Helping a Scammer

June 23, 2009

Got this email today, not sure what sort of scam this is... probably "help buy me a plane ticket... Oh No! I need another ticket... Oh no! My purse was stolen.. Oh no!" etc.
> Hi Dear New Friend,
> how are you today i hope that every things is OK with you, my name is monica
> it is my great pleasure to contact you through this medium requesting for a
> relationship and i know that you will grant my request in good faith and
> understadning while we see what happened in future. i will be very happy if
> you can write me through my email  for me to send my
> picture and details about my self, you should remember that distance, color,
> language or race cannot be barriers.
> i will be waiting to hear from you
> Your new friend.
> Miss monica

My reply

The tone of this email is unfriendly... very proper - certainly correct, 
but not friendly flirty or fun.

Consider rewriting to something like this:

Hey there, how are you today? I know you don't know me, but my name is 
Monica. I saw your profile and thought I could send you an email. If you 
don't try, you never will know what could happen!
Let me know if you'd like some photos or details from me. I am trying to 
introduce myself, so it is no worries! :-)

I will be waiting to hear from you!
Your new friend.
 - Monica Rose

 Good luck!

  - Kevin


What I didn't expect next was a reply... and a Nice one at that!
Thanks Kevin for the correction, I appreciate.

God bless you

So if you got suckered in by my revision to "Monica's" letter... sorry about that, man. Seriously.