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Anonymous
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015-10-01 20:57:12

+2 Marie Holmes, $188M Powerball Winner Goes on ABC Interview 'Good Morning America'Email Attached  
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Name:
   Maria Holmes
Email Address:
   holmesdonation23@gmail.com
Alternate Email:
   kelvin_wright@outlook.com
I received an e-mail explaining about a lady named Maria Holmes and that she had won the lottery and had asked Google to scout families in need so that she could donate $2,000,000.00 to certain families in need and all I had to do was explain how I would use the money and then the next e-mail states I have been chosen to be one of these lucky families and that all I had to do was contact their bank at bank.com or at natwestaccountopen@foxmail.com and or e-mail one of two e-mail addresses one was barr.clairerowe@outlook.com the other was kelvin_wright@outlook.com and I would have $2,000,000.00 within a couple days, it stated that after I contact them with one of these options that I would need to open a bank account with them and that way I wouldn't have to give them any personal banking info and that by setting up a new account with their bank al my personal banking info would be kept confidential through their bank so that at no time do I have to disclose any banking info to them and that their bank was looking forward to hearing from me so I thought I would check out the links when you click on some of them they want you to sign in through Mail when you click on that it says it wants to make sure you are who you say you are by typing in your computer log in passward to authenticate, didn't like that idea and I had been extremely suspicious of this whole thing from the first time I opened it but I figured if it were a scam to get your personal info, have you set up a bank account and with your computer password thay could do anything so I wanted to find out as much as I could about their intent and ability to implement it so I tried the bank.com link and at first it looks well set up but when I took a closer look at the very bottom of the main page it states exactly this (Bank.com is owned and operated by Online Financial Resources, LLC, and is not a bank or affiliated with any bank) I didn't dare check into anything further at any of these links because I would have had to give personal info. I sure hope reporting this helps someone because as non trusting and intuitive as I am, my son has severe special needs and desperately needs therapy I can't afford so I really wanted to believe but I try to live by the motto that if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Luckily I am too sceptical of most things but I worry tremendously for others as they are seeking out less fortunate people and praying on their desperation to meet their needs and are therefor more likely to dismiss their intuition or better judgement. I hope you can help thanks I didn't even know this site existed until now as I was looking for somewhere to report this.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-10-01 21:10:28
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to verify the email go to natwest...... THE FOXMAIL EMAIL ADDRESS IS FAKE.
CONTACT NATWEST AT: phishing@natwest.com FORWARD THE EMAIL WITH FULL HEADER THERE.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-10-01 21:03:13
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SCAMMERS REALLY LIKE TO USE "GOD" IN THEIR COMMUNICATIONS TO YOU. THEY WANT YOU TO THINK THAT THEY ARE GOOD HONEST PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT.......IT IS A SCAM. ANOTHER CLUE IS THE TERM 'BARRISTER"....THAT IS USUALLY ONLY USED IN ASIA OR IN AFRICA, WHERE THE BENIN REPUBLIC IS SCAM HAVEN. NORMAL PEOPLE USE THE TERM "ATTORNEY" YOU BEST IGNORE ANY FUTURE CONTACT FROM THE OBVIOUS SCAMMER.

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