Trust’s name misused in spam email

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital One example of the spam is below:—–Original Message—–From: PETER HARRISON [mailto:[email protected]]Sent: 17 May 2006 23:16To: [email protected]: Peter Harrison Foundation.Foundation Foundation House42-48 London RoadReigateSurreyRH2 9QQAttn: The Management Committee,I, Mr. Peter Harrison on behalf of Peter Harrison Foundation 42-48 London Road Reigate Surrey RH2 9QQ London. . I write to inform you on my high interest to assist your organisation financially to its obligations. I thereby want to offer your organisation a grant of US$2.5million USD only. You are advised to indicate your acceptance by return mail within 24 hours to the receipt of this mail.Thanks in Hand,P. Harrison (Chairman)Peter Harrison Foundation The Peter Harrison Foundation is warning charities that a spoof email is circulating using the grantmaker’s name and offering organisations a grant of US$2.5million.The spam email does not, however, use the foundation’s correct email address, and instead uses “[email protected]”. That should be enough to warn any recipients that the sender is not genuine, but nevertheless the foundation is advising recipients to ignore the message if they receive it.It will shortly publish a warning on its website to this effect. Meanwhile, if anyone can shed any light on the spam’s provenance they are encouraged to contact Maria Ersser. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Howard Lake | 18 May 2006 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Trust’s name misused in spam emaillast_img read more