Senegal

Questions about the Republic of Senegal, located in Western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the various ethnic languages, the official mother tongue of this largely Muslim country is French.

Asked in Senegal, Computer and Internet Fraud, Emigration and Refugees

Is there anybody in a Senegal refugee camp?

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No, this is an internet/email scam that has been going around for over a decade. It is a phishing scam being used to play on sympathies and take your money. The basic answer is that all such people claiming to be in such camps are trying to defraud. Very few people in a refugee camp, if any, would have internet access. Especially to the extent that these people have. If you have you received an email from a person (especially a girl) who claimed he/she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal, I can assure you it's a scam and there is no camp in Senegal. That person is a swindler. There has been an "advance fee" scam going for awhile in which a person - most always a girl/woman - will strike up contact with someone, either as a pen pal or some other innocent encounter. Then, at a certain point, she'll let it drop that she could get a lot of money owed her, or even get out of the refugee camp, if only she had $X for this, that or the other. There are several camps in Senegal and should you wish to donate any money it is highly recommended you do so through a recognized charity.
Asked in Spam, Africa, Senegal, Computer and Internet Fraud, Emigration and Refugees

Would it be a scam or real if you get an E-mail saying there a refugee by the name of ... who desperately needs your help?

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If you have you received an email from a person (especially a girl) who claimed he/ she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal (or any other country or camp), its most likily a scam.
Asked in Business & Finance, Senegal, Computer and Internet Fraud, Emigration and Refugees

Is there a refugee girl in Dakar Senegal asking for help?

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Please do not fall for this nonsense. There are a hundred scam mails running around with the same story, they just change the girls name. The basic answer is that people claiming to be in such camps are trying to defraud you. Very few people in a refugee camp, if any, would have Internet access. Especially to the extent that these people have. If you have received an email from a person (especially a female) who claimed he/she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal, it is a fraud. There is no camp in Senegal. That person is part of a well-known swindle. Should you wish to donate money to refugee camps it is highly recommended you do so through a recognized charity. Here are answers from various WikiAnswer contributors: (there is also a sample letter posted further down this page) There has been an "advance fee" scam going for awhile in which a person - most always a girl/woman - will strike up contact with someone, either as a pen pal or some other innocent encounter. Then, at a certain point, she'll let it drop that she could get a lot of money owed her, or even get out of the refugee camp, if only she had $X or £X for this, that or the other. He/she uses a lot of names. It can be a woman who is writing the letters or it can be a man pretending to be a woman, or it can be a gang of men (such as the gangs from Nigeria who pull similar scams on dating agency sites) by pretending to be women who need your help. It is a well-known scam. It's all lies. It's a scam she's a fake, and the refugee camp doesn't exist, why bother? Moreover, the photos that she/he sends you it not a picture of her. He/she who is behind the letters is very smart and knows how to enter your heart very easily. I for one believed her/him till the end. She/he is a good actor, and she/he has the tools to prove that she/he is telling you the truth like the bank email and British phone number. She/he is very good swindler, its a very clever scam. If you have you received an email from a girl claiming she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal, it's a scam and there is no camp in Senegal. That person is a swindler. There has been an "advance fee" scam going for awhile in which a person - most always a girl/woman - will strike up contact with someone, either as a pen pal or some other innocent encounter. Then, at a certain point, she'll let it drop that she could get a lot of money that is owed to her, or even get her out of the refugee camp, if only she had $X or £X, etc., for this, that or the other. It's a scam and there is no camp in Senegal. That person is a swindler. Here is an example of the initial type of letters these scammers write (the names have been removed) before moving on to ask you for money: " My name is XXXX XXXXXX from South Sudan, but presently i am residing at the N'dioum refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as the result of the civil war out of political crisis going on in my country, the camp is headed by the Rev whom i use his office computer to write to you when he is less busy at the office, i was a medical student reading nursing before the incident that leads me to be here. My Father Dr XXXXXX XXXXX XXXX ,died in December 2011 . My father was a freedom fighter, he was the leader of the South Sudan Democratic Movement , and the South Sudan Army before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed him alongside with my sweet mother oh? may their souls rest in peace, i managed to make my way to Senegal where i am living now as a refugee by the help of the Red Cross Society. I will like to know more about you, your likes and dislikes and what you are doing presently, i will tell you more of me in my next mail if you write back to me again. i will be waiting patiently to read again a mail from you, thanks and God bless you, i remain yours forever. " In return for your help, you will eventually be promised huge amounts of money that is supposedly owned to them as an inheritance (or some such nonsense) in return for your assistance. There will also be the promise of a relationship or sexual relationship with them. If you respond, sooner or later you will be asked to pay a fee to help them obtain something or to help them get somewhere such as coming to visit you. If you pay, another fee will quickly be requested for something else and it will continue that way until you give up or run out of money. You will never see the huge amount of money that you were promised, because that never existed. Neither will they ever come to visit you. Usually the fraud is run by gangs of men pretending to be women, even to the extent of written communication with you live on Instant Messenger while pretending to be female.
Asked in Senegal, Emigration and Refugees

