Scams operating under the guise of a charity.
#863 by Ed Williams Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:28 am
Here is an example of a fairly typical charity scam. Christian Aid have decided to give you a grant of £2.5 million. If it sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. No charity is in the habit of sending messages to random email addresses telling them that they are being awarded a large sum of money. The qualification number is provided to add authenticity to the scam and the phone number is actually a call forwarding prefix, the IP tracks to Lagos, Nigeria.
Another giveaway is that the email is from a free yahoo account, something that a genuine charity would not use. Add to this the demand for confidentiality at the end and the whole mail looks deeply suspicious. You can guarantee that if you responded then the 'processing fees' or 'transfer fees' would soon start to mount up.




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Subject: Heal the World!
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35 Lower Marsh
Waterloo London
SE1 7RL.

Dear Winner,

This is to notify you that you have been chosen by The Board of Trustees
of the Christian Aid (NGO UK) as one of the final recipients of a Cash
Grant/Donation Economic growth and a poverty alleviation scheme. Christian
Aid (U.K.) a Multi-Million Pounds NGO group was established with the
objective Of Human Growth, Poverty alleviation, Educational and Community
development.

In line with the 61st anniversary program, the Christian Aid (U.K.) in
conjunction with the European Council is giving out One Hundred Million
Pounds Sterling as specific Donations/Grants to 40 lucky International
recipients worldwide in different Categories for Business development and
charitable work.
These funds are freely given to use for your business, educational
development, charitable work and your Community development at large.

Your Email was selected Based on an internet random selection exercise,
you are therefore confirmed one of The lucky recipients and are entitled
to
GBP £2,500,000.00 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING )
which is approximately USD $4,661,743.00 (FOUR MILLION, SIX HUNDRED AND
SIXTY ONE THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
as charity donations/grant from the Christian Aid (UK).

You are required to Contact immediately the Christian Aid (UK) Secretary
Below: for Qualification documentations, verification and Processing of
your GBP£2,500,000.00, which is approximately USD $4,661,743.00
entitlement.
Endeavor to quote your Qualification Number: (N-222-6747, E-900-56).

Name : Rev. Phillips Graham
TEL: +44-70 2403 3515
FAX: +44-87-1715-2129
Email: [email protected]


Endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6747, E-900-56) in all
your correspondence with Rev Philips Graham.
Please note that these donations/Grants are administered by a UK Bank and
therefore subject to UK Banking Laws.

You are by all means advised to keep this whole information confidential
until you have collected your donation, this is to avoid double and
unqualified claims, due to Beneficiaries informing Third parties on cash
grant donation.
On behalf of the Board, kindly accept our warmest Congratulations!

Yours faithfully,
John Winston
Chairman Board of Trustees.

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NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS BOX CONTACT THE CHRISTIAN AID SECRETARY
IMMEDIATELY.
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