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 Mr. Tapsoba Pascal Ali

Dear friend,

Please read carefully 
I am Mr. Tapsoba Pascal Ali. Staff of Africa Development Bank (A.D.B) Burkina Faso, in West Africa. I would like you to indicate your interest to receive the transfer of (USD$5.3 Million Dollars) I will like you to stand as the rightful Beneficiary to the deceased whose account is presently dormant for claims. Please once you are interested kindly send me the following details information of yours below.

1. Your Full Name:
2. Direct Mobile Number:
3. Resident Address:
4. Sex / Age:
5. Occupation / Position:
6. Nationality:

Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and therefore you will apply to the bank with your reliable bank account details and a scan copy of your Identification Card (ID CARD) where our bank will transfer the fund into and immediately the fund is transferred into your account,i will share the fund according to the percentage indicated below.SIXTY PERCENT (60%) of the total fund will be for me.THIRTY PERCENT( 30%) for you in provision of the Bank account.FIVE PERCENT(5%) will be for unexpected expenses which may occur during the transfer.FIVE PERCENT(5%) will be preserved for helping the helpless people, like charity organization and motherless babies. 

Thereafter you will help me to visit your country for sharing the money according to the percentage indicated above.

I am expecting your urgent response as soon as you receive my message.


Mr. Tapsoba Pascal Ali

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