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Is this email listed as a scam

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Is this email listed as a scam
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 5 months ago.
Hello, A reverse search of this email address shows no records anywhere on the web. However, that doesn't mean she's not a scammer. Scammers change their names and email addresses all of the time, so there's no such thing as a complete list of scam email addresses. It may only mean that this one hasn't been reported yet. Clearly, something isn't sitting right with you about her, or you wouldn't be asking this question. If that's the case, you should consider going with your instincts since all internet romance scammers proceed more or less the same way. They start off by sweeping you off of your feet and they tease you sexually until your judgment is affected. And then it all comes down to money -- yours. The money request is the #1 sign of a scam, and once your online romance asks you for gifts and/or money, she is NEVER legitimate. You will know for sure if you've got a scammer, if you find she has acted like this:__- the scammer reaches out to you on a dating or social networking website and she falls in love with you at first sight.- She moves in on you and rushes the relationship towards some kind of a commitment. She pulls you off the site where you met and tells you that she wants an exclusive relationship with you via webcam, Skype, Yahoo messenger, etc. She flirts with you, seduces you and teases you sexually, especially when she is talking about gifts and money.- And as soon as she knows that she's got you all really hot and interested, she starts asking for things or money. She wants to see you but she will need plane tickets and/or a visa, and a Declaration fee or a Basic Travel Allowance. (no such thing) But then after you've paid all that, she'll have an emergency that keeps her from getting on that plane -- a car accident on the way to the airport. A legal problem with an inheritance from her late father or mother or a problem with her job. A mugging and a trip to the hospital. A dying mother/father/sister/brother/self who can't pay hospital bills. An arrest at the airport or a problem with Customs for trying to get back home with her goods. These are just some of the most popular excuses. There are many others. You can see a very good list of the excuses here. No matter what the phony excuse, however, she will say that you're her only hope to solve her problems. And all of her problems will cost you money. A lot of it. Despite that, she will never get an inch closer to boarding that plane.- She will want the money wired via Western Union or MoneyGram, which has no protection for the sender. It's like throwing your money away.Once she starts asking for gifts or money, You can bet that she's not who and what you think she is. She's a group of thieves, almost always men, sitting at an internet cafe somewhere overseas, working together to rob too trusting, good hearted men and women such as yourself of all of their money, hiding behind the photo of a sexy and beautiful woman.If you send her money, she'll just come up with another emergency to ask you for more. And another. And another until you catch wise or go broke, whichever happens first. ____ I know you may want harder evidence, but this is the best I can do with just an email address. If it hasn't convinced you, then please reply here on this question thread and tell me more about her and how you met her. Give me additional information that I can try to verify. You can upload any photos of her or any documents that she sent you to this question thread along with your reply and I will be happy to look them over. If I have convinced you, however, because she falls into the tell-tale pattern of the internet scammer, cease all contact with her and report her to the FBI at their internet crime complaint center,

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