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Susan Hope Mason
Redwood City, CA, United States
2016-03-07 22:46:25
Charity scam
+1 Got an email from someone claiming to be Carlos Slim Helu   
Carlos Slim Helu
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Okay, a couple of nights ago, I received an email from this person claiming to be Carlos Slim Helu. I do not watch TV, and I do not keep up with Multi-Billionaires, so I had never even heard of him before I got this email--but I did check out the name, and learned that this is a real person. However, I knew that the email sender could very well be an impostor, and I wanted to make sure. I did not want to just blow it off...because if i blew it off and then it turned out to be genuine---that would have been just as bad as if I had completely fallen for it and had my bank account wiped out. This is a very cruel scam. I am not a greedy person, and I would not need more than maybe 10% of the amount this email named...but if this had been for would have been a godsend and would have changed my life.

I am 61 years old, and I have seen scams like this before...but, normally they almost immediately ask for sensitive information like bank account info and social security number...but this one did not do that. All they asked for is full name, address, and cell phone number. I was skeptical right from the start, but at the same time, I SERIOUSLY WANTED it to be true. I am technically homeless, and staying and working for a friend for just room and like MANY other people...I seriously need the help.

Since, I was skeptical from the start, but still hoped it was true...I started out dropping hints to let them know that I was concerned that they might be an impostor. In the last email, I told them point blank that I had no bank account, and that even if I did have one, I would never give it out to strangers. I told them that scammers usually ask for that...not because they want to put money into other people's accounts, but because they want to take money OUT of other people's accounts. And, I made it clear that the Real Carlos Helu would undoubtedly understand the need for caution, and would most likely have no objection to sending the check through services like either Fedex, or registered mail. I said that I would contact the bank they said I should contact...IF they responded to the last email within the following 24 hours. I knew, that if this person was an impostor, I would hear nothing more...but if it was for real, then I might get another response.

When, I realized that I probably would not hear anymore from them...because I think I made it pretty clear that I was onto them...but also that I have no bank account, or any money at all...I really wanted to find a way to directly report this to the Real Carlos Slim Helu, myself. But, I found your website before I could find a real email address for him. Yet another MASSIVE CRUSHING disappointment. Below, I will copy and paste all the emails, but delete my own email address as you instructed.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-04-12 17:06:02
Williams, Rosalyne
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I received an email from R. Williams, an unknown person to me, with a document included. Here's a copy of the document;
"Contact him His Name is Carlos Slim Helu, A philanthropist the CEO and Chairman of the Carlos Slim Helu Foundation Charitable Foundation, one of the largest private
Foundations in the world. I believe strongly in 'giving while living' i had one thought That never changed in my mind That You should use your wealth to help people
And i have decided to secretly give {$ 2,500,000.00} Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United Dollars, to randomly selected Individuals worldwide. On receipt of your
Email, you should count yourself lucky as the single. Your email address was Chosen on-line at random while searching. Kindly get back to me with your full address at
Your earliest convenience, so I know your email address is valid Visit the web page to know more about me: or you can Google me (Carlos Slim Helu) contact me with the details to (

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The information in this e-mail is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. If you believe this e-mail was sent to you in error and the e-mail contains patient information, please contact the Partners Compliance HelpLine at . If the e-mail was sent to you in error but does not contain patient information, please contact the sender and properly dispose of the e-mail.

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