Beware: Tom Crist Email Scam! Some Clever Bastards Want to Cash In on a Good Gesture…

Tom Crist Email Scam

O Tempora, o Mores!

Have you ever heard of Tom Crist? No? That’s surprising considering he just won $42 million in a Canadian Lotto Max and has told media outlets that he plans on donating every cent of his winnings to charity.

Wait… What?

Yep, Tom Crist really did win $42 million and wants to donate it to charity. While he is looking to do some good in the world, there are some bad people who are looking to cash in on Tom’s kind gesture.

Cue the Lottery Scam

Whenever there are lottery winners, their names are likely going to be attached to some lottery scam. Tom Crist is the latest “victim” to this scam. The scam begins with an email, much like the one below:

Subject: Charity Donation Funds.

Tom Crist, the Canadian man that won a $40 million Canadian dollar lottery prize is writing to inform you that Google in alliance with Facebook have submitted your Email-Address to receive $1,200,000.00 USD from me, as I have decided to give all my winnings away to charity, individuals and organizations.

For claims, send me your *Full-Names, *Age, *Phone-Number, *Address and
*Country.

My recent donations on link below;

This particular email is an advanced fee scam. It is meant to sucker the recipients into giving “Tom” their personal information and some money. Much like other email scams, the scammer hopes to find people who will believe the story in the email and send in their personal information. When they do, “Tom” (the scammer) will respond back and claim that the victim must pay a small fee in order to get the money released. The scammer will probably say the fees are to cover the taxes to be paid on the winnings, and you will be reimbursed—or something along the lines of covering legal fees, banking fees, and who knows what else.

To make matters worse, the scammer may also say that the money must be paid in full, or the victim will lose all rights to the money. To gullible people, these may sound like legitimate claims and they will probably take the bait.

So, not only does the scammer get away with untold amounts of money, but they also get away with personal information. This personal information can be used for identity theft, thus causing even more problems for the victims.

Email scams like these are becoming more and more of a common problem. It is disheartening when scammers take a good gesture from real lottery winners who want to give back to the community and turn it into a way of causing damage to innocent people.

One way you can protect yourself from falling victim to email scams is to not fall for them. Learn the ways to spot an email lottery scam and familiarize yourself with current scams. Most of all, keep in mind that any lottery will not say you’ve won anything via email—unless you, yourself, have submitted your information for a drawing of some kind.

Don’t fall for these scams. If you come across an email that looks questionable, never respond to the email and just delete it. You may even want to report it to the authorities, even if it is to notify them that there is a scam going on.

  1. Greetings to you,

    I acknowledge the receipt of your email. I am Mr Tom Crist a senior
    citizen of Canada and native of Terrace B.C. I moved from Terrace B.C
    after I won a Lotto Max draw of $40 million dollars in May 2013. I
    move from Canada to my new home here in Seattle, Washington. My
    jackpot was a gift from God to me and I have decided to do the WILL of
    God and to also donate my entire $40 million dollars in lovely memory
    of my wife.

    Please be rest assured, that this is 100% legitimate visit this
    web-page below for confirmation:

    calgaryherald.com/Record+breaking+lottery+winner+plans+honour+late+wife+with+donations/9292166/story.html

    I have decided to donate the sum of $850,000 to you as part of my New
    Year charity project to improve the lives of lot many individuals in
    your local area from my $40 million dollars Jackpot Lottery winning
    funds and also in lovely memory of my deceased wife. I prayed and
    searched over the Internet for someone to donate this money to in your
    state and I saw your profile on Google/Facebook list of email owners
    and I picked you.

    My Sympathy for the sorrows of others has been heightened by the
    tragedy in my life. My wife, Jan, died of lung cancer in February
    2012, aged 57. In memory of her, I have decided to donate my entire
    $40million dollars to charity and less privilege in the society.

    I am doing this not to gain fame as a matter of fact, I have decided
    to put this away from the media and my sole purpose of doing this was
    a result of a long talk with my only daughter(Audrey) who has always
    advised me to donate to strangers in this New Year because we know
    that there are lots of families out there who live on pay check to pay
    check and others that cannot take care of their financial obligations.
    Although, I won this lottery funds May 2013 and we have helped some
    charity organizations, family members, strangers and friends from my
    winnings.

