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 Joy Kamara


Hello my dearest one,
Compliments once again and thanks for mailing me back in reply to my last mail to you fact you sounds good .please tell me more about your self as well your intention towards me if you do agree towards having intimate relationship with me.cos for me am out to see to your satisfaction.To tell you about myself ,I am Joy Kamara, 23 yrs old , the only surviving daughter of my late parents Dr/Mrs Kamara  from Republic of Sudan, in town called Darfur, i am 5.1tall, but i am presently in Dakar Senegal under asylum as a refugee, due to Attacks by both government and rebel forces continued throughout the year, including major aerial bombardments and ground attacks launched by the government in West Darfur in February 2008.

I am open minded person , easy going girl ,confident , hard working , caring , always stand by my word .am seeking for someone who is honest, trustworthy that could be entrust no matter where he comes from and his orientation ,I am single never married and active and my hobbies are going to beach , cooking , watching sports etc ,then my turn on are truthfulness and honest, while my turn off are lies and cheating, please I would  love to chat with you but in the camp we are not allow to do so, cause we make use of the Reverends Computer here in the camp. I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war, Only some others girls who are also with us in the women's hostel. I want to go back to my studies because I only attended my first year and in my second year first semester, before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place.

Please listen to this, I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you latter, Because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading finance company Standard Chartered Bank London. in which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is £3.9M (Three Million Nine Hundred Thousand GBP). So I will like you to help me transfer this money to your care and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come over to be with you Or if you can assist me to be free from the camp and come over to your country then we can get the money transferred. I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a father to me. Reverend Peter Williams. Dear you can speak with me to know and discourse more about this OK, you can call me with this phone number......(+221771060002) is the phone number of the Reverend any time you called tell him that you want to speak with me Joy, in room 25 women hostel and he will sent for me OK. So in the light of the above I will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone cause I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember I am giving you all this information due to the trust and love I deposited on you.I like honest and understanding people, truthful and a man of vision, truth and hard working. Mean while I will like you to tell me your in tension towards helping me out because like I said I have allot to tell you. Have a nice day and think about me.Awaiting to hear from you soonest, Thanks and God bless you.Love From joy Kamara


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