Is Name-of-Person a refugee in a Refugee Camp in Dakar Senegal?

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No. This is a fraud. General Discussion The basic answer is that all such people claiming to be in such camps are trying to defraud. Very few people in a refugee camp, if any, would have internet access. Especially to the extent that these people have. "Senegal", "Dakar", "refugee camp" and "girl" (always a girl, never a guy), are key words that tell you that it's a scam. If you have you received an email from a person (especially a girl or man of the cloth) who claimed he/she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal, I can assure you it's no such person exists. That person is a swindler. There has been an "advance fee" scam going for awhile in which a person - most always a girl/woman - will strike up contact with someone, either as a pen pal or some other innocent encounter. Then, at a certain point, she'll let it drop that she could get a lot of money owed her, or even get out of the refugee camp, if only she had $X for this, that or the other. There are several camps in Senegal and should you wish to donate any money it is highly recommended you do so through a recognized charity. Use a Rational Attitude Unfortunately, this is someone trying to scam you out of money. An internet search will turn up thousands of "hits" on the names used. Do not respond to these people in any way. Stop and think for a minute- you take your computer and internet service for granted. A refugee camp- which is trying to help people that are starving or dying of disease- would they be likely to have a computer, an internet service provider, etc that this young woman could use for email? And assuming that she did, why would she select you of all people - does she not know any foreigners from her diverse international connections who are likely to be much more trustworthy than you? If she was university educated, why does she make clear grammatical errors, like not typing "I" in upper-case? If she argues that she has limited time on the computer, how did she put together a mini-novela to email you? She's a con lady. She'll promise a lot of dollars trick you into sending money to her. Don't, I repeat don't take any chances Ignore her at once. In Depth Discussion of the Scam The scam is an "advance fee" scam, or 419, in which you are asked to send money to assist some girl in distress, either in exchange for the promise of fabulous rates of repayment/reward, or perhaps the girl's undying "gratitude" that usually has romantic overtones to it. Such can start out as a "penpal" relationship, and can take any form from business, to friendship, to promise of sexual liaison, but all involve you sending money first. Scam - move on scam hoodlum YES There is a "sweetheart scam" going on that involves a person, supposedly from a Dakar Senegal refugee camp, wishing a penpal, friend, encounter or whatnot, who then tries to get some kind of emotional tie with the person they are roping in. Then they make the pitch for money, either to be able to escape and visit, or to gain access to some family or business funds that are being held up. Now you are supposed to help out - and they will let you suggest it - by sending some relatively small amount money to help out. By small amount, anywhere from fifty to five hundred bucks and up. Pretty much what they think the market will bear. You send it, to help your buddy, penpal, or possible future wife, and then hear that more money is needed. And more. Till you wake up and realize that there are no funds being sought, just him or her seeking your funds. And they aren't coming over to be the love of your life. Never send money overseas. And don't fall for this one. It's too darn old. It used to be called "The Spanish Prisoner", though now it's called the "sweetheart scam" or "419". There has been an "advance fee" scam going for awhile in which a person - most always a girl/woman - will strike up contact with someone, either as a pen pal or some other innocent encounter. Then, at a certain point, she'll let it drop that she could get a lot of money owed her, or even get out of the refugee camp, if only she had $X for this, that or the other. There is sometimes the hint that she and the man she is playing could get together, and that there are romantic/sexual feelings involved. The man sends the money, and - surprise - has nothing to show for it but an smaller bank account. Sometimes, the girl/woman might try and play him a bit more, and say that even more money is needed, but whether she does this or not, he will never get any money back, or meet her. To Find Further Information Go to this URL: "http://www.unhcr.org/441688940.html" to peruse Senegal UN refugee agency map. Search "Africa(n) refugee camps" or go to this URL: "http://forgenow.org/content/where-we-work" and find your answer. Also you can go to this URL: "http://www.scammerlist.com/gal__.html" and find your unknown girl or report her as a scammer and inform others. Example of a Spam Email of this Type Dearest one, How are you today together with your business and your family? I guess that everything is okay with you? Please bear with me as i will really like us to have a good and trust relationship in spite of anything because i have this feeling that you are the right person i have fasted and prayed for. I am more than happy to read your interesting mail reply to me today from the dating site and i believe this relationship will be built on love and trust as i have noticed that you are the kind of man i have fasted and prayed for since all this while, i believe that you are a trustworthy and caring person, that's what makes me to disclose my identity to you. My name is [Insert Name Here], 25 years old, but like i said, age does not matter in real relationship, but love and cares matters most, am from Liberia in Monrovia ofWest Africa and presently i am residing here in the refugee camp Dakar Senegal as a result of the the killing of my family by the rebels last year. Please don't be discouraged for hearing this. I believe deep down inside me that you will never break my heart or let me down in anyway. I am from the family of late [Insert Socialite]. My father was chairman managing director of [Company], in Monrovia the economy capital of my country, and he was also the personal adviser to the former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed my mother and father in a cold blood. It is only me that is alive now as i was in the school when this incident took place. This Refugee Camp is headed by a Reverend Father, i used his office computer to send you this e-mail but i only enter his office when he is less busy. I was in my second year in Applied Medicine in University of Monrovia before the death of my loved Parents. So i contacted you for a possible assistance. My step mother was a very wicked woman and she intend to kill me since my father and my real biological mother is dead. Because she planned to take away all my late father's property and some other valuable things from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Parents. Meanwhile I wanted to escape way out of my country because I have seen what she is planning to do to me. I thereby plan to escape to Europe, but she hide my international passport and other valuable travelling documents, then i managed to made my way to nearby country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee. Luckily she did not found where I kept my fathers File which contains some important documents. I managed to escape with the documents which covers my father's deposited money of $3.5M. USD( Three million five hundred thousand US dollars). which he use my name as the next of kin. Meanwhile, I am still residing here as a refugee under the UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL FOR REFUGEES, i am saddled with the problem of securing a trustworthy foreign personality to help me transfer the money from the bank pending my arrival in your country. I will like to see you face to face soon. Furthermore, on your wish you can contact the bank for confirmation and you can communicate directly with them regarding this fund of my late father which was deposited in their custody. I am giving you this offer as mentioned with every confidence on your acceptance to assist me retrieve the money from the bank and transfer it to your nominated account. I will like to further my studies on my arrive to your country, please try to help me to achieve this goal as i have a desire to become a famous personality in the nearest future. I will be pleased if you can do this for me. You can reach me through this number [] It is a Reverend Fathers phone number, by name Reverend Father Steven Peter When you call, tell him that you want to speak with [Insert Name Here], i am staying in the female hostel. I have already inform him that some one will call me through his phone, so he will send for me from the hostel to come and speak with you. So please do not fail to call me,because I need to hear your voice too. So on your which to help me out i will like to have your data such as: (1) Your Full name (2) Your address (3) Your Country & city (4) Telephone & Fax numbers Immediately i receive this i will put things in action and give you the contact of the bank where my late father deposited the money for you to contact them on how to transfer the money to your nomination account. I attached my photo here for you to know my face and i hope you like me. Bye and take a good care of yourself and have a nice day. Yours sincerely with love [Insert Name Here].
Asked in Catholicism, Senegal, Computer and Internet Fraud, Emigration and Refugees

Is there a St. Paul Catholic or St. Gregory's or St. Mary's Church or St. Paul refugee Catholic Church in Dakar Senegal?

