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Meowme
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

While reading up on a forums page, I came by a thread all about Dating Scams.

This got me a little worried, since I have actually been conversing with someone who raises a few flags.
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Relevant Information
Im 21, nearing 22.
This girl is 23, according to her profile.
Allegedly lives in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia).
I live in NSW, the state above (~1100km away).
She works for Unicef, which is a company that helps people in 3rd world countries, i.e. Africa.
She said she is currently in Africa.
She contacted me 1st.
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We have had a total of, 8? Emails between us, and she normally replies within 3 - 5 days when she gets a break from her work.
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E-Mails
1st: 2 Pictures sent.
Quote:
Hi Chris,

How w are you doing?. I hope you are really having a nice time out there. How has your day been today?.. I guess you had a lot of fun.. How is work and how has life been treating you over there.?. Hope you had a wonderful and fun filled week so far:). I'm new at this online dating cos i was introduced to it by a friend and you are the first person am meeting online. Anyway,thanks for hitting me up with a message on here, i appreciate it.. So how's everything been with you?. i do guess life itself has been generally cool with you too:). I'm doing great and hope you did your assessment very well, Atleast you're really trying your very best bcos i can see that you're working and also studying too which is sonething really great. Actually i read through your profile then i loved what you said about yourself which is the reason why i had to drop you a message and i'm glad that you send you responded back.Gald to get an email from you.


I think I'd take this chance to tell you a little about myself... I'm Doyin Aremu by name,23 going to 24, 5'6 tall, Blonde hair,brown eyes blah blah blah... I am single with no kids and currently seeking for a relationship, but not rushing myself. I quite have a diversed background, My dad is from Hispanic and mum is from California, USA... I'm presently working as a nurse attached to UNICEF and presently I'm on a working trip with the UNICEF team after our last mission Dubai, I was posted to South Africa with the UNICEF team and we are going to be back home late this month, Things are going well for us out here and I hope we can meet up when my mission is over with UNICEF.. I enjoy going to pool, watching movies,dancing mostly salsa, playing video games,reading magazine and novel. I have passed through a lot being in a relationship and wouldn't allow the past to ruin me again, I believe failure teaches success and building my future with the experience I had. I believe inside looks would determine if couples are compatible, though attraction is part of it but the most important thing that does it all is personality traits. I am seeking for a man that's caring, understanding, faithful,honest, trustworthy,patient, supportive, gentle, responsible and intelligent. I don't know what you still wanna know,but I'd be glad if you ask. Your turn? TTYL. Take care of yourself and be safe. Hope your day was great and cool:). Talk soon! Hope you had a nice bed rest and do have a lovely day ahead. Stay out of troubles and Be cool:).

Doyin:).

P:S I will send you some more of my pictures in my next email.


2nd: 10 Pictures sent
Quote:
Hi Chris,


It's really nice to have your email today.. How has life been over there with you.. I hope you had a nice bed rest and things have been pretty cool with you and i do also hope that you've been having a lovely weekend so far. Thanks for sending me an email, i am so happy to read from you. I'm doing good today and it sounds interesting getting to know that you were happy to get my email. I've been really really busy at work and I'm really so sorry about the late reply and i only hope that you can understand bcos i've gat a very busy job. Thanks for telling more about yourself and it sound pretty interesting getting to know more about you. Thanks for the lovely comments about my pics, i really do appreciate it so so much from you bcos you make me feel so special, And i also can't wait to get your pics soon now that you should have been able to get a new phone. Sounds really funny getting to know about you practical class for Uni but i hope life have been going great for you at UNI. Sounds cool to know that me messaging you did cheered you up just the same way yours did too. Thanks for telling me whole lots of things about yourself and i'd love to be with you while you drive down as a mini-ish road trip one day. Distance means nothing in a relationship and all that matters most is Trust and understanding and i also do believe that distance makes relationship more stronger. Oh that's gonna be so sweet of you, don't worry i will send you my address when i get back home to Melbourne but if you don't mind i'd also love to visit Sydney someday bcos i've always wanted to visit Sydney and i think this is an oppurtunity for me now that i have you as a friend living there but i only just hope that my visit will be welcomed.