    My Daughter(Audrey) has cancer and the doctor informed us that she
    might not live long to see the early of next year. She wishes to do
    good things before she finally depart this sinful world.My
    Daughter(Audrey) is so dear to me and she mean the whole world to me.I
    have decided to fulfill her wish in this New Year. I would like you to
    invest this funds in a lucrative business to create more job
    opportunity to help jobless and needy people in your locality as we
    have already donated money to the local fire department, the red
    cross, Haiti, hospitals in Truro where Audrey underwent her cancer
    treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight
    cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

    To facilitate the disbursement process of the funds ($550,000) which
    have been donated solely to you, You are to send me your full
    names, address and phone number for disbursement(I asked for this brief
    information just to know who we are donating this money to and because
    of the Identity theft going around the internet which I have been a
    victim in the past, I do not want to ask you for your ID as we do not
    want to leave an impression in your mind that I want to steal your
    identity).

    I am hoping that you will be able to use the funds judiciously over
    there in your state. we will 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 funds to you in the first place.

    We would like you to re-assure us that you will follow our
    instructions and help my Daughter fulfill her dream before I would
    provide you with information on how you will receive this funds, and
    if you feel you cannot handle this project you should inform me, so I
    can quickly look for another individual to donate the money to.

    If you have any question please don’t hesitate to ask.

    I anticipate to hear from you soon.

    God bless you and Warm Regards,

    Mr. Tom Crist..
    tomchrist550(at)gmail.com

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  2. I was one of those victims that have fallen for this but I’m absolutely broke and don’t have any money at all. I fell for it and ended up giving my name, address, and phone number. What do I do now? I’m screwed

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  3. His donation to me is € 4.800.000,-, I received an email today!!

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  4. Got the same email today of $4.200.000.00 donation from Tom Crist

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    • Yep I got the same email today 13:54

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  5. You have been selected for a donation of 2,800,000.00 USD,

    I won the America lottery worth $ 40 million and I donate a part of it
    to five (5) People and charities in memory of my deceased wife, who died of cancer.

    https: //www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-lotto-winner-tom-crist-to-give-40m-prize-away-1.2466610

    Click here to contact directly to the donor with ID: TCD9982 for further details at: ( cristtom534 @gmail.com )

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  6. RE: TCD9982
    Ingunn Nordstoga
    Ingunn.Nordstoga @lhl.no
    Info1 @webs.org

    You have been selected for a donation of 2,800,000.00 USD,

    I won the America lottery worth $ 40 million and I donate a part of it
    to five (5) People and charities in memory of my deceased wife, who died of cancer.

    https: //www.cbx.ca/news/canada/calgary/cargary-lotto-winner-tom-crist-to-give-40M-
    prize-away-1.2466610

    Click here to contact directly to the donor with ID: TCD9982 for further details at ( cristtom33 @gmail.com )

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  7. Just received this morning.

    You have been selected for a donation of 2,800,000.00usd
    I won the america lottery worth $ 40 million and I donate a part of it to five (5)
    people and charities in memory of my deceased wife, who died of cancer.

    https: //www.cbx.ca/news/canada/calgary/cargary-lotto-winner-tom-crist-to-give-40M-
    prize-away-1.2466610
    Click here to contact directly to the donor with ID:TCD3432 for further detals at :
    (tomc56913 @gmail.com)

    Email from – Richard BELLANGER <richard.bellanger @coulaines.fr
    Subject – CA 2019 donation

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  8. After Tom Crist and Shane Missler it is the black American Robert Bailey from Harlem New York who is giving plenty of money away. His email is robertbaileyfoundation @ gmail.com. He works in conjunction with Henry Clark email fidelity_bank0 @ aol.com. This generous couple from Benin City in Nigeria have a partner in Trinidad&Tobago. His name is Basanth Jassan and his phone number is +12392055311. Of course, everything is fake. Just be aware these people are scammers, who misuse the name of real lottery winners.

