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I got an email today from some poor confused girl, named Adriana, who needs help moving and has a cat named Boo. The email was in my spam folder, but I thought that must be a mistake. I usually review the spam folder periodically for mistakes. According to her email, Adriana seemingly has me confused with some lost facebook pal. She has trouble with her love life, her laptop and her typing skills. Isn’t that just too tragic? What kind of gentleman would I be if I didn’t at least try to help the poor confused girl and her little kitty Boo out?
Here’s the first part of the email that I got (with minor edits for language):
BABE... i guess your not getting any of my email huh? ive been tryign to email u so many times but this xxx laptop is such a piece of garbage and keeps freezing.. anyways how u been? In case u dont know who this is its ME ADRIANA.. we used to chat a bit on facebook and then I think u deleted me :( haha.. anyways guess what... I got 2 things to tell u.. both good news.. 1) im single now.. yup me and my bf broke up about 3 months ago... and 2) guess where im moving? RIGHT EFFING NEAR U.. lol... ur actually the only person im gonna know there.. well 3 cousins too but i cant chill with them lol..I remember when we chatted u told me u thought i was cute and u wanted to chill so now we finally can HAHA! im kinda scared to move.. im hoping this email addy is still the one you use and u can chat with me ebfore i get there.. maybe even help me move my xxxx in...are u still on facebook? i cudnt find ui was soo confused...anyways im gonna need someone to show me the town and take me out so u better be around bebe...we only chatted a couple times but i remember thinking to myself i wanted to get ot know u better when i was single..a nd i thoguth u were cute too but cudnt tell u cause i wasnt single lol...ok so more info about me.. well im 23.. virgo.. love the outdoors and love to socialize, go out for drinks, restaurants, movies etc.. travel.. i have a lil kitty named BOO and i luv her to death.
I was feeling so sorry for her and I was tempted to send an email to her right away, so that the poor girl would know that she had the wrong email for her non-responsive friend. After all, she was going to be moving soon. Well, she almost had me until she got around to describing her current career later in the email. She sent her mysterious lost friend a free VIP pass to her online show. So, it turns out to be another spam. love bug bites again. Is there no end to the depths that spammers and their scams will go to? The email gets a little graphic so I won’t show the rest of the spam email. What a world we live in and what will happen to poor little Boo?
Excuse me while I go and hug my daughter’s kitty.
Update Note! Just to be clear, if you got an email like this one, it is a scam. I recommend that you ignore it and delete it.
Wow, yesterday I got an anonymous love note ecard from lovebug1136. I should be so thrilled that someone is “really attracted” to me and has a “huge crush” on me even though I am so far over the hill that the world is starting to look flat.
Who could it be from? I wondered. The young lady I see each day at the McDonalds drive thru? A long lost school mate that has discovered me on the internet? A fan of my blog that needs new glasses and mistakenly thinks I look like Cary Grant? The cute neighbor that lives in the house behind mine? The wife of one of my best friends? No, it can’t be that. I don’t have any friends. Still, it could be anybody that I know. It could even be my wife, but that is unlikely since she isn’t very computer savvy and knows me well enough to not have a huge crush on me.
The writer sounds shy, so we would have a lot in common, I think. However, color me skeptical, but I immediately suspected that some misbegotten spam had somehow slipped by my dedicated spam filter. Sure enough, a quick google search confirms that others have received identical emails from my faithless, anonymous would-be lover who presumably wants me to join some adult friend finder site. It is a sad state of affairs when the most exciting event in my love life today is a spam email from some heartless and souless scammer. Sigh.
Can you hear me Natasha? Natasha, from Saratov Russia, who is young, lonely and attractive and also sends me out of the blue emails looking for love in all the wrong places? I’ve already been bitten, chewed and spit out again by the love bug. But, you can keep sending me the pictures, though. I like the pretty pictures.
Update Note! Just to be clear, the lovebug1136 ecard is a scam. If, like me and all those commenting on this post, you also got an ecard from the love bug, then I recommend that you ignore it and delete it. Sorry, but it is not real.