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Venus69
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Not sure where this will go but so far it sounds bizzare:

Hello X,

How are you doing? My name is Mrs. Ketty Green from Arkansas. I am seeking to find someone I can talk to after the recent death of my husband. l decided to meet someone that is good, honest and who will be a listening ear to me as I am facing a failing health challenge right now despite being a widow, childless and not having any relations at hand.

After going through some operations last 2 years due to Cancer in a Hospital here in US, I have been in a special care unit with Nurse Nancy taking care of me. Nurse Nancy is a nurse that comes to take care of me as my aid and she helps me with my computer as well which enables me to communicate with you despite the distance.

Well I will like to receive your email message to enable me tell you more about myself and future plans though limited and I believe that we will turn out to be good friends too despite the limited time I have been given medically.

Mrs. Ketty Green.

Any suggestions? I've already checked the IP and it's coming from CA
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The IP that traces to California may be the mail provider's servers and not the true originating IP.

The email format reads very much like a traditional advance fee fraud. The only difference is that there is no mention of a large inheritance, but it could be just a slower intro to that part, purporting to be looking for a penpal.

You listed the subject line as penpals.com. Did you receive this message via that site? The email may also have been spoofed to appear as if it comes from there.

If you post the header (minus any of your info), we can take a look at it for you.

Edited to add: Penpals.com is a parked page with no content and the domain is for sale: http://whois.domaintools.com/penpals.com

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 3:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I just this morning opened an email with precisely the same text. Some of the details are changed, but it's essentially the same message. Because of the glaring similarities, and the fact that it already sounds as though someone is attempting to garner sympathy, I'd put this one down as a potential scam. Thank goodness I have the good sense to do my research before I reply to anything. The user replied to an ad on the website penpalsnow.com. Naturally, I never undertake any endeavour on the internet without fully understanding the risks.

Here's the text in italics (sans my personal details) in case it could help:

Ketty Green <[email protected]>

5:34 AM (17 hours ago)

to me
Hello,

How are you doing? My name is Mrs. Susan Green from the United States. I am seeking to find someone I can talk to after the recent death of my husband. I will love to meet someone that is good, honest and who will be a listening ear to me as I am facing a failing health challenge right now. Despite the fact that I am a widow, childless and not having any relations at hand to look after me.

After going through some operations last 4 years due to Cancer in a Hospital here in US, I have been in a special care unit in my estate with Nurse Nancy taking care of me. Nancy is a nurse that comes to take care of me as my aid and she helps me with my computer as well which enables me to communicate with you despite the distance. Thank God for technology as I would not have a chance to meet someone like you.

Well I will like to receive your email message to enable me tell you more about myself and future plans though limited. I believe that we will turn out to be good friends too despite the limited time I have been given medically.

Mrs. Susan Green.


For once, I'm glad to be a sceptic.

Just found this. Took me a bit to learn to find the IP details, but here it is:

98.138.229.134
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Please do not necro old threads! If you come across a current scam, please start a new one.

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