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  9. New one as of April 2019

    Tom Crist
    Sun 5/5/2019 23:16
    You are receiving this email from Mr Tom Crist, a retired CEO and
    winner of $40 million in the Calgary Lotto, i am writing to inform you that
    Google in alliance with Microsoft submitted your “Email” upon my request that you
    receive a Cheque/Check for $1.5million. As i wishes to donate my Entire
    lotto winnings in honour of my late wife, Janice Crist, who died of cancer
    7years ago. see proof below;

    legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=janice-crist&pid=155922448&fhid=14841

    I have demonstrated my commitment by issuing a check for $1.2million
    to the Tom Baker Cancer Center where Janice Crist was treated before her death. find proof below;

    globalnews.ca/news/1036498/who-is-40-million-jackpot-winner-tom-crist/

    cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2424885304

    Please provide me with your Full Names, Age, Address, & Tel Number for more info on how to get your donation funds.

    Sincerely,
    Tom Crist
    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Retired
    CEO & Calgary Lotto Winner
    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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  10. The fake Tom Crist is still alive. His new email is tcristdonation @ gmail.com The IP is 105.13.209.240. This address is located in South Africa. It is a group of Nigerians working over there who try to find Mugu, the big fool, who believes there is money available. If you answer these fake stories just answer with a fake name. When they tell you to tranfer money to a certain bank ask for the BIC or Swift code of that bank. The answer is in most cases you have to transfer the fee to an agent. Ask the donor Tom Crist for the address and DOB of the agent. After that the conversation is over. Tom Crist will not answer anymore. He is just sending out more letters again and hopes Mugu will pay him the fee for an international ATM card of a bank which does not exist.

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    • The Tom Crist donation recently changed their bank connection. Before it was accountant @ rosebnk.com, now it is barclaysbankonlinetransfer @ yandex.com
      I have made a report to Barclays Bank and also to Yandex. Furthermore, it is helpful that Gmail knows about the misuse of their service as well.
      complain to Gmail = emailscamalert @ gmail.com
      complain to Barclays= internetsecurity @ barclays.co.uk
      complain to Yandex= mail @ support.yandex.com

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  11. Somebody sent me a similar message. I thought it was a scam, but answered anyway. The name was Catherine Caspari. However, the mail was written in Estonian and there are obviously Estonian people involved. At that time I was working in Estonia with one project.

    They haven`t asked any money, but give an address of the ING Bank N.V
    Bank’s Rep: Mrs. Elis Ginneken
    Address:130, 1053 EE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    Bank’s Representative Email: ing.eliseg @ financier.com ing.eliseg @ outlook.com

    As you notice, email addresses are not bank´s own. Furthermore, they gave two options to get the money, but did not ask to send it anywhere. I am surprised these people are allowed to go on for years, and police are not capable to catch them.

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  12. One example from tomcristworld @ gmail.com:

    Hi, you have a gift of $ 4,000,000.00, I won a US $ 315 million lottery and I give her a part of five lucky and charity houses to commemorate my late (first) woman who died of cancer.

    Donor reference number: BBIB / AVL017 / 28392

    Contact me for more information: tomcristworld @ gmail.com

    Cheers

    Tayeb Souami

    Antoher exampel from the same address:

    Greetings to you,

    I confirm receipt of an email. I am Mr. Tayeb Souami, a senior citizen of New Jersey, who won the $ 315 million Powerball jackpot. My jackpot was for me a gift from God and I decided to do God’s will and also donate $ 100 million from my won $ 315 million in love for the memory of my late (first) wife I married at a young age. Rest in peace JUAN.

    Please be assured that this is a 100% legitimate visit to this website for confirmation:

    washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/06/09/he-returned-a-bottle-of-orange-juice-and-picked-up-a-winning-315-million-lottery-ticket/

    I’ve decided to donate $ 4,800,000.00 as part of my New Year charity project that will improve the lives of many people in your area from my $ 315 million Powerball Jackpot Lottery you are winning and also in the memory of my dead woman. I prayed and searched over the internet for someone to donate this money to your state and see your profile on Google / Facebook’s list of email owners and I chose you.

    My sympathy for the suffering of others was aggravated by the tragedy in my life. My wife, Juan, died of lung cancer in February 2012 at the age of 37. On her memory I decided to donate $ 100 million to charity and less privileges in society all over the world.

