Posts Tagged ‘Internet Scams’

I Don’t Know, I Think It’s A Scam

January 16, 2009

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Good Samaritan that I am, I never pass up the opportunity to help out those in need. Whether it’s the crack lady on 113th St. (who somehow is able to afford a weekly haircut…) or a pair of deposed Nigerian princes, my heart and wallet are perpetually open. People often tell me I’m a “good guy.” But reading a message sent to me on Facebook today by a young Ivory Coaster named Stella Moroba, I found myself hesitant to lend a hand. I wondered, quietly… if I was being scammed. Judge for yourself:

Dearest One,

REQUEST TO BE MY GUARDIAN AND THEN HELP ME TO COME OVER YOUR COUNTRY:

Good day and how are you today? I hope fine? After going through your profile,
permit me to inform you of my desire of asking you to be a guardian or foster parent to me and then help me out in what i am about to tell you. I know this may sound strange to you , receiving a mail from an unknown person, but my condition has forced me to do that.

I’m Ms.Stella Moroba 19 years old,the only daughter of Late Mr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Moroba my father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant here in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote D’Ivoire. He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip,my mother died when i was a baby.

Continue reading Stella’s harrowing tale of survival after the jump!