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Play it again, Scam.

Let me lead with this: I have a morbid sense of curiosity.
That in mind, here goes.


Good Morning Ron and i will like to read from you!!!

Hello Ron,




How are you doing today? I just want to inform you that i will like to read from you soon and have you removed your advert from the roommates.com? because i have rest assured that i have secured a room from you.The payment will be getting to you by next week Tuesday and i will be getting to the state by next weekend.Looking forward to read from you.




Regards





Jessica.
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Waiting to read from you Ron!!!

Hi Ron,




Did you have my email yesterday? am still waiting to read from you soon and i will send you my picture when reading from you.Have a good weekend.




Jessica.
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Yes, the room is still available. Look forwad to seeing you.
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Hello Ron and My Picture
Hello,
How are you doing today? try to check your attachment and see my picture so that you can recognize me at the airport this weekend.I will also need your picture so that i can recognize you also.Hope you spent your weekend in a cool way? I will get back to you with the tracking number tomorrow morning so that you will know actual time that the payment will get to you tomorrow.Thaks.
Regards
Jessica.
...Jessica, or so 'she' says.

I wish Google had an application that let me search for images to see if they exist elsewhere on the web.

Comments

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thisgirliknow
Feb. 2nd, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
This is so terribly amusing. I wonder why a scam artist would want to specifically have you take down the advertisement, and go through all this trouble. I assume the money hasn't arrived. Did you send her your picture? Are you picking her up at the airport?


This is so, so strange.
tboneblue
Feb. 2nd, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Strange, indeed
I have not sent a picture. This is all still too Twilight Zone for me to wrap my brain around completely. There's a part of me so desperate to fill the room so I can just get all the bills paid. She hasn't emailed me with a tracking number or what have you, so until I get that, there's no reason to believe this person even knows what a plane looks like up close.
On the off chance I do get some form of payment, I think I'm going to open a separate account with it, as kind of a holding pool, separate from the rest of my money. That way, if it is a scam, I don't actually lose anything and the bank can go after them.
thisgirliknow
Feb. 10th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
http://www.tineye.com/ - reverse image search
thisgirliknow
Feb. 10th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
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