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 Scam: from Miss Mariam Saddam Abunura

Hello My Dearest,
How are you today? Hope every thing is going greatly in the light of God? Well mine is very boring over here in Dakar Senegal, am happy with your reply to my mail today.
With deep sorrow and tears in my Eye, I know that this mail might come to you as a surprise because we have not met each other or see face to face before. I am Miss. Mariam Saddam Abunura, 24 years old orphan, originated from South Sudan, East Africa, Female, tall, avarage built, and fair, a very good looking girl that loves to be loved.

My father of blessed memory by name late Dr.Saddam Abunura who was the President and Chief Executive Officer in Sudan Petroleum Company, SUDAPET at the Block 9/10, Resident 22/1 Africa Street P.O. Box 13188 Al Khartoum 11111 Sudan, The brutal killing of my mother and my father, one kid sister and kid brother took place one early morning by the rebels as a result of the civil war that is going on until now in my country Sudan.

I am now writing you from Dakar Senegal where I escaped through road, and now seeking asylum in a private charity organization under  Society Dee Refugee Tama Cunda, Life Christian Church Dakar Senegal, you can find more of my story through the following site on the net

BBC news

So I am now in search of an honest and reliable person who will help to relocate me for a better life and to continue my studies, I have chosen to contact you after going through your profile and prayers and I believe you are a reliable person who will not let me down or betray my trust. I know you may wonder why I am so soon telling you about all this, even without seeing or knowing you fully well, really something in me tells me that you are a good person and I guess I am not wrong.

My condition here is very terrible. Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by God grace i will come out of 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 Father Patrick Moses). who is the pastor of the (Life Christian Church Dakar Senegal) here in the camp,he has been very nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i'm living in the women's hostel (in the camp) because here they  have two hostels one for the men the other for women. The Pastor's Tel number is  ( +221-778-352-854 ) you can call any time. if you call please tell him that you want to speak with me he will send for me from the hostel, because of my condition here i don't have any right or privilledge to any thing being  it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country. I want to go back to my studies. My favorite language is english and french

Briefly I will like to disclose little more about myself to you and see if you can help me to relocate to your country so as to continue with my studies and have a new life, and please this is a little secrete and i plead with you to keep it to yourself alone until everything is properly arranged and executed, then i will come over to join you in your country

I have the sum of $5.7 Million as an inheritance from my late father which I will like to invest in your country with your help, it is my intention to compensate you with 15% of the total money for your services, 5% for the expences and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. The reason why I need your help is based on the instruction of the bank.

You know, i have contacted the bank several time on possibility of getting this fund transfered but they said is not possible unless i present a foreign partner and who is matured enough and trust worthy as my trustee, because i am still a small girl and a refugee suite. Please dear, i will like to know if you can help me get this money transffered to your account and after the transfer,  you will then send me little money from it to get my travelling documents to enable me come over to your country.

Honestly this fund was deposited by my late father in one of the leading banks  in Europe and I am going to give you all the details / contact informations because I want the money to be transferred to your account before I come over to join you in your country, I need your urgent answer of your ability to handle this transaction for me so that I will send you the bank information for you to contact them in order to received the fund into your account without any problem, I am really suffering since the death of my parents, it is too painful, but I hope with God and your help I will have a better life to live again.

Please listen to this,i have my late father's statement of account and death certificate (as his next of kin) here with me which i will send to you later.

As soon as I receive your interest in helping me, I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate your urgent responds indicating your ability and willingness to help me sincerely. Please do keep this only to yourself. I beg of you not to disclose it to anybody until every thing is over then I will come over to your country because, i don't want to loss my life and that of my inheritance. Attartched here is my pictures, at least for you to know whom you talking with.

I am waiting to hear from you soon for more discussion,
Yours Sincerely


Anonymous said...

I can't believe this,lol almost got me, Miss Mariam.

Anonymous said...

somebody help me friends,am in a risky condition i got the similar mails from fraud criminals they have my phone number also what can i do now pleasee help me...

Anonymous said...

This miriam just contacted me. Are there people looking for her????

Anonymous said...

She is now trying to get me guys. i also had another girl who contacted me and wanted help but thanks to my friends who indicated at the right time.

Anonymous said...


"She" is active on Badoo now. She contacted me.

Anonymous said...

She got my damn number outta me and call me too. These people r pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Estos estafadores, me contactaron por primera vez en BADOO, luego contactos en msn a lo cual me contaron la historia de refugiada y que el padre habia sido asesinado en y de los 5,7 millones de dolares, NO LO CREEAS ES MENTIRAS OBBIAMENTE NO CAI EN SUS MENTIRAS, ALERTEN A TODOS SUS AMIGOS. ESTAN TRATANDO DE ESTAFARLOS.

Anonymous said...

Yea she contacted me an hour ago on badoo and wanted me to email her at miriam!!!! I figured it was some bullshit though. Thats why i looked on here. Good lookin out guys!!!

Anonymous said...

Just waist their damn time and energy with promesses they deserve it. The will get someone else if you don't respong give them wrong addresses, wrong numbers and even made up bank information just play the game. They will try to think hard to convince you not knowing you r just playing around these F**krs.

Anonymous said...

Africans, WHY?????????????????

She contated me last week, She is now on Facebook.....
Please be alerted!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks guys for the heads up to alert of the likes of mariam sadam scam indeed...good looking out..

Anonymous said...

She just contacted me..obviously I look stupid or something...