Scams from Widows and Orphans: Jessy Ami Hodges

Scam Money Transfers
Example -
Jessy Ami Hodges,
in Dakar Senegal needs YOUR help!

Have you received an email from "Jessy Ami Hodges", who says "Dakar Senegal" ? And what follows is a convoluted sob story of one misery after another, along with a healthy dose of gibberish, spelling errors, terrible gram, syntax and punctuation, not exactly befitting an extremely wealthy person. And now, poor bereaved "Jessy", needs YOUR help to recover the fortune and is willing to pay you an enormous sum of money! Odd that they'd pick a total stranger in a foreign country to trust their money to, don't you think? What makes this even more disturbing is the scammer is looking for victims on HIV support websites!  Talk about victimizing those already with problems!

Of course, it is a scam. Don't reply to it.

If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!

Email from a potential victim:

Please check the mails below for me. I became suspicious particularly after finding a letter like the one below sent to a gentleman in India. I first encountered the alleged writer on "" a site for HIV positive people. Thinking it was a nice girl that wanted friendship I responded to a message in my inbox, then along came these two. I would be grateful of your help Thank you

First email from the scammer:


I am more than happy in your urgent mail to my email ... So!!. How is the weather and climate there.. Mine a little Hot over here in Dakar Senegal. As you know My name is Miss Jessy Ami Hodges 23 yrs born 4 April 1983, am still a single lady and never married, i need a serious relationship as good friends and partner ! but i will like to know you better first, ! your status and i will be happy if we can meet on the webcam, i use this same email id and tell me the exact time i will meet you there please because i want us to see face to face and i will like to know if can visit africa for my inheritance purpose and to see me personel .

As for me, am a little light tan in complexion, African Queen i guess as my friends call me. You seems to be a nice and gentle person. I am from Liberia in Africa but presently ,I am living under the care of a church here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country some years back.

About my family,My parents Dr and Mrs Mathew Hodges are late .My father Dr.Mathew Hodges was chairman managing director (INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD) in Monrovia the capital of city my Country,and he was also the personal adviser to our former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed him with my mother in cold blood. It's only me that is alive now and with the help and advise of our family lawyer I managed to escape to Senegal where I am living now as a refugee.

I have secured some vital document/information's of my late father's account which he made me the sole beneficiary to his acquisition inheritance funds, with me which i will like to share with you if you can assist me to relocate to your country as I am really suffering here and I have been so afraid to disclose this matter until I am sure of the reliable person to help me.

I would like to know more about you.Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently, . I will tell you more about myself in my next mail and i will also send you my photo too now.Hoping to hear from you soonest. I wish you a happy new years.

Yours Sincerely,


Second email from the scammer:

My Dear,

I am more than happy in your reply to my mail. ..I believe that you are matured enough to help me handle my present situation here and needs , . I will send you some documents for you to see after i hear from you, that will show you that i am seriously in need of your assistant now because of my situation , i don't have any other ways to do this, i believe that you are a good man . ... i believe that age is just a number as long as there is love between the both parties and understanding .

Right now i am stock to a big problem which i will urgently want you to help me get out of here and help me safe my inheritance am about to disclose to you because it is the only thing i have left in this world am in today, Please send me your code/ telephone number so that i can call you immediately, but i will like you to call me too as soon as you receive this message.. How was your night hope fine? ..Mine is still very cold over here in Dakar Senegal.

In this camp we are only allowed to go out from the camp only on Mondays and Fridays of the weeks. Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come out here soon. I really need your help and i need someone that is as nice and good as you to help me transfer my money into your account and invest it in a good business or you open and account for the on our both names, i don't have any relatives now whom i can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person i have now is Rev.Thomas who is the pastor of the (Christ for all Churches Dakar, Senegal) here in the camp he has been very nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i am leaving in the women's hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women.

I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place. Please listen to this (please it's a secret, even the Reverend don't know about it), i have my late father's deposit certificate and his statement of Account , WILL, death certificate and other vital document's here with me which i have have sent to you but i will send you the bank contact as soon as i hear your call ring? so that you can tell me what you will need/persentage in assisting me on this transaction.and i will tell you what to do.?

When he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a finance company. which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is $7.5(Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) It is my money and i am very happy i have such money but i can can't have it because of my present situation and refugee status here. So i will like you to help me contact the company and tell them you want to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my travelling documents and air ticket to come over to meet with you.I kept this secret to people.

So in the light of above i will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for i am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it.

Now my main purpose of opening up to you is:

1. I want you to contact the bank and ask them the possibility of transferring my money to you as you are standing as a next of kin to me.

2. I want you to help me move from here as soon as you get the money in your possession and also send me money to prepare my traveling documents/ New International Passport/ Visa/ and Ticket fee..

3. Promise me that you will not cheat or betray on me because i have opened up to you and i and you know that am still a little girl that has nobody that can help me expect through you and this medium.

4. I will need your home address and contact info... so that i can write an official letter to the bank on your behalf ,so that they can know you are the elected person i have in mind,for them to start with immediate action..

5. Is it possible for you to come and meet here here in Senegal.........YES or NO..?

6. Tell me Little about your personal life..? and tell me about your country and also tell me what you think we can invest this money on. And Remember.. tell me about the Educational sector in your country , if i will be nice for me to study there.?

7. I will want to know if you can be able to communicate with me everyday and call me still i join you because i am putting/trusting all i have, my future on your hands and care ? And tell me the exact time when we both can see each other on the web cam for me to be sure of whom am dealing with and trusting too. ???

Remember i am giving you all this information due to the trust i deposited on you.I like honest and understanding people,truthful and a person of vision,truth and hardworking. My favourite language is English very fluently.Meanwhile i will like you to call me, but first through my Reverends telephone number +221 686 7447 tell him you want to speak with Miss Jessy Hodges from Liberia and he will surely call for me immediately. like i said i have allot to tell you. Please send me your telephone number so that , i can call you if i have little money. Have a nice day and think about me and how you can help me invest this money in a lucrative business like . Awaiting to hear from you soonest,

Yours Sincerely,



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