Helping a Scammer
June 23, 2009
Got this email today, not sure what sort of scam this is... probably "help buy me a plane ticket... Oh No! I need another ticket... Oh no! My purse was stolen.. Oh no!" etc.
> Hi Dear New Friend,
> how are you today i hope that every things is OK with you, my name is monica
> it is my great pleasure to contact you through this medium requesting for a
> relationship and i know that you will grant my request in good faith and
> understadning while we see what happened in future. i will be very happy if
> you can write me through my email email@example.com for me to send my
> picture and details about my self, you should remember that distance, color,
> language or race cannot be barriers.
> i will be waiting to hear from you
> Your new friend.
> Miss monica
The tone of this email is unfriendly... very proper - certainly correct,
but not friendly flirty or fun.
Consider rewriting to something like this:
Hey there, how are you today? I know you don't know me, but my name is
Monica. I saw your profile and thought I could send you an email. If you
don't try, you never will know what could happen!
Let me know if you'd like some photos or details from me. I am trying to
introduce myself, so it is no worries! :-)
I will be waiting to hear from you!
Your new friend.
- Monica Rose
What I didn't expect next was a reply... and a Nice one at that!
Thanks Kevin for the correction, I appreciate.
God bless you
So if you got suckered in by my revision to "Monica's" letter... sorry about that, man. Seriously.