"MacKenzie Scott Bezos" Donation Scam: Beware

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The fake "MacKenzie Scott Bezos" donation email below is being sent by online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and subsequently their money. MacKenzie Scott Bezos, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is not randomly donating money to lucky individuals around the world and will never ask you to send him your personal information or money.

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A "MacKenzie Scott Bezos" Donation Scam

From: "Miss MacKenzie S. Tuttle" - james.phan911@yahoo.com

Date: April 6, 2020 at 12:45:21 AM MST

Subject: US$7,500,000.00USD Donation For you and Your Family.

Reply-To: mackenzietuttle12@gmail.com

Hi,

My name is MacKenzie Scott Bezos, I am an American novelist and philanthropist, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who later became the founder and CEO of Amazon. I believe strongly in “giving while living”. My philosophy about life is that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to secretly give US$7,500,000.00USD 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.

Visit the web page to know more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacKenzie_Bezos

E-mail: mackenzietuttle12@gmail.com

Regards,

Miss MacKenzie S. Tuttle

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  • June 13, 2021 at 8:05 AM by info

    Another scam:

    From: Mackenzie Scott <oparag@veritas.edu.ng>

    I'm Mackenzie Scott Ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO, I'm donating Four Billion Dollars to charities, individuals, colleges across the Globe from Scott's foundation, to provide immediate support to people suffering economically from COVID-19 pandemic and you're one of the lucky winners, I have a donation grant worth Hundred Million And Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars for you, you can contact me for more information if you're interested.

    Regards,

    Mackenzie Scott.

  • March 14, 2021 at 3:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Kings, Brooklyn, New York, United States

    I just received this email as well... Beware

    - Original message -

    From: MacKenzie Scott Tuttle <www.mackenzie@docomonet.jp>

    Date: 3/14/21 3:13 PM (GMT-05:00)

    To:

    Subject: US$1,500,000.00USD Donation for you and your Family

    CONGRATULATIONS,

    My name is MacKenzie Scott Tuttle, I am an American novelist and philanthropist, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who later became the founder and CEO of Amazon. I believe strongly in “giving while living”. My philosophy about life is that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to secretly give US$1,500,000.00USD 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.

    Visit the web page to know more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacKenzie_Bezos

    Regards,

    Miss MacKenzie Scott. Tuttle

  • March 3, 2021 at 9:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    same as above but it didn't have the other address or they have recently corrected it to seem like it was legitimate . the addy on mine after hover was Mackenziescottfoundation@indamail.hu just got it march 3 2021

  • February 2, 2021 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Chácara Santo Antônio (Zona Sul), Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    I found this e-mail today in my spam box:

    The end of small business,

    The Mackenzie Bezos fund was founded with the goal of alleviating the struggles ordinary people face.

    The company my family founded is destroying small business and at this rate, Their will be no more small businesses in the near future, Most people gain employment from small businesses in their various communities.

    Realizing this crisis, I have decided to pay it forward the best way I can, The Mackenzie Bezos fund will help random selected individuals with large sums of money which we hope will begin a chain reaction of alleviating poverty and hardships.

    This may be small minded to some people but this is the way we have decided to proceed.

    If you receive this email. You have been chosen to benefit from the Mackenzie Bezos fund.

    Reply with your full names and address for further information.

    Mackenzie Bezos Fun

    Happy that I decided to search about the email who has sent me it, this one: perfectworld2021@indamail.hu

    On this corona virus pandemic would be fantastic to receive some help, but would be awful to lose more money...

    be careful

  • January 31, 2021 at 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from: San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, California, United States

    Mine was exactly like the one in Yamhill received. Reply email address is perfectworld2021@indamail.hu

  • January 20, 2021 at 3:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Yamhill, McMinnville, Oregon, United States

    I got a different scam email today - from noreply@mesg.com (displays as Mackenzie Scott Grant).

    The end of small business,

    The Mackenzie Bezos fund was founded with the goal of alleviating the struggles ordinary people face.

    The company my family founded is destroying small business and at this rate, Their will be no more small businesses in the near future, Most people gain employment from small businesses in their various communities.

    Realizing this crisis, I have decided to pay it forward the best way I can, The Mackenzie Bezos fund will help random selected individuals with large sums of money which we hope will begin a chain reaction of alleviating poverty and hardships.

    This may be small minded to some people but this is the way we have decided to proceed.

    If you receive this email. You have been chosen to benefit from the Mackenzie Bezos fund.

    Reply with your full names and address for further information.

    Mackenzie Bezos Fund

    • January 30, 2021 at 9:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Craighead, Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

      I got the same one today.

  • January 18, 2021 at 9:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    Just received this same email from Ms. Tuttle. My instincts were right it is a scam, but my heart so wanted it to be true. My offer was for $1,5000,000. A lot of money. Could have changed so many lives. 😪

  • December 23, 2020 at 12:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Tumwater, Washington, United States

    There is a page on Facebook now which identifies itself as the Mackenzie Scott Foundation. The page 'may' be fraudulent. Just a warning.

  • July 30, 2020 at 10:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Ft. Washington, Maryland, United States

    Received this scam:

    "Note that you will be receiving financial incentive and Mackenzie Bezos has released the sum of $100,000:00 (One Hundred Thousand United States dollars ) non repayable grant. The approval of your grant was contained in a decision passed across to me by my principal Mackenzie Bezos the President Mackenzie Bezos of network.

    However the registration fee to process your request alongside membership is $550.00 only and it's payment precedes your request process.

    It is also called membership fee as our assistance are meant for those who are fully part and parcel of this renowned organization.

    I will wait to know your next line of action with specifics to when you intend to forward the registration fee.

    Mackenzie Bezos Network LLC

    On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 2:10 PM Mario Barney <mariobarney12@gmail.com> wrote:"

  • July 29, 2020 at 6:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Prahran, Victoria, Australia

    new emails being sent to people asking for details stating same thing shes giving them money and her lawyer is dealing with funds

  • July 21, 2020 at 4:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Spring Hill, Florida, United States

    same as the above

  • May 19, 2020 at 7:21 AM by an anonymous user from: Kissimmee, Florida, United States

    I received this email today (May 19, 2020)

    I was hoping it wasn't SCAM, as much as I'm in need.

  • May 13, 2020 at 9:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Orlando, Florida, United States

    I received this email today (May 13, 2020).

  • May 13, 2020 at 7:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    Thanks . . . Live and learn.

  • May 13, 2020 at 7:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    Got me. I have never responded to any message of philanthropy before. Typically, the Email is never opened and trashed. I did inquire about this message and provided no personal information. The initial message was benign. The follow up, by the scammer, ignored my questions and asked for personal information. I was curious and feel foolish.

    • July 28, 2020 at 5:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Swinford, Connaught, Ireland

      But it's only the fools and unthinkable individuals will fail into this or any scam

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