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A new scam ?

By jardinier ·
I thought I had seen them all. Because I am online a lot, I receive all manner of stuff in my email, including invitations to join dating or friendship websites. Invariably I check them out of curiosity and if they look interesting I sign up. A week ago I was invited to join badoo.com Shortly after I was contacted by a voluptuous and beautiful young woman with dark skin and dark, slightly frizzy hair. Here is the email she sent me:

-----Original Message-----
From: Madison19bedroom <madison19bedroom@aol.com>
To: XXX XXX (my email address)
Sent: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:24
Subject: Re: myspace

BABE... i guess your not getting any of my email huh? ive been tryign to email u so many times but this dam laptop is such a piece of garbage and keeps freezing.. anyways how u been? In case u dont know
who this is its ME MADISON.. we used to chat a bit on facebook and then I think u deleted me haha.. anyways guess what... I got 2 things to tell u.. both good news.. 1) im single now.. yup me and my bf broke up about 3 months ago... and 2) guess where im moving? RIGHT EFFING NEAR U.. lol... ur actually the only person im gonna know there.. well 3 cousins too but i cant chill with them lol..I remember when we chatted u told me u thought i was cute and u wanted to chill so now we finally can HAHA! im kinda scared to move.. im hoping this email addy is still the one you use and u can chat with me ebfore i get there.. maybe even help me move my **** in...are u still on facebook? i cudnt find ui was soo confused...anyways im gonna need someone to show me the town and take me out so u better be around bebe...we only chatted a couple times but i remember thinking to myself i wanted to get ot know u better when i was single..a nd i thoguth u were cute too but cudnt tell u cause i wasnt single lol...ok so more info about me.. well im 23.. virgo.. love the outdoors and love to socialize, go out for drinks, restaurants, movies etc.. travel.. i have a lil kitty named BOO and i luv her to death... uhhh oh im a super horny gurl too but every gurl is they just wont admit it. so ilove watching p0rn and all that.. love sex etc blah blah blah...who doesnt..I really hope we get a chance to chat for a bit either online or on the fone before i get
there enxt week.. i hope u remmeber me and still wanna chill and arent married yet lol.. OH YA also.. i need to find a job when i get there.. do u have any hookups or know anybody hiring? id LOVE to work in a bar or osmehting like that...really anythgin cause my current job is fun and all.. and technically i CUD keep doign it but i want a change.. i currently work from home and well thats cool but i need ot be out meeting people.. oh wait. i dont think i ever actually told u what i did? hmm shud i......???? ok WELLLL... and dont get all weirded out on me.. i work on a webcam chat community site and i get paid to chat
with people and get naked HHAHA... BOMB right :)? I KNOW.. like i figure iim horny anyways why not get paid to chat with people and play with myself heheh...anyways i hope u dont look down on that and NO THATS NOT WHY IM CONTACTING U RELAX URSELF lol... i actually need help once i move and i remembered u live there so im reaching out....like i said before this computer is a complete piece of CRAP and freezes NON STOP.. ive tried ot send this email to u maybe 3 times already and im hopign this time i can hit SEND before i run into trouble lol.. ANYWAYS.. heres the deal....every month natalie (my boss) gives each of us 3 VIP codes to give out to whoever we want.. so with this code u
can lgoin to watch me at work for free and dont have to pay like everyone else... the only way i can give u one of the codes (so we can chat) is if you absolutey DO NOT give it out to anyone else and u ONLY USE IT FOR URSELF... i only get 3 a month and she gets pissed if more than 3 people use them so DONT SHARE IT MISTER... i figured u cud always email me back instead but my email account doesnt even let me login half the time.. so the bets palce ot chat me is my chat room... if theres anyone else logged in when u sign in ill boot them out.. but
remember DONT SHARE THIS PASSWORD PLEASE BABE IM BEGGING U.. I TRUST U... im online most of the day now to try and save money for my move.. also since im in such a huge debt already form my student loan I really thingk we need to chat before i get there and make sure u evern remember me hahha.. anyways ive rambled on and on now and ur probably soooo annnoyed with me so ill stop now.. im gonna go start work.. i really hope u come chat me. it wud make my day and releive a lot of my stress about the move... REALLY i mean that....anyways once i see u in insdie ill shoot u myc ell number and u can gimme yours.. if u dont wanna come chat i understand but its really the only palce to find me now days.. if u email me abck ill probably get it once i get there
after my internet is setup so about 2-3 weeks fomr now.. but im hopign to see u in my chat room.. rmemeber its 100% free with this code im gonna give u.. just DONT GIVE IT OUT OR ILL KICK U IN THE BALLS INSTEAD OF LICK U IN THE BALLS WHEN IS EE U hahahahha...k babe im out for now... chat ya soon.. kisses xoxo MADISON FREE VIP BYPASS LINK
------>> http://www.localcam2camgirl.com/madison19bedroom