Thanks for the lovely comments about my name and i'm from Madrid in Spain. All can say is that i love my job bcos i enjoy what i'm doing for humanity. Wishing you happy B'day in advance and that's nice of you donating blood and plates. I think you're a very nice and funny person and i'd love to definitely catch up with you when my mission is over with the UNICEF team. I guess we've gat something in common about the video games and horror movies.lol. I'm so sorry to hear about my last relationship and if you don't mind sharing what happened with me, I'm here and i'm all yours, you can feel free to share it with me. I will explain to you what we do and what UNICEF is all about later in this email. I got involve working with UNICEF by an old friend who is also not retired and i decided to work with them just to donate my time helping others around the world. I would love to spend some more time with my dad if i could and it's just simply bcos he made me who i am today and he's the best dad in the world to me. That's a nice job you've gat and i do think that you must be a very hardworking person to have that kinda of job. Everyone have a past but we've just got to leave the past behind and move forward with life, Bcos they are only lessons... Well i have also been hurt too many times by men and i do find it hard to trust men these days.. All i am just looking for is someone to trust that i can call my own in life and spend the rest of my life with. I don't want to be hurt anymore.


Actually, i was posted to South Africa after our mission in Liberia,Iraq,Sudan and Dubai.. So UNICEF posted me and some UNICEF team to come down to Pretoria,Guateng.. The people are so lovely.. My dad is dead, Oh i wish i had someone back home to talk to but unfortunate i have no one. My dad is dead and mum left me me after dads death and she got married to another man in Brisbane which i don't get to see her again. I was raised by my aunt who is now caught up in drugs and alcohol, i really love her and its pains me that she chose to live that way and that why i also had to come to Victoria cos my dad own a house in Melbourne. Bcos i didn't feel comfortable living with her anymore.. I just had to tell you about my personal life, bcos i want you to know what I'm facing in life. But anyways i'll not and i'll never allow that to pull me down/back in life... I just have to be strong and move on in my life.. I pray the Lord guides and protect me and lead me through the right path... My friend who introduced me to this online of a thing and advice me to try it, told me that she meet her husband online that i should try it.. This is my first time of coming over here.. But they look at us like angels.. I'm new at this online of a thing cos i was introduced to it by a friend out here in the camp. Your are the first person am meeting online.. And i hope you will not hurt me cos i have been hurt to many times by men and i don't want to be hurt any more.Smile. I really do miss home so much.


Let me tell you a lil bit about my job,UNICEF works for children's rights, supports , survival ,protection,and development through education, advocacy,fundraising/ or donations. The United Nations Children's Fund helps children living in poverty in developing countries. UNICEF is the world's child survival authority..UNICEF is helping kids in over 150 countries mostly African countries and territories. UNICEF work includes immunizing and educating boys and girls in war ravished countries , and protecting them from the terror of abuse and also protecting them from war and neglect.. Well enough said!. I have to go now but i'll be hoping to hear from you and until then,. I am just looking for someone to call my own.what do you like in a lady ?. You should be able to ask me any question you think you wanna know about me and will answer you with all sincerity. It will be very much appreciated by me.. Take good care of yourself and stay out of trouble always. I will be looking forward to have your email soon.. Have a nice bed rest and i do hope that you had a lovely night and Do have a wonderful day out there:)... I have to go now bcos it's really getting late over here. Hope you're having a fun filled weekend over there and be safe, Do stay out of troubles......

Hoping to get some of your pics in your next email.

Your Girl,
Kisses and Hugs,
Doyin:).


3rd: Zero Pictures
Quote:
Hi Chris,

It's really nice to have your email over here today.. How has life and things been generally over there with you.. Thanks for the email! Hope you've been having a nice time at work and i hope things were pretty cool with you this week. Work has been pretty cool over here and things are fine this today.. I'm doing pretty great and i really do enjoy reading your email each time i get to read from you. Thanks for the understanding about the late reply and i'm glad to hear that my email brought a smile on your face when you got them. I really do appreciate your lovely comments about my pictures, you make me feel so special. I no nothing about Soil Profiles sorry.lol. I just want you to know that we meet people for a reason in life which is the reason why i think we met and i know that we both be happy if things goes well between us. Wooow sounds pretty lovely to hear that you will love to be my tour guide when i visit Sydney soon and i really can't wait though you don't have to worry bcos i can afford to get an hotel myself and pay for it so you've gat nothing to worry about okay. I'm sorry to hear about what your ex did to you and i feel so sorry for you, How on earth could she do something of such to you that's just so unfair, I'm sure she will be regretting by now.


