Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Another Scam from Mrs. Lucia Coulibaly

Hello My Dearest, 

I am glad to know you, but God knows you better and he knows why he has directed me to you at this point of time. I am writing this mail to you with heavy sorrow in my heart, I am Mrs.Lucia Coulibaly, I am 52 years old from Sierra Leone. And am contacting you from the hospital were I am receiving treatment here in Burkina Faso, I am writing this letter now through the help of my laptop beside my sick bed, I want to tell you this because I don’t have any other option than to tell you as I was touched to open up to you, I am married to Mr.Coulibaly Ohuma who worked with Sierra Leone Embassy in Burkina Faso for nine years before he died. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for five days of illness.
Since his death I decided not to remarry, when my late husband was alive he deposited sum amount of money in Burkina Faso, Presently this money is still in bank. He made this money available for exportation of Gold and cotton from Burkina Faso mineral resources.
The one that disturbs me most is my cancer sickness. Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the period of two months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way
I am going to instruct here.
I want you to take 30 Percent of the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go to charity" people in the street and helping the orphanage. I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not good not even good at all because they are the one that responsible for the death of my late husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death.
I grew up as an Orphan and I don't have anybody as my family member, just to endeavor that the name of God is maintained. Am doing this so that God will forgive my sins and accept my soul because this sickness has suffered me so much. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank were the fund is been deposited and I will send authority letter that will prove you as the present beneficiary of the money in the bank that is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hope to receive your respond.
 Your's faithfully  
 Mrs.Lucia Coulibaly  

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