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West Africa: Land of wealth and women

I love leaving the Yahoo IM on all day. I get some very nice messages delivered to my desktop during the day while I am at work. Interestingly enough, I've noticed a trend that I think the media has missed. I never before realized how many single 30-year old American women with few relatives are doing business in West Africa. It's truly amazing. I really can't count the number of messages which sound almost exactly like the one I received today:

Hello i was just going through the profiles today when i suddenly got stunned by ur pic ,so i said to myself that i will be doing a very big and huge mistake if i do not complement u . And that is why am writing u to tell u just this , that u are such a cute , and attractive Man ,u look great . Am from usa but currently in west africa for business and as soon as I get it done I will be coming back to the state . and my name is Susan..Amanda . i will really love us to be friends if u do not mind , i will really appreciate it so much , plz hit me up if u are interested .Am Single and i have just my Mom as the only surviving member of my family...

What's with you ladies? What's this thing about West Africa? Is this some kind of new chick-thing, some fad like "The View" or something where you've all got to go into business and then have dealings in West Africa? Has West Africa suddenly developed some incredible investment or market potential that has escaped people with a Y chromosome? I'm thinking I should look into this. It sounds as if there are more single American girls in West Africa than there are in the actual U.S.
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Be very careful. This is actually a very serious thing. I saw a show on dateline where they spent a year investigating credit card fraud. It is most likely a guy posing as a woman who is trying to find some lonely rube who will fall in love with "her." Then, they get the "victim" to accept packages at their home that have been purchased by the person in Africa with stolen identity credit cards. They then have the victim who is by now in love with them via e-mail forward the stolen goods to Africa using their own money. One man in upstate NY was convinced he was engaged to some hottie named Susan. He spent close to 50 thousand dollars of his own money forwarding the shipments. Dateline tracked the packages to a lying thug in Africa who operated out of an internet cafe. Unbelievable.

Re: Red Flag -- Heh heh

(Anonymous)
Aw, thanks for watching my back! I appreciate it. I'm familiar with the internet scams. They amuse me. It's probably some twelve year old boy in Nigeria. I'm just amazed though that they all use the same script! You'd think that with the forms that human ingenuity can take someone would come up with an original scam.

Well you are a cute and attractive man, and the women of the world WOULD be making a big and huge mistake if they did not point that out.

That's high praise indeed, coming from someone of your popularity! Now I've got to hurry and catch my runaway ego. Heh.

Dear Mr. Montecristo:

I would have to see a pic of you to know if you are truly cute and attractive, in order to determine whether or not this is a scam. Plz send one ASAP!

P.S. Aren't you a ham and cheese sandwich covered in egg batter?

Re: But how do u look?

Something like this:




As for the sandwitch question....well, I can be tasteful, occasionally, and that's all to which I will admit.

Dear Mr. Cristo:

I had no idea you were so handsome... or so young. You even look like your icon!

Frisky Deeeeeeeeeeeelishuss

P.S. I tried to answer you when I got this, but it somehow went awry.

Thank you. Who are you calling young?

You don't look like anybody's grandma yet, either! ; )

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