Exclaimation point

Fraudulent emails in circulation


In recent weeks fraudulent* emails, in English, are spreading around the Internet supposedly mailed by the Stitching INGKA Foundation. Please take note that these emails are fake and have nothing to do with Stichting INGKA foundation or IKEA. IKEA strongly recommends that respondents do not answer the emails as they are requesting money.

* See below for examples

Example 1

From: Roy Attard [mailto:roy.attard@uws.edu.au]
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 06:18
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: A.C.F 2008

Foundation's Officer,
Association Of Charity Foundations,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that you have been chosen By the organizers of the Association Of Charity Foundations and Ikea Foundations as one of the final recipients of a Cash grant prize.You are required to Contact the Officer incharge below for confirmation.E ndeavour to give us a call immediately or send an email to file in for your claims.

OFFICER INCHARGE

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San Pedro
A.C.F NOTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
The Netherlands.
TEL:+31 614 902 159
fax:+31 847 375 060
EMAIL: sanpedro121@yahoo.de
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You are also advise to provide him with the following information Names:......
Telephone/Fax number:...
Nationality:....
Age:..
Occupation:.....

Your Confirmation numbers are: (AU-707) 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,
Mr.Grant, Michael
ONLINELOTTERY CORDINATOR

Example 2

Foundation's Officer,
Stichting INGKA Foundation,
The Netherlands.
http://www.ikea.nl/

Dear Sir,

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 based in the Netherlands as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, education and business development

The Dutch-registered Stichting INGKA Foundation is named after Kamprad, and owns INGKA Holding, the parent company for all IKEA stores. The charitable foundation was reported by the business newspaper, the Economist in May 2006 to be technically the world's wealthiest charity - with an estimated value of at least US$36 billion in 2006 (larger than the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) - but its primary purpose is, by some, believed to be corporate tax-avoidance and anti-takeover protection for IKEA. Kamprad is chairman of the foundation. Having been rated as the biggest charity foundation in Europe for the year 2007,the foundation has decided to randomly select email addresses that would benefit from this year's donation/award.

Stichting INGKA Foundation in conjunction with the United Nations Organization (UNO) and 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 enviroment. These funds are freely given to you to use for your business educational and personal development, and at leats 30% to be used by you to develop a part of your enviroment, 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 among 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 its 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$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from the Stichting INGKA Foundation 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 endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6747, E-900-56) in all discussions.

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Executive Secretary,
Mr. Philip Coaster
TEL: +31 644 863 856
FAX: +31 205 248 266
EMAIL:stichtingingkafoundation@yahoo.es
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Please note that this donations/Grants are strictly administered by "European Union" under delegated powers from the UNO. you are by all means 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 15 days after notification, as failure to do so will be to that particular beneficiary cancelled and its donation reserved for next years receipients.

On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Susan Wallace
(Foundation officer)

Example 3

From: IKEA FOUNDATION NL
Date: 07/25/2007 03:10AM
Subject: FOUNDATION GRANT

FOUNDATION GRANT
Foundation's Officer,
Stitching INGKA Foundation,
The, Netherlands.
http://www.ikea.nl/

Dear Recepient,

NOTIFICATION FOR CASH AID

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 $1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars). As charity donations/aid from the Stitching INGKA Foundation and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament.

Having been rated as the biggest charity foundation in Europe for the year 2007, the foundation has decided to randomly select email addresses that would benefit from this year's donation/award.

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 endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6747,E-900-56) in all discussions.

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Executive Secretary,
DONALD ASBURY
Tel: +31-62-44-12-565
Fax: +31-84-737-0087
Email: donasbury_ikea@yahoo.com.hk

Example 4

From: A.C.F [mailto:infoclaim005@aol.com]
Sent: August 26 2007 21:54
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: NOTIFICATION FOR CASH AID.


A.C.F
Foundation's Officer,
Association Of Charity Foundations,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Rotterdam Branch,NL.

This is to inform you that you have been chosen By the organizers of the Association Of Charity Foundations and Ikea Foundations as one of the final recipients of a Cash grant prize.You are required to Contact the Officer incharge below for confirmation. Endeavour to give him a call immediately on this numeber +31-616-544-963, or email him back only on this email address : acfclaimofficer@yahoo.com.hk for urgent response to your claim process.

OFFICER INCHARGE
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Rotterdam Branch Officer Incharge
Mr.BRAM COOS
A.C.F NOTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
Tele:+31-616-544-963
Fax: +31-847-393-086,
Contact Email:acfclaimofficer@yahoo.com.hk

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You are also advise to provide him with the following information

First name:-------
Last Name:--------
Telephone:---------
Fax number:--------
Nationality:-------
Age:----------
Occupation:-------
Winning Email------
Your Confirmation numbers are: (AU-707) 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 Faithfully,
Mrs.VAN CARY
CORDINATOR