Mrs. Muna Hariri (cancer scam)

This message is an example of the “dying widow scam.” “Muna Hariri” doesn’t have long to live and needs your help to give away her fortune. Who wouldn’t want to help a dying widow? Unfortunately, “Mrs. Muna” is really just a scammer, probably working out of a cheap Internet cafe somewhere in Africa, who really has just one goal: to pick your pocket.

Sender: yucky_51618@yahoo.co.jp
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015
Reply-To: Muna Hariri munahariri_00011@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: From Mrs Muna Hariri.

From Mrs Muna Hariri. I married to Late Mr.Ali, We are from France, but living in Republic Benin, my husband worked with our France Embassy here in Benin Republic for many years before he died in the year 2012. We were married for years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted two weeks. Before his death .

Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ($1.500,000 000.00) in a Bank here , I have serious sickness which is cancer problem i am in this hospital for more than 8 months now having known my condition I decided to the fund donate these funds to you or any one that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.

Hoping to receive your Urgent and Positive response to enable me give you more details

Your Sister Mrs Muna Hariri

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Mrs. Rita Dominic (scam warning)

This is a classic example of the “dying widow scam.” (See more examples of scams from supposed dying widows.) “Mrs. Rita Dominic” is dying of cancer and wants to give away the fortune that her late husband left her. Won’t you help? She is your sister in Christ, after all.

In fact, “Mrs. Rita” is just a scammer trying to pick your pocket. “She” (if the message actually came from a she) isn’t a dying widow and there is no fortune deposited in an African bank. Please share this scam warning with your friends and family today so they won’t get scammed by “Mrs. Rita.”

Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015
From: RITA DOMINIC rdominic0101@gmail.com
Reply-To: RITA DOMINIC ritadominicrita@yahoo.co.jp
Subject: Urgent From Mrs. Rita Dominic

From Mrs. Rita Dominic

I’m Mrs. Rita Dominic from Canada. I am married to Mr. Shing Dominic , who worked with Canada embassy here in Cote d ‘Ivoire for nine years before he died 2014. We were married for ten years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian.

Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (5.5 million USD) Five million Five hundred thousand United States dollars deposited in one bank here in Cote D ‘Ivoire. Presently, this money still with the Bank here in Capital of Cote D’ Ivoire Yamoussoukro.

Recently, after my illness, my doctor told me I would not last for the next one months due to cancer problem, I said that in the next one months will not be spreading this type of bone cancer and I do not live again. But what bothers me most is my stroke sickness.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, organization or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church, organization or individual that will use this fund for orphanages, widows like me, the poor and needy, and also propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us understand that “Blessed is the hand that gives.” I took this decision because I have no child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christain and I do not want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where to go.

I know I will be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace . I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and therefore, the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always . I do not want my husband’s relatives to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank where the funds deposited by my late husband for you to contact them directly. I also send you an authorization letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.

Whoever wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful throughout your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to get a response from you.

Thanks and Remain blessed.
yours sister in Christ.
Mrs. Rita Dominic.

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Antoine Schmidt (scam warning)

Scams come in all languages and they are mailed to people all over the world. You don’t have to be able to read French to recognize that the message below is a standard dying-of-cancer scam message from someone who calls himself “Antoine Schmidt.”

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015
Subject: Lettre

Bien aimé,

Je me nomme Mr Schmidt Antoine née le 07 Janvier 1944 de nationalité Française. Je vous envoie ce présent message pour solliciter votre accord pour la réalisation d’un projet de donation que je souhaite accomplir depuis un bon moment.

Cela vous paraît peu suspect bien vrai que vous ne me connaissez pas et que je ne vous connais pas. J’ai un cancer qui est en phase terminale, mon médecin traitant vient de m’informer que mes jours sont comptés du fait de mon état de santé dégradé. Selon ce que le Docteur m’a justifié, une Boule s’installe présentement dans ma cage cérébrale, j’ai cette maladie depuis plus de 4 ans.

