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 Mrs. Fathi Ben Shatwan

Dear Beloved,

How are you doing today with your beloved family I hope you are fine? Please I want to confide in you because of the situation and difficult condition that i now find myself. That has made me to cry out because I never knew things would turn this way. My name is Mrs. Fathi Ben Shatwan, I am from Libyan Rep, seeking asylum in Burkina Faso with my sickness due to Libyan civil war. 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 have been Waha Oil Company Libya for 16years before i became sick and very unwell to continue the work that i started with my husband...I’m married to Dr. Ben Shatwan, We were married for 34 years with a child of 15years old son. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only five days. Since his death, I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home. When I was the Waha Oil Company (WOC) in capital city of Headquarters Tripoli Libya, I deposited the sum of ($22,800,000usd) in a Bank. Presently, this money is still with the Bank. I made this money available for exportation of Oil and Gold.

Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the period of next few months due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money for the benefit and education of my son Junior Ben, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 40% Percent of the total money for your personal use While 60% for my son Ben Junior who will be staying under your kind custody until he is matured enough to take care of himself. Because I grew up as an Orphan and i don't have anybody as my family member, I do not wish to leave this money in the bank because bankers might misuse it and it will not be in the best interest of my son who is just 15Years and too young to handle this kind of money. 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 and I will also instruct the bank lawyer to issue you an Application form that will prove you the present beneficiary of the fund in the bank, which is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.

Hoping to receive your very urgent response.
Mrs. Fathi Ben Shatwan

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