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.
However, in other cases, they use a less targeted approach by randomly distributing vast numbers of “bait” emails in the hope of hooking just a few gullible recipients.
A common variant of these spam emails is a brief message in which the “nice girl” purporting to be the sender promises to send pictures if her recipient will reply to a specified email address. Email me at [address removed] only, because I am writing not from my personal email.
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 want to repeat the same way,it is only my chance to meet a nice man.
I want to work in USA or in Europe or any nice country.
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.
She was very tired of course but made very good money there.
It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me , I am lost here,and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place .
These scammers have a sizable pool of photographs that they regularly recycle for use in scam messages.
In some cases, they simply invent a name to go with a photograph of a model or celebrity that they have scanned from a magazine or downloaded from the Internet.