Ihave gottenquite a few of those emails myself.......ones stating the father died, leaving $15mil in an overseas bank acct to the poor guy whose mother in Nigeria needs an operation. Theleast he could have done was think of something a little more original!! Anyway, I either just delete them or report them, THEN delete them. Often wondered tho, if I sent an email like that, would it work? Doubtfull!!
Hi, no more Latin lovers please, that's why I named myself Latin angel, I am not a Romeo, I am a teacher!!! and I made literature studies and all people are expecting me to write, but I don't want to write the story of a hero who I'll never meet, I am becoming a hero!!! helping people and creating a virtual university for poor Latin-american people... literature is the creation of possible worlds, I'm making dreams come true in this world, our world, heaven on earth!!!!
I can hardly believe I just read this. This is January 16, 2007, two years later, and I have had a similar experience. A man contacted me a couple of months ago and came on very strong. He went on and on about how I was "it". Then he went off to Africa on some business. We kept writing cordially, although nothing seemed to touch my heartstrings. Just yesterday he wrote and asked me if I would please buy a $3000 lap top and send it to him. I wrote back right away and told him I would be happy to purchase the laptop on his credit card, but there was absolutely no possibility that I would buy it on my own account. Well, I haven't heard back from him.
This is the second time I've been approached for money .. the other time was to bail some guy out of a situation in Mali where he said he'd been mugged and that the thieves had snatched his wallet. When I inquired whether he had monies he could draw on elsewhere, he said "No" .. apparently it was all tied up in stocks. I told him to immediately liquidate his stocks and take care of himself! Never heard from him again!!
15 years? It's been going on for a lot longer than that. It has probably been going on since money was invented.
Ever heard of a Ponzi scheme, or a pigeon drop? That's when people borrow money and tell the people they borrow from they will get a big interest back but they are only paying back money that they are borrowing.
All such schemes finally all blow up. The guy finally can't borrow money fast enough to pay the principal and interest back.
00000HMY write: I got a similar request and she asked me for my mailing address and so what I did was give her the mailing address for the attorney general in my state and asked her to make sure to include specific instructions on what she wanted me to do and how I could reach her as my computer was going in for repairs...I am sick of being a passive victim with these folks and I am turning the tables and giving them a dose of their own medicine...ask me about the russian woman who need money for tickets...that is another pet peeve and I am striking back on that one too...so sorry you were victimized..give them a dose of their own medicine...
Sorry but I am nearly Russian... and also fed up with being "suspect" and with common beliefes that Russians are supposed thieves, who**s and so on. So, nobody trusts. Yes, and before, in airports my passport was always scrutinized like if I was the main enemy of society! Can you imagine a large line of unlucky people behind me? I felt the odd one out a*t home, that's why I am here and although you won't believe I do not do such things!!
I think, it all depends on the luck of the draw... not on where people you met were born.
So, be careful my friend, Russians are everywhere, even on this site
Unfortunately it is not just internet scams you have to be aware of. I was contacted over 6 months ago by an Italian 'gentleman' who claimed interest. We chatted for those 5 months at which time he invited me to stay. Loving travel and believing in fairy stories I booked my ticket. This was the last time I heard from my latino romeo. Beware ladies. If you are planning to meet someone you chat with meet them half way, share the cost of the ticket, or have backup plans. I am now somewhat broker but have a great trip planned to the Middle East.
I don't think anyone could scam me on a big deal but people come up to me in the parking lot at the grocery store or even into my yard and have a sob story asking for money. I usually don't give them anything.
Sometimes I give them a few bucks just to get rid of them
I was dating a woman who asked me if I knew whether or not she could take a loan off her taxes. She had a previous boyfriend who she had "loaned" about 14 thousand dollars. I figured he had taken her for about 2 thousand dollars an inch.
Hey there, she is going to buy my swamp land. LOL Actually had a friend that was looking for a roomie and had the same problem. Luckily she did not fall for it but even moths after taking her ad off she still gets emails. The service has posted a scam alert about it as well.
I like to take the time to respond with something like, "Does your Mother know you're doing this?" or "Did you always want to grow up to be a liar and a thief?" I suspect a lot of times it is never read, or immediately deleted after a cursory examination, but if they pause for just a moment to think about it.... touche!
I got a similar request and she asked me for my mailing address and so what I did was give her the mailing address for the attorney general in my state and asked her to make sure to include specific instructions on what she wanted me to do and how I could reach her as my computer was going in for repairs...I am sick of being a passive victim with these folks and I am turning the tables and giving them a dose of their own medicine...ask me about the russian woman who need money for tickets...that is another pet peeve and I am striking back on that one too...so sorry you were victimized..give them a dose of their own medicine...
Hellow! Get this one! How about the emails that say i was left an inheritance and need someone to claim it therefore give me the credit card number and so on, i just delete those ridiculous emails! I think it is very sad that anyone can try to use others to scam them especially when they are looking for honesty and love it would be very disappointing so yes I agree that we need to be looking with our eyes wide open and not let anyone scam us!
A man contacted me and we had contact daily for a number of months, he gained my trust and then asked me to buy him a laptop as he was working out of the country then, he'd send the money VIA FEDEX, during the delivery he said something came up and if I could not buy him the laptop now, but please cash the money orders and wire him the money VIA Western Union. The US Postal Money Orders turned out to be fraudelent, and my bank held me responsible for the $3,000.
Please, every woman out there be careful, do not be too trusting. This cost me $3,000. And am now financially ruined.