Scamming is a common activity which not only work through Facebook which is the Giant Social Networking Site but too in emails, websites, blogs and many others ways. What happens is that the Scammer will fake his or her identity, gets the right contact details of the target person and will try their best and possible way to establish a connection and within a few days, its when one will get to know that he or she was scammed after either losing big amounts of money or being a subject of identity theft and which I am sure you know what follows.
For the past weeks, it looks like I was targeted but since I knew something already with regard on how scammers operate, I was have been lucky and still that I haven’t fallen for them just like what their target might have been. In this post, I will share with you what exactly happened to me so that you can be able to use the same experience yourself when it comes to detecting a possible scammer in his or her attempts to do do his work, and below are some of the Scam messages which scammers use to get started on some one.
Hello, My name is Miss Susana Yake, I am an Africa girl, I read your profile today at it was so good to me. I feel you are the only one missing in my entered life so i decided to stop on it and let you know that i am interested to be a friend first. I also believe that coming to you will be a probability of meeting that very thing that has been lacking in my entered life. Please contact me at my email address (
email@example.com)I am a girl with respect and responsible,i respect people also and believe if you contact me,i will give you a full introduction of my self okay. i hope to hear from you soon. Remember, all the darkness in the world, can-not put out the light of a single candle as long as the light of love shines bright in your heart, and (Remember the distance or color does not matter but love matters a lot in life cares for my future love. ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
I love your profile am Miss rejoice,please contact me backhere is my private E-mail .for you to know more about me. thanks (
rejoice_20coll email@example.com) your new friend rejoice>>Remain Blessed.
Hello Dear How are you doing today, I am Miss Blessing i want us to be friends, please contact me at (
blessingandrew05 at yahoo.com) please mail me there is something important i want to share with you, and will really appreciate your friendship, hope to hear from you soon thanks from Miss Blessing.PLEASE WRITE DIRECT TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS (blessingandrew05 at yahoo.com) BECAUSE THERE IS NO SECRET HERE IN FACE BOOK.
Hello dear,My name is Talia i saw your profile today and i love it also i became interested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email directly to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address (
firstname.lastname@example.org) i believe we can move from here.my love distance or color does not matter but love matters a lot in life.i waiting to receive your lovely reply soon,Yours Lovetalia
Hello dear my name is peace i am interested in your profile plz reply to my email (
peaceobeki@yah oo.co.uk)so that i will send you my pic urs peace.
Call me maryan not yet married,after going through your profile today at FB.com i picked interest on making friendship with you,what do you say?,if you are interested, kindly contact me on my private e-mail address here (email@example.com), so that we will get to know our selves very well.
there is no need of replying on the website,Try and reply direct to my ID (missmarytanba @ yahoo.com ) so that I can give you my pictures and more about me. expecting to read your reply soonest,
Thank you for your understanding.
glory or Bessie Beddeis my name
How are you today,hope you are fine and in good health.
I was impressed when i came across your profile,so i decided to write you for a HEART2HEART discussion
after my random and intensive search for truelove and family friendship, an honest person who understands the meaning of love.which i esteemed of getting such in you. please
if you don’t mind,write me directly with this mail ID, (firstname.lastname@example.org)i will send you my photo
i believe we can move from there!
I await your reply soon.
Hello My dear.
How are you doing today and how is everything over there together with your health? i hope that you are in good condition of health, i want to use this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Miss Sonia . i saw you profile today and i become interesting on you, so i will like you to contact me direct with my contact email address (email@example.com) so that i will show you my photo and also tell you everything about myself and i will also like to know more about you. thanks for your understand and i will be hoping to hear from you soon.
When you take a look at all the message above, you can see that they are almost identical but from different users. When I tried to respond as a test trial on one of them, below is what they responded to me.
Thank you for responding and am happy that you are accepting me as your friend. In my last email, I told you that Facebook is not safe and can you please email me or send me you email address as a reply? Blessed.
Now you can see how she was not interested as a social friend by rather, one who wanted my email address so that she could get started with all the fake info about her. What I did next was to create a one use free email address using a custom domain name – the .tk version and sent her the email. Check how she responded.
Now that I have your email address, we can talk. But one question is that I don’t trust this email address since they are not permanent. But its okay. Here is my story..I am an orphan living in a camp… My father was a rich man who died in a plane crush.. He left $7,000,000 in one US bank account…. I want to help me act as a beneficiary since my late father left no will….
And many more others words which are the same similar messages sent by Scammers from anywhere they base.
My Next Move – Went to tk site and deleted the entire site and all of its emails. The next day, the profile on Facebook is no where..
If you are one of those who have been receiving such messages, just know that you are on their list and that you are being scammed.
How To Protect Yourself From Scammers On Facebook
1. Only accept messages from those people who are your friends already.
2. Don’t use your real email address on Facebook and if you use it, then change the privacy to hidden.
3. Accept friend requests from only those whom you know other than strangers.
4. Never provide your phone number to any new friend and those whom you don’t trust.
5. Never share your exact information for example your contact addresses to strangers.
6. Don’t accept any offers and private email talk requests apart from Facebook only.
7. Report any suspicious users on Facebook.
8. Ignore their demands and simply mark their messages as Spam.
And many others secured ways.