This type of scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your so-called grant. But, once the scammers receive your money, they will disappear leaving you disappointed.
The "Google Foundation 2020 Grants" Scam
Jacquelline Fuller - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue 3/3/2020 6:10 AM
1-13 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8AG
Our Ref: UK/020-11223/GFG
GOOGLE FOUNDATION 2020 GRANTS
We wish to congratulate you on this note for being selected as a major customer this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage active users of Google search engine and the Google ancillary services and confirmed by our co-sponsors Visa*/MasterCard* International. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their own Gmail, Gala, Sify e-mail services, Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking, You Tube video sharing, Google search engine and Google ancillary services which are all offered to the public for free. EACH YEAR, GOOGLE DONATES One Hundred Million United State Dollars IN GRANTS, and One Billion United State Dollars IN PRODUCTS.
Hence we do believe with your grant, you will continue to be active and patronize Google search engine. Google is now the biggest search engine Worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta test which your email address won Two Million Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pound Sterling (2,450,000 GBP). We wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verification, validations and satisfactory report test conducted to all on-line winners. A bank draft of Two Million Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pound Sterling (2,450,000 GBP) will be issued in your name by Google Foundation Board (UK).
Furthermore, your details falls within our UK representative office as indicated in our database and your grant will be released to you from our UK regional office in London United Kingdom.
You are required to Contact Google Foundation Board (UK), using below contact details for the documentation and processing of your grant.
Name: Mrs. Florence Walker.
Do e-mail the Foundation Board office at once with the Verification and Funds release form below for validation of your grant. You are also advised to contact our Google Payment Coordinator (Mrs. Florence Walker via the above email) with the following details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications.
MANDATORY VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
-What is your comment on Google Foundation?
Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this grant only.
Note: This is a FOUNDATION GRANT not a LOTTERY. Google is not into LOTTERY.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned!
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google and Google Foundation Board.
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Remember, please do not send your hard earned money to the cybercriminals behind the donation scam. And, if you send your personal information, these cybercriminals will use it to further scam you.