I had not chatted to this girl as she suggested, but thinking this might provide an agreeable diversion, I followed the link and found it led to a live webcam website featuring possibly hundreds of girls from around the world. It was free to join.

Credit card details were required to prove age of 18 or more. "You will not be charged at this time." Inside I found that "Madison" was a fair-skinned blonde girl and in order to chat to any of the girls an unamed amount of money was obviously required. I quickly cancelled my membership and was notified by email that my account was cancelled and if I wished to rejoin at any time, I must use a different email address.

And if anyone thinks I am dumb, with any iffy site I use a card that has minimal balance. Actually it is standard practise at adult sites to ask for credit card details to ensure the person is aged 18 or more, not that I have ever bothered to enter such a site.

Within 24 hours "Madison" was deleted from badoo.com so that I was unable to link to her photo for the purpose of this post.

So the girl "Madison" was presumably paid to entice people into the website.

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Slightly off-topic

by JackOfAllTech In reply to A new scam ?

Do people actually talk like that? How could anyone stand to listen to that in a chat room or anywhere else? If she is indicative of the norm it's no wonder this country is in such a mess.

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Different take

by santeewelding In reply to Slightly off-topic

He is why this stuff works.

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Beg pardon?

by jardinier In reply to Different take

I investigated it because it was so unusual.

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by kevaburg In reply to Beg pardon?


I had not chatted to this girl as she suggested, but thinking this might provide an agreeable diversion, I followed the link and found it led to a live webcam website featuring possibly hundreds of girls from around the world. It was free to join.


You didn't investigate this at all did you? It was, as you put it "an agreeable diversion". By virtue of the fact you acted on this quite obviously flagrant abuse of human nature, you have confirmed to these people that there are others out there to exploit. Thanks for that.

Welcome to the world of social engineering.

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Lonely, sex-starved older men ....

by jardinier In reply to Investigation?

like myself, are especially vulnerable to this type of curiosity. :)

BTW the girl's profile from badoo.com was deleted after a day or so. This could have been done by the website.

I am regularly contacted by young female scammers but I check them out. When possible I read the email headers to see from whence the email has originated. Young girls in Senegal, Africa, have been especially active in recent months.

But it is worth checking out each one. I have now been corresponding for more than 18 months with a young Russian girl who has NEVER asked me for money. So it has been, and continues to be, an agreeable cyber friendship.

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Yes people talk like that .....

by jardinier In reply to Slightly off-topic

Admittedly though it is somewhat more colorful than anything I have encountered before.

However I could match it if I felt so inclined. If you wish to hear some colorful language just be a passenger in my car when some other motorist does something stupid and then toots his horn because I have the audacity to be one the same road as himself. :)

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I wasn't referring to her use of expletives

by JackOfAllTech In reply to Yes people talk like that ...

It was the almost total lack of adherence to the rules of grammar, the poor choice of words, the incredibly slim vocabulary, etc.

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almost total lack of adherence to the rules of grammar

by jardinier In reply to I wasn't referring to her ...

Yes I will readily acknowledge that she was in a class of her own in that regard, but I have received emails not much better set out than that. I especially dislike people who do not understand that a computer keyboard is not a typewriter and it will start a new line automatically without the need to press the "Enter" key.

Perhaps we could all save our most poorly composed emails and have a thread just on that. :)

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A new scam ?

by unnuyijkseno In reply to A new scam ?

I received an email requesting my password email and address --failure to comply immediately would mean cancellation of my account.
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