The Maxwells Fund – SCAM Email using Richard and Angela Maxwell Lottery Winners

This was actually stuck in a mail queue on one of our servers – It’s essentially an advance fee scam just like the normal “Send me your bank detail…” emails that we all get bombarded with.

However, this one has had a degree of common sense applied to it and will probably trick far more people that the normal “angle” used for these kind of scams. Let’s get into it…

Date:
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 14:22:25 +0300
From:
"The Maxwells Fund" <[email protected]>
To:
You <[email protected]>
Subject:
A Congratulatory Letter From Lincolnshire EuroMillions Jackpot Winners

Ok, so straight away we see GMAIL – not the normal email platform used by scammers. We also see “Lincolnshire” which is just down the road, and then “EuroMillions”  which is actually what the lottery is called here, meaning we have a few pointers here that would, before I even opened the email, potentially win my trust over.

Dear Award Recipient,

This email correspondence is from Richard & Angela Maxwell. We are both 67, from Coningsby in Lincolnshire and one of Britain’s biggest ever National Lottery winners of £53million EuroMillions jackpot.

This all adds up. Names, locations and amount of winnings. Google it!

Your email is among the email addresses that have been selected by a Yahoo! powered email newsletter software operated by British freelance tech experts upon our request to benefit from our ongoing email donation project, part of programmes to mark our massive EuroMillions win. My wife and I have decided to donate £31 Million Pounds each to the already selected eight(8) email address owners, claimable by the original registrant/owner of the selected email. Find more information about our win below;

https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/life-changing/winner-euromillions-maxwell

This part if fairly sketchy. The bit about “British freelance tech experts” is a bit lame. Also, “Yahoo! powered email newsletter software” what the deuce does that mean?!

However, the Maxwells are lovely people, HAVE given some of the money to charitable causes and do come across as the kind of people that would do this kind of thing for real. These scammers have really picked a good subject to base their scam on!

Please send Name, Address, & Tel for payment processing by our bank. We look forward to your reply.

Richard & Angela Maxwell.

Fishing for info, but not the important stuff yet. No doubt there will be an application fee, or they would claim you need to pay the tax on it first or something.

This wasnt my email but I faked that It had come to me so I can reply… I’ll post my findings 🙂

35 thoughts on “The Maxwells Fund – SCAM Email using Richard and Angela Maxwell Lottery Winners”

  1. This is what the scammers sent me,
    I Angela & my husband Maxwell has donated the sum of Eight hundred thousand euro (800,000.00 euro) to you from part of our lucky life-changing Jackpot of 53 Million from Euro-millions Lottery. please see by visiting the web page below; View link: https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/life-changing/winner-euromillions-maxwell
    Kindly send us the below details so that we can direct our Bank to effect a valid Bank Draft in your name.

    Full Name:
    Country:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Sex:
    Mobile/Tel:

    Warm Regards,
    Mr. Richard & Mrs. Angela Maxwell
    Email: [email protected] Or [email protected]

    1. My wife and I won the Euro Millions Lottery of £53 Million British Pounds and we have voluntarily decided to donate €1,000,000EUR(One Million Euros) to 5 individuals randomly as part of our own charity project.

      To verify our lottery winnings,please see our interview by visiting the web page below:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11511467/Lincolnshire-couple-win-53m-on-EuroMillions.html

      Your email address was among the emails which were submitted to us by the Google, Inc as a web user; if you have received our email, kindly send us the below details so that we can transfer your €1,000,000.00 EUR(One Million Euros) to you in your own country.

      Full Names:
      Mobile No:
      Age:
      Address:
      Occupation:
      Country:

      Send your response to: [email protected]

      Best Regards,
      Richard & Angela Maxwell

  2. I got sent this recently…

    Hello,

    This might come as a surprise to you. My wife and I have awarded you with a donation sum (seven hundred and fifty thousand British pounds) from part of our Euro Million Jackpot Lottery of Fifty Three Million pounds. I believe this will come in handy and with it you can also be of assistance to the under privileged within your own community.

    Contact my private email only: [email protected]

    We await your earliest response and God Bless you.

    Best wishes,
    Richard and Angela Maxwell.