    I do not really get fame, I decided to take it away from the media, and my only purpose was that it was the result of a long conversation with my first daughter, Audrey, who always gave me a donation to foreigners on a monthly basis because we know there are a lot of families living on a paycheck and others who can not worry about their financial obligations. Although I won this lottery fund on 18 May 2018 and helped out of my winnings some charities, family members, aliens and friends.

    My daughter (Audrey) has cancer, and the doctor informed us that she does not have to live long to see at the beginning of next year or two years. She wanted to do good things before this sinful world finally leaves. My daughter (Audrey) is so expensive to me and it means the whole world for me. I decided to fulfill her wishes this year. I would like you to invest in a lucrative business to create more job opportunities to help the unemployed and the needy in your locality because we have already donated money to the local Fire Department, the Red Cross, Haiti, the Truro hospitals where Audrey underwent her cancer treatment and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

    I hope you will be able to reasonably use the funds there in that state. I will make use of you to do what you can, to alleviate the poverty level in your region, and also to try to raise the standard of living for as many people as possible because it is the only goal of donating these funds to you first.

    I would also like to reassure you that you will follow my instructions and help your daughter fulfill my dreams before giving you any information on how you will receive these funds and if you feel you can not handle this project, inform me so I can quickly look at another person who would give the money. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

    I suppose I’ll hear you soon.

    God bless you and warmer greetings,

    Tayeb Souami

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  13. Hello Rosalia,

    I recognize the receipt of your e-mail. I am Mr Tom Crist an elderly
    citizen of Canada and a native of Terrasse B.C. I pulled off the deck B.C
    after winning a Lotto Max draw of $ 40 million dollars in May 2013. I move
    from Canada to my new home here in Roma, Italy.

    My jackpot was a gift from God to me and I decided to do the WILL of God
    and also to donate my entire $ 40 million dollars in the beautiful memory
    of my wife. Please be assured that this is 100% legitimate, visit this
    website below for confirmation:

    calgaryherald.com/Record+breaking+lottery+winner+plans+honour+late+wife+with+donations/9292166/story.html

        
    I have decided to donate the sum of 4,800,000.00 USD for you as part of
    my Year charity project to the life of many many people in your local
    are from my $ 40 million jackpot lottery winning fund and also in nice
    memory To my late wife.

    I prayed and searched the internet for someone to donate this money in your
    state and I saw your Profile on LinkedIn list of e-mail owners and
    I’ve chosen you.

    My sympathy for the suffering of others was reinforced by the tragedy in my
    life. My wife, Jan, died of lung cancer in February 2012, at the age of 57
    years.

    In memory of them, I decided to donate my entire $ 40 million for charity
    and less privilege in society. I’m not doing this to get fame as a fact
    I’ve decided to do this away from the media and my sole goal was to do so
    A result of a long conversation with my only daughter (Audrey), who always
    recommended me
    Donate to strangers in this year because we know that there are many
    families who live on payroll to pay checks and others who can not afford
    their financial obligations.

    Although, I won this lottery fund in May 2013 and we have helped some
    charity organizations, family members, strangers and friends from my
    winnings. My daughter (Audrey) has cancer and the doctor informed us that
    she can not live long to see the beginning of next year.

    She wants to do good before finally giving up this sinful world. My
    daughter (Audrey) is so dear to me and she means the whole world for me. I
    have decided to fulfill their wish in this year.

    I would like you to invest these funds into a lucrative business in order
    to create more job opportunity to help unemployed and needy people in your
    place since we already have money to the local fire brigade, the Red Cross,
    Haiti, hospitals in Truro , Where Audrey was subjected to your cancer
    treatment and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight
    cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

    In order to facilitate the payment of the money (4,800,000.00 USD) donated
    to you, you must send me your full name, address and telephone number for
    the payment (I asked for this brief information, To whom we donate this
    money To and because of identity theft going around the internet I’ve been
    a victim in the past I do not want to ask you for your ID because we do not
    want to leave an impression that I want to steal your identity) ,

    I hope you are able to use the funds in your state. We will employ you to
    do what you can to alleviate the level of poverty in your region and also
    try to improve the livelihood of as many people as you can because that is
    the only goal of this money for To donate them in the first place.

