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guacimsoc
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi,

I am a male & the scammer pretends to be a female. "Misty" made a random request on Yahoo IM using the Yahoo username of alexmisty25 . I normally turn down all such random requests but this time I accepted & asked if I knew them. It claimed to be in "FL", US postal code for Florida, but did not recognize that "MN" is the postal code for another state, Minnesota. It became apparent almost immediately that it was a scam but I did not know what kind of a scam it might be. Frankly, I assumed it was merely some sort of a webcam or porn site thing.

This scammer is using pictures of adult film star Raven Riley as its own (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_Riley & http://goo.gl/SbdvN ). It quickly became apparent that it was some sort of a romance scammer when it very quickly started to tell me it loved me. I didn't even feed it anything which might suggest some sort of a possibility of romantic interest but I guess it is assumed that after seeing attractive pictures the male of the species is extraordinarily receptive to this sort of thing. It is a little insulting, if you ask me*. Do I not merit any wooing?

It claims to be named Misty. It gave me the e-mail address [email protected] . It gave me an alternate email address of [email protected] but that address bounces (maybe the account already got cancelled?). It has a very new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004334978243

She's started setting up the storyline a few days ago by claiming that, even though she lives with her father in Florida, her mom is from Ghana and lives there. She also mentioned some school debts from Ghana which I am assuming she'll try to incorporate into the storyline somehow.

Just yesterday it added another element to the storyline. It told me that its mother is sick and that it needs to travel to Ghana this Friday to visit her. I then pretended that I was having trouble with the IM network (I just disconnected a few times) because I didn't want to deal with it asking me for money since I know I'm not good at bullshitting for the required evasive response that this will require. I'm pretty sure what will come next in the storyline is a request for money (either to pay for the ticket to Ghana or, at some later point, to be rescued when freak circumstances get it stuck there) but it has not happened yet.

It may be a team comprised of members with various levels of English proficiency as sometimes it can produce understandable English and sometimes it is barely coherent. It is also extremely inattentive or, alternatively, it is unable to process English responses well. Most of its interactions consist of strange copypasta about love and trust and such things.

I have attempted to warn people on its friend's list on Facebook about it being a scammer.



* A female friend of mine was the target of a scammer (it claimed to be a Nigerian working in Malaysia) and it took him weeks, if not months, to get to the point of declaring his love for her.
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guacimsoc
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh, no! it needs money to make its mom well! How sad!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

guacimsoc wrote:
Oh, no! it needs money to make its mom well! How sad!

It wants Western Union. I will comply with an illegible scan of a fake receipt if I can figure out where to find one. It'll wait until Monday, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

By the way, the new address it's using is [email protected] (in the storyline, so far, it corresponds to the sick mom).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Monday I had a terrible accident and smashed my thumb which kept me from the Western Union office. I sent it a picture which I stole from Magnet Nerd. I felt bad about using a stolen picture so I modified it by making the thumb more pale and with some purple areas.

The picture in question is a fingertip partial amputation which happened when Magnet Nerd played with very big rare earth magnets and managed to get his thumb stuck between them.


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The modifications are slight enough that Google Images should be able to find it, if it chose to look for them. I reckon it is too busy trying to scam others to consider taking such an action.

I did find the MOAG and used it to generate a fake Western Union receipt. However, I decided that it might be more fun to go back and forth a bit before actually sending it.

So today's e-mail related a series of excuses for the transfer not having been done on Tuesday and Wednesday (basically, a lot of pain, overslept due to pain medications, and emergency room visit for suspected infection with the complication of finding a flat tire on my way out which made it too late to get to the Western Union office before closing time).

The message also joyfully relates to my lad how this Thursday, despite various other obstacles in my way, I was able to make the Western Union transfer. I explained that it just needs to show up with ID and the number on the upper right corner and told it that a scan of the document is attached.

I attached a zero length file.

I intend to continue this with a short garbage file and with the "real" thing (hopefully with various delays in between "are you sure your mail program can read attachments?", etc.).

The "real" thing is blurry and has a blood stain covering the MTCN number and some digital transmission errors.

It sounds like this is the sort of thing one is supposed to do.

Here's the "real" scan of the Western Union receipt:


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Thank you to whoever made MOAG!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You're NOT using your own yahell im account are you?

If so, drop them straight away. It's a slim possibility, but you're dealing with career criminals who would like to make your life a living hell!

It called baiting safely, and it's in your own interest to do so. Just create a new yahell account and write to said scammer. If they drop you do the same again.

I did four times to one of my more successful scambaits. it's called "Rinse, repeat" Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

internationalchrysis wrote:
You're NOT using your own yahell im account are you?

If so, drop them straight away. It's a slim possibility, but you're dealing with career criminals who would like to make your life a living hell!

It called baiting safely, and it's in your own interest to do so. Just create a new yahell account and write to said scammer. If they drop you do the same again.

I did four times to one of my more successful scambaits. it's called "Rinse, repeat" Wink

Yup. I started accidentally. Instead of automatically rejecting requests like I normally do I accepted and asked if I knew them. I figured out it was a scam right away but just went along. However, I did not know what kind of scam it was at first (like for the first day or so).

There's nothing obviously giving me away from my Yahoo IM stuff. However, if they did want to investigate, it wouldn't be hard to find out stuff about me. I'm not much for hiding stuff about myself and when my profiles are not fully detailed it is more a matter of laziness than of protecting my privacy.

I doubt that they'll go to the bother of truly digging and if they do, what are they going to do to me? Spam me to death on IM? Travel from Ghana and kill me?

I suppose if I wanted to do the whole rinse & repeat thing I could friend it on Facebook from another fake account but I hate to create an additional account just for that. I do have one fake account (which I am currently using with it --but most of my communications do happen with Yahoo Messenger) just to see what things look like when I am not me and I don't feel like that's abusing the system. Two fake accounts seems like more than what I want to do, though.
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