I want to share my experience. This one called
himself. .oops, sorry, herself Valerie Diom. I
received this email, and I responded because I thought that
someone really needed help. What I found strange about the whole thing
was that she sent me two photos and although they were far shots, I noticed
that they were two different persons. After accosting “her”, another
two photos were sent to me. I got even more suspicious when I realize
that there were inconsistencies in the stories. Her parents were
killed, yet her stepmother “maltreated” her. How does one get a step
parent? More so, "she" sent me the same mail to another of my email
addresses not being aware that I was the same person. I also noticed
that the mail I received was sent to someone else. She sent me a phone
number and I decided to call. "The “Reverend” sent for “her” at the
hostel", and strangely enough the voice sounded very much like a man trying
to speak like a woman. I gave “her” the opportunity to tell me how to
assist “her” and “she” spent almost five minutes on the phone telling me
that “she” was not scammer. (After going on this site I saw similar letters
to other persons, so I emailed “her” saying that I believe “she” was trying
to play me for a fool). Anyway, while I was talking the “her” “she”
mentioned that “she” had no money to go to a café to email me, then later in
the conversation; “she” mentioned that “she” was going to go to a café to
chat with me. Seemed quite anxious to get off the phone since "she"
must have realized that "her" voice was giving her/him away. However,
the email never came. I then emailed “her” saying that “she” should
stop emailing me because I was going to contact the Authorities in Senegal
and forward to them the telephone number so that they can track “her” down
and stop "her" from trying to defraud people and that they were making
it difficult for people who really need help. I further told “her”
that if “she” needed money so badly that “she” should go look for a
job. I have heard nothing since.
Valerie Diom [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:46
Subject: GREETING FROM DAKAR
Firstly you maybe so surprised that you see my
mail ; , Do not be surprise or get offended for receiving this message from
me, It just that I have been obliged to lay a mere trust on you due to my
situation here in the refugees camp,
Let me first of all reveal my self
to you, and I will require the best of your honesty after your knowing about
me and whom I am, I will really like us to have a good relationship inspite
of anything(be it age,distance or color) because I have this feeling that
you are my friend and you will not betray
MY PROFILE FULL LIFE STORY.
I decided to contact you because of the
urgency of my situation here and after reading your profile (which will
attract every reasonable poeple),i became intrested in knowing you the more
and also to trust you with my life.I am Miss valerie koma diom (as
you know). from
Rwanda,the only daughter of (Late) Dr
Damian Koma diom deputy minister of national security under the
leadership of the then Rwandan president who is now in exile after many
innocent soul were killed,My father was killed alonside my beloved mother by
some hoodlums,who parades themselves as political thugs they accuse my
father of coup attempt (which he never did).
constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I,am receiving from
my step mother(since the death of my late parents).She planned to take away
all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected
death of my beloved parents.
Meanwhile I wanted to escape from Africa to
any where in the world but she hide away my international passport and other
valuable travelling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my
fathers File which contains important documents of his access.So I decided
to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the
Private charity organization for the Refegee here in
Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term
relationship that may lead us to somewhere better if we work well on
I found out in one of the files that my father of blessed memory
deposited the sum of (4,500, 000.00) (four Million five Hundred
Thousand euro) in a Bank in
europe there with my name as the next of kin.
However, I shall
forward you with the necessary documents and contacts on confirmation of
your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund.As
you will also help me in an invsetment,and i will like to complete my
studies,as i was in my 1st year in the university before the crisis
After the transaction you will arrange for my trip of joining
you over there for us to share this feelings face to face.
We will invest
the fund me and you, or if you don't intend staying with me then It will be
my pleasure to compensate you with 15% of the total money for your services
and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I
decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this
email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your
positive response showing your interest I will put things into action
immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message
indicating your ability and willingness to handle this relationship and
Again,if you will like to hear my voice today
please call me through a Rev father who is incharge of this camp his name is
Rev Goodwill Edward his phone number is
(+221-766 -735 -699),tell him
that you will like to speak with me please.
Awaiting your urgent and
positive response. Please do keep this only to your self please I beg you
not to disclose it till i come over , once the fund has been
||Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 12:41:51 -0700
Subject: urgent message?
Happy weekend to you how is your family member?sitster please i need your asstance not about trasferd or any issue of money because it will very had to someone else to believe someone you dont know before andbad people have spoil good people .scammers are many in all over the word.am not plead to you about that i have take my mind from the trasferd because i know the money is belong to me is my late father inritance money.the bank manager told me that he will help me look for invetor to help invest the money.
but all i need from you now i wanted to relocate to your country i want you to surport me to buy thicket to come down to wincet when am with you where going to claim the money.my revrend father have help me plead to my step mother to released my passport to me so am with my passport now i wanted to relocate to you.if where are together i know then you are going to believe me.the bible says(1 Corinthians, 13:1-13) love is most important is human life and trust.(1 Thessalonians 3:12)(1 Corinthians 14:1)please do what you can to asstance to buy my thinket to come down.i have attached my passport for you to see
||Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 02:01:50 -0700
Subject: GOD ALMIGHTY WILL REWAND YOU
Goodmorning to you how life with you over there?hope your family member are doing fine?sister i am very Glad for your respond and for your contribution to my life am very appriciate.God almighty in his infinitymercy will rewand you.
sister i have alredy ask for the thicket from capital city dakar senegal here to st vincet it will take me from here to you 3days from dakar to lisbon in portugal and transity again in caracas in venuswena and port of spain in trinidad before getting to st vincet.the cost of the thicket is (1800 dolllar us.)
