You can avoid would-be scammers by following these common-sense rules:

1. DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON. (follow this one simple rule and you will avoid 99% of the scam attempts.)

2. NEVER WIRE FUNDS. (anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.)


4. NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, IC Number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)


Scam Example-1


I really wish you can take this puppy even if it is for only shipping cost.I really want her to go to a good and loving home because the climate here might be a nuesance to her health.Please if you can take her home,i will only have you pay $180 for the puppy's flight ok. Let me know please.

Scam Example-2

My Dear,

Good day,It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Son Mack,intend to establish in your country.Though I have not met with you before but I believe,one has to risk confiding in succeed some times in life.

There is this huge amount of Eigtheen million U.S dollars($18,000,000.00) which my late Husband kept for us with a Security Company in Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire before he was assasinated by unknown persons.Now I and my son decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.

We want you to help us claim and retrieve these fund from the Security Company and transfer it into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:

1). Telecommunication
2). The transport industry
3). Five star hotel
4). Real Estate or other profitable investment.

If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% Of the total fund.I await your soonest response.

Scam Example-3

Dear one,

With due respect and humility I write you this letter which I believe you would be of great assistance to me and my children.

I am Mrs Mrs Roseline Oura, the wife of the late Dr David E. Oura Jr of blessed memory. Prior to my husband assassination by the rebel forces loyal to Corporal Foday Sankoh of the revolutionary United Front (RUF), he was the Director General National Gold and Diamond Mining Corporation of Sierra-Leone.

Few days before my husband was assassinated, he instructed me and my children (George and Susan) to move out of Sierra-Leone and also to go in his underground strong room where the documents of money he has deposited in a finance company in Abidjan Cote d Ivoire in one trunk box as family valuables and treasures with the name of my first son Mr George as the beneficiary. The amount is US$10.000.000 (Ten Million united states dollars).We managed to escape to Abidjan the Republic of Cote d Ivoire through the help of my husband s friend who is a trawler. As our travelling document was seized.

I am now looking for a trustworthy and God fearing person who will handle this money for rapid profit for the future of my two fatherless children.

For your information, the finance company did not know the real content of the box and we do not wish them to know until the money is transferred to your account. As it was deposited as family valuables and treasures.

Meanwhile, I want to leave Cote d Ivoire entirely for investment of this money in your country and mostly for the future of my children. I want you to please assist us to claim the box from the finance company and to deposit the money in your account as to order the bank to transfer the money to your account in your country. As our foreign partner. We have it in mind to reward you with a certain percentage for your assistance,immediately you receive this letter to enable us proceed in earnest towards retrieving the box and transferring of the money into your account.

Finally please ensure that no one else knows about this money as it is only myself my son, yourself and the Rev. pastor of the church where we worship knows about this money.

May God bless you as you assist me...

About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Tell a friend | Scam Alert

© 2007-2023