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Someone desperate for companionship

Well, this one was interesting, because it is not immediately apparent whether it is a scam or not. Take a look.

How are you today? hope all is going according to your expectations and if so thanks be to God. Well my name is [spammername]. I got your e-mail during one of my search at the site since i am also a member and this has moved me to write you this short note hoping that we could establishe a long lasting relationship. Thanks and God bless you while i wait for your reply.

Think about it. I'm a member at a variety of Christian websites (messageboards, music forums, etc). This could be a lonely person who is a member at one of those websites, who is so desperate for companionship that she really is writing to a complete stranger hoping to strike up a relationship.

I'm not kidding. There are people like that out there. No joke.

On the other hand, it is probably more likely that this is someone attempting to scam me. They are hoping that I am the lonely one, and at the first indication of interest from a complete stranger, I would drop everything and try to establish a "long lasting relationship".


It's interesting that the email doesn't mention the name of the website where this person is supposedly a member. If the email is "real", that means that the user is a non-joiner, who is only a member at one website, and never considers that someone else might actually have memberships on other websites.

On the other hand, if the email is a scam, then the person who sent it is assuming that I am a non-joiner who hasn't joined more than one site.

But why am I even bothering to waste my time wondering about it?

Either we've got a scammer, or we've got someone so desperate that she wants to strike up a long-term relationship with a complete stranger.

Yep. I think I'll just hit delete.

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