Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Dating Scam:

Hey, a new category! Well, I don't get much in the way of offers from eager women -- not even insincere scam-letters like this. Katya, quoted below, is breathlessly eager to hear from me, but you can bet your right arm that she says it to all the boys -- and all the girls, for that matter, since she's spamming utterly indiscriminately. I'm not going to find true love this way, sadly.

The basic plot of a scam like this is just advance fee fraud. If I contact Katya and express an interest, she'll be terribly interested to come and meet me in person, but unable to afford it. Can you see where this is going? To up the ante, she'll send me an attractive photo of herself -- or at least a photo of an attractive female model. For all we know, "Katya" is actually a Nigerian male.

For what it's worth, this spam came from a customer of (France), although there's a good chance that the computer in question was a zombie under someone else's actual control.

Greetings [name]!.
at first I should tell you about my appear, so I got E-mail from one DATING AGENCY but really that was VERY STRANGE for me because I closed all my accounts at DATING SITES, because I don't like people who are interested just in non SERIOUS RELATIONS, I have much FRIENDS from that sites but really I did not find someone special for me....

But I got your E-mail address and thought "MAYBE THAT IS MY DESTINY" to find someone special?

Really there was written that you wish to know me.
So I don't know where you did get MY E-MAIL ADDRESS but I hope that is NOT JUST MISTAKE.
I hope to hear from you soon....
If you decide to answer me I promise to SEND YOU big LETTER and MY BEST PHOTOS !!! I'd like to learn more about you. PLEASE, WRITE ME some lines about your personality, your hobbies, your way of life. I'm really interested to know!
As for me, I'm an easy-going and open-hearted person. I take life as it comes and have optimistic views. It doesn't mean that nothing makes me sad, but I consider all the difficulties in my life to be useful for me.

I'm very communicative and like to spend time in a good company. I enjoy outdoors activities and sport. What about you? Do you go in for sports?
Hope to hear from you soon, please use to answer me ! I wit your letter with large impatience . Please do it for me .

Thu, 25 May 2006 19:24:28 -0100
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