Je vous prie d’accepter ma donation. Je possède la somme de 850.000 Euro comme un don. Je vous prie d’accepter cette somme car elle pourra bien vous êtes très utile. Il faut me répondre si vous accepter mon offre directement par mon mail : toinou.7@outlook.fr

Je me sens très mal et j’ai très peur, je n’arrive presque pas à dormir la nuit comme la journée. Je ne peux pas mourir sans avoir fait don de toute cette somme sinon je pense que cela serait un gâchis.

Que Dieu reste avec vous.

Mme SCHMIDT ANTOINE
Mon mail Direct à me répondre : toinou.7@outlook.fr

Here is an automated translation that shows this message has the typical format of cancer scam messages that are sent in all languages:

Beloved,

My name is Mr Anthony Schmidt born January 7, 1944 of French nationality. I send you this message for this request your agreement for a project donation I want to accomplish for some time.

Does that seem little suspect true that you do not know me and I do not know you. I have cancer which is terminal, my doctor just informed me that my days are numbered because of my health condition deteriorated. Depending on what the Doctor justified me, a ball moves currently in my brain cage, I have this disease for more than 4 years.

Please accept my donation. I own the sum of 850,000 Euro as a gift. I beg you to accept this amount as it may of you are very helpful. We must answer if you accept my offer by my mail: toinou.7@outlook.fr

I feel very bad and I am scared, I hardly sleep at night as the day. I can not die without having donated all this money otherwise I think it would be a mess.

May God be with you.

Ms. SCHMIDT ANTOINE
My email Direct answer : toinou.7@outlook.fr

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Mrs. Linda Agogo (scam alert)

This is the latest version of the good old “dying widow scam.” In this example, “Mrs. Linda Agogo” has no children and wants you to help dispose of her fortune for charitable purposes. (See more examples of dying widow scams.) Alas, there really is no fortune and no dying widow; there’s only a scammer trying to separate you from your money:

reply-to: mslinda_agogo1@yahoo.es
date: Thu, 20 Aug 15
from: massi@speedy.com.ar
subj: Letter of Intent

Greetings Dear One,

I am Mrs Linda Agogo, A widow to the Late Mr. James Agogo, I am 63years old, and I am now a new Christian convert, suffering from long time,cancer of the ear. From all indications my condition is really deteriorating and it’s quite obvious that I won’t live long according to my doctors.

This is because my cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. My late husband was killed during the U.S raid, against terrorism in Afghanistan when he traveled to Afghanistan to monitor a Hospital/a Humanitarian Found at (HHF) he was setting up for the benefit of the Afghan masses as of then; whose majority and 99 percent of them are Muslims/Islamic scholars and loyalists. During the period of our marriage we couldn’t produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his businesses and wealth, and when I noticed that my condition is not improving rather it gets worsen by the day I decided to divide part of this wealth, to contribute to Charity and the development of the churches in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. I selected you after visiting the internet and I prayed over it. I am willing to donate the sum of $3.2 Million to you for charity, Evangelical work, the less privileged, churches, orphanages and widows, Propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.

I took this decision upon myself because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don’t want my husband’s hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. Because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Christ is vanity upon vanity. Please I want you to note that this fund is deposited with A Christian Security Firm For safety purpose. And upon my instruction, you will file in an application for the Change of Ownership of the fund in your name with the Christian Security firm. May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family.

I Await Your Urgent Reply to this email,

Yours in Christ

Mrs Linda Agogo

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Dominique Picole Charity Scam

This is an example of a standard dying-of-cancer charity-scam message, invoking all the usual appeals to help widows, orphans, and unfortunate mothers. (See more examples of charity scams.) The details may change from one scam message to the next, but the general pattern is the same in all:

Reply-To: dominique.picole@qq.com
From: “Dominique Picole” dominique.picole@ukho.gov.uk
Subject: Hello
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015

My name is Dominique Picole citizens of France but presently reside in United Kingdom, I was diagnose of Heart Cancer in December 2014 and am presently hospitalize now and have few days to live on earth. I have been touched in my heart to donate Two Million Great British Pounds Sterling (2,000,000.00 GBP) from part of my Real Estate Investment inherited from my late Father to you for the good work of charity Organization. 10% can go for your personal needs for your time taken from your busy schedule to work with me on this sole act of charity. Am presently sending you this email seeking your assistance in helping me set up a charity organization in your country coined in both of our names which would be in existence long after am gone out of this world. I will be going in for a surgery soon and I want to make sure that I make this donation before undergoing my surgery.

