Of the many e-mails in my spam folder, I found one yesterday that I would like to share with you, if only for its creative use of the English lingo. A photo (shown above) was attached but, to protect the lady’s privacy I took the liberty to employ some Photoshop gimmickry.
Hello my friend.
My name Irina, I have addressed in agency of acquaintances in search of the man, and to me have given your electronic address that I could write and get acquainted to you with you, now, I will tell to you not much about myself. I the lonely good and beautiful girl, I very much wish to find the man with which, I can construct serious relations, I do not smoke and I do not drink, I go in for sports, I love rest, to walk on coast, to have a rest on the beautiful nature, at me it is a lot of interests and I think, that it very much to like you.
I very much want, that you have written me on mine e-mail the address: firstname.lastname@example.org it is the address with which, I write to you and I think that you will answer me very soon, I will tell to you about myself I will send you the best photos and I think, that we can learn with you each other on much better as you, I have put in this letter the photo you can look at me. I will wait for your letter, I think that you very soon will answer me.
Your future friend Irina.
Whilst I wouldn’t mind ‘to walk on coast’ with Irina, I think I’ll refrain from contacting the charming lady for now. If you would like to ‘construct serious relations’ please let me know and I shall put you in contact with her (I have altered the sender’s e-mail address, again, with the aim of protecting her privacy).
The photo arrived in my spam mail-box and was slightly altered by means of computer aided programmes.
My advice to you would be to actively encourage your readers NOT to reply to these emails.
In the best case they are nothing more than a fishing( or phishing) expedition to catch active email addresses which can then be added to lists and sold on to mass mailing advertisers.
At worst they are a scam , similar to the Nigerian banking scams, to entrap people and persuade them to part with their hard earned money.
What they are NOT is lonely beautiful( always beautiful) Russian girls seeking a new life.
It really wasn’t necessary to alter the young lady’s appearance because she doesn’t really exist. These emails are sent out by criminal organizations on a massive scale, trolling for gullible, lonely men. Once they hook some unsuspecting guy and have him convinced that the young woman wants to marry him, they then start sending emails asking for money to pay for the mother’s kidney operation, etc. This is a million dollar business.