Well my, my the oldest scam in the book has moved itself to the personals. I was able to experience this firsthand. I recently put my profile up on Yahoo Personals and I had a few people who contacted me. One person sent me his email and I emailed him at r. He said he had a daughter and was widowed. That is weird, my hackles were up and I was highly suspicious. Note to all women, that is so Nigerian scammer lingo. In all their scammy emails you won the lotto, bank fake email in dire need, I am a solicitor…etc..
I sent him a curt and very short reply back asking for more details like where he lived and what did he do for a living and why did he take his profile down in only 2 days, and OMG, check out the phony idiotic email that came back.
Read the letter and I will then explain to you how the old Nigeria scam works. Hi Linda Wow, what a letter! First, thank you for the compliments. I am looking for a best friend and partner. My Late mom raised me to be fighter and always come out on top and that is what i plan on doing.
I would be 39 years by Jan 28th. My Dear Linda , am still having Difficult with my laptop for me to send more Pictures of me to you , hope this wont stop us from talking here and carrying the conversation to High level.. I am also a happy, outgoing person.. I love to laugh and spend time with friends.. Can you tell me how your day went?? I want this also very much.. I do not date a lot because I do not enjoy going out with so many different people…. I would like to find this so that I may begin the second journey of my life in which i let you know i my profile so please ask me whatever you would like…I think you are someone that is seeking the same as I and so I would love to pursue this friendship with you to see what happens…only if, at the very least, we would both have gained a great love.
But Most especially i will soon be back to state soon I look forward to hearing from you again soon.. Please feel free to say anything and I would Like to know know thing about you like: What are you doing for Living??
What do you seek for in a relationship? What sort of relationship you seek for? What are the basic qualities you seek for in a man? What interests you to me? What do you do for fun?
Do you like public intimacy? How long have you been single? How do you treat your man? Why do you need a man? Can you love this me even though you continue talking to me??? What is love to you? Would you hit your man for any reasons? Here are the people who are talking to you.
Bad grammar and spelling are usually the first giveaway in all scammer emails. For instance the scammers often misspell stupid words. Here is the Nigerian Scam in a nutshell. It is called or Advanced Fee Fraud.
I have included some information about some other common online scams for your protection. Please never send any money to strangers, never login to any place through an email, always find the real bank online or login to eBay or Paypal at their own websites. This helps them keep track of them too. Be careful out there. The internet is literally open to the entire world and there are many evil people waiting to prey on you and this latest personal scam is a new low of these disgusting crooks!
Nigerian Letter Scam This is probably one of the best known online scams but it still manages to get people to part with their hard earned money. Invariably you receive an e-mail, usually written in capital letters and starts out like this: You will be asked to travel overseas to meet with the scammers and complete the necessary paperwork. However, there is no minister or money other than the money you paid in advance. Victims who travel overseas may find themselves physically threatened and not allowed to leave until they cough up the cash.
Lottery Scams In this online scam you will receive an email informing you that you have won a lottery or that the XYZ lottery company went into a draw for the distribution of unclaimed money and your email address was selected. You will be asked to make a payment, often in cash, for the money to be released and sent to you.
Unfortunately, there is no money and you never hear from the XYZ company again. Remember, if you have not purchased a lottery ticket it is unlikely that you could have won anything specially if you need to pay to claim it. Lottery companies and agencies do not work that way. Online Auctions Unfortunately, as online auctions sites have increased in popularity so have the online scams associated with auction sites. These online scammers are extremely difficult to trace.
However, most auction sites have a strict rule and once a scammer is identified, they can no longer use the site. Another form of this online scam is seek out potential buyers through auction sites. The scammers then send them an email informing them that they can offer them the product the buyer is trying to buy on the auction site for less money.
If you fall prey to this online scam, you can say bye to your money and you will never see the product. Online Investments This is one of the most high risk, high return and popular scheme on the internet. Basically, in this scheme investors are paid using the funds that it is attracting until such time it collapse under its out flow of funds.
The victims are usually the later investors. One of the example of such scheme that is still operating is the Swiss Cash Fund Following are some related links: The GOLDEN RULE to follow when hunting for opportunity on the internet is to be vigilent and always do your research and due diligence checks to ensure that the opportunity is a sustainable entity.
If you are one of those high risk takers — do it with your extra, never, NEVER borrow to take a risk! Many people have fallen prey to these tactics. This is not just on Yahoo Personals or Match. Just read the comments and you can see how large this is. This is one of the worst things you can fall for. These people do not have phone numbers, you can never speak with them, and if you do, make sure you get a call back number, because they may hire someone to call you.
This scam runs in so many forms it is hard to believe. Tell your friends and please let the sites you have been betrayed on know what is happening. Someone needs to guard the gates a bit more carefully. This is a tragic scam that hurts millions of people each year. Please right click and save the images to your desktop and then email them to me also if any of you would like to forward me these fake emails and letters I will post them on this blog.
Many of you found me through the fake letter I posted, so lets help other people and bust these scumbags! Email me at scammerphotos askmepc.