Looking for love in all the wrong places

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 24 August 2012 00:08:00 AEST

Spammers live by the rule that it's so cheap to send messages that the smallest success covers their costs, and generates profit. So I wonder how many Australian husbands Mira is aiming for in these two emails?


Looking for love email 1

Good morning!

How do you do? I hope you are doing fine!

Sure,  I  will  be  very  glad  to be friends because I am looking for
friendship.  I  am coming to Australia in less than a month. I will be
very glad to meet you in real!

I got your message which consisted of only your personal email address
and  of  your request of my pics. I tried to look through your profile
but it was suspended... I hope you still want to make friends!

I  can't  send  you my pics now but I promise to send you several next
time. Just write me to my email address: [REMOVED]

Oops,  my  name is Miroslava. But everybody call me Mira  I am 28. I
live in Ukraine, Donetsk.

Can  you  please,  write  me  about yourself and send me your picture.
Please!

Awaiting for your reply!

Faithfully,
Mira.



Looking for love email 2

Hello, how are you doing?

I've  got  your  email  address, thank you. I attach my picture as you
asked.

Some informaton about me:

my name is Mira.

I live in Ukraine, Donetsk city.

I am 28 y o.

I  am  looking  for  friendship to meet in real because I will come to
Australia in 4-3 weeks.

Please,  write  me  about  yourself  and send me your picture! You can
write me to my email: [REMOVED]

I hope to hear from you soon!

Mira with best regards.



Mira's desperate plea for love accounts for nearly 5% of all today's spam

If Mira were real, I'd wish her all the best and hope she's successful. But she's not.

This email is a phishing attempt to find real email addresses of lonely men. If the spammer sending these messages gets a reply, they know they've found someone real who is interested in romantic situations. They'll then follow up with either targeted spam, or even worse, a Ukrainian Bride Scam.

If you've received these emails, don't be fooled. Secondly, get your email filtered by MailGuard so you're only dealing with real email.


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