Saturday, March 04, 2006
"That girl looks like the girl I'm writing but has a different name!"
Yes, they can have MANY names! The girl in the picture on the left has used over 40, (or more!) and counting. The 'names' are temporary. The sets of pictures, and letters, seem to stick around a little longer.
When you begin to suspect the RUSSIAN girl you are writing to be a scammer, doing a search for her name, alone, on GOOGLE is not enough!
Many of the names they use are common names. You may not find anything easily, or the name is 'fresh', or not reported, yet. Do a quick search of the name, then the email address, strange phrases in the letter, addresses, and THEN check the SCAMMER site gallerys for a picture of your 'sweetie'.
DO NOT GET OVERLY DISTRACTED OR FIXATED ON THE NAME SHE IS USING!
It's common for me to hear from 'slightly suspicious victims' in the making, something like, "Yes, that's a picture of my OLGA, but maybe they stole it and are using it. I could be writing to the REAL Olga, who is not a scammer, and really loves me, and wants a fat 54 year old man for a lover and husband. I know she really loves me...."
It's up to you. The clues are there. Some people won't accept they have been scammed, even after they've sent thousands of dollars to a girl they've yet to see, or even get a phone call from.
It's OK to be suckered by these ladies a little. They make money at it. If you happen to 'wake up' in time, you can save yourself some money, and some heartache.