I have a sexy new follower. Her name is ililian and she sent me some fan mail.
Nice meeting you here, how are you today i will want us to be friends contact me here with my e-mail address (email@example.com) because i have a special reason why have contacted you so that i can send you my photos and also tell you more about myself here is my e-mail address( firstname.lastname@example.org ) you can also drop me your email mail address i am waiting to get a reply from you remember that co-lour, language or age and distance does not matter but understand matters
Yours New Friend
What do you reckon? Do I Approve or Deny?
This is a scam, like many others. Usually based in Nigeria.
Hahahaha! There's probably no harm in approving, but I would use discretion just like you would with any other online friendship... It's definitely not normal for someone to ask for your email and stuff... You didn't post up a picture btw!
Don't reply it's probably a scam!!! This has been big on the internet for a long time and it's taking more and more victims for their money/time/love.
I got an e-mail from some guy called Feroz in India, asking me to break up with my boyfriend and submit to an arranged marriage with him.
Call me crazy, but I turned him down.
I couldn't live my life trying to match his natural romancing abilities.
Seems like I acquired a few new not so real followers last night. Weird. None of them sent me sexy fan mail though. Should I be jealous?
Naaaa. Methinks Miss ililian is after me for more than just my writing skills. Although if it's my bank balance she's got her eye on then she's going to be mightily disappointed.
Miss ililian is after your cute adorable looks... and maybe, just maybe mind, your writing skills, but definitely NOT your bank balance. How dare you insult Miss ililian! She just wants to be friends and send you some nekkid photos. That ain't so bad, me thinks.
You're right Rosie! She's only looking for a little company. I think I'll approve her fan mail. Hell, I might even send her an email and see where that leads...
It will probably lead you up the garden path!
Ah, but what's at the end the end of the path Diana. I see a lovely little wooden shed with net curtains in the windows. And inside? Miss ililian, the girl of my dreams, will be waiting with an ice cold beer and a bowl of my favourite light potato snacks - cheesy Quavers.
And an international man of mystery to boot...
Horatio is one of the Heroes of our AP group.
I agree with this lovely young woman, "Understand matters." Tell her you 'understand' her motives, completely. Someone else will have to come to her rescue when her aging grandmother gets sick, or they try to take away the family farm, etc. She has a special reason for contacting you, remember?
Hey - we all have the email address - we should respond to her. No?
Hello Marcy, my dear, how are you?. It's very kind of you to offer such kind words of warning, but I think I might just step in to the water and get my feet wet anyway. I've done a bit of hunting around and Miss ililian seems to be a bit of a busy girl according to big Mr.G.
I've even found a picture of her;
She's 26 and from Senegal apparently. Her birthday's 18th February and she's single. The only thing is that according to her profile page on Funky UK (don't ask) she's listed as gay! (shome mistake, shurely? Ed), which kind of scuppers my plans somewhat. She does however have 52 Funky points.
I think you should go right ahead and toy with her emotions, Dear Horatio. She knows not which bees nest she has prodded. I once responded to a scammer on a dating site, just for entertainment. He kept wanting to IM, and I wasn't sure I wanted to do that (someone said it could jeopardize your computer security, but I didn't know how that would work).
Even after I said I didn't IM, he went so far as to set up an IM account for me (I gave him a fake name, Doina Thesis - as in 'doing a thesis,' because I was researching con-artists). I finally stopped the meaningless exchanges. But I think it would be very interesting to see what happens.
BTW - I did a hub on online dating scams & how to spot them.
What are Cheesy Quavers? If they're like potato chips, I want some.
Lovely curly potato puffs. Do you not have them?
I want some!!! No - I don't think we have that brand here. Looks good, too.
All is well here - and you?
I want to know how I can earn Funky Points, please?
Mmmhhh, Quavers..... *shakes uncontrollably at prospect of crispy snacks munch munch munch*
LOL! Send us the wedding photos!
Marcy, you can win Funky points in the daily quiz I gather!
Horatio Plot, you made a typo. You are 5 years 3 months and one week old not 53 1/4 years old. Now go to bed -I'm sure it is well past your bedtime!
Me thinks it is a scam also. Don't reply and just leave the issue alone. This woman WANTS something and it ISN'T good at all. NO siree!
Seems like a 'scam' to accumulate email addresses which when enough are gathered will be on-sold as a list to so called 'marketers'
Too late, I've approved her fan mail and am now following her back; although she has not as yet published any Hubs, which is surprising considering she has been a member for over 2 weeks. Ah well, perhaps she's still working her way through the learning center. There's a lot to take in when you're new around here.
Perhaps I should offer to be her "mentor", after all I'd like to do something constructive with that little green badge.
Oh, and my the way, will nobody please mention any of this to Mrs. P as I'm still in the doghouse after the episode with the Russian lady. Although as I said at the time, £5,000 seemed a reasonable amount to build a hospital wing with, so I'm still not sure what all the fuss was about.
Quite possibly is an Indian or Nigerian man keeping their options open to obtain personal details of people so that they can in turn sell them on and make some quick cash!
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