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The Creative Mind of Online Scammers (Part 2 of 2)
Monday, February 4, 2013

This is a continuation of the previous entry.

After receiving the emails from Fiona, nothing really seemed off (even though I should've been suspicious). It wasn't until I received an email from Anita when I realized these elaborate emails from scammers...

Anita Ledbetter (ayo.prince600@gmail.com):
Thanks for getting back to me ... My name Anita Ledbetter (F),I am
24yrs old,I am fun loving, personal, friendly,clean, caring,and
respectful of others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink
occasionally,and drama free. I graduated last year in France, I am
single and have no children ... i do bible study, and sometimes we do
karaoke night with my roommate! i go to church every Sunday .
I am coming for my Masters degree. i am from USA,specifically
Hawaii, I was born in Honolulu in Hawaii,my dad is from there too but
my mum is from Spain...I went to Chaminade University of Honolulu in
I speak both English and Spanish fluently ,am presently on research
work at Hawaii , and almost done with that bcos its part of my
prerequisite for my masters in Microbiology . I would have loved to
call you but
this is a remote area calls is hard to go through from here and i
don't want to waste much time .Am really interested in renting from
you or to be your roomie and i do really love pets but i don't have
any at the moment. I would have loved to see it but am very far,but
with pictures,I am glad.
I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you have garage
or parking space cos I will have my own car come over, pls let me know
the total payment of the place and more over I will send your email to
my dad for him to email you later bcos he is the one that will be
paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me your Full
Name and the Mailing Address, your Phone number as well,so that my Dad
will issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible,with that
you can hold on the place for me till i come . I will be looking
forward to your email soonest.

And, later that day, Fiona replied back to me with this...


I'm highly interested in the room after going through your message and will need you to get back to me with your full name and mailing information so I can have my Dad make out the payment to you before the end of the week.


Fiona Lambert

Thanks, Fiona. Here's my info --

Winnie Shite

21 Jump St.,
PO Box 666
Johnny Depot, NY 80085

Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks!

Moral of the story: never trust anyone from Craigslist claiming to have any ties to Hawaii.
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"I'm in a remote area and can't call you"


I would be tempted to just lead them on and waste their time by pretending to be interested. :P
» randomjunk on 2013-02-07 12:29:03

Haha ^^ Rj's comment is a good idea.
» LostSoul13 on 2013-02-07 10:08:16

Or, maybe not good so much as funny.
» LostSoul13 on 2013-02-07 10:08:40

lol like OBAMA. just kidding.
I had such a hard time with Craigslist in France. About 70% of the ads were total scams. :(

The thing that made me suspicious when I read the first email from Fiona was that she said that she spoke fluent English with a Scottish accent... that's kind of weird information to offer up when it was already clear that she grew up for her whole life in Scotland. Though having recently talked to a Scottish person, I would have to contest the idea that they speak English.
» Zanzibar on 2013-02-09 05:15:32

ha. winnie shite.
» thaitanic on 2013-02-09 09:56:05

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