Thanks for the words of encouragments and kinds words about my past and i only see everything that have happened to me in the past as my destiny which was meant to have happened bcos Destiny can never be changed and who knows if that's what have got me this far in life. I'm actually smiling and shaking my heads while reading reading through this lovely email you sent me. You're such a very funny person, you said guys that have hurt me must be gays or idiots but i want you to know that we all see things in different directions in life and it's not everyone who walks with his/her body have a good heart. some were born naturally with a bad heart. Thanks for the lovely comments again about my work but all i can say is that i feel happy with what i've done and what i'm doing for humanity. I'd love to live in Sydney and i don't have a problem with that but i just need to sort out somethings first but i'd love to come over sydney my mission is over with the UNICEF team to spend sometime with you then see if you will be a man of your words bcos i can see you promised to make me happy and cherish every moment will spend together. I can't choose you to be mine but it's all about the heart and how we both feel about each other as time goes on. If i have feelings for you i will definitely tell you and all i just need from you is your Trust, understanding, your heart and true love. You really do made my day with all the pictures of yourself you sent me and i just wanna say thank you bcos i really can't get my eyes of them but it's just that i have to go back to work pretty soon. The camps commandant told us at the meeting we had at the camp yesterday that we're going to be back home before the 30th of this month which is just some couple of weeks away from now bcos we're almost through with our mission over here and it only all depends on when our mission arrive. If i can also be your girl i will be the happiest woman in the world but you seems to make me happy everything i read your emails and there is no road to happiness but happiness is the way. Thanks for putting a smile on my face with such a lovely email today while i'm on Break today:)..


Well,one of my my goals is to have a very happy and God-fearing family in the future with lovely kids and also have a successful career and run a midwifery clinic for pregnant women,its really something i have always dream't of and im really working hard towards that direction.. I also want to have a very happy family,a happy home with 3 kids,2 boys and 1 girl.lol.How about you?... I'm sure that can't be complete without a honest, responsible and caring husband,someone who really know the true meaning of what we call a Family. Well,hopefully fair enough everything works out good for me:) Anyways,I see relationships as one of the most natural things that can happen in life and i believe a good relationship is built on trust,honesty,togetherness and prayers.. I have had my fair share of relationships and i have been hurt too but it doesn't put me off me totally its only made me wiser. I like having fun and i like going to the beach to watch the sunsets with my man and also going for a long walk on the beach with my man. I really like that and i like privacy a lot too but it just have to be with my man:).. Much to say but so little time.. I have to leave now bcos i have to go into the shower:),.. But reading from you as really made my day cool.. I'll be hoping to hear from you soon.. Take good care of yourself and be safe... Have a lovely day.. I hope you had a sweet dream and a lovely night... I can't wait to also meet you in person when my mission is over with UNICEF.!! Hope you had a nice bed rest Chris:). Always remember that Doyin your friend cares about you, I have to go now.. Always Thinking about you till i get an email from you Chris:).........

Your Princess,

Kisses and Hugs,
Doyin:).

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Advice?

I used one of those websites where you put the e-mails in to see if any flags were raised.
2 of which were.

God-Fearing
Some places mentioned (but could be due to work?
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Cheers for any help / advice.

If you need the e-mail I can provide it, but I would really like to get some advice whether or not this may be legit or not. Who knows?
Im still a bit niave (epic spelling failure) but am hoping for the best to be honest.
Feel free to crush my dreams but save my wallet haha.

Thank You!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry Chris but I think you already know the answer, it looks like a scammer to me, there are a number of things which ring alarm bells -
long story about her life Dad in spoken of in the present then he's dead
what a sob story with her family
too close too soon
Unicef - a very popular scammer ploy -makes them sound very trustworthy
I could go on but you should drop this contact now before you get hurt either emotionally or financially.

Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

justwhistle wrote:
Sorry Chris but I think you already know the answer, it looks like a scammer to me, there are a number of things which ring alarm bells -
long story about her life Dad in spoken of in the present then he's dead
what a sob story with her family
too close too soon
Unicef - a very popular scammer ploy -makes them sound very trustworthy
I could go on but you should drop this contact now before you get hurt either emotionally or financially.

Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news.


Consider it like a saviour? Haha

I shall see what the next e-mail is like and post that when it comes along also. Cant hurt to have too much information to go from.

I guess I just never noticed the subtle parts of it also. How ever it did strike me as a little strange as to how she sent all the photos from where she is stationed, although I always thought just a private lap-top.

But now that you brought up the other alarm bells the website missed, I feel a little more reassured and can now stop day dreaming =P

Nothing Gained Nothing Lost. At least I figured it out in the end before making any mistakes =)

Again - Ill continue to post further advancements, but dropping full contact may seem like a good idea. The end of the month is coming up soon so if they ask for any money to fly her back, well we will know 100%.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

As JW said, it's a scammer.

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The end of the month is coming up soon so if they ask for any money to fly her back, well we will know 100%.


No need to wait until the end of the month.
The truth is, I can tell you with 100% certainty that this is a scammer, based entirely on the first paragraph of the first email.

Without seeing anything else in the emails, this sentence alone would have placed the odds at greater than 90%.

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I'm new at this online dating cos i was introduced to it by a friend and you are the first person am meeting online.


In no particular order:
-First, scammers playing females love to make this statement about being new to online dating. It makes their character look more innocent.
-Second, assuming this scammer is using pictures of a young, attractive woman (these days it will most often be a porn model or actress, so they can fake webcam), it is unlikely that she would not have already been approached by men on the site. You would not be her first meeting--it just doesn't make sense.
-third, the scammer makes two key grammatical mistakes that tell me he is African, not Australian. I won't spell them out on a public forum as I don't want scammers to learn from their mistakes, but both involve use of a pronoun--one is a capitalization issue you see throughout the messages, the second involves the same pronoun missing in a key spot.
-fourth, the use of "cos" is also suggestive of an African.

Then, you said "she" approached you, so this sentence makes no sense:
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Anyway,thanks for hitting me up with a message on here, i appreciate it.

In fact, in that paragraph, the scammer seems confused as to who approached who--which doesn't make sense considering the fact that you are supposed to be the first contact. In addition, the mixture of African English and slang that is not typical of an African tell me that the scammer is already on a script. So, I do a quick google (in quotes) of the "hitting me up" line because it is inconsistent with African English, and is most likely part of a script.

This search result says it all (it's not the only one, by the way).
http://www.stop-scammers.com/letter.asp?id=9892

I could go through each and every paragraph, and point out additional clear indicators in almost every one, but I don't think it's necessary. No need to wait for the money request--it's already clear. Just drop "her" now, and post her details over at our sister site, scamwarners, including email address and some photos if you can, to help alert others.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

removed quote--no need to quote the entire post you are replying to - dotti


Again, I never really thought about it this way. Thanks for making things a bit more clear.

About the grammar - I know what you're talking about, but the reason why I never noticed it to begin with is, sadly A LOT of my friends I talk to make silly mistakes, nor capitalise, which I guess skewed my vision of 'her' to be a little less on the dull side haha.

Her online profile has had several 'gifts' given to her, but not abnormal when you're a female on a dating website I suppose. Its a predominantly American Forum, so to see another Australian I guess I just got excited. The only reason why I didn suspect 'her' saying "Thanks for hitting me up" was I thought it was in reply to me replying to her. This one is going to be a little bit harder for me to distinguish in the future, since a message like this wasnt really specified as to who contacted who first, and in the past I have, again, had a few similar statements of 'Thanks for messaging me'. Then again, these are purely the e-mails in my own personal e-mail box, not the dating website. Its a shame that they have it but I can always get it barred.

I guess ignorance is bliss, but the more you guys post on here the more I learn. Surprisingly after several years of having fun with online profiles, this is my first scammer.

I know the advice is to 'drop all contact' but is there any way that when I get 100% solid proof (Not saying that there isnt, but I mean when they ask for money) that I can kill this account?
How do I go about Hunting them? =P Is there any way I can have some fun with the account?

Thanks for the info guys!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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A LOT of my friends I talk to make silly mistakes, nor capitalise, which I guess skewed my vision of 'her' to be a little less on the dull side haha.