sister please am good girl and decent upbringam comming from good homeyou are not going to regret ofknowing me as sister. am going to respect you and loyal surmisive to you as your blood.i promised.because i dont have family in this word again i want you to be my mother my sister and my everything.thanks so much God almighty will bless you in abundantly,.please sister immediately i get to st vincet where going to makethe trasferd.just keep this in mind.
||Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:48:33 -0700
Subject: MY DEAR MOTHER
Top of the to you over there.i am very happy today, infacttoday is my happiest day in my life.thanks for take me out in darkest moment oflife am here in darkness life for long.i really appriciate you for your contribution for my progress.
sister i love your suggestion of buying the thicket over there and send to me i believe it will very cheaper than african here.
i have attached my pasport for you to buy the thicket and send to me .sister i will payed you back all your expensive and show to you am your daughter.i told revrend father that you wanted to help me to relocate so i can beable to further my education over there and i told him that i have know you for long.he promise to surport me to loan $500 dollar before from caritas meeting.in churchso if i get through about the trasferd of my money i will send back the money to him.
i wanted to ask you maybe i should told him to leave the money that my sister will bought the thicket down to send to me.revrend fathersaid you should sendyour picture to him to see you and to promised of take care of me but i told him that i know you for long time ago that i trust you so there is no need of that i trust you Vernadette
||Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 11:09:49 -0700
Subject: HERE IS THE POSTAL ANDRESS
NAME _ valerie diom
The Charity mission (Christ for all Church)
no 858 parcell assanie unity 25
phone number +221764674349
||Vernadette plays along, and sends booking information about a flight from Dakar:
||Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 05:10:33 -0700
Subject: Re: Ticket information
|Good morning mummy
Thanks so much Thank you for loving me no way anyone has ever tried. Thank you for knowing all thewhat that mean so much to me. Thank you for understanding my situation Thank you for everything you are have done in my life today am very excited and am crying because am so happy and everything I am becoming, because you are in my life.
mummy am sorry for disturbing you in sleep am excited to call you and appreciate your contribution to my life for take me out of darkness i know now my future is bright am in new person.i promised you i will payed you all your expensive in multiply .please look for me school i need to continue my education and search for the business where going to do with the money when will make trasaction .hope you have mail the thicket to me how many days am going to receive the thicket because i need to leave before revrend father traveld down to south african on monday for caritas meeting.
||> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:10:46 -0700
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: I UNDERSTAND YOU MUMMY
> Good day to you
> am very sorry if you are upset with me and is not that am not ungreatfull.
> i am scared to ask you before because you do not not trust me because of scammer and many people has liar to collect money with someone on internet.the problem is that am deply in need of the money and i believe you are the only person to assting me in this dark moment. really you forward me some scammers site which make me know how people duped someone.am not plead to send me the money again am ok with the thicket you send to me.
> mummy i promised you when i get to st vincet i will show you appriciation and i will teach a lesson that is good to help people and my own issue will make people know there is still good people on this word and internet which is not scammer.(1timothy6vs10)(1chritian13v7)never send me money again am not scammer am pray to see the the thicket and leave here
> your daughter
||Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 03:58:12 -0700
Subject: GOOD DAY TO YOU MUMMY
Mummy how are you doing today hope you are fine.mummy i have never seen the thicket up till now please.which service you use it is DHL OR FEDEX OR POST OFFICE .
my prayer is to recieve the thicket this week and leave here on 30th because am eager to seen you soon.i called the bank in spain yestday i talk with the bank manager.himself
and he promised to help me if i get and acount.mummy thank you so much i will discuss better to you on 30th when were going to see ouself in person.
||Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:54:30 -0700
Subject: am with my thicket
i could know why i dont hearing from you since yestday when i recieve the thicket you send to me.i have recieve it.the asstance reverend father told me i should take it to south african airway so there going to check for me and book my sit.immediately any message from them i will keep you inform.
please mummy if there is any urgent call me on asstance revrend father phone.+221764674349 i will be very Glad to hear from you today after this my mail.
i will took the thicket and my passport to south african airways to confirm it.
||Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:28:33 -0700
Subject: i will never never write you again
Vernadette or what you call youself.here where am going to send you email last i do not ask you money.untill i come down to st vincent on 30th of this month.i have alredy get the thicket with me.not will stop me notto come out of africa eventhough i dont come down to your house. but i will been out of this country.
it seem something is behinde this matter i know something wrong with you over there.
Vernadette i will never respect you again or call you mummy if that what you want.i told you that Revrend have traveld down to south africa not presently in dakar senegal i gave you assistance revrend father phone am not telling you this to plead for you.
Vernadette listen to me i dont need your help again how there you calling me scammer.i know you are in possition to help me today but tommorow your kids will need help of person too if not you.i just wanna take this letter to say bye and good bye to you in again i will never write letter to you again you are wicked woman. you dont have human fellings.God almighty willgeoge you and me
||Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 04:51:20 -0700
Subject: am sory Vernadette
|Good monrning Vernadette
Am here to apologized and say sorry.i have only five days here to out of Senegal here.
Vernadette you called me scammer when every thing hide to man is open to God.
i do not believe that you can call me such name because i need your assistance and am going to paid you backall your money you spend to buy thicket for me.guarantee you.
the last mail you send to me is come to my annoyed mind is upset.
Vernadette please don't ambadon me i need you to come receive me in airport and take me down to your house for the main time i will get myself.
am sincerely girl and well decent up bring i came from good home am not justa person am open minded girl.please are you going to recieve me.
||End of story.