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until today i had never heard about baiting, but i have been doing so off and on, just having fun because some of the scams seemed so ridiculous. i know the issue is very serious but soemtimes the approach chosen by the scammers is beyond hilarious and i choose to play along (and previously have neglected lots of the really helpful guidelines this site offers...).
one scam really made me laugh, unfortunately i deleted all the e-mails, i had no idea there was a place to share these things, but i do at least want to outline it...
i am into family history and was contacted concerning my "wonderful profile" on a free genealogy site. the thing is, my profile contains next to no information apart from several dozen surnames i am researching and a link to my family tree.
i asked to be more specific asking what "she" thought was so wonderful, if perhaps we were researching the same families. at this point i still had no idea that it was a scam...
the next e-mail however was quite obvious...starting with mutual interests and ending with everlasting love, claiming that our ancestors had brought us together...needless to say it made me chuckle...
so i decided to play along a bit, unfortunately not long enough as i thought it a terrible waste of time...had i know what baiting is i would have carried on...oh well, won't be the last time lol
but i digress...i again asked "her" to be more specific, why "she" had chosen me out of millions of male family history buffs. the reply completely ignored my question, and i was told that i had been chosen to lead "her" out of a refugee camp in senegal...at that point i just rolled my eyes and bade "her" a good day...oh what i could have made out of that setting...
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Joined: 27 Mar 2011
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:52 pm
Make up a new persona, male or female, get right back at him. They are out of their comfort with same sex stuff.
Joined: 16 Apr 2012
Location: Staring at my slice of ocean
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:53 pm
i was told that i had been chosen to lead "her" out of a refugee camp in senegal...at that point i just rolled my eyes and bade "her" a good day...oh what i could have made out of that setting...
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I would just send the lad an email you had a nervous breakdown blah blah you’re now willing to help her out etc etc.
x21 from 1st bait and counting Apr 2012 - present 4 years months (includes 3 month hiatus due to boredom) "circling in one circle over one year now something must be going wrong”
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Joined: 08 Jul 2012
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:08 pm
thanks, but too late, i deleted all the mails and don'tremember the exact e-mail address oh well, i will go check my spam folder, i'm sure there are more waiting there lol
Dorothy Baiting Guru
Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Location: somewhere over the rainbow
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:50 pm
You'll see another thread in here about Senegal lads targeting people on a prostate cancer site. The truth is, they weren't targeting people affected by prostate cancer--they were simply targeting anyone they could find.
This is a typical characteristic of "Senegal refugee" lads. They raid any website for addresses, then spam all of the addresses with their format. Often, they hit special interest sites, because they have a lot of email addresses, but they have absolutely no idea what the site is about--sometimes leading to rather comical results.
-For example, they have targeted people from a baiter guestbook, even referencing the profile on a baiting site, but still not understanding.
-They have targeted one of my (legitimate) animal rescue addresses, referencing my profile on an "animals for adoption" site (the profiles on that site are of animals, not people, so I guess that means they were trying to pick up a dog or a cat )
-They have targeted scamwarners addresses, again even referencing scamwarners in their approach!
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