Based on mostly the same principles as the Nigerian 419 advance-fee fraud scam, this scam letter informs recipients that their e-mail addresses have been drawn in online lotteries and that they have won large sums of money.
Here the victims will also be required to pay substantial small amounts of money in order to have the winning money released, which never materializes.
I have tried all kinds of different email introductions — referencing written profiles, referencing photos, being funny, being unfunny, being interesting, being boring, etc., but I have yet to have even one man write back.
An introductory letter to potential employers says “Hey!
I won’t turn your life upside down and give you headaches. Our resume building tools, cover letter writing services and practice interview questions can help you keep your search on track and take your career to the next level.
"If you've already set up a date with someone from an online dating site, compare their facts and photos on Facebook.
See if you have friends in common and call your real-life friends to find out more about your date. It's a netiquette no-no to friend a date on Facebook in advance of or after a first date. Remember, you're courting, not stalking," she says.
I essentially built walls to protect myself from another heartbreak.