I'm American myself, and I am regularly appalled by the writing of people born and raised in my own country. But, the mistakes of a lazy, careless, or poorly educated English speaker are actually quite different than those of someone whose first language is not English.

For example, look at the capitalization I pointed out. Lots of Americans, especially young people, fail to capitalize too. But they will generally capitalize nothing at all, or will be very random or haphazard in their use of capitalization. On the other hand, African writers often do not understand one specific rule of capitalization (and if you think about it, it's another one of those complexities of the English Language) --so they will consistently capitalize the beginning of sentences and proper nouns within sentences, while consistently failing to capitalize that one specific word whenever they write something themselves.
Over time, it becomes rather easy to distinguish the mistakes of an African from the poor grammar of someone in another country.

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Surprisingly after several years of having fun with online profiles, this is my first scammer.

Not all that surprising, actually. You are not in the target population for most romance scammers. The majority of romance scammers won't bother with anyone who is under 35 or 40.

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but is there any way that when I get 100% solid proof (Not saying that there isnt, but I mean when they ask for money) that I can kill this account?

Assuming this is a free dating site, we actually do not recommend getting free profiles killed (and if it is a paid dating site, chances are he paid with a stolen credit card and it will be ultimately be killed anyway). The scammer will just open a new dating profile in a matter of a few minutes, and he has already moved all of his promising victims to email as a precaution anyway. It is better to post the scammers' information over on scamwarners so that potential targets can easily find out they are dealing with a scammer.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Update (Mind you, I sent my reply to the last e-mail before coming to this website, so a lot of the responses in the e-mail are from me thinking it was legit)

Quote:
Hi Baby,


I hope you had a great night all through and a nice bed rest my baby. I have been thinking about you lately and i am so happy to get all your email today. i'm so happy to hear that my email brought a smile on your face when you got it just the same way yours have always brought a smile on my face whenever i get to see that i have an email from you and it's always like inbox (1).. You've filled my heart with alot of joy and happiness since i met you and i'm just so glad to have you in my life right now and i'm also happy that i met you. I'm so sorry for writing late again but i know you do understand the nature of my job and how it keeps me busy, Work have been going great here and things have been pretty fine, Though i'm so much happy bcos our flight plans and paycheck will be arriving anytime at the camp this week but i will keep you posted as soon as i get them and have it sent over to you so that you will be able to know when i will be landing at the Airport which simply means that i will be coming to Sydney this weekend. That Awesome to know that you love getting my emails and i do want you to know that i also do believe in Destiny. I'd love to spend a lazy sunday with you someday. Yeah you're right and i do think we just need to put our past behind us.


Like i said it all depends on when our paycheck and flight plans will be arriving at the camp this week but i will have it sent over to you as soon as i get them but i really need to know now if you want me to come or have my flight scheduled for Melbourne even though i have nothing i'm going to do at home which is the reason why i would love to come over to be with you in Sydney get to spend sometime with you. I wouldn't love to miss out on your Birthday but lets see first what dates my flight will be scheduled for this week and if you don't mind we can also hang out when i get to Sydney and make sure you keep some picstures for me just incase i miss out. Wishing you a happy Birthday in advance and i should be able to make it to Sydney before your birthday or your mom's birthday so you don't have to worry bcos you will be seeing me this weekend. I would be the happiest woman in the world if our destiny brings us together even though i pray it will bcos you're such a nice and caring person and you've filled my heart with alot of joy and happiness in life since i met you. Sounds good to hear that you also love to have a family too, i think you would be a great dad. God fearing doesn't mean i have to raise my family in a christain or catholic way all that matters is bringing up my kids in the right way and letting them have good morals and respect. Wooooooooow what a very funny joke was that.lol. My work makes me happy all the time when i get to think about what i'm doing for humanity and see that smile on the UNICEF kids faces. Yes of course, there is this little boy at the camp who loves being around me and he's name is shane. so cute and i see he has a bright future ahead of him bcos he's so smart and he loves reading. He's just 7yrs old. I'd like to ask you something Chris, Will you be able to come down to the Airport when i get to Sydney this weekend. I'd love to see you at the Airport but i will keep you posted as soon as i get the dates when i'll be coming to Sydney as soon as i get any update from the UNICEF Authorities.. You're a dream come true:).


