Here's another one of those "Political Asylum" scams, or maybe it's more appropriately called expatriation. Heck I dunno lol. Anyway, these scammers often pretend to be women, but not always. In this one, "she" even says she wants you to pretend that she's your sister, so that you might think of her as "family."
I believe South Sudan now exists as an independent nation, and she's claiming that she's the daughter of its first leader, who was apparently killed in a helicopter accident. She's not his daughter. Now she wants your "help" to come to "your country" (because she doesn't know where you live, of course) to "finish her studies," but you must not say anything, or her "wicked uncle" will kill her.
In these scams, the claim made to the victim is that she wants to come to the U.S., or wherever you live, but there is always some "fee" that needs to be paid first, aside from cash supposedly meant for an airline ticket that was already paid by the victim. The ticket is never purchased, and the scammer simply keeps the cash. The "additional fee" is paid, and then she will claim that she got only so far before another "fee" came up. Meanwhile, she hasn't gone anywhere, and the victim will never see her. All she is doing is seeing how much money she can get out of her victim before s/he catches on to the scam.
The scammers will want you to wire the money by Western Union or MoneyGram. The agents at either place will warn a victim that s/he is about to wire money to a scammer, but they cannot refuse to take or send the victim's money. And once the money is picked up, it is not retrieveable. I have been to Western Union and asked them about this myself. There are more samples of these linked here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Here's another Nigerian 419 scam flavor. I haven't figured out what I'm going to call them yet LOL. An "Uka Bassey" is 26, and claims to have "just started work" with the Central Bank of Nigeria. She says you've "paid all fees," -- do you remember sending any money to Nigeria? -- but the "fund hasn't been released yet."
I don't understand why they even bother with this scam. It raises way to many questions, unless, I suppose, someone happens to be in the middle of it, and has been sending them money.
If you happen to be one of the people who has been getting scammed, stop sending them money. It's gone, and you won't get it back. "Uka" promises to get you the "money," but there is no money, and "Uka" very likely isn't a woman at all. In saying she's going to "run away to you" from Nigeria, she will just keep on asking for fees, telling of her troubles in getting to America, when she isn't going anywhere at all. She's just sitting in Nigeria, collecting your money until you don't have anymore. To the uninitiated who have fallen for this scam, it can be very expensive indeed.
More of these scam samples can be seen Here
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