This is a charitable-grant version of the usual advance fee fraud message, somewhat similar to lottery scam messages but with a noble purpose attached. You have just been selected to receive a fortune so you can do good in the world. Who could resist? Too bad it’s a scam.
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 22:34:51 -0400
Subject: Re:From Johnnie Walker Trust Foundation
Johnnie Walker Charity Foundation Heritage Trust,
23, Mangotsfield, BRISTOL, BS16 9JE,
Ref No: JWCF/765/2005/185
Batch No: 231-967-17-05
Notification of Cash Aid.
This is to notify you that you have been selected By the Board of Trustees of the above International charity organization based in the U.K to qualify for a Cash Grant/Donation for Business, Economic, social and Research developments in your community.
The Johnnie Walker Charity Foundation as established 184 years ago by the Walker family was conceived with the objective of Human Growth and Community development. In line with the 184 years anniversary program this year the Johnnie Walker foundation in conjunction with the British Council is giving out One Hundred Million United States Dollars as specific Donations/Grants to 75 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for Business development and Social upliftment of their various communities. These funds are freely given to enhance your business and community development.
Based on the random selection exercise of millions of Internet and Credit card users worldwide your name was selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$5,300,000 (Five million, Three Hundred thousand United States Dollars)as charity donations/aid from the Johnnie Walker Foundation in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. Of the awarded Grant, USD$3.000.000.00 (Three million United States Dollars) is earmarked for community development in your area of operation and USD$2.300.000.00 (Two million, three hundred thousand United States dollars) will be solely for business upliftment and growth.
You are required to Contact immediately the Executive Secretary below for pre qualification and processing of your claims. Please quote your reference No. and batch No. in all correspondence.
Mr. Peter Kline
Please note that this donations/Grants are administered by a British Bank and therefore subject to British Laws. On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations in advance.
Mr. Ray Hart.
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