Association Of European Charity Foundations Scam

Posted: January 28, 2008 in 419 Nigerian scams, advanced fees scam, E-Mail fraud, lotto scam, scam
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It never ceases to amaze me how in the world can my name be chosen from a bunch of grocery invoices. Last I recall my name isn’t on any of those receipts.

Oh! I get it, this must be a scam! A huge organization like the ‘Association Of European Charity Foundations’ with a Yahoo contact address offering me 2 million as a charity donation all thanks to some grocery voucher, give me a break.

From: aecf101@yahoo.com.hk
Subject: CALL TO CONFIRM….
Date: January 26, 2008 7:45:19 PM EST (CA)
To: Recipient List Suppressed

A.C.F.
Amsterdam,NL.

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that you have been chosen By the Board
of
trustees of the above International charity organization as
one of the final
recipients of a Cash Donation.

Based on the random selection exercise of internet service
providers (ISP)
and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you
were selected
among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of
US$2,000,000.00
(TWO Million United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid
from the
Association Of European Charity Foundations and the UNO in
accordance with
the enabling act of Parliament. Note that, your email was
selected from
either the internet, or a Shop’s cash invoice around your
area in which
you might have purchased something from.

You are required to Contact the Executive Secretary below
for
confirmation.

Your Qualification numbers are: (A-121-637, G-01-06)
**********************************
Executive Secretary,
Mr. Arthur stewart
Tel:+31-626-415-837
Fax: +31-847-375-060
Email:aecf101@yahoo.com.hk

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective
beneficiaries,
not later that 7 days after notification.

On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest
congratulations

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Gordon JUlia
(Foundation officer)

Comments
  1. Joe says:

    Seriously, I was apparently selected by a random drawings of email addresses. Hmm, what are the chances that my email would be selected out of BILLIONS of email addresses. It must be my lucky day!

    I had some different contact information and I was selected randomly instead of from a Super market invoice, but basically the same letter. And I’m sure a multi-billion donation company is going to have emails with a yahoo domain based in Hong Kong! (@yahoo.com.hk?!!!!) Honestly, anyone that falls for this deserves to have their money taken from them!

  2. gariell says:

    Joe,

    You got it right. Our purpose is to give as much education and exposure of these schemes as possible. If everyone flushed these Emails and didn’t give these scammers the night of day, the poor Ba—— would be out of a “job”. In the meantime, it is a pleasure to expose as many as we can.

  3. Joanita says:

    Geez, I’m just as lucky as you! Too bad they don’t use spell check! Not sure how Hong Kong got my E-mail address, but it must be making the rounds…. all over the world, as I also get E-mails from poor, cancer ridding, old ladies, from Africa. Also from lawyers looking benificiaries to give millions to. And young girls with inheritances in limbo, looking to get adopted. I even created a folder to keep all these requests in (100s)! Sometimes I get ambitious and send a reply back which includes spam fraud info (which looks and sounds real official) from the Canadian RCMP (like C.I.A. or F.B.I.). Along with the warning that their E-mail has been forwarded to the RCMP for further investigation! I wonder why I never hear from them again? har-har-har!

  4. gariell says:

    Joanita,

    I must say that your name rings a great tune. I hope that you have not been using my “undisclosed-recipients” Email address. I have informed the people at Yahoo.hk that some people could be using my address in a fraudulent way.
    Heaven knows how many millions I have lost!
    Cheers !

  5. ally says:

    soooo…i didn’t win the big prize…??mmm…for a moment i was so happy..i was deaming what should i do with all those money..did anyone send back that form?? :))

  6. Ken Long says:

    Ditto, exact same letter. But what do they want? Whats their angle? They’re not asking anything from us.

    Ken

  7. gariell says:

    Ken,

    This type of scam falls under what are known as advanced fees schemes. Should you contact these scammers, they will ask for a small fee to cover charges such as taxes or lawyers fees and so on; then guess what? More unexpected fees came up and more money required before the “Jackpot” can be sent. Many people have been scammed out of thousands before they realize what is going on.

  8. gariell says:

    Ally.
    Sorry to burst your bubble and yes some people do reply and some do get scammed.

  9. Jenn says:

    I got the same email and knew it had to be a scam. I got a similar one a week or two ago telling me I had 60 million in a bank account at Wachovia Bank and the FBI needed to verify I wasn’t a terrorist before they could release the money to me. Ashame I have no idea who in Nigeria would put 60 million in an account under my name. And the FBI, contacting me by email? are you serious!? God I hope there aren’t too many who respond to these. Come on people!

