BEWARE SCAM, Senegal Dakar, The christ of kings church
Trust that first warning bell when you receive an email from an acclaimed refugee asking for your help. I have received one through Triond.
Philomina Edwin, who is she?
A few days ago I received an email from Triond from a young woman asking to be my pen pal. I've heard about internet scams but not once did I think it could happen to me. For someone who suppose to have trust issues and my gut at the time told me not to reply but I did. I replied thinking that this is someone who wants to talk about simple things even though I have not published anything on Triond up until today. Only after I joined Triond I found out about some complaints of Triond scamming people so therefore I thought it was best not to make myself know on the site but I don't know how to remove my account.
Anyway regarding the email I have received. A young woman contacted me telling me about the sad life she has stuck in a refugee camp and how both her parents died and she was alone. She even sent me a picture of herself. I didn't tell her much about me because I don't open up so easily about myself. Thank God for that but what concerns me is that I used my real name and Triond has my picture. Warning bells are going through my mind and I just can't let it rest. So earlier today this Miss Philomina sent me another email which I added in here. Telling me dat she needs help and a whole lot of nonsense about 6.5 million dollars and wanted my personal details. Which was a good joke. I set laughing for a good 5 minutes until I sent her an email back giving her a piece of my mind and warning her that I will look into her so called dilemma. I could see from her subject title already that this was not going to be good but thankfully I don't walk with my eyes closed and I think maybe just maybe I prevented myself from being scammed.
I would like to know how can I report such a scam? If anybody knows please tell me. I don't want her doing this to anyone else.
I pasted the email that she sent me.
My DearHow are you?hope all is well and fine? mine is a little bit hot over here in Dakar Senegal. please just like i told you in my first mail that i'm from ivory-coast, but due to the war in my country, that cost the dead of my father and my mother which made me to stay hear as a refeguee. my condition here is terrible Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come out here soon.i don't have any relatives now whom i can go to all our relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person i have now is Rev Paul Samson. who is the pastor of the (Christ the king Churches) here in the camp,he has been very nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i'm leaving in the women's hostel(in the camp) because here they have two hostels one for the men the other for women.this is my dircet phone number (+221772439948 ) i will like you to call me, so that we can talk, my conditon here is very bad and i don't have any right or privilledge to some things be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country.I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first year before the traggic 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 (as his next of kin)here with me which i will send to you latter,because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in royal bank in United kingdom which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is $6.5m(Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) So what i need from you is, for you to see that this money is transfered to a good account and also to make arrengment on how i will come over and stay with you and continue my life and education.my choosing you is a question i knew you must ask and i think it is a good question.i have two reasons for choosing you, i choosed you because it is the will of God.and i believe knowing you will bring hope back again to my life.my choosing you does not mean,that i do not have anybody from ivory-coast.I have two uncles,that is my late fathers junior brothers whom i think are suppose to be taking care of me but they do not care,all they did was to sell my late father's houses and company to one mr olson steven from united states and enjoy the money with their wives. i wanted to tell olson about it but should my uncles know of the money,they can kill me ,so as to eat the money,it was as if my father saw their deed because he told the implication of having a big money in Africa and that was the reason while he made the deposit in scotlandIn this regard i would want you to provide me with your personal informations such as....1)Your Real Name2)Your Nationalty3)Your Occupation4)Your Location5)Your Telephone Number6)Your PictureHowever you can call me with my line any time any day, my favorite language is English but our official language is French ,but i speak English very fluently because i attended an American and English speaking private school all in my country for almost all my school, thank and also try to call me as requested so that we can hear each other voices, i will be waiting to hear from you soonest,have a wonderful day,Miss Philomin