My blog brings all the spammers to the yard…

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a creative scam I received via email. I mentioned in that post that I often receive love letters via email from women in Ukraine…well, I opened up my Gmail this afternoon to this find this little gem of a subject line…


And a light bulb went off DING! DING! DING! I knew I had another one…

It had been a while since I’d received an email from some suspicious address across the Atlantic and was beginning to think that I’d lost my mojo for attracting perfect strangers with my irresistible internet avatars.

Nah, it’s still there. Perhaps they were all busy gearing up for back-to-school? I’ve decided to share this latest letter because it had me in stitches! What I found odd about it was that there were no links, no attachments…I don’t know what they were trying to accomplish with this email. Maybe they thought I’d write back and then they could beg for money?

Regardless, it was a pretty funny email. Go ahead, see for yourself!

From: sandra sow to bcc: me
MY dearest one,How is your day?
Mine is a little bit cold over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is Sandra Sow, I ‘m 24 years, from Ivory Coast West Africa,5.11ft tall, Fair in complexion,(never married before )presently, i am residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar, as a result of the civil war that was fought  in my country.My late father! Dr, Frank sow, was the managing director of Sow and Associates (Ltd), and he was the personal adviser to the former head of state, before the rebel’s attacked our house one early morning they killed my mother, also with my father in cold blood. It was only me that is alive now,but I managed to make my way to a near by country Senegal, where i am  living now in a refugee camp,and this computer is belonging to a reverend that has the church here in the camp. I would like to know more about you.Your like and dislike,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself, in my next mail. Attached here, is my picture. 
Hoping to hear from you soonest,
Miss Sandra 

Now, let me be clear in saying that I was not laughing at the thought of her parents being brutally murdered in cold blood. I was laughing because um, she doesn’t really look like a refugee. And her email address came from a .uk account, where as she claims to be in Senegal.

And her shirt is totally see-through and I can see the pattern of her bra.


PS – if you are the girl in this pic, please let me know and I will remove it. :)

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  1. Sheila says

    I’m thinking that photo could have been taken from some random girl’s photo album online. Wait, that’s a very scary thought.

  2. says

    I always block emails like that! I don’t open them and read them, just get rid of them. But in reading that email, it is funny that she’s not where she said she was and yet you’re suppose to believe her story! lol Not even sure I’d believe her parents were killed.

    I do however believe that some guy will fall for her story and make her day! 😉

  3. says

    To funny but sad at the same time what is wrong with these stupid idiots? My daughter was telling me about a friends grandma that sent a couple thousand to some dude that said her grandchild was in jail, supposedly they could not get a hold of the grandson so she wired the money, yadda yadda, don’t know all the details but it was sort of scary to hear.

  4. says

    ok I shouldn’t laugh but you totally called that person out! i hate it when people do stupid spam things like that. I never actually open them so I had no idea that some actually have pictures attached! Crazy!

  5. says

    Nobody ever hits on me in email….

    Honestly I think they are looking for you to respond, once you do then they reel you in. I bet you could catch a criminal if you pretend to play their game. I’m not suggesting you do, just interesting to think about what would happen if you responded.

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