$1-million donor beneficiary scam

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a fraudulent email currently being circulated that informs the receiver that he/she is the beneficiary of a $1-million donation from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The email, which is sent from "Barrister Adrian Holt, the legal attorney to the Nelson Mandela Foundation", reads as follows:

Dear Sir/Madam .

I am the legal attorney to Nelson Mandela Foundation and this is to officially inform you that I have now been authorized by my client to finalize the legal modalities required for the successful disbursement process of the donation sum [ $1,000,000.00 ] to your residential address.

With your full cooperation, I am optimistic that we can finalize this transaction before the end of next week. I have also received the power of attorney with which am to proceed to the High Court for submission of application for the legal document"GRANT OF REPRESENTATION" to be approved on your behalf for the disbursement of your donation funds. It will take 24 hours to provide the document's procured on your behalf in Court.

The grant of Representation entitles you to the total donation sum as the sole beneficiary. We do hope and believe that you have a good heart to help the poor and we are hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there.We employ you to do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also try to enhance the standard of living of as many people as you can because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place. Please be informed also that the foundation will be responsible for the legal fees for the legal processing of the needed documents and more so,

  Note: You will be responsible for the charges which will incur for your donation to reach your destination, i would proved further details regarding the cost of each means to you after all document has been obtain.

You are to forward to this office details below.

1) FULL NAME:

2) FULL CONTACT ADDRESS: 

3) COMPANY NAME IF ANY:

4) TEL/FAX:

5) YOUR EMAIL:

6) COUNTRY:

7) USE OF DONATION:


Carefully fill out this form and send it back to me with a copy of any identification proof.
After receiving all information your details would be verified, we shall contact you with more details.

Awaiting to hear back from you.

Barrister Adrian Holt
Adrian Law Chambers & Associates
House 25 Louis Gradner Street Foreshore
Cape Town 8001.South African
E-mail:adrianholt@instruction.com

Please note that the communication is fraudulent. The Foundation does not send unsolicited emails.