If you have been receiving suspicious emails soliciting contributions to Donald Trump’s campaign for president, they are almost certainly bogus if they do not reference Trump’s campaign website, https://www.donaldjtrump.com/
If you would like to contribute to Trump’s campaign, I suggest you do it directly by clicking on the link to his website, https://www.donaldjtrump.com/
In the upper right corner you will see the prompt, “DONATE.” Click on that prompt and you will be taken to the secure donation page.
If you receive a request to donate to Donald Trump’s campaign, be very suspicious. The Donald has never asked me for a dime. I donate what I can afford monthly to his campaign, but I do it on my own. He has asked for nothing. Thoroughly check out any email you receive from anyone who claims to be associated with the Trump campaign.
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A major shout out to Powdered Wig reader, Joe LaVeque, for this warning. Joe has pointed out two known bogus sites attempting to make money by claiming to be associated with the Trump campaign. They are not associated with Donald Trump, as Joe points out below.
From Joe LaVeque
Are you receiving emails from Eric Trump? Sent by: [email protected]mails.com
“Dear (your name here) We’re fed up with the complete neglect and carelessness Obama’s administration has shown for our country.
Enough is enough. It’s time to rally together and stop Crooked Hillary before it’s too late.
Right now, we are $742,368 away from our campaign end-of-quarter goal.
CONTRIBUTE $250 CONTRIBUTE $100 CONTRIBUTE $50 CONTRIBUTE $35 CONTRIBUTE OTHER AMOUNT
Trust me when I say: Donald J. Trump will turn this country around. But, we need your help to get him in the White House.
Contribute $100, $50 or even $35 right now to reach our FEC end-of-quarter goal and crush Crooked Hillary. Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Eric Trump Email return address: Office 115, Al-Futtaim Business Centre Sheikh Zayed Road Next to Oasis Center Dubai – UAE P.O. Box : 99247 Tel : +971 4 3388471 Fax : +971 4 3388472 E-mail : [email protected] Web : www.wateredge.ae
Do NOT donate until you do your homework!
UPDATE: Powdered Wig reader, Renee M, reported yesterday that she had received eight bogus emails as of 2 PM from impostors claiming to be associated with the Trump campaign. She reported later that she had received her ninth bogus email of the day from someone claiming to be associated with the Trump campaign and asking for money.
This is clear evidence that the criminal efforts of the impostors is paying off and gullible people are actually sending them money. Do not be gullible, and DO NOT give money to anyone claiming to be associated with the Trump campaign! If you would like to contribute to Mr. Trump’s campaign, do it directly by going to the Trump For President website…. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/
From Renee M: “SO glad that you have called attention to this matter — thank you.
This morning I sent the Trump campaign similar information as you have written about and told them they should make some kind of announcement not only on their website but also through Hannity or some media outlet because to me it was obvious that these e-mails are fraudulent and his supporters should know about it.
I am getting at least half a dozen e-mails a day from: “Eric Trump”, “Donald Trump, Jr.”, “Donald J. Trump”, and this morning from “Paul Manafort”. Most of the “reply to” addresses are different for each e-mail! If you click on the $10 donation button, you will be brought to a donation page that looks exactly like the donation page on the Trump campaign website. However, the address is this extremely long link, whereas if you go directly to the Trump website and click on the $10 donation, the address is short — so two different pages/sites.
Creepy, indeed. The scam was obvious (to me) from the first fraudulent donation e-mail I started receiving. Additionally, there are fraudulent e-mails from “Trump” PACs. If anyone has been paying attention, these e-mails do not sound like Donald Trump, nor do they look like any mail I have received from the Trump campaign. As of this writing, I have received EIGHT of these e-mails today, and it’s only 2:00 PM, Pacific time!
I hope that the campaign will get the message out about these fraudulent donor requests ASAP!