I decided to donate my fund to you for investment towards the good work of charity, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and for the assistance of the widows and unfortunate mothers. At the moment I don’t want any telephone calls due to my health condition I would have provided you with my Mobile number. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly. It is true that I don’t know you and you don’t know me, no one came into this world knowing each other it only take time for people know each other, but I have been directed in my heart to contact you by grace. I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished. Kindly indicate your interest in helping me in this sole act of charity or not, until I hear from you my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders.

Regard

Dominique Picole

If you make the mistake of replying, “Dominque” will end up picking your pocket and leaving you poor. Here at ScamHunter.org we document scams like these to help people around the world keep themselves safe.

Mrs. Cedella Kevaughn Watson (scam alert)

This is a classic (and rather primitive) example of the dying-widow cancer-patient scam. “Cedella Watson” hasn’t got very long to live, and she needs your help in disposing of her fortune (even though you’ve never heard of her). And why would the widow of a Jamaican ambassador to Africa be writing to you anyway? (And writing from a free email address in India?)

Subject: Volunteer found after missing more than 24 hours
From: cedellak@yahoo.in
Reply-To: cedellak@yahoo.in
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015

http://search-dogs.carda.org/news/p2_articleid/4

MY NAME IS MRS. CEDELLA KEVAUGHN WATSON,. WIFE OF LATE AMBASSADOR OF JAMAICA TO IVORY COAST, PLEASE I WANT YOU TO REPLY ME BACK AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS MESSAGE BECAUSE I WANT TO DISCUSS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT WITH YOU, I AM A CANCER PATIENT WITH A VERY SHORT TIME TO LIVE AND I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE I WANT TO ENTRUST THE SUM OF (USD$12.7MILLION) TO YOUR HAND AS A DONATION FOR CHARITY WORK., TO HELP THE ORPHANAGES, WIDOWS, AND MOTHERLESS CHILDREN AROUND YOU, THIS MONEY WAS DEPOSITED BY MY LATE HUSBAND IN ONE OF THE SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN ABIDJAN AND OUR PLAN WAS TO USE IT FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND,, I AM WAITING YOUR URGENT REPLY FOR MORE INSTRUCTION AND INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FUND, REGARDS, MRS.CEDELLA KEVAUGHN WATSON

“Mrs. Watson” is a scammer of course, and once she succeeds in picking your pocket you’ll never hear from her again.

Mrs. Olivia Abel (scam alert)

This is a classic “wealthy woman dying of cancer” scam. “Olivia Abel” wants your help to distribute her fortune, because she doesn’t trust her family. But she trusts you! (She trusts that she will be able to pick your pocket.)

Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 14:03:54 -0400
Subject: From Mrs. Olivia Abel My Dear in Christ…..
From: “Mrs. Olivia Abel” sales@sherwoodappliance.ca
Reply-To: mrsoliviaabel98@gmail.com

My Dear in Christ

I don’t want you to feel sorry for me, because, I Believe Everyone will die someday. My name is Mrs. Olivia Abel I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the Oman, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.

I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of united state dollars $72,000,000 that I have with a finance/Security Company. I will want you to dispatch it to charity organizations if only you will be sincere. God be with you.

Mrs. Olivia Abel

NB Please do not share my email address with anyone as I have received some emails from some unscrupulous people claiming to be charity organizations and other weird stories.

