Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Another Internet Scam: From Sonia Peterson

Cry For Your Help.

I am writing this mail with tears and sorrow from my heart asking for your help at this time, I got your contact while searching for a trustworthy someone who will understand my present condition and come to my rescue here in the Mission Refuge Camp here in Burkina Faso. I have passed through pains and sorrowful moments since the death of my father.

It is my pleasure communicating with you for the first time and believing that it will lead to a better relationship between us. My name is Miss SONIA Peterson. I’m single and i never married before, I am 5"7 tall, 23 years old. I have not yet completed my educational career as result of some political crisis and bad government we had which lead to war in my home country here in Africa. I am from Liberia but presently staying in Mission Refuge Camp here in Burkina Faso due to this problems and crisis that Killied my father . I managed to make my escape only by God's special grace with the help of united nation peace making to a nearby country Burkina Faso where i am leaving currently.

My late beloved father Dr. Robert D. Peterson a personal adviser to the president and also was a successful business man import and Export who was killed by rebels during the last crisis in my country respectively my mother was 6 months pregnant before she was killed. Please permit me to inform you my mind, because i have made up my mind to write to you this way. Never be offended for me because i felt to make a good friendship or even more than a friend with you.

Briefly, I will like to disclose much to you if you can help me to relocate to your country with the substance that i inherited from my late beloved parents. I have legal Deposit certificate and Death certificate to back up the transaction which valued the total sum of $4.5 million dollars (FOUR MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)After the burial of my father, my stepmother and uncle conspire and Sold my father's property to an Italian Expert rate and shared Themselves the money and nothing for me. One Faithful morning, I Open My father's briefcase and found out the documents Which I Have huge amount of money deposited in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin.

I Travelled to Burkina Faso with the documents to Withdraw the money for a Better Life So That I Can take care of myself and start a new life also complete my studies, on my arrival, the Bank Director Whom I met in person Told me that my father'sinstruction to the bank Is That the money would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee/Foreigner Who will help me and invest the money overseas.It is my intention to compensate you with 30% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment.

 This is my main arm of contacting you for help to be my partner and trustee as the bank requested because the bank said that before they will release the money to me i will provide a foreign partner because of the instruction my father left with the bank after he made the deposit and my refugee status can not allow me to stand for myself. I believe with the directives from God that you are reliable person and will never betray me when this money transfers to your position as my trustee. As soon as i join you i will further my Education then you will be investing with the money till i finish my schooling Carrier. I so much believe that distance and colour has nothing to do with this. I have no problems with age difference between and I so much believe that my freedom will come through your good help. Hope to hear good news from you and thank you.

Miss. SONIA Peterson

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