  10. jenn says:

    I received this same email and I’m posting one I received from the supposed Robert Muller of the FBI. I would think using the FBI in a scam would be a little dangerous. Nevertheless, noone from Nigeria is going to put 60 million in a bank account for me. Here is the letter I got:

    Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
    J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C

    Attention: Beneficiary,

    This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice, the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), that the sum of US$6,000,000.00 Six Million U.S Dollars has been transferred to an account here in United State Of America in your name. That is why we have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because the above mentioned amount is a big amount of money, that is why we want to make sure it is a legal money you are about to receive and to verify that you are not involved with any money laundry.

    Be informed that the fund have hit an account in U.S Bank, but right now we have ask not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them, unless we ask them to do so, because we have to carry out our investigations first before releasing the fund to you. Note that the fund is in the WACHOVIA BANK right now, but we have ask them not to credit it to any account yet, because we need some proof and verifications from you before releasing.

    So to this regards you are to reassure and proof to us the legitimate of the money you are about to receive by sending to us FBI Identification Record and also Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer (DIST) to satisfy us that the money you are about to receive is free from Terrorism and money laundry act. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you have it with you, if you don’t have it let us know so that we will direct and inform you where to obtain the document and send to us for our verification and proof of ownership which after we will ask the WACHOVIA BANK to go ahead in Crediting the fund to you immediately.

    This Documents are to be issued to you from the place where the fund was transferred from, so get back to us immediately if you don’t have the document so that we will inform you the particular place and what it will take to obtain it, because we have come to realize that the fund was transferred from the Federal Republic Of Nigeria according to our investigations.

    An FBI Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.

    If the fingerprints are related to an arrest, the Identification Record includes name of the agency that submitted the fingerprints to the FBI, the date of arrest, the arrest charge, and the disposition of the arrest, if known to the FBI. All arrest data included in an Identification Record is obtained from fingerprint submissions, disposition reports and other reports submitted by agencies having criminal justice responsibilities.

    The United States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests.

    An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or work in a foreign country (i.e., Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history background, etc.)

    On October 9, 1998, President Clinton signed into law the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact (Compact) Act of 1998, establishing an infrastructure by which states can exchange criminal records for no criminal justice purposes according to the laws of the requesting state, and provide reciprocity among the states to share records without charging each other for the information. The Compact became effective April 28, 1999, after Montana and Georgia became the first two states to ratify it, respectively. To date, 27 states have ratified the Compact.

    The Compact Council as a national independent authority, works in partnership with criminal history record custodians, end users, and policy makers to regulate and facilitate the sharing the complete, accurate, and timely criminal history record information to no criminal justice users in order to enhance public safety, welfare and security of Society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights.

    NOTE: We have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes. If you fail to provide the Documents to us, we will charge you with the FBI and take our proper action against you for not proofing to us the legitimate of the fund you are about to receive.

    We do await your response so we could let you know of what next to do and continue investigation so that as soon as the Document is presented to this ofice, we would instruct the WACHOVIA BANK to go ahead in Crediting the fund to you immediately.

    FBI Director
    Robert S. Mueller

    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
    FBI
    Search News

    Search the Web

  11. abcpregnancy says:

    I am so glad I wasn’t the only one to win $2,000,000.00, I would have felt bad that I was it. Thank you for the website. I don’t like it when people try to scam agencies that are non-profit. They don’t make money anyway (duh, non-profit). Anyway this is a great website. Keep up the good work.

  12. gariell says:

    Abcpregnancy,

    Thanks so much for your comment and don’t feel too bad about loosing the 2 million. I suggest using an “undisclosed-recipients” Email address. I have made millions with mine. Sometimes it is a lotto, other times grants or inheritances.
    However, don’t let anybody know about our little secret, it is one of the clues that I will be including in my new book “How to get Scammed and make a Million in just 24 Hrs.”
    Cheers,
    Gariell

  13. Nevermind says:

    Hi everyone.
    Thank you for the page.
    The prize is now up to 5 mio USD and the address changed to Greece.
    The amazing thing is if you ask for more info they reply – see below.
    Unbelievable.

    —– Original Message —-
    From: Executive Sec
    Subject: Association Of European Charity Foundations Claims Form !

    Attn:

    I mr David Palmer wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have been
    selected to receive the sum of US$5,000,000.00 Five Million United
    States Dollars) which is been organized by Association Of European Charity Foundations.
    You are to fill in the below form and indicate the method you prefer to recieve your won price.

