Internet Scams Exposed

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

These emails and text messages are real examples of current scams. Learn to identify them. Please forward any scams you receive to Mark Hutten: mbhutten@yahoo.com. They will be posted on this site without your email address.

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25.3.09

Another Scam: "Is me Safiuw..."

Hello Dear,

Is me Safiuw... I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund transferred. Now I want you to contact this Reverend sister who was like a mother to me while i was in Senegal on her email address below and receive your compensation of $300.000.00 Uinted States Dollars from her; Name: Rev, Sis Ruth Udara Email: (ruthudara@yahoo.com) Phone: +222176853937 Kindly reconfirm to her the following below information; Your full name______ Your address______Your country____ Your age_____ Your occupation____ Your Phone number_______ Note that if you did not send to her the above information complete, she will not release the cheque to you because she has to be sure that it is Safiuw

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12.3.09

Another Scam: "I am the FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER..."

FROM: MR. LUKU ADAMU
FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER.
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.
PHONE NUMBER +226 76907984

Dear Friend,

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never meet before. I am the FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER of B.O.A Bank of Africa, I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($18.4M) Eighteen Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars immediately to your account. The money has been dormant (in-active) for eight years in our Bank here without any body coming for it.

I want to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer MR. RICHARD BURSON FROM USA the owner of the account who died a long with his supposed next of kin in plane crash since 2000. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will release the money to you as the nearest person to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business.

Thanks and waiting for your urgent response,

Best Regards
Mr. LUKU ADAMU

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5.3.09

Another Scam: "I am glad to write given the opportunity now...."

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 (rev.stevenadams@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, janny

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