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 Ms MARIAM ABUBAKAR


My dearest one, infact when i saw your profile and notice that you're a respectful and honest person that i can trust to invest this money in his country for business popurces, i decieded to contact you.
 I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel to you to honour against your will.
I am Mariam Abubaka , 21years old and the only daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs. Abukakar Saka, My father was a highly reputable busnness marchant (a cocoa merchant) and Gold Dealer who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days.It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad year 12th.Febuary 2005.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.
But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 8 years old,and since then my father took me so special. Before his death on Febuary 12 2005 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of Ten million, Five Hundred United State Dollars.(USD$10.500 000) left in one of the private security and trust company He further told me that he deposited the money in my name,and finally issued a written instruction to me whom he said is in possession of all the necessary but legal documents to this consignment and the company.

I am just 21 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. Now there is a heavy crisis in my country coté d' Ivoire,  I want  a partner overseas where I can transfer this funds immediately. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. Sir,I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:-

1. Can you honestly help me as your daughter?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will
be good for you after the money is in your account?
Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as

Thank you so much.
My sincere regards,
Mariam Abubakar

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