Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message

There seems to be a Ron Conway email scam being sent to potential victims. The scam email is being sent by scammers attempting to steal their potential victims' personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of unexpected emails which appear to be from Ron Conway are asked not to follow the instructions in them, they should just delete them. The American venture capitalist and philanthropist is not randomly sending emails to people.

Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
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May 30, 2023 at 7:54 AM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

responded and received a new email:

When I started this program, I really didn't know it would be as successful as it is now, My banker just informed me he has successfully paid 12 people I instructed him to pay, You are going to be the 13th person he will be paying.

This is a personal journey of Self-Fulfillment and I am doing it this way because this is how I dreamed about it.

Don't ask yourself, Why you? Why not you!

The universe seems to give us what we need at the right time.

I have made arrangements with my bank in the United Kingdom to pay you since my Financial Advisers have advised me not to send money to you directly. A deposit of $1.5 Million has been issued to your name.

You are to contact my personal banker via the following email address:

He is expecting your email.

In the email you send to him, Put my name as the subject.

That's all you need to do.

I hope your life is full of memories and laughter.

Life is too short.

“Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others. And your very flesh shall be a great poem. ”Walt Whitman

Ron Conway


May 30, 2023 at 6:37 PM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Morwell, Victoria, Australia

Please tell me you'll keep going. I'll bring popcorn.


May 30, 2023 at 7:22 AM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Montrose, Colorado, United States

Same C**p!


May 30, 2023 at 12:22 AM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

May 29th I received an identical email to the one above.


May 29, 2023 at 9:35 PM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Boulder Creek, California, United States

I received this e-mail moments ago and decided to look online to see if there was a scam associate to it - and, voila! as expected, it's a scam


May 25, 2023 at 11:52 AM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

Here is what it looks like:

Hi, I am Ron Conway. If you have never heard about me, today you will. Below are links from Forbes and Business Insider about me.


I’ve spent the better part of nearly 50 years working and investing in tech companies, supporting extremely talented and dedicated founders, for which I am very proud and grateful. These founders are to be commended for their successes: creating a large number of jobs, and technologies that we use every day to make life and work more productive, and our world more connected.

Success is not just what you build, it’s how you give back.

After my first company, Altos Computer Systems, went public in 1982, Gayle and I became co-founders of the Altos Foundation, which pioneered support for domestic violence shelters and preventative efforts. We also began donating locally, initially to our kids’ schools, and then to Bay Area children’s hospitals.

SV Angel was fortunate to be an early investor in Google. The day our Google investment first became liquid, half went directly to charitable commitments - not to a personal foundation or donor advised fund sitting on investments for years, waiting for direction. As my successes grew, my charitable commitments have grown and today.

As I have grown older in age, I decided that rather than give money to many worthy charities, I challenged myself to create an organization that actually delivers results. The same skills I used to create highly effective companies would be required for this next chapter of my life.

My personal inspiration has been Chuck Feeney, one of the most impactful business leaders of the past century. After building his business, Chuck, co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, founded Atlantic Philanthropies and gave away 99% of his over $8B fortune over 40 years.

Chuck, is the blueprint for a successful technology founder to become a “never-billionaire.”

The purpose of this long boring letter to you is very straightforward, Going forward, I decided my philanthropy will be more direct, I have directed $500 Million towards this cause, I intend on contacting lucky individuals using their email address and giving them money.

I am a tech guy and this is the way I see philanthropy trending. Every email address ever opened belongs to somebody somewhere in the world, You have received this email now you are part of my journey.

Provide your name and address and I will contact you again on how you will be paid.

I am a proud “never-billionaire.” I continue to pursue high growth investments with SV Angel and I will be directing nearly all future gains directly to philanthropy.

Ron Conway


May 30, 2023 at 6:15 PM by
Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message
an anonymous user from: Morwell, Victoria, Australia

People are going to fall for this. It's sad.


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Ron Conway Email Scam and Fraudulent Message