I did not know where to post this information. This is an informational post. The reason I am posting this to tell everybody not to post their email address on any social media, boards or things of that nature. I had to learn the hard way. Esme is the one that is always telling users to be careful of that! Thanks:kiss.
To make a long story short, I posted my email on this website in response to a thread before. I am assuming the spammer saw my information and probably saw other people's email as well that may have publicly posted it on allnurses, and s/he decided to take advantage of that. I received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org
. S/he formally introduced herself under her incognito as Diane Zzadi. Users Beware!!! She sent me this letter at first:
Hi, i am ms. Diane , is my pleasure communicating with you . though, i have seen your profile here, please kindly get back to me via my email so that i will detail you my purpose of writing you . i have something very important to share with you . i will be waiting to hear from you. thanks and have a blessed day.
In the subject line, it was titled allnurses.com with the name Diane, so I assumed a member from allnurses was sending me an email. So I replied back to s/he and sent this:
Hello Ms. Diane,I am replying back to you.
In a few days, I received this letter:
Hello, my dearest , foremost, please accept my heart full of love and caring . Please permit me to introduce myself better . I'm Ms. Diane Zadi ,19 years old girl from Cote d'Ivoire , daughter to late Bernard Zadi Zaourou,he was a politician and one time minister of culture in my country. He died on March 20, 2012 . And my biological mother died some 4 years ago .
I pray you to put aside xenophobia, tribalism, regionalism and racism . I need your assistance , my father secretly deposited the sum of US$3,600,000.00 ( Three million and six hundred thousand dollars ) in one of the leading banks ,in custody of my name as the next of kin. I therefore write that you partner with me over the transfer of this fund to your account and it's investment . After the fund is transferred to your account , I will then join you there .It is my intention to compensate you with 15% of the total money.
Before I proceed, please permit me to say I followed my intuition in chosen you amongst the multitude, this forms the basis of my confidence in you . I never get misled whenever I followed my intuitive directive .In my next message I will tell you more about my present condition ,the reason I want to have this fund transferred to your position , and why I wish to migrate to your country.
As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately . Please do keep this secret only to yourself ,I beg you not to disclose it to a third party till I come over, once the fund has been transferred into your account. I hope my explanation is very clear but if you need further clarification, then send in your question(s) . I have attached scanned copy of my picture and I look forward to have yours.
I also took the liberty to google s/he, and I found out that other social media websites have also been infested with s/he spam. In addition to all this, s/he was also listed at thebestspam.tumblr.com/. This confirmed my suspicions about s/he. I hope everybody can learn from my situation and not post any emails or important information publicly.