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Be aware of spammers and scammers on italki!(Sample emails provided) Anti Spammer-2008-10-07 If you have received or read any similar messages sent by other italki members, please report their italki member IDs below: 1) Sample Spam A: Greetings From Fidelia, How are you today? and how about your health? hope fine and you are doing well, My Name Is Miss Fidelia, I am looking for a very nice man of love, caring, honest, matured, understanding, and of good character, please email me at... 2)Sample Spam B: I am Heng Chin,an attorney at law.I have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at Seventeen million five hundred thousand United States Dollars Only (US$18.5 M) is lodged... 3) Sample Spam C Mrs. Rose Christina grand form Canadian hotel kindly require that you are to get at least two to five people with you to work at Omni hotel Canada. I will assist you people in coming to Canada hotel as a tourist...
Oct 7, 2008 6:50 AM
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And always check the profile of the sender. I don't know why, but spammers don't care about a proper profile. If someone seems to be from a small country, let's say Iceland and only speaks a very exotic language, like SiSwati (sorry, friends from Swaziland, only an example...) (not: Icelandic, Norwegian, English,...), wants to learn a very exotic language (...), but not your own language or the language you want to learn... Why would anyone like this try to contact you? D., receiving and reporting a lot of spam.
October 7, 2008
This link: http://www.italki.com/T004075753.htm She keeps on sending to me the same message such as this one below: Good day, I am Rose from Canada, the manager of Omni canadian hotel, pls i want to inform you about the vacancies in our hotel, The management needs men and women, married and not married, who will work and live in canada .The hotel will pay for his flight ticket and assist him to process his visa in his country, if you are interested contact us via E-mail : [email protected] And the Hotel informations will be sent to you immediately. Thanks. From the Hotel manager.
October 7, 2008
episode II : The drama continues.... So I decided to contact overseas capable one that will assist me to claim out the money from the bank for me and make way for me come over to there country to continue my education while the person will help me invest the money in good business as my father adviced me before his death Am agreed to offer 15% of the total sum for your assistance, 5% will mapped out for any expenses that may be incurred in the course of this transaction and 80% will be for me to Invest in your country. All I want you to do is to furnish me with your personal details such as your direct phone, also your photo and home address for building of trust on you. Note that this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential. Formore details reply to me in my private email address ( [email protected] ) Thanks and God bless you Miss Lynda Kamara nice fairy tale, isn't it? ;)
October 10, 2008
Please consider the wealth of detail and care with which this spammer has written his/her message! i received this two days earlier. it is funny and the writer's English is not that bad..i was thinking they could write fiction and scripts for Hollywood instead of "bombarding" "gullible" people like us with scam.. here is the email: Miss Lynda Kamara From Zimbawe Formore details reply to me in my private email address ( [email protected] ) Dear Friend, My name is Miss Lynda Kamara The daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Kamara of Zimbabwe.This might be a suprise to you about this i said but i will explain to you in a way you will not misunderstand me. During the cuurent war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the support of our President. Robert Mugabe to claim all the white -owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers. My father is one of the best farmers in our country and because he did not support Mugabes ideas, Mugabes supporters invaded my fathers farm and burnt everything in the farm, killed my father and made away a lot of items in my fathers farm. Before his death, my father had deposited with one of the prime bank in Abidjan in Cote d'Ivoire the sum of US$7.5[Seven million five hundred thousand United state Dollars ) After the burial of my father, Idecided to move to the Republic of Cote D,Ivoire for my safety,to verified the existance of the money and to look for honest and trustworthy person who will assist me to retrieve the money from the bank in cote d' ivoire ;He deposited the money in the bank with my name as next of kin to the money for investment purpose.
October 10, 2008
They will rely on people messaging them back, then they will try to get your email address. They can sell lists of active email addresses that other scammers can use to send you more messages about scams - buying pills; receiving/making money payments; buying diplomas; accepting a 'job'. They hope that you'll fall for one, and they'll get a payout. It costs them nothing ... except time, which they have a lot of!
October 7, 2008
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