Oxfam Donation Scam

Oxfam is a legitimate charity that has been in operation for decades. Like many other legitimate charities, Oxfam unfortunately attracts scammers who try to take advantage of the organization’s good name. This message, which claims to come from a “Robert Cornford,” says you have received an Oxfam donation. In reality, this is just an attempt to lure you into a typical advance free fraud that will end with “Robert Cornford” picking your pocket.

Subject: Donation Economic Growth And Poverty Alleviation Scheme.
From: “OXFAM DONATION” dpbt@surabaya.go.id
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015
Reply-To: oxfam.unit123@gmail.com

You have been entitled to £1,000,000.00 GBP.

CONGRATULATIONS from all staff and board members.
Yours faithfully,
Robert Cornford
(Online Coordinator)

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Mr. Pedro has $2 Million Dollars for You

This is about as short as a scam message can get! Some scammers spin long and detailed stories about dying widows, plane crash victims, and abandoned bank accounts, but others send what I call “mystery scam messages.” They hope to just hook you into replying, and then once they’ve got you on the hook they figure they’ll be able to find some way to reel you in.

From: david@smtp.ut.ac.id
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 22:35:34 +0200
Reply-To: pedroquezada607@gmail.com

$2 million has been donated to you by Mr:Pedro contact him for claim

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