    We want you to assure us that you will follow our instructions and help my
    daughter fulfill her dream before I would give you information about how
    you will receive this money and if you feel that you do not have this
    project You should inform me, so I can quickly look for another person to
    donate the money.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    I am assuming hearing from you soon.

    God bless you and warm greetings,
    Mr. Tom Crist

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    • Recently the scam People who pretend to be lottery winners have reached the German speaking market. Somebody who called herself Deborah Taft was saying Tom Crist is donating his winning to the public. Please write to (tomcrist52@gmail.com). Fake Tom Crist will answer the email and is saying:” Write an email to the manager of my trusted Bank Rosebank David Mark email (rosebankonlinetransferuk@accountant.com) who will pay you out my donation within 24 hours. In order to get the donation just Transfer € 1420,- with Western Union to David Mark.
      Just a week before a similar Story happened. This time it was the generous Shane Missler who was distributing his millions among the German public. Shane Missler wrote from email (lanarev@Outlook.com) I deposited my Money at Piedmont Aviation Credit Union. The bank manager of this credit Union Mr. Paul Anderson will be happy to supply you with the millions I have donated for you in order to help the poor People of your Society. Please write an email to (paul.anderson@pacubks.com) Paul Anderson will answer: “according to American law you have to open an account with Piedmont Aviation Credit Union, after that you will immediately receive your funds on your American account with Piedmont Aviation Credit Union.” Here the requirement is similar to the one of FakeTom Crist. Just transfer $ 1650,- with Western Union to Patrick Y Nedege 2308 W Brooks St. Chandler Arizona ZIP 85224. However, this sort of Hoax Story can easily be identified when you countercheck on the respective Banks. There is no Rosebank International in the village of Rosebank in Scotland nor there is any Piedmont Aviation Credit Union in Winston-Salem NC 27106

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  14. Oh my god its come to the same email and I give him all my But I did give personal information.

    I dont know what gonna happen to me what I will do please help me.

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  15. Hello
    I got this message and contacted.
    But I did not give personal information.
    I have read the warnings on this site and I have read this message as “phish”
    I will mark …
    I am angry now
    Because, my good intentions use he for those bad purposes
    But I forgive him, for I am a faithful Christian.
    Jesus Christ and God will deal with it and not punish it.

    *******************************************************************************

    Hello,

    I reviewed your profile earlier on LinkedIn i see good personality in you, you have a donation of 4,800,000.00 USD, I won the America lottery in America worth $40 million, and i am giving a portion of it to five lucky people and charity homes in memory of my late wife who died of cancer.

    I hope your email (forjesusworker@hotmail.com) is safe to share more details with you ?

    Contact me for more details,

    Best Regards.
    Mr. Tom Crist

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  16. Hello,
    I received email from tom crist he was asking for my personal information, but he didn’t ask for any money. I replied him & he is pretending that he is tom crist. He chosen me for charity & he saw my profile on LinkedIn.
    Please guide me should I reply him further as he didn’t ask me for money. How can I judge that is he real tom’s emal or a scam email. Can anyone guide me plz I will be great full.
    Kind Regards,
    Maria Aslam
    Pakistan

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    • Of course, you can answer, but do not reveal your true identity. After that you will sooner or later know which conditions are attached to this fake donation. In most cases Fake Tom wants Money to open a bank account in the USA. In my case, it was the Piedmont Aviation Credit Union which is a non-existing Bank. Just bear in mind a Fake Man will also promote a Fake Bank.

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    • Hello Maria,

      Do not reply to such messages, it’s obviously a scam. Do not give your personal information to anyone. You should report this phishing message as soon as possible.

      Regards,
      Daisy

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  17. Just kidding with Tom “Christ”, I don’t understand who even fall these kind of shit. Think, if you have several millions why would you need donations?

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  18. I have received several letters as described before. Now I have reported that case to local criminal police.

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  19. Thanks. I have been asked to get the donation of € 4,8 Mio, but I should pay first € 2’000 to get the PIN and then transfer the donation.
    Stupid I paid already 1/2!

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