    Full Name Of Beneficiary…………………………………………………..
    Address…………………………………………………………………
    City/State………………….Country……………………………………
    Nationality…………………sex……Country…………………………..
    Tel………………………..Fax…………..Marital status…………….
    Place of Birth……………………………Date Of Birth………………
    Winner E-mail Address………………………………………………..
    Next Of KIN
    Name: MR/MRS……………………………………………………….
    Amount won
    In Figure…………………………………………………………
    Qualification NO………………………………………………….
    PAYMENT ONLY BY ONLINE WIRE
    1: ONLINE TRANSFER 2: PAYMENT BY CHEQUE

    This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our clients that all donations
    should be claimed not later than 15days from now otherwise your cash donation will be returned
    back to its original source which means you have lost your cash award.

    Once again accept our congratulations and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Regards,
    Executive Secretary
    Mr. David Palmer
    Tel:+31645417701

    Remarks:
    This communication constitute an electronic communication within the scope of the Electronic
    Communication Privacy Act. This communication may contain non-public, confidential, or legally
    privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated recepient (s). The unlawful
    interception, use, or disclosure of such information is strictly prohibited under any applicable
    laws. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify me at Tel:+31645417701
    strictly for the attention of Mr. David Palmer, or reply via email or permanently delete the
    original and any copy of any email, file or attachment and destroy any printout thereof.
    Aforesaid information supplied as official offer or transaction. All rights reserved.

  14. Dear Eurooean Charity Foundation
    This is to inform you of our foundatoin that see to the affairs of children in our community, especially the less-previledged and the orphans.
    We will be happy to recieve an update of any events for this children.
    Our chiarman/founder is Dr. Taiwo Afolabi of SIFAX GROUP,APAPA PORTS.
    Thanks for your consideration
    Best Regards
    Pastor Emmanuel Alao
    For: AJOKE AYISAT AFOLABI FOUNDATION
    7, ayo-oluyemi cresent, orelope,egbeda.lagos

  15. Ilennah says:

    Hi, I have also received a lot of these kind of letters but this time I answered to find out what it was but stopped when they asked for identification card copies. I also looked at Googles at the persons name Hugh Gareth and found a lot of spam with his name. He sounds very good in phone but I don´t dare to go on and try to find out if there are any money. Two million dollars are a lot of money for me, a working class woman, and I can´t understand why someone wants to just give some money amount like that. They even know I live in Sweden and uses an IKEA-foundation as one of the moneygivers. I have written to them and is waiting for a reply.
    Good luck and be critical.
    Ilennah

  16. gariell says:

    Ilennah

    Thank you for your comment and the fact that you happen to be involved with the IKEA-foundation could very well be a coincidence. Glad to see that you were vigilant and took the time to look it up.

    Cheers

  17. Nema Gabber says:

    hello there
    i would like to have a good role in charity srevices, But i do not know how can i! , to be a value added.i can offer efforts,while i am home or @ my country. but i do not have enough money to give.
    i wld like to make people happy , it wl reflect on me by some how .
    i am physician , 44 ys old , female , egyptian ,now i am working @ KSA.
    Thx
    DR.Nema

  18. gariell says:

    Nema,

    Nice to see that you want to help out your fellow earthlings, May I suggest that you contact your local legitimate charities, don’t contact these bottom feeders on the internet.
    I have found great personal satisfaction working with charitable organizations in my community. Spending time and just being available is worth more than money can buy. Take it from me. To see the smile on a child’s face when you simply offer a hug is much more gratifying that simply offering a few bucks.
    Remember that real charitable organizations are not spamming millions of emails addresses and offering ridiculous amounts of money.

    Cheers Doc

  19. Diana says:

    I just got this one today!!!

    clay_links01@aol.nl
    Foundation’s Officer,
    Association Of Charity Foundations,
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Dear Beneficiary,
    NOTIFICATION FOR CASH AID.
    This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees of the above International charity organization branched in the Netherlands as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, education and business development.
    The international registered Foundation is named after over 5 top company owners put together. The charitable foundation was reported by the business newspaper, the Economist between the year 2000-2009 to be technically one of the world’s wealthiest charity foundation- worth billions of US$ – but its primary purpose is BRINGING INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH AND LEARNING TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. George Soros is chairman of the foundation/association. Having been rated as the founder and chairman of a network of foundations, the foundation has decided to randomly select email addresses that would benefit from this year’s donation/award.
    Association Of Charity Foundations in conjunction with the European Union is giving out a yearly donation of One Hundred Million United States Dollars as specific Donations/Grants to 50 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for their educational pursuit, health care, personal Business development and uplift of their environments. These funds are freely given to you for your business, educational and personal development and at least 30% to be used by you to develop a part of your environments, as this is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal development strategy, and eradication of poverty.
    Please kindly note that you are not the only beneficiary in your country this year and your country is not the only country that is benefiting from this donation, as beneficiaries have been chosen from countries from all continents.
    The idea of this donation is that within ten years from now, there will be notable richness amongst many unusual people around the world.
    This will give many people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage where they had always wanted. Kindly note that you will only be chosen to receive the donation once. Which means that, subsequent yearly donation will not get to you again, so it’s your choice to spend the donation wisely on something that will last you a long time. And please do not bother following up this email, if you have benefited from this donation in previous years.
    Based on the random selection exercise of internet service providers (ISP) and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$2,500,000.00. (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). as charity donations/aid from the Association Of Charity Foundations and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. Note that, your email was selected from either the internet, or a Shop’s cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from.
    You are required to expeditiously Contact the Executive Secretary below for qualification documentation and processing of your claims, from Monday through Sunday.
    On contact with this officer, you’ll be given your donation pin number which you will use in collecting the funds.
    Please endeavour to quote your Qualification numbers (H-021-637, P-91-56) in all discussions.