Well, I went around town on Friday while i was on break with some of the natives out here at the camp and i was really surprise and shocked about how people live out here,everything I'm seeing out here everyday makes me thank God and its makes me appreciate my status of being an Hispanic, i mean me having a different background compared to theirs. I'm not saying that to criticize them or being a racist or anything of such but just to express what I'm saying to you so you can understand. That's all! ..I'm a very good girl with the fear of God at heart, though i didn't live with my parents cos my father died when i was young and mum got married to another man which i don't get to see her again which gave me the time to do whatever i want. I mean be a bad girl and do anything, but I'm very glad i didn't do such thing, instead i chose to be a very good girl with the promise of being someone great in life.. I'm a goal oriented person and I'm really working hard towards achieving my goals and i'm sure God will definitely help me out on that:).. But reading from you as really made my day cool.. I'll be hoping to hear from you soon. I hope you had a sweet dream and a lovely night. Thinking about you till i get an email from you... Always remember that Doyin cares about you and stay out of troubles. I can't wait to meet you in person when my mission is over with UNICEF Chris:). I have to go now. Be careful and have a nice bed rest.. You mean the world to me now Chris:).......

Love Assured,

Your Princess,
Kisses and Hugs,
Doyin:).


Obviously its been established that this is not a real person and its someone trying to get money out of me. I learnt that several posts ago.

A few key things I noticed:
There are now capitals in random places
Didnt start the e-mail by saying 'Hi Chris'
Almost pronouncing her love for me already
Still no capitalisation, and not even at the start of some sentences for the specifics we mentioned above.
What kid has a name 'Shane' in Africa?
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Follow-up

In all honesty though, I kind of want to respond to it to see what the next e-mail may be like. KInd of consider it like observing the final results? I am a man of science and would really like to witness how they go about asking for the money.

I think that they're bringing in the plane ticket and 'Im waiting to get paid' card now, so they can ask for money when it doesnt come in and they 'really want to fly out to see me'.

The funny thing is, I wont actually be in Sydney this weekend. I cant remember if I told them or not, but Ill be at a Uni Field Trip.
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Advice?

Again, I would really love to just respond normally (albeit half assed) to see what their final response may be.

Should I let them know I wont be in Sydney?
Should I not tell them and just respond with 2 - 3 sentences asking about when they will arrive?
Or,
Should I take your advice and just drop it?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking again at the link I posted in my original response
http://www.stop-scammers.com/letter.asp?id=9892

The scammer is doing a little mixing and matching, but you can see he is still using much of the same script, and is on email 5 now.

Yep, you can see the capitalization theme throughout, and the extra words that are capitalized are also consistent with an African author.

You can see here
that this particular script has been in use for a couple of years now. This is a typical example of how these scripts evolve over time. Many pieces remain unchanged or are modified slightly.

Though scripts are shared, sold, and even stolen between scammers, I suspect this is the same scammer or gang, as they seem to target Australians in particular. A few quick searches shows that this one seems to prefer the "the food here is making me sick" story when asking for money, though in the end he won't be picky--whatever works.

We are very conscious of safety here, so we cannot encourage you keep in contact with the scammer, as he does have real information about you.
That's not to stop you from giving it a few days to a week or two, creating a fake account, (unrelated to your details) and approaching him safely.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess Ill play it safe for now and stop. Ill surpress the curiosity.

This website and its users have been a great help and even though I fell for it, I actually did get a laugh out of it. Had to happen once, and considering how Im not their main demographic, I do feel a little bit special in a weird way.

Although suffice to say, I guess if I gave the scammer money, in the end it would be like giving it to a real woman to throw away, just with less drama? Haha.

Ill extend my thanks once more. If any further development happens Ill surely post it for your entertainment, how ever I wont be replying back to them any more in the hopes that they dont either.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Her dad is from Hispanic and her mom is from Cali.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

and allegedly living in Melbourne... In RL, I've lived in Melbourne since 1986, and grew up in Melbourne in the 60's as an air force brat. a few simple questions would shoot down in flames where your lad claims to live.

The last one I dealt with who claimed to live in melbs then said said she lived on the Great Ocean road, which begins AFTER Geelong, and NOT in Melbourne at all (as the Great Ocean road at least).

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