Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Another Scam: from Binta Azizi

Subject: My dear here is all about me and my photo.

Hello my Dearest one,

How are you, i was touched after going through your mail today, I think is know longer necessary for me to hide myself from you again, i decided to contact you because of my motive to have a relationship with you, i am a lady who love to have fun and share with my beloved one. My hobbies is cooking, reading, tennis, and music.

My Name is miss Binta Azizi, 24 years old female from Cote D Ivory(Abidjan)in west Africa,
the daughter of Late Dr & Mrs Frank Azizi, the chairman managing director of (Franco Industrial company Ltd) in my country. I am constrained to contact you in order to have a long term relationship with you, and also because of the maltreatment I am receiving from my uncle.

He planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father in this recent political crises that happened in my country. Luckily he did not discover where I kept my father’s File which contains important documents.

So I decided to run to the refugee camp where i am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Dakar, Republic of Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term relationship and investment assistance in your Country.

My late father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$4.5 million in a bank in London great Britain with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall be willing to forward you the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund.

As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my 2ND year in the university, when the crisis started. It is my intention to compensate you with 5% of the total money for your assistance and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you.

Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest, I will put every things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.

You can reach me on phone through the office number of the camp director, his name is Reverend Daniel Anthony and his phone number is (00221 768545380), if you will like to speak to me on phone. When you call tell him you want to talk to miss Binta Azizi, he will then send his receptionist to call me, i am staying at the female hostel block 104A. attach here is my pictures.

Awaiting your urgent and positive response.

Yours in love,
miss Binta.

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