Internet scams  

rm_coathanger1 48M
713 posts
2/20/2006 10:10 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Internet scams

I think I've heard of some thing like this one before but it's new for me to get one. I get the Nigerian scams all the time and I know how they work.

I put "*" in place of the name just in case by some wild chance this one is not a scam.

Subject: Be my penpal

I am ******* ****** citizen of united kingdom(u.k),female by sex and 45 yrs. of age,my hobbies are swimming,dancing,mountain climbing,reading novels and travelling.

I have been diagnose by my doctor of breast cancer and i have been told that i have two weeks to live on this earth before i die.so i am looking for a trust-worthy friend that will give me words of encouragement because,life is too short for me now to be lonely.

i hope to hear from you soon.

Regards
******* ******

I'm figuring they want to get you hooked on their desperate situation and then hit you up for some money for meds or some miracle treatment.

Has anyone here seen this one? Do you know how it works?

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crazygurl2xx 56F

2/20/2006 11:03 am

money or an american citizenship which may be worth even more...


PineyFolks 58M/59F

2/20/2006 12:52 pm

you get them on A F F??? i usually get those in my regualr email account....I delete them immediatley...Piney has chased the ISP down and turned them in before...*shrugs*....who knows what happens. Actually i delete any email i don't recognize...

neorn


Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
2/20/2006 1:55 pm

I read a website once where some guy got that email, and would send funny replies to it, frustrating the efforts of the guy fishing for his information. I'll have to find that again and send it to you.


rm_coathanger1 48M
859 posts
2/20/2006 4:30 pm

    Quoting amannotachild:
    from my limited experience i would first say that these kinds of folks (hard to know they're real in any way, let alone which sex they happen to be) tend to post "nice" profiles... words like "love" "honesty" "loyality" and "caring" seem to be a big part of their profile, however fake.
    i've been sent several emails from people like this asking for money for either their own surgery, a family members surgery, AIDS money for children, or to pay for their plane ticket since they were suposed to be paid cash while on their modeling trip to nigeria...
    i don't know how it "works" and i don't "bite". i usually send them a follow up note politely asking them to tell me something from my own profile, or even the last note that i sent them. they never do.
    don't know if it helps, but it's also not a bad idea to check the "new profiles" and see how many times the same photo shows up with different handles, names and locations... it's a pretty good give away if there is more than one. did that last night and i'm not kidding... in three pages of photos there were six that were the same photo attached to different ages, names and locations. i won't waste my time anymore. the blogs are better.
    good luck...
    -j
amannotachild, Welcome to my blog and come again.

Actually it came to my email account that I signed up with for AdultFriendFinder. Fairly sure it's just a money scam.


rm_coathanger1 48M
859 posts
2/20/2006 4:31 pm

    Quoting crazygurl2xx:
    money or an american citizenship which may be worth even more...
Gotta be one of the two, I'm thinking money.


rm_coathanger1 48M
859 posts
2/20/2006 4:33 pm

    Quoting PineyFolks:
    you get them on A F F??? i usually get those in my regualr email account....I delete them immediatley...Piney has chased the ISP down and turned them in before...*shrugs*....who knows what happens. Actually i delete any email i don't recognize...

    neorn
Hi neorn. I was really just wondering how this scam played out.


rm_coathanger1 48M
859 posts
2/20/2006 4:35 pm

    Quoting Kaliedascope61:
    I read a website once where some guy got that email, and would send funny replies to it, frustrating the efforts of the guy fishing for his information. I'll have to find that again and send it to you.
That would be funny, have them running to western union everyday.


sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
2/20/2006 10:45 pm

In my opinion, they just want money. Had those sent to me on other websites and I normally hit delete and block. Annoying as hell


rm_coathanger1 48M
859 posts
2/21/2006 5:29 pm

    Quoting sassybelle21:
    In my opinion, they just want money. Had those sent to me on other websites and I normally hit delete and block. Annoying as hell
I did delete it. I wish there was a good way to get back at people like this.


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