As I discussed in another article, scammers have been quick to capitalize on the growing popularity of Internet dating.
Quite often, scammers make contact with potential victims via Internet dating services.
I have received dozens of these emails over the last few weeks, both directly from scammers and as submissions from site visitors. Will send some of my pictures To some, more naive recipients, the messages may seem genuine since, unlike most spam email, they do not contain a link to a website and do not appear to be selling or promoting anything.
An example of one of the messages is included below: Subject: Can we talk? However, as with typical advance fee and lottery scams, the messages are simply ruses designed to entice potential victims into making contact with the scammer.
I responded to one of these scam emails (using a disposable email address) and received the following reply: From Marina Pretty Hi my new friend Im glad to see that you have decided to reply, I see it is very short letter.
It is all right because you are astonished to get my letter.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have not any secrets.
The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here, it is hardly possible to explain from first time but I want you to know my plans.
I will work in any shop, bar or restaurant the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations.
It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for.
So I will have a simple work till I improve my English.
And I can choose any town of your area,agency will only help me to get a visa and all travel documents + some suggested placed to work in.