Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meet Catherine, who doesn't have a sexy picture for a craigslist affiliate scam

Catherine - kierasron_aol_com, cferanna_ttxmail_com

In previous posts, we looked at some of the simpler affiliate program scam responses to my Craigslist personals ad -- basically, the ones like Taylor and Melissa use sexy images (showing moderate to well-endowed chests), selling you the idea that they are easy sluts who have for some reason or other taken a liking to you and if you follow through with signing up with their affiliate programs, you will qualify to talk your way into bed with them.

Others use a more personalized approach (or at least better crafted canned responses to simulate real persons) and extended conversation (like a normal person, not a slut), to make you less suspicious.

Catherine (kierasron@aol.com, cferanna@ttxmail.com) sent a blurry not-excessively-hot-looking possibly-normal-person picture, and gave a personal feel to her responses before sliding in the affiliate link to MILF AmateurMatch.
It's interesting that she used an ow.ly link shortener because that is related to the Twitter app HootSuite. It may very well be that she trolls for suckers online as well.

Catherine e-mail #1


Hello

I'm a 38 yr old woman, and an artist, no kids, never married and would like to meet someone. I'm a fun to be around and like to have a great time with the right person.

I have my studio downtown in Vancouver, BC. we can hook up for a drink.

I am seeking that special individual.


Catherine e-mail #2

Hi... Thanks for writing back, I'll be short as I have some stuff to do around here.

We can get together but I would like some phone conversation if you are ok with that arrangement?

I'm sure we both have some questions.

Thanks for the picture, it's nice.

Forgive the aol account, just trying to be careful. I sent my pic again if you didn't see it the first time.


Catherine e-mail #3
Hi

Forgive me for not just hurrying out to meet with you, you are a complete to me right now, though you seem great.

Considering some of the people and stuff that goes on in the world today, I will be playing it safe for now.

So I will need you to verify please. If not I understand completely, but I won't be meeting you or anyone, no exceptions sorry. If so great, here's the link.

http://ow.ly/2mBrP

My user there is HotSexYou

I am home now, painting for a friend, call me when you have my phone number. It is on my user profile


E-mail addresses from which I have received responses from "Catherine" include: kierasron@aol.com (reply goes to cferanna@ttxmail.com), vivianihi@aol.com (reply goes to cat.f15952xx@mailprotected.com)

6 comments:

  1. The first email I got from her had From: "cheyanneyq@aol.com" , but when I hit reply the address changed to cat.f84958xx@mailprotected.com

    I asked if she was spam. She replied with the last line of: "Forgive the mailprotectaccount, just being careful. I sent my picture again if you didn't see it the first time."

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  2. Just received this from craigslist, she's not gone:

    Hello... Thanks for contacting, I'll be brief as I have stuff to do around here.


    We can get together but I would like some phone time with you if you're good with that?

    I'm sure we both have some questions.


    Forgive the mailprotectmail, just being careful. I sent my photo again in case you didn't see it.

    With of course the same image posted above

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  3. @anonymous - Heh, probably every time you post an ad, she (he?) and the rest of them will jump on it with the same pics, possibly slightly different lines, and an entirely new e-mail address. Makes me wonder how many affiliate accounts they have with the same service...

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  4. i got the same thing thanks for posting it that a scammer same message same picture

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  5. Hi... Thanks for writing back, I'll be brief as I have some stuff to do around here.


    We can get together but I would like some phone conversation if you are good with that arrangement?

    I'm sure we both have some questions.

    Thanks for the pic, it's nice.

    Forgive the mailprotect address, just being cautious.

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  6. I just got this as well.

    Thanks for the heads up!

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