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 Amina Awanga

From: Amina Awanga <>

Dearest darling,

Compliment of the season, How are you today? i am very happy for your response to the email i sent to you in your address at the site. I am Miss Amina Wanga Age 23 years ft 5/6 wt 59kg. I am the only daughter of Late Dr WAZIRI WANGA from Sudan in  Africa, who died as a result of the war in my country. My father was the Parliament Leader of the parliament. he is the owner of Wanga minerals (LTD) before he was assassinated alongside with my mother on a cold blood one morning.
But i managed to escape for my dear life and ran into a neighboring country, (Dakar) the capital of (Senegal) with the help of the United Nations peace keeping force and I am residing here now as a refugee. Meanwhile, I am writing to you now in a Reverend computer and will like to know you the more before we move forward from here!.

I will like to know what you do for a living, remember that you caught my attention in that site that was why i wrote you at the first time. Here is one of my pictures i came here with, i will show you more of me when i know and see yours. Awaiting for your reply soonest!
from my heart Amina
am waiting you reply.
Your new darling,

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