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: They will be posted on this site without your email address.

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Another Internet Scam: From Miss Clara Bede

Hello Dear,

I decided to contact you for assistance. I am Miss Clara Bede, 20 years and the only child of late Mr and Mrs Hosiah Bede of blessed memory.

My father was a cocoa merchant and supporter of the opposition party leader in our country. Before he was assasinated by unknown Gun Men suspected to be agents of the government. If you are very familiar with news from my country (Ivory Coast), you will understand that many supporters of the opposition has been killed, attacked or wounded. My father use to be a nice and generous man. It is very sad to say that he just died this way. I pray to God to avenge his death.
My late father, immediately the present crisis started in our country after the 30th November run-off election between the incumbent president and the opposition leader, handed over to me documents covering deposit of funds sum of USD10.5 Million he made in a local bank here which is in a suspense account awaiting transfer to overseas.

Now my father has been buried and burial ceremonies completed according to our village local tradition and custom. Now because of the circumstance surrounding the death of my father, I now feel that the best thing to do is to travel out of country for my safety that is why I am contacting you to help me receive this money in your bank in your country and also help me come over to your country for my safety. It was in my father’s earlier arrangement before his untimely death as my mother died when I was a kid. I will continue my education in your country once this money gets to your account.

I will need your urgent reply immediately so that I can give you details.

Waiting for your quick reply.
Miss Clara Bede

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Hello dear,

I want to thank you for your reply. My name is Miss Clara Justin Yak, 25years old originated from Sudan. I am fair in complexion, romantic and caring attached here is my picture for your view. I think we could have a good relationship, even though it might start with the least level of relationship as friends.I am going to tell you every thing about me here for honesty and sincerity.

My father Dr. Justin Yak was the former Minister for SPLA Affairs and Special Adviser to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan for Decentralization. My father Dr. Justin Yak and my mother including other top Military officers and top government officials had been on board when the plane crashed on Friday May 02, 2008.

You can read more about the crash through the below site:

After the burial of my late parents, my uncles conspired and sold my father's properties to one Chinese Expatriate and left nothing for me. One faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out some important documents of my late father which he has deposited huge amount of money in a Bank in Europe with my name as the next of kin. I managed to make my way to one of the west African countries (Dakar Senegal) for my safety. I am seeking refugee under the (UNHCR) in Dakar Senegal.

Please i will like you to tell me more about yourself, i mean about your life style. I like music, sports and art especially Portraits and Paintings. I Like Jokes, Dancing, good Movies, R&B and Romance. I like nature and every sounding good to human nature, and dislike the opposite side of it. I know we have more to discuss about as soon as i hear from you again.

Who knows what futures holds for us, should we count it that we are lucky? yes, its a divine. Please i will not like this friendship to only die and remain on the Internet. I will like a meeting together to make it complete.

I pray that we make good and wonderful relationship from here as i am believing this could be divine. Please take good care of yourself and be blessed. Don't keep silent to me but whatever is in your mind is welcome as you share it with me. i will like to stop here till i hear from you.
With love and regards.

Yours Sincerely
Miss Clara Justin Yak.