Mystery scam from

Once upon a time, most scam messages were long and elaborate, full of detailed stories about dying widows, rich orphans, and deposed dictators. More recently, email fraudsters have taken to sending what I call “mystery scam” messages. The example below, like all such mystery scam messages, tries to do just one thing: get you on the hook so the scammer can manipulate you further:

From: Marcel Nijenhuis
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015
Subject: Donation To You

Personal Donation of $2M To You, Contact ( ) for Info, Please do not ignore, this is the third time trying to reach you.

Disclaimer: Dit e-mailbericht is uitsluitend bestemd voor de geadresseerde en kan privacygevoelige informatie bevatten. Als dit bericht niet voor u bestemd is, wilt u dit dan aan de afzender melden?

If you make the mistake of responding, the scammer will try to manipulate you into sending money to him, and then after picking your pocket he’ll disappear. Study the resources we have here at so you can learn to recognize and avoid scams like these.

Mrs. Margriet Bernhard (Dying Widow Scam)

There seem to be an awful lot of wealthy widows dying of cancer these days, and they all want to give their fortunes to you! “Mrs. Bernhard” is just the latest example of the type, and her message contains all the familiar features: a wish for confidentiality, a play on your humanitarian impulses (and your desire for money), and a request that you contact her private attorney to seal the deal. And if they want an advance fee? Well, what’s a thousand or two when millions will soon be in your hands!

from Mrs. Margriet Bernhard
date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM
subject Carefully Read This Mail

Hello Dear,

My warm greetings to you. Do take this email as real and contribution to humanity development. This is not an easy task due to my health condition and that is the main reason why I contacted you after viewing your profile from the international directory. Not actually that you are the best with my intellectual grading but I was driven to contact you from the innermost being. And that was my main reason for getting to you. Please do not be offended and I will understand completely if you cannot be of assistance to me.

My name is Mrs.Margriet Bernhard; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you for humanity services. I am 58 years old (Netherlands Citizen) and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 1 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health.

I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $5,500 000 (Five million, five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of humanity and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows.I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.

Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below:

Asesoria Cortijo
Notario & Tribunal
Mr.Martinez Pedro

and tell him that I have WILLED $5,500 000 (Five million, five hundred thousand dollars) to you and I have also notified him. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this.

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as i don’t want anything that will jeopardize my wishes.

From Mrs. Margriet Bernhard

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Euro-Millions Lottery Scam

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No legitimate lottery awards prizes to random people who haven’t bought tickets. If you didn’t enter, you haven’t won. That’s the simple rule to remember when you receive a “you have won the jackpot” message from a potential scammer.There is a real Euro Millions lottery, and they sell tickets online. But unless you buy one you can’t win, and even if you were to win after buying a legitimate ticket, it’s up to you to contact them; they won’t email you.

from: Euro Millions Lottery (
date: Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:37 PM



Dear Winner,

We are pleased to notify you that your email address attached to winning ticket number: 01828763KNS has won the sum of 1,000,000.00 Euro from our weekly Euro Millions Promotion held on 15Th September 2009,and results was released today 20Th September 2009, You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of EUR 1,000.00.00 (ONE MILLION EUROS).

All beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over 100,000 internet websites, mini mart shops cash invoice around the world. Be Informed that no ticket were sold,

To file in for the processing and release of your winning sum of Ђ 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros) you are advised to immediately contact our accredited claims agent with the information stated below:

1.Agent Name: Mr. John Raymer
2.Agent Email:
3.Agent Tel/Fax: +31 84 755 2015

Claims Requirements:

1.full name:
2.Home Address:
7.Country Of Residence:
9.Amount Won:

All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days;

Congratulations once again from all staff and board members of EURO MILLION LOTTERY COMPANY. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality,and press anonymity until the end of proceedings,and beyond where they so desire.Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality  until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims.This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.



Dr.(Mrs.) Rose Johnson
Online Co-ordinator