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 Internet Scam: from Mr. FAYSAL Aziz

Dear Friend,

This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it
as unserious could come into your mind but please consider it a divine
wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.

I am Mr.FAYSAL Aziz the officer in charge of Auditing department of Bank Of
Africa (BOA) Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa, with due respect and
Regard, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will
be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.
  During our investigation and auditing in this Bank, I came across a very
huge sum of money belonging to one of our deceased customer who died on
Tuesday 10th June 2008 on a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in
his account with this bank without any claim of the fund in our Custody
either from his family or relation before my discovery to this
development. As you can read more from the website bellow:

Although personally, I kept this information secret to enable the whole
plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution,
the said amount is Twelve million Two Hundred Thousand United States
dollars (US$12.2m), as it may interest you to know, I got your impressive
information on my search for a reliable partner, I contacted you to be my
partner and person to be reliable and capable to champion a business of
such magnitude without any problem.

Meanwhile all the arrangement to put claim over this fund as the next of
kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to
a foreign account has been put in Place and directives and needed
information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest
and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great
business opportunity, In fact I could have done this deal alone but
because of my position in this country as a civil servant and we are not
allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise eye brow
on my side
during the time of transfer because I work in this bank.

This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who
will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to
the bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money
to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due
verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank
where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free, on
smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 40% of the
total sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to take care of
expenses that may arise during the time of transfer, while 50% will be for
me, please you have been advised to keep "Top Secret" as I am still in
service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with

I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you
confirm the money in your account, and I will come down to your country
for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously
indicated and further Investment.

I suggest you get back to me As soon as possible and also include your
personal phone/mobile and fax numbers for easy communication.

Yours faithfully,
The officer in charge of
Auditing department of
Bank of Africa (BOA)

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