Saturday, January 06, 2018

Beware of Scam Claiming Massachusetts Powerball Winner is Giving Out Money!

Massachusetts State Treasurer Warns Citizens of Fraudulent Emails Claiming a Donation From Powerball Winner
Illegitimate emails are being sent using the Treasurer’s name. They claim, “You have a donation from the former Massachusetts hospital worker, winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot”. According to Treasurer Goldberg, these emails are a scam and have not been sent by her or the Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer.
“It has come to our attention that emails using my name and likeness have been sent to residents across the state,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “Our goal is to ensure that no Massachusetts citizen is taken advantage of as part of this scam.”
If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s office at (617) 367-6900.  Below is tan example of such message:

----Original Message----- From: Deborah B. Goldberg > To: undisclosed-recipients:; Sent: Thu, Jan 4, 2018 5:36 pm Subject: YOU HAVE A DONATION FROM THE FORMER MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL WORKER, Greetings, Mavis L. Wanczyk, the winner of the $758.7 Million Powerball Jackpot Aug. 24, 2017 has deem it necessary to donate the sum of $758,700 USD each to you and Ninety-nine other lucky beneficiaries, in fulfilment of giving out 10% of her winnings as donation grant. Mind you, this is not a regular circulation, for more insight, contact her via: For more information about this donation and confirmation of this great news, check USA TODAY news network with the link below; Regards, Deborah B. Goldberg, Treasurer & Receiver General of Massachusetts. For PowerBall and the Winner. -------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, do not panic, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Pr

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