Email Scam. 9-23-2014

Real Estate Agent with Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Email Scam. 9-23-2014

Well, I haven't been receiving as many of these as I used to. This one is fairly sentimental, though I wasn't promised a ba-zillion dollars!

Check it out:

joy megahose 

Aug 2
to joy

"hello my dear,
My name is joy karume, I saw your profile today at during my browsing and I become interested to contact you, because, from my own little understanding i believe that love or friendship makes the world go around,I want to share life experience and culture with you,I do hope by the end of this letter you will bring smile to my face.i believe you will have a little time for me.i have something VERY important to tell you.It's never my desire to remain what I am now,but struggling to become what i can contact me back here for more introduction and picture, extend my regards to your family and lots of love to you too. Stay in touch and do write to me, Take care your new friend
joy karume"

Notice the signature name compared to the actual email address :)

*Write to this person at your own risk!

Comments (17)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

or write to them at your own peril.  I wonder just who falls for this.

Sep 23, 2014 10:09 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ya gotta just love it!  One would think no one would respond to this type of activity, but apparently there is enough response that keeps the scam going.

Sep 23, 2014 11:07 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     A University professor here in Tallahassee fell for one of these Nigerian scams.  They took him for $100,000 plus.  

Sep 23, 2014 11:25 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That other mailbox in Facebook is full of these types of messages.  Gross.

Sep 23, 2014 12:17 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Eric, After about the first phrase or two I have this uncontrollable impulse to hit the delete button.  Poof

Sep 23, 2014 12:30 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think you are all paranoid....and it is a good thing also that you are.

Sep 23, 2014 12:33 PM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I would write back and see where it would lead for curiosity sake.

Sep 23, 2014 02:43 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I am always curious as to who answers these and what the end game is.

Sep 23, 2014 02:48 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I think that anybody in this day and age that falls for these scams almost have it coming . How clueless can you be?  

Good to see you back in the Rain, E!

Sep 23, 2014 10:20 PM
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

Like most people with an email address I get those from time to time as well. I read, laugh and delete.

Sep 24, 2014 01:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Delete! Delete! Delete!

Sep 24, 2014 03:38 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Tammy, I'm not writing them!

Myrl, you'd think they wouldn't work, but they keep sending them for a reason, right?

Fred, and that professor is "teaching" out kids?!?

Chris Ann, I've never even looked in that other FB folder!

BLiz, I agree, but I like posting them. I think they're funny.

William, "just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't after you"

Winston, let me know if you want their email address :)

Susan, a professor in Tallahassee who shelled out $100k! (see comment above)

JC, thanks, bro!

Dale, I do the same thing. Mostly while shaking my head.

Anna, Yes! Yes! Yes!

Sep 25, 2014 09:11 AM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

Something has got to be done about this. We see it and recognize it.  I have been scammed before and it's painful, very difficult to ever forget. Fred Griffin 100k that's enough to put someone on the street and never recover. I can't begin to think of how devistating that is. makes me so sick and mad. 

Jan 12, 2015 10:09 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv  

     To compound matters (in my comment #3 above), the professor was arrested and charged with grand theft and bank fraud for depositing the bogus checks.

Florida Attorney General warns consumers about mail scam

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Attorney General Charlie Crist warned consumers again Wednesday about the financial swindle known as the "Nigerian Bank Scam," which has landed an adjunct Florida A&M University instructor in trouble.

James Clay Edwards, an adjunct instructor of industrial arts and vocational education, faces grand theft and bank fraud charges after being duped a second time, local authorities said.

In Edwards' situation, he was offered part of an inheritance out of Lagos, Nigeria by e-mail.

Jan 12, 2015 10:36 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Eric, Still seeing a few emails here and there using the approximate template of this one.  Wonder if they'll EVER stop?

Mar 26, 2015 12:25 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Good morning, Eric. Just stopping by to say 'hello' from the Rain and see how you're doing. Hope life is treating you well, and that you are prospering.

May 28, 2016 11:37 PM

The language in the E-mail is very strange. Americans don't talk like that. Most likely Nigerians.

May 31, 2016 05:33 AM