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This one was new to me. It’s long been known that phone numbers which begin with 4470, or 44 070, are designed to look like United Kingdom numbers, but which actually forward to anywhere in the world – usually Nigeria or some other rat-infested internet cafe where scammers tend to cluster.
Last week I got this cute email from a potential “lover:”
Good day my friend, my name is Priya Kadam .I’m 26 years old girl lives in England, but originated from India, I was impressed when I saw your profile and I will like to establish a long lasting relationship with you. Once again ,I am the only daughter of Mr. Nilesh Kadam, my parents are late, and I am living alone , for the past 3 years and life is not easy with me since the painful exit of my late parents in a Fatal car accidents which took their life’s instantly.
But all is now in the past, as I have moved on, and I am grateful that I survive and made it at last.
So to cut the whole story shot, I am very willing to relocate with you, if only you can treat me well and as woman and be my man forever, as I have made all the fortune to sustain our lives with our un-born children, if we invest wisely.
I had a deal with some white dude here, which I was able to stole some huge sum of money from them and now they are in search of me, and they cannot find me because I am in hide out as I am writing this mail to you, but I assure you nothing will happen to me because, them don’t know my country of origin , they thought I am from Lebanon,
So I have in my possession, cool cash of ? 1.5Million Great British Pounds with me, and I am ready to invest it with you, if I am convinced that you will not betray me or treat me bad.
Below attachment are my photos for your identification and I will also like to see yours, in case you are interested with my proposal.
Have a nice day sweetie and waiting to hear from you
Miss Priya Kadam
Beside the usual “Lonely Heart” scam, take note of the phone number: Prefixes like +4487 or +44 087 are also national link prefixes that forwards anywhere in the world. These numbers are not in the UK.
The quantity of human refuse who wants your money and who will stop at nothing to get it is growing at a frightening rate. Be careful out there.
The Old Wolf has spoken.
 In addition to the horrid grammar, notice that this “lady” freely admits that she is a thief, and wants you to be complicit in her crimes in exchange for access to her money. How stupid or desperate would you have to be to fall for something so patently false?
People *believe* that garbage? Dang, even if she had written in perfect English, I wouldn’t believe it.
Dear friends i have received one mail yesterday in which we told .(you have received 5million from micrsoft company ) when i replied that mail then after a phone call was received me yesterday. I was surprise to hear that a person told me . You have to pay 25000thousand rupees for government tax then after you have proceed .
Yes, that is why this scam is called “advance fee fraud.” There is no 5 million rupees from Microsoft, that is simply a lie. They just want your money. Anytime you have to pay a fee in advance to get a prize or a job or something of value, you are being cheated.