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Tom Crist Foundation (scam alert)

This curious scam message combines a whole range of traditional scammer themes. “Tom Crist” has won a lottery, his wife was dying of cancer, and as a religious man he wants to share his wealth with you. Alas, it’s just another version of the old fashioned advance-fee fraud, designed not to spread his fortune but to grow it by picking your pocket.

Subject: My Bear Beneficiary, You Are My Lucky Winner.**
From: TOM CRIST FOUNDATION zkg663@alumni.ku.dk
Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 23:41:55 -0700
Reply-To: tomcristalert.15@rogers.com

I am Mr Tom Crist the Calgary Max Lotto Winner of 40 Million and i know this would come as a surprise to you but be rest assured that as a man who believes in the word of God i know that in my heart it is always better to give than to receive, see Luke 12:33-34.

i am writing to inform you that Google in alliance with MICROSOFT submitted your “Email” upon my request that you receive a Cheque/Check for $1million. in honor of my of his late wife Janice Crist, who died of cancer two years ago. see PROOF below;

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=janice-crist&pid=155922448&fhid=14841

I have already issue out a check for $1.2million to the Tom Baker Cancer Center where Janice Crist was treated before her death. find proof below;

http://globalnews.ca/news/1036498/who-is-40-million-jackpot-winner-tom-crist/
http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2424885304

Please forward your Full Names, Age, Address, Tel, Occupation and a check for $1million will be issued to you.

Sincerely,

Tom Crist

**********************************

Retired CEO & Calgary Lotto Winner

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Christy Xavier, Aging Widow (scam alert)

One of the most common types of advance fee scam is the widow-dying-of-cancer scam. These are so common you would think they wouldn’t work any more, but if they didn’t work the scammers wouldn’t keep sending them, so you know some people do still fall for them. The example below is shorter than most — some scammers go into great detail, but others figure if they can hook you with a short message they may have a better chance of reeling you in.

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:05:41 -0430 (VET)
From: simon martinez simon.martinez@defensapublica.gob.ve
Reply-To: x.chrisxavier@hotmail.com

I am Mrs. Christy Xavier an aging widow suffering from cancer, I have some funds I am willing to donate through you to non-profit charitable organization amounting £8.3Million pounds and my estate in Indiana (USA). 50% of the total sum should be transferred to any orphanage home. You can help your community with the remaining 50% and for your services to carryout this last wish for me

UPDATE: Christy Xavier is persistent! A few days after sending the message above she sent a followup:

Date: Wed, 20 May 2015
From: Christy Xavier victor.yaulema@ame.gob.ec
Reply-To: xavier.00293@msn.com

I recently left you a message.

Before she was emailing from Venezuela (.ve) and now from Ecuador (.ec). Christy gets around!

Teresa Roman Cancer Scam

The “dying widow scam” is a standard type of advance fee fraud. In the example below Teresa Roman, “your sister in Christ,” needs your help to distribute her fortune. Alas, there is really no “Teresa Roman” and no fortune to be distributed. There’s only a scammer trying to separate you from your money.

Reply-To: teresaroman@blumail.org
From: “Teresa Roman” herman.pesantez@celec.gob.ec
Subject: Hello
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:19:27

I am Mrs Teresa Roman, suffering from cancerous ailment. I was married to Mr.Raymond Roman, my husband worked with Chevron/Texaco in the United Kingdom for twenty years before he died in the year 2003. My late husband deposited the sum of 0 Million (Ten Million Pounds) with a Bank in United Kingdom.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the stroke and cancerous problems I am suffering from. I have decided to donate these funds to you and i want you to use it for the upkeep of widows and charities worldwide. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husband hard earned money to be misused.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my email.address: teresaroman@blumail.org With God all things are possible.

Your Sister in Christ,
Mrs. Teresa Roman
Email: teresaroman@blumail.org

If you make the mistake of answering “Teresa,” she will spin you many elaborate stories; but then she will reveal that she needs some advance payments from you before her supposed fortune can be released. If you make the bigger mistake of paying her, she will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

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