  3. Hello,

    This might come as a surprise to you. My wife and I have awarded you with a donation sum (seven hundred and fifty thousand British pounds) from part of our Euro Million Jackpot Lottery of Fifty Three Million pounds. I believe this will come in handy and with it you can also be of assistance to the under privileged within your own community.

    Contact my private email only: [email protected]

    We await your earliest response and God Bless you.

    Best wishes,
    Richard and Angela Maxwell.
    That is the email I have recieved

  4. Here is what they sent me. Look at who sent it. Bank asia.com. and see who they want me to respond to! What A JOKE ! Yes it is easy to donate nothing but words!!

    Richard and Angela Maxwell ([email protected])

    Hi,
    This might come as a surprise to you. My wife and I have awarded you with a donation sum (seven hundred and fifty thousand British pounds) from part of our Euro Million Jackpot Lottery of Fifty Three Million pounds. I believe this will come in handy and with it you can also be of assistance to the under privileged within your own community.

    Contact my private email only: [email protected]
    We await your earliest response and God Bless you.

    Best wishes,
    Richard and Angela Maxwell.

  5. This was the mail i received this morning 8 Feb 2016 at 2:52am…

    Richard & Angela Maxwell

    Hi, This Might Come as a Surprise to you. My Wife and I Have Decided to Present you with the Sum of 750,000.00 GBP From Part of our National Lottery Jackpot of 53,000,000.00 GBP. We Await your Earliest Response. Blessings, Richard & Angela Maxwell.

  6. This is the email I received this morning at 02:45

    Hi,

    This Might Come as a Surprise to you. My Wife and I Have Decided to Present you with the Sum of 750,000.00 GBP From Part of our National Lottery Jackpot of 53,000,000.00 GBP.

    We Await your Earliest Response.

    Blessings,
    The Maxwells

    The emai address is [email protected]

  7. Received this today 😀
    Hi,

    This might come as a surprise to you, you have been awarded by my wife and i from our winnings.

    Contact Email: [email protected]

    We await your earliest response and God Bless you.

    Best wishes,
    Richard and Angela Maxwell.

  8. I received this email today, utter garbage, new immediately it was a scam of some description, a quick Google to see if there message boards about it… how do people fall for this?

    Hi,

    This might come as a surprise to you, you have been awarded by my wife and i from our winnings.

    Contact Email: [email protected]

    We await your earliest response and God Bless you.

    Best wishes,
    Richard and Angela Maxwell.

    ________________________________

    This e-mail message (including any attachments) is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message (including any attachments) is strictly prohibited.

    If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender by reply e-mail message and destroy all copies of the original message (including attachments).

  9. I just got this text message on my cell phone… FRM:Maxwell’s
    SUBJ:Donation
    MSG:The Maxwell’s picked your MobileNo for a prize of £750,000.00;Email Your Full Names/Country To [email protected] For Claims.

    I heard about this scam last year but in reading all the fraud posts, I am still amazed at how much effort they put out to tweak each email or text. I have also been getting a lot of calls lately that are related to phishing and scamming. Ugh…I wish people would just leave others alone.

  10. My sister just called me saying that the same thing just came on her phone. As she was forwarding her text to me i received the same text. I knew right then it was a scam.

  11. Below are the two texts today now using att.net, which I use att so I guess thier trying everything now.

    FRM:Maxwell’s
    SUBJ:Grant Donation!
    MSG:The Maxwell’s picked you for a prize of £750,000.00;Email Your Full Names And Address To [email protected] For Claims.

  12. Just got this on 3rd Jan. Email said I would get €1 million if I just filled out name, mobile number, age, etc.

    Nice way to start the new year with a sick joke!

  13. Beware, this scam is still looking for its gullible victims.
    I received the same kind of notification with the “million Euro” winning (I suppose they can locate the mail users and offer the corresponding currency).
    Has anybody fallen for it and sent any money to those scammers? I was unlucky to rid myself of the 1st requested amount.
    Thank you all for your messages that reveal the scam and help honest hard-working people lose their finances.
    Regards to all and take care!

  14. I all most fell for its a good scam.But when they ask for 1000 euro upfront to release payment I saw it was false.So I emailed them back saying ive more chance of winning lottery myself than somebody I have neaver met giving me £882000 from deusche bank.I also told them police and Interpol cyber crime unit have been notified.

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