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Her name, allegedly, is Lona and she claims to be living in Egypt. Here is a letter where she lays out part of her story and her 'money pitch':

Hi Lovely. (she never uses my real name, hint hint)

You know I am in Egypt with my Mom for visiting Grandfather to sale our farm here. I have a big problem with MOM about many things after Dadís death, because she wants me like her Toy. My father was working as a Civil Engineer is State of Texas and state of NJ for 22 years. He left 2 family houses in Coppell TX and a big farm with a big home in Egypt Under his name. Also, I have a home in NJ under my name. She wants me to stay here and marry someone who can not speak English and I do not speak Arabic well. How can we understand each other, and he is ugly. Yes, my father has a big home and farm here in Egypt but I can not stay here forever. Now I need your help to escape from here lovely!!! I need money to pay my ticket and the tax here without my mother knows that. I own a home in NJ with 3 units under my name and I have 2 months rent their each apartment $900. I will tell the (Super) to send the other month and you have to keep all with you $ $2700 but now 1 month is ready to send. I need to send 1 month rent to you, and you can keep $700 until I come back and send me only $2000 to Egypt. After 1 week, they will send the rent as a Postal Money Order as they were sending to me before. I told you that because I consider you the nearest person to my heart. When I came back I will spend a nice time with you because MOM will stay in Egypt until sealing our farm maybe to November. I will be in JFK airport on June 30, at Terminal 4. Egypt Air will fly out of Cairo , and the Flight will arrive to Kennedy Airport at 3:15 in the afternoon. After that I will take another flight to TX. I love to wait me their. I will be lonely here in the U.S.A. I can live with you, or you live with me in my Home in Moore Rd Coppell, TX . If yes please tell me your real name and address. Please help me because I do not want MOM to know anything about that Money, if the super sent them directly to me. I am trusting that you will help me!!! Please respond me as soon as you can with your real name and address to send you the money.

Disregard the first photo! thats another scammer!

She is not the first scammer whose played this game, (and failed) with me. Each has a different pitch but they all have a similar M.O.

Some telltale signs:

1) They are generally younger in age.
2) They may from the first email send you very explicit photos.
3) The photos are professional quality: perfect makeup, lighting, etc.
4) Her emails sound like form letters. Impersonal sounding, like they could be written for anyone. She may or may not use your name in them. She never answers any questions you ask.
5) She goes from 'hello' to 'I want to meet you' in very short order. Any questions that you might pose to her that might interfere with this goal are brushed off or ignored.
6) She offers without any prompting from you to fly at her own expense (at least at first) to meet you.
7) Right before she is to hop on a plane to meet you some 'unexpected' development occurs and now the only way she can come to see you is if you send her the necessary funds. There are a couple of ways she may want to do this. Either you send her the money outright via Western Union. Or, in the case of this individual she's probably looking to send you a counterfeit (perhaps check or money order. ery possibly its an international check as they take a while for them to be returned. You deposit it, send her the money, and a few weeks later the fake check bounces and the bank is looking to you to pay them back.
8) At this point the provocative photos she's been sending with each email suddenly stop.
9) Any countersuggestions you may make to her, offering to fly to see her or meet her halfway for example, are ignored.
10) At this point if you continue to refuse she just stops writing and moves on to the next victim.


2007-06-25, 22:30:55   (updated: )
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2016-08-07, 05:06:20
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2016-08-07, 05:46:20
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2016-08-07, 06:47:13
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