Never send your personal or financial information to anyone who requests it either by email or messages on social networking websites like Facebook or Twitter.
Also, do not be fooled by the pictures of the beautiful women or handsome men in these messages. Scammers use these to help make the message more convincing.
A list of some of the social networking message scams
"hello my, name is Joy i saw your profile today at (facebook) and i love it and i will also like to know more about you please i will like you to email me back with my email address (j*y3ol*er @hotmail.com) so that i will give you my pictures for you to know whom i am .waiting for your lovely reply soon. miss Joy"
- "Hello My name is Anita
i read your profile today please i will like us to be friends and i will like you to send an email to my email address"
- "Hello nice to meet you
My Name is Candra God fearing and truthful i Need some one caring and trustful to love and to believe in please if you are that kind of a man just reply me at"
- "Hello My Friend
Please do not be offended to receive this mage My Name is Miss Lovinda Nelson; I saw your profile today and become very interest to be your friend And i have an important issue to discuse with youPlease contact me directly on my private email address * that will enable me to explain my self to you and then we will move from there Please contact me urgently on my email ID Arrange my email address and put it together so"
- "Greetings from lilian
I hope that every things is ok with youas is my pleasure to contact you afterviewing your profile at * which really interest me in having communication with you i will be very happy if you can writeme through my email for easiest communication and to know all about each otherhere is myemail * i will be waiting to hear from you as i wish you all the best for your day yours new friendlilian"
- "Interested in you
My name is sarina am a beautiful young girl with full of love Well I saw your profile today which gives me joy to contact you please i will like you contact me through my email * At the same time i will show you my picture and send me your picture Miss sarina"
- "hi dear
i am dorah adams i am yrs old i am from sudan but i am living presently in dakar senegal i have gone through ur profiles and i wish that we can be good friends if you dont mind who know we might have some many things to share in common anyway you can mail me always at my email id which is * so that i will reply back with lots of my personal details"
- "Hello Friend,
I greet you with the blessings of God,My name is Mrs Mabel Yapo Am a widow and i have just one adopted son,am suffering from an illness called Cancer and about to die i have a proposal for you that you help become my son's guardian and also help me invest the $3.5million my husband left behind for less privelged homes. if you are interested in helping contact me with my private email: * N:B after this message am going to delete my profile for security reasons.
Thanks, Mabel Yapo"
"Hello dear, My name is Miss Jane Djakpa, am a young girl never married, i saw your profile at (*) and i would like us to be friends if you will also be interested too, please contact me directly to my email address * so that i can show you my picture and also tell you more about myself.
Hooping to hear from you soonest, Yours truly and friendly in-love,
"Hi nice to meet you. My Name is marisa, God fearing and truthful, i Need some one caring and trustful to love and to believe in god if you are that kind of a person just reply me at [email@example.com] please don't reply me back hear."
"My name is miracle.I saw your profile today at *.com i must confess it look loving and responsible i became interested, i will like us to know each other more better,You can write me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org so i can send you my picture for you to know whom i am.I believe we can move from here! I am waiting for your mail to my email address above. miracle."
"From: Ms.Vanessa Herbert
E-mail : email@example.com
Greetings, it is my pleasure to contact you after going through your profile.I expect that you are not going to let down this request am about to make to you, owing to the fact that we have not yet known or written to each other before. Though I will not compel you to honor this request against your will"
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