Beware of the “Robertson Foundation Grant” scam

Reported in detail by Lin Edwards

The scammers are still active – this morning’s email included this:


From: Steve Ballard <sballard@redlake.k12.mn.us>
To: Steve Ballard <sballard@redlake.k12.mn.us>

Subject: RE: Robertson Foundation development grant

You have been short-listed for the Robertson Foundation development grant. Please contact EMAIL: rbtf@ca.rr.com for more information 


I have reported the return address (rbtf@ca.rr.com) – roadrunner redirects to Time Warner – as a fraudulent address, but I’m surprised it hasn’t been shut down before this. Perhaps TW doesn’t care. The only thing you can do to protect yourself is delete suspicious emails like this at once, or if you do investigate, remember:

  • NEVER pay money to collect a prize
  • NEVER give out financial details over the telephone or internet unless you are dealing with a verified organization
  • NEVER pay money go obtain a grant.

There are so many bott0m-feeders out there, and vigilance is your only protection.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

22 responses to “Beware of the “Robertson Foundation Grant” scam

  1. I got an email from the same scam. The red Flags went up with the UK office, and stating for me not to tell anyone. But when they approved me in 8 hours and sent my approval on Saturday morning, that was enough. I started looking into this, and I’m convinced it’s a scam.

  2. I received the same email which advised me that I have been short-listed for a grant, but to my surprise, I never applied for Robertson grant before, then i decided to find more then i come to this web, tnx for the heads up Wolf…

    • Scammers often have their email accounts cancelled, or change them regularly to try to hide their tracks. It’s also possible that the same scam is being run simultaneously by different scumbags. Thanks for your comment.

  3. From: “Robertson Foundation”
    Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:07 AM
    To: “undisclosed-recipients:”
    Subject: Robertson Foundation

    You have been short-listed for the Robertson Foundation development
    grant. Contact this email: rbfsummit@ca.rr.com for more information.

    I just received the above message.
    Please forward this to the appropriate Police Authorities.
    Atilla Levay
    Hungary 2072, Zsambek

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