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Hi I receive an email from***@******.***. He ask me to help in getting off his money to the local Charity. Is this email address a scammer?
JA: The Fraud Examiner will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Fraud Examiner can help you best.
Customer: This is the email I received:
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Fraud Examiner should know?
Customer: rom: "Mr. Duarte Almeida"
To: "*****@******.***"
Subject: Re: Hello
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 08:20:38 +0100Greetings ,I acknowledge the receipt of your email. I am Mr Duarte Almeida a
senior citizen of Canada and native of Victoria B.C. I moved from
Victoria B.C after I wins jackpot worth $13.6 million dollars on
August. 29, 2014. I move from Canada to my new home here in Seattle,
Washington. My jackpot was a gift from God to me and I have decided to
do the WILL of God.Please be rest assured, that this is 100% legitimate visit this
web-page below for confirmation: have decided to donate the sum of $550,000 to you as part of my
charity project to improve the lives of many individuals in your local
area from my $13.6 million dollars Jackpot Lottery winning funds. I
prayed and searched over the Internet for someone to donate this money
to in your state and I saw your profile on Google/Facebook list of
email owners and I picked you.I am doing this not to gain fame as a matter of fact, I have decided
to put this away from the media and my sole purpose of doing this was
a result of a long talk with my only lovely wife (Audrey) who has
always advised me to donate to strangers in this New Year because we
know that there are lots of families out there who live on pay check
to pay check and others that cannot take care of their financial
obligations. Although, I won this lottery funds August 2014 and we
have helped some charity organizations, family members,strangers and
friends from my winnings.My Wife (Audrey) has cancer and the doctor informed us that she might
not live long to see the early of next year.She wishes to do good
things before she finally depart this sinful world.My Wife(Audrey) is
all I have now and she mean the whole world to me.I have decided to
fulfill her wish in this New Year.I would like you to invest this
funds in a lucrative business to create more job opportunity to help
jobless and needy people in your locality as we have already donated
money to the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in
Truro where Audrey underwent her cancer treatment, and some other
organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and
diabetes. We just kept just 2% of the entire lottery sum to our self
for the raining days and which I am still spending on my wife
treatments bills...To facilitate the disbursement process of the funds ($550,000) which
have been donated solely to you, You are to send me your full
names,address and phone number for disbursement(I asked for this brief
information just to know who we are donating this money to and because
of the Identity theft going around the internet which I have been a
victim in the past, I do not want to ask you for your ID as we do not
want to leave an impression in your mind that I want to steal your
identity).I am hoping that you will be able to use the funds judiciously over
there in your state. we will employ you to do what you can to
alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance
the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is
the only objective of donating this funds to you in the first place.We would like you to re-assure us that you will follow our
instructions and help my Wife fulfill her dream before I would provide
you with information on how you will receive this funds, and if you
feel you cannot handle this project you should inform me, so I can
quickly look for another individual to donate the money to.If you have any question please don't hesitate to ask.I anticipate to hear from you soon.Warm Regards,
Mr. Duarte Almeida
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 2 months ago.


You've received a phishing email. the purpose of which is just to try to get personal data from you for purposes of possible identity theft and also to try and steal your money.

This is a tired old scam that's been going around for years now. Every time someone gets reported on in the papers for having won a large sum of money, scammers come out of the woodwork and start sending emails by the thousands to try to make innocent people think they are going to be gifted a portion of the money because they have been chosen at random to be a lucky donee.

Sorry to disappoint you but here's a whole page of scam reports involving

Duarte Almeida who, according to scammers, was donating some of his fortune to people whose names were drawn at random. None of these is real. Alameida is a real person and did win a contest but he's not giving his money away to you or to any other random stranger.

Any time you get an email from some person or company you have never dealt with promising you something that is too good to be true, you can be sure it's a scam. You'd never find out something like this from an email. If it were legitimate, you'd get a letter from a lawyer registered or certified mail.

If you gave bank account, passport information, or social security numbers to the "foundation" you should take precautions against identity theft. Report the scam to the FBI at their Internet Crime Complaint Center at

Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 2 months ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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