    *****************************************************
    Officer Incharge
    Mr.Louis Hillebrant
    Phone:+31-647-368-018
    Fax:+31-847-375-060
    EMAIL:ac_foundation@aol.nl
    ******************************************************

    Please note that this donation/Grant is strictly administered by “European Union” under delegated powers from the UNO. You are hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential until you have been able to collect your donation, as there have been many cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries informing third parties about his/her donation.
    Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, not later that 7 days after notification, as failure will lead to cancellation and your donation will be reserved for next year’s recipients.
    On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr Louis Hillebrant
    (Foundation officer)

  20. Ratan says:

    i got this one today and was really happy after reading this but when i searched about this on google then i found out that this is only a scammmmmmmmmmmmm
    Foundation’s Officer,
    Association Of Charity Foundations,
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Dear Beneficiary,
    NOTIFICATION FOR CASH AID.
    This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees of the above International charity organization branched in the Netherlands as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, education and business development.
    The international registered Foundation is named after over 5 top company owners put together. The charitable foundation was reported by the business newspaper, the Economist between the year 2000-2009 to be technically one of the world’s wealthiest charity foundation- worth billions of US$ – but its primary purpose is BRINGING INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH AND LEARNING TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. George Soros is chairman of the foundation/association. Having been rated as the founder and chairman of a network of foundations, the foundation has decided to randomly select email addresses that would benefit from this year’s donation/award.
    Association Of Charity Foundations in conjunction with the European Union is giving out a yearly donation of One Hundred Million United States Dollars as specific Donations/Grants to 50 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for their educational pursuit, health care, personal Business development and uplift of their environments. These funds are freely given to you for your business, educational and personal development and at least 30% to be used by you to develop a part of your environments, as this is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal development strategy, and eradication of poverty.
    Please kindly note that you are not the only beneficiary in your country this year and your country is not the only country that is benefiting from this donation, as beneficiaries have been chosen from countries from all continents.
    The idea of this donation is that within ten years from now, there will be notable richness amongst many unusual people around the world.
    This will give many people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage where they had always wanted. Kindly note that you will only be chosen to receive the donation once. Which means that, subsequent yearly donation will not get to you again, so it’s your choice to spend the donation wisely on something that will last you a long time. And please do not bother following up this email, if you have benefited from this donation in previous years.
    Based on the random selection exercise of internet service providers (ISP) and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$2,500,000.00. (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). as charity donations/aid from the Association Of Charity Foundations and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. Note that, your email was selected from either the internet, or a Shop’s cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from.
    You are required to expeditiously Contact the Executive Secretary below for qualification documentation and processing of your claims, from Monday through Sunday.
    On contact with this officer, you’ll be given your donation pin number which you will use in collecting the funds.
    Please endeavour to quote your Qualification numbers (H-021-637, P-91-56) in all discussions.

    *****************************************************
    Officer Incharge
    Mr.Louis Hillebrant
    Phone:+31-647-368-018
    Fax:+31-847-375-060
    EMAIL:ac_foundation@aol.nl
    ******************************************************

    Please note that this donation/Grant is strictly administered by “European Union” under delegated powers from the UNO. You are hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential until you have been able to collect your donation, as there have been many cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries informing third parties about his/her donation.
    Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, not later that 7 days after notification, as failure will lead to cancellation and your donation will be reserved for next year’s recipients.
    On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr Louis Hillebrant
    (Foundation officer)
    CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I CALL ON THIS NUMBER OR CONTACT THEM BY ANY OTHER MEANS………….

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  22. PLEASE NOT PUBLISH ANNOUNCEMENT IN MY NAME VAIDACUTAN DORIN , BECAUSE IS A FALSE ANNOUNCEMENT ,OTHER PERSON WITH BAD INTENTION PUBLISH ANNOUNCEMENT IN MY NAME,I NOT DESIRE THISE THING.

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