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27.10.09

Another Scam: "I am Miss Mariam Gandhi..."


I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU

Saturday, 24 October, 2009 4:13 PM

MY DEAR
How are you today? i am very happy for your response to the email i sent to you in your address at the site.I am Miss Mariam Gandhi Age 23 ft 5/6 wt 59.I am the only daughter of Late Dr malik Gandhi from Sudan in Africa,who died as a result of the war in my country .My father was the Parliament Leader of the parliament. he is the owner of gandhi industry (LTD) before he was assassinated alongside with my mother on a cold blood one morning.
But i managed to escape for my dear life and ran into a neighboring country,(DAKAR) the capital of (SENEGAL) with the help of the United Nations peace keeping force and I am residing here now as a refugee.Meanwhile,I am writing to you now in a Reverend computer and will like to know you the more before we move forward from here!.
I will like to know what you do for a living,remember that you caught my attention in that site that was why i wrote you at the first time.Here is one of my pictures i came here with,i will show you more of me when i know and see yours.Awaiting for your reply soonest!
from my heart Mariam


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17.10.09

Another Scam: "I am Anusa Hirunpatravong From Thailand..."

Dear Friend


''PLEASE THIS LETTER MUST REMAIN SECRET''


It is my honor and with a heart deep of humiliation seeking good consolation in writing to you, I am Anusa Hirunpatravong From Thailand the Personal Assistant, to Mr. Suriya Jungrungreangkit Former Thailand Transport Minister during Thaksin Shinawatra regime which was ousted by a military coup on Sept 19 2006 and Martial law was imposed by the Council for Democratic Reform, now called the Council for National Security after the Sept 19 coup. I would have prefer talking to you on phone , the new government is taping the past government officials phone numbers, so it's no longer safe for me to call you, I think it's safe to express my opinion by mail. we are placed under surveillance. However my main point of contacting you is to seek your sincere suggestion and guideline to invest in your country and please because of my previous position in the government, I do not need to tell you the absolute confidential both parties must observe for investment, or rather if you are to help me in investing in your country


I contacted you now there is less concentration from the authority as it was when the problem first began though we are still going to court but the environment is better. I'm seeking your assistance in investing the sum of USD6,300,000.00 [SIX MILLION AND THREE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS] but I don't want my picture to appear in any investment because of certain issues which I will explain more to you. I will provide to you evidence to understand my position with the government now.

I will give you all the legitimate information concerning the fund and details about me on hearing from you and will achieve a lot of benefit as you assist me in this regard to secure the fund.

Please do not disclose any part of this message to the third party , if you are not interested in giving this profitable assistance. You can contact me by email anusahirunparavong@yahoo.com.hk

Best Regards.
Anusa Hirunpatravong.

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Another Scam: From Jennifer Wanga



Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:16:57 -0700




From: jenniferwanga@yahoo.com
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU



My dear
How are you today? i am very happy for your response to the email i sent to you in your address at the site.I am Miss Jennifer Wanga Age 23 ft 5/6 wt 59.I am the only daughter of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA from Sudan in Africa,who died as a result of the war in my country .My father was the Parliament Leader of the parliament. he is the owner of Wanga minerals (LTD) before he was assassinated alongside with my mother on a cold blood one morning.
But i managed to escape for my dear life and ran into a neighboring country,(Dakar) the capital of (Senegal) with the help of the United Nations peace keeping force and I am residing here now as a refugee.
Meanwhile,I am writing to you now in a Reverend computer and will like to know you the more before we move forward from here!.

I will like to know what you do for a living,remember that you caught my attention in that site that was why i wrote you at the first time.Here is one of my pictures i came here with,i will show you more of me when i know and see yours.Awaiting for your reply soonest!
from my heart Jennifer

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Another Scam: From jenniferwanga@yahoo.com


Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:25:19 -0700
From: jenniferwanga@yahoo.com
Subject: THIS IS MY LIFE SITUATION NOW PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP

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 (+221777339829) 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,jennifer

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8.10.09

Another Scam: "I am the only daughter of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA..."


My darling
How are you today? i am very happy for your response to the email i sent to you in your address at the site.I am Miss Rosemary Wanga Age 23 ft 5/6 wt 59.I am the only daughter of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA from Sudan in Africa,who died as a result of the war in my country .My father was the Parliament Leader of the parliament. he is the owner of Wanga minerals (LTD) before he was assassinated alongside with my mother on a cold blood one morning..
But i managed to escape for my dear life and ran into a neighboring country,(Dakar) the capital of (Senegal) with the help of the United Nations peace keeping force and I am residing here now as a refugee.
Meanwhile,I am writing to you now in a Reverend computer and will like to know you the more before we move forward from here!..

I will like to know what you do for a living,remember that you caught my attention in that site that was why i wrote you at the first time.Here is one of my pictures i came here with,i will show you more of me when i know and see yours.Awaiting for your reply soonest!
from my heart Rosemary
am waiting you reply

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