this donation you are required to fill in the information below correctly and completely and send to me via email, your information will never be placed online for any reason or disclosed to anyone they are safe with us, and lastly understand that to enable us proceed and finalize this project successfully, we need your trust, honesty, commitment and active correspondence and you need to follow every instruction given to you which will help in facilitating the process of releasing the funds to you as soon as possible.
Your Full Name:
Hope to hear from you soon,
Mr. Joseph Katalinic.
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 Joseph Katalini lottery donation scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead.
It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims, on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.
So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.