Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Nigerian Dating Scam

So online dating can have its hazards, and today I think that I just got the internet dating equivalent of the Nigerian Princess scam.

First of all....the picture looks like something that comes as the default picture in store bought picture frames.

Second, the man is 59 and is looking for women from 35-90. That is a rather large age range.

Third, his weird email, which I will post. He talks about distance, but says that he is in Salt Lake City......and for what he says his job is and who he works for....he has awful diction.

So without much further ado...read on and giggle!

Hello Beautiful One!

Your beauty certainly have gotten me so hypnotized and i could'nt look further!How do you do? I came across your profile on this dating site and could not think of something else than sending you an e-mail. You have got cute looks, probably that got me attracted to you. Well, i am into sales of art works such as painting and sculpture and i also deal on gold and bronze and also more of an Atlantic traveller. My work takes me back and forth to other parts of the world and Great Britain.

I think we share similar interests even though the distance. However, things might be an initial turn off to you, but we can still make things happen by believing in ourselves! Please do oblige to write me back as we can set up a conversation sometimes. My e-mail addresses outside this facility are XXXXXX.

However, If you use a Yahoo messenger, or msn instant messenger, you can as well add me to your list and if you dont have one, please try and set up an account so we could talk better on chart as i believe that would be a nice platform to get acquainted!

waiting to hear from you. please write to my personal email address as i do not use this site always.

The heart that cares,

Great email isn't it? What he forgot to add was...."oh, by the way can I have all of your credit card information as I have just been stranded in Timbuktu under some crazy circumstances and because I really feel like I connected with you via your dating profile, I feel comfortable enough to turn to you in my time of need."

Yeah......I've been already taken by one con man in my lifetime. Learned my lesson on that one.
I've learned my lesson on alot of other things.....so to you, oh cute-other-guy-that-I-was-supposed-to-go-out-with-last-Thursday: I understand that sometimes it is hard to find a baby sitter, but no, I will not sneak myself into your house after your little girl has gone to sleep. And even though I have told you that I want to meet you in a public place, your driveway does not qualify as such a public place. And no, I will not come over and give you a massage.


Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha thats new. I didn't know spammers used dating sites before.

Delal said...

what better way to prey on people but by exploiting their singleness in the month of February!

jenallyson said...

lol that is a great email. I was expecting something a little more subtle, but yeah... that is pretty easy to identify. Best of luck on the dating scene!

Stephanie said...

i laughed so hard i peed a little. sometimes we get those faxes at work, but never have i seen a dating scam.... :)

Delal said...

Hooray! I made Steph pee a little! Definitely a sign of a good day!

~Nicole W. said...

Did you know that, interestingly enough, Nigerean Porn generally focuses on fair-skinned, curvy American women? I found this fascinating. An old friend of mine was actually approached, legitimately, by an 'agent' who specialized in recruiting for Porn sold specifically in the Central and southern countries in Africa. So while I'm not surprised by the Nigerian dating scam, I guess it also fits in with the Nigerian Porn scam :D

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