OMG, this one takes the cake!
I have never seen one as overtly stupid as this one. This is the old-school Nigerian Money Scam style. They must really be hurting in this down economy to revert to this approach.
Mrs Beatriz Yuri
Scammer Profile Details:
many thanks to all members Age: 43 Gender: Female Orientation: Gay / Lesbian Country: United States Location: Long Beach, CA Height: 5 ft. 4 in. Body Type: Average Ethnicity: Asian Hair Color: Black hair Eye Color: Brown Religion: Christian / Catholic Astrological sign: Aquarius Level of Education: Some college Occupation: Self Employed Income: I'll tell you later Smoking: Smoke Socially Drinking: Don't Drink Relationship Status: Widowed Have Children: Yes living at home Want Children: Undecided Looking to meet a: Male Age: 38 to 48 Relationship Desired: I'll tell you later
Scammer Profile Text:
Religion is very important to me. I am a very spiritual person, but only discovered religion a few years ago. I was raised secular and am still trying to fit the pieces of religion together.
One of my main goals in life is to attain a state of complete comfort with myself, while attaining proper balance of all my extreme personality traits.
I am a very curious person.
I have a very intense personality. I need both order and chaos. I am very spontaneous but at the same time I need structure. (A balance is sought after, but for now there are extremes.)
This is a dating site profile?
From Mrs Beatriz Yuri.
REPLY ME BACK WITH THIS EMAIL ID. ([email protected])
My name is Beatriz Yuri, The wife of Albert Yuri who was
coordinator of Bayan Muna for Misamis Oriental and Chairman of
MOFA. He was gunned down and killed in our home in the Philippine
on July 20th, 2008. Before my late husband was killed, I inherited
from his estate a total sum of ($ 9.5 Million Dollars) in a
metallic trunk box and deposited it in a security and finance
company ABROAD. This deposit was coded under a secret arrangement
as a family treasure.
I hope that you can be trusted, that you will not sit on this money
when you claim it. I have made up my mind to give you 15% of the
total money for your help, after you have secured the box for my
I can be contacted with my most private email address:
Hoping to hear from you soon,
Mrs Beatriz Yuri.
I can't believe this approach in a dating site. This is the kind of crap that they pull in their stupid emails. Yet, these pull in hundreds of millions of dollars a year, because people are stupid.
The above name and message is written as though it is from the Philippines, yet the last name is a Nigerian or Japanese last name. This appears to be a new one though, since Google doesn't know it. So watch out!
In the message above, she is admitting that she was part of the radical Islamist organization in the Southern Philippines, yet this is the standard Nigerian 419 Money Fraud format.
Note the use of the word "Philippine" as in singular. Philippines is always plural, and anyone from there would not have made that mistake.