Today, I received an email from someone who claimed to be Frances & Patrick Connolly Family from County Down in Northern Ireland informing me that they have decided to gift me £3,600,000.00 million Pound sterling (GBP). I am elated.
I have replied to “them” to let me know how I can get the money. My communication as it unfolds is given below. My comments are in red.
Email from “Frances & Patrick Connolly”
From: Patrick Connolly <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: 22 August 2022 12:19
To: Recipients <email@example.com> Subject: DONATION
An amount of £3,600,000.00 million Pound sterling (GBP) (That is 3.6 million million – a few trillion actually – Pound Sterling. The money they are talking about is more than the GDP of many countries. You think I can sue them if they do not give me that money??) has been donated and given, gifted to you and your family by Frances & Patrick Connolly Family from County Down in Northern Ireland, who won the Euro Millions jackpot, lottery of £115m Euro Millions, part of this donation. please contact her to claim the money via email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org (Why is the reply to email different from the one that you used to write to me? I am only thinking aloud. But will not ask them this. Why? because I know that it is a scam email)
Scam email based on true facts
As I have maintained in many earlier posts, the scammer always bases the scam on some true fact. I googled to check if there is indeed a Frances & Patrick Connolly Family that won a multi-million Pound lottery and found that it is really so.
The scammer did not share any link to have the recepient verify the claim, but is clever enough to use a verifiable true fact to build the scam.
My reply to “Frances & Patrick Connolly”
Collins <email@example.com> Sent: 22 August 2022 15:31
Dear Frances & Patrick Connolly,
I received an email today informing me that I have been given a donation gift of £3,600,000.00 million Pound sterling (GBP) by your good selves.
I am really so happy and thankful to you. I will always praise the LOrd and pray for your long good happy and healthy life.
Tell me how I can get the gift.
I now await to know how I can get the money. Stay tuned.
Received email fro frances connoly on a donation/gift she donates to me (randomely selected)