Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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20.1.09

Another Scam: "I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me..."

Dearest One,
I am glad to write given the opportunity now. Hope you are fine.Mine is boring here.
Sorry for delaying my reply.I thank God for you.Your message was a bit relief for me. May God protect you for me.
In this camp we are only allowed to go out from the camp only on Mondays and Fridays of the weeks.Its just like one staying in the prison and I hope by Gods grace I and with your help will come out here soon.I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all our relatives ran away in the middle of the war.
The only person I have now is Rev. Steven Adams who is the Reverend Minister in charge of the church in this camp ( CHRIST DE SAVIOR MISSION).The pastors e-mail address is (revstevenadams1@yahoo.com)
He has been very nice to me since I came here but I am not living with him rather I am living in the women's hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women.The Pastors Tel number is (00221-777339829) Feel free to call me through his number. If you call, tell him that you want to speak with me, he will send for me in the hostel.
As a refugee here I don't have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country.I want to go back to my studies because I only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place.
Please listen to this,I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you latter,because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank in London which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is $5.3(Five Million three Hundred Thousand US Dollars).
So I will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it I can travel to meet you and live there with you. I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a father to me.
So in the light of above I will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember I am giving you all these information due to the trust I deposed on you.I like honest, understanding and God fearing people,truthful and a man of vision, and hardworking.
My favourite language is English. Meanwhile I will like you to call me like I said I have alot to tell you.
Have a nice day and think about me.
Awaiting to hear from you soonest
Thanks and remain blessed
Yours in love miracle

AT THE CAMP CHURCH

AT THE CAMP KITCHEN WITH THE COOK

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8.1.09

Another Scam: "I and my sister have decided to invest these money in your country..."

George Aguie
Abidjan ivory coast west Africa
Dear

It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Sister intend to establish in your country.

There is Four million Three hundred Thousand U.S dollars($4,300,000.00) which our late parents kept for us with a security company here in Abidjan before their death.

I and my sister have decided to invest these money in your country ,outside our Country for security and political reasons.

We want you to help us transfer these fund from here into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas were tax will not be much.

If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% of the total fund.
you should contact us with this telephone number +225 091 333 05 for faster communication

I await your soonest response.

Respectfully yours,
George Aguie

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