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If you get mail or email about refugee Catholic anything in Dakar Senegal, it is spam, they are trying to get money, your email address, anything. Do not reply, nor answer, just report it to the authorities. It would appear not. It would appear, from various searches, that most of the mail coming from Dakar Senegal claiming to be Catholic Churches are scams. If you get any such mail or email, please report it at once and do not respond to it. There may well be, but the information on specific Churches in Dakar Senegal is not on the web; HOWEVER, there is a huge amount of information on SPAM and other con-artists that use Catholic Church in Dakar, be very careful.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Africa, Senegal

Which country occupies the horn of africa?

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Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia occupy the horn of Africa.
Asked in Internet, Senegal, Computer and Internet Fraud, Emigration and Refugees

What are opinions on Dakar-Senegal refugee camp?

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Yes, it's a scam. An "advance fee" scam. Or 419 or Spanish Prisoner.
Asked in Senegal, Emigration and Refugees

Is there a refugee camp Dakar Senegal?

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What there is, is a scam. People are scamming good hearted - or greedy - folks into sending money so that they can "be free" or "get access to large amounts of money". It's a 419 scam, or what used to be known as "The Spanish Prisoner". There are several refugee and displaced person camps in and around Dakar. There is currently a scam (internet, mail) concerning a claimed refugee camp, designed to elicit money from individuals to help someone at an alleged camp. That may or may not be to what you refer in your question. You should not send any funds to individuals who make such approaches. Have you received an email from a person (specially a girl) who claimed he/she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal? I ensure you it's a scam and there is no camp in Senegal. That person is a swindler. I wouldn't think so because Senegal as a country isn't economically strong enough to support itself. There is a "sweetheart scam" that involves a man or woman claiming to be from a refugee camp and wishing for a "pen pal". At some point then, the "refugee" then speaks of getting an inheritance or some other money, and just needs a "little" money from you to get at it, or leave the camp. A Spanish Prisoner/419 scam, with the "sweetheart" part thrown in to put you off your guard. Don't send any money or give out any personal information. Have you received an email from a person (specially a girl) who claimed he/she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal? I ensure you it's a scam and there is no camp in Senegal. That person is a swindler.
Asked in Parrots, Senegal

Should I cover my Senegal parrot at night?

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Indoor caged birds, or birds in saller cages kept on verandahs, should always be covered at night. It gives them a greater feeling of security, and they are less likely to die of shock if frightened suddenly by a noise or an incident in the middle of the night.
Asked in Geography, Senegal

Where are steppe climate zones often located?

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They are located often on partly dry grasslands and praires.
Asked in Senegal

Is there any barrister called paul mambo in Senegal?

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No there is not his real name is Bassil Waly he is crook
Asked in Senegal

What is the capital of Senegal?

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Dakar is the capital of Senegal.
Asked in Senegal, Emigration and Refugees

What are the names of refugee camps in Senegal?

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There are camps in Senegal - see some of the links below. HOWEVER, If you have recieved and email from a person claiming to be in a camp and looking for friendship or money it is probably a SCAM. See links below: Go to this URL: "http://www.unhcr.org/441688940.html" to peruse Senegal UN refugee agency map. Search "Africa(n) refugee camps" or go to this URL: "http://forgenow.org/content/where-we-work" and find your answer. Also you can go to this URL: "http://www.scammerlist.com/gal__.html" and find your unknown girl or report her as a scammer and inform others.
Asked in Senegal

Email address for Christ De Savoir Mission in Dakar Senegal?

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revmathewlinus@yahoo.com Teda podle e-mailu který jsem dostal a vy?
Asked in Paul Revere, Senegal

Is there a Christ the King Church in Dakar Senegal?

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A church by that name in that city and nation is prominent in internet scams. If you have received an email from a stranger claiming to need your help, and being associated wth that church- then I am sorry, but this is a scammer trying to get money from you- and it is a lie. Delete this email as SPAM, and ignore any future emails like it. DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.
Asked in Sports, Senegal

What is the most viewed sport in America?

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The most viewed sport in America is baseball. NASCAR and the NFL.
Asked in Explorers and Expeditions, Senegal

What was the significance of the Crusades for European exploration of the New World?

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The voyages of discovery to the New World can be traced back to the lively interest in geographical matters awakened by the expeditions of the crusaders.
Asked in Senegal, Emigration and Refugees

Is there a girl name Nadia Ramineh Mehani in refugee camp dakar?

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i dont know she is thr or not but i sent all my bank details and sent some money to her is it ok right we need help poor people