Fake Donation Scam Reported by Wyoming Nonprofit:
If you receive an email with the subject line “Donation from State Farm,” a Wyoming nonprofit wants you to check it out closely and call State Farm to make sure it is legit. The original email was from a Gmail address from “Lewis from the Department of State Farm Insurance.” The email stated that State Farm wanted to give the nonprofit $3000. The correspondence continued and eventually Lewis sent a fake check to the nonprofit. However, when the check was received, it was for $6000 instead of $3000 and a ‘mistake’ was made. Now Lewis wants the nonprofit to pay $3000 to a Zelle account because “mail delivery doesn’t always run here.”
CyberWyoming note: Watch for those Gmail addresses because State Farm wouldn’t ever send a donation from a Gmail address.
Please report your scams to email@example.com to warn your fellow Wyomingites!