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 Mrs. Adelicia Fauna Spacey


Please excuse this humble email if it offends your sensibilities, but I have no other means to contact you. I cannot talk on the telephone, so I did a search for your email address, which I found on the international directorate email data search. Due to my immediate predicament.

My name is Mrs. Adelicia Fauna Spacey 52 year’s old woman, A Christian widow who is dying of esophageal cancer. Recently, My Doctor told me I don’t have much time to live. This message is a very unusual one but bearing in mind my limitations I decided to contact you.
Having accepted my condition I decided to entrust some fund I have (US$ 8.2 Million) deposited in Europe to either a philanthropic organization or devoted individual that will utilize this money for charitable activities.

30% of the money is allocated to you, to ensure that you are prepared for the task; the balance 70% of this money will be used by you in all sincerity to fund philanthropic organization, orphanages.

I am taking this decision because I don't have any child or devoted relations whose behavior has left much to be desired and above all I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence my bold decision to contact you, a total stranger. Since my health is regressing by the minute, you will have to tell me a little about yourself.

With the information, I will make arrangement to prepare the Authorization through an Attorney for you to get possession of the Deposit. My personal Reference Number Law/WILL/ 9834520012...

Until I hear from you, I pray that this letter bring you and your family good tidings.

God be with you.

Mrs. Adelicia Fauna Spacey.

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