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Million Dollar Giveaway From Warren Buffett Scam

by Brett M. Christensen
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According to this email, your email address was chosen online while searching at random, making you eligible to receive a million dollar giveaway from Warren Buffett, the American billionaire investor and philanthropist.

Supposedly,  Mr Buffett has decided to give $2,500,000 to randomly selected individuals worldwide because he believes strongly in “giving while living”.

The email urges you to contact Warren Buffet by email so that he will know that your address is valid.

Warren Buffett is a real person, and he is indeed a billionaire investor. And, Mr Buffet does give away substantial sums of money to philanthropic causes.

However, he did not send this email, and he is not about to give you $2,500,000. The email is a typical advance fee scam designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information to criminals. There are countless variations of these scams.

If you went ahead and contacted “Warren Buffett”, you would receive a follow-up email claiming that your money has been transferred to the “CITIZENS TRUST AND FINANCE BANK”. The email asks you to contact the bank to arrange the transfer of the money.

At this point, the “bank” will claim that you must send money in advance to cover various expenses involved with the transfer. Of course, these expenses are entirely imaginary, as is the million dollar giveaway from Warren Buffet itself.

If you do send money, you will likely receive even more payment requests. When the scammers have stolen as much of your money as possible, they will go silent. They will no longer reply to your messages or phone calls and will disappear with your money in their pockets. You have very little chance of recovering any of the money you have sent.  And you will never receive the promised $2,500,000, which the scammers never had to give you in the first place.

To add to your problems, the scammers may also use the personal and financial information you provided during the course of the scam to steal your identity.

If you receive one of these giveaway scam emails, just hit the delete key.

The Initial Million Dollar Giveaway from Warren Buffett Scam Email:

My name is Warren E. Buffett an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

I am the most successful investor in the world. I believe strongly in ‘giving while living’ I had one idea that never changed in my mind, that you should use your wealth to help people and i have decided to give {$2,500,000.00} Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United Dollars, to randomly selected individuals worldwide.

On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual because Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience before i travel to UK for my
treatment, so I know your email address is valid.

(warrenedwardbuffettofficialz@yahoo.com)

Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful

You Can Google my name for more information:
Warren Buffet OR You visit my website
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett

God bless you.
Best Regard
Mr. Warren E. Buffett Billionaire investor

 

Follow up Scam Email:

Attention:

This is to notify you That your funds valued Twenty Five Million Five
Hundred Thousand united states dollars (U.S. $25,500,000.00) has been
released today to the CITIZENS TRUST AND FINANCE BANK.

For your convenience, You Will Have to transfer Through Within 24hrs
online by yourself to your local account. By of this method, You Will
monitor the movement of the local funds online till your account is
duly credits.

Contact the CITIZENS TRUST AND FINANCE BANK to Provide personnel with
the login details so You Can commence the transfer by yourself.

CONTACT PERSON:
Mr. Fredrick L Daniels
Phone Number (507) 262-8749
CONTACT CITIZENS TRUST AND FINANCE BANK
EMAIL: (contact.citifinancebank25444@aol.com)

SINCERELY,

Mr. Buffett Warren Edward,



Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

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Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer