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{Scammer: Kristina, Merrimack NH - [protected]@live.com} - Friday - I was bored, lonely, a little out of it, probably sleep deprived. I decided to put my inhibitions aside for once and find a likable girl on craigslist. Not anything too wild, I am a genuine nice guy, try not to be crude. I sometimes read different lisings there as a curiosity, but this was my first, and probably last attemt to engage in this myself. I responded to an ad titled "I like music!" (Merrimack) in the NH lists. Here is the content:
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"There’s somethin about a guy who smokes that just drives me nuts ( in a totally good way! ) I smoke myself so yes I'm one of the anti-social few now. I on drink though or do anything else naughty and everyone has to have at least one vice, right? lol. I'm say here alone now looking out the window and typing this wondering why on earth I am bothering but hey you never know, you might be out there somewhere wondering where I'm too. Slim, funny, determined, stubborn, cute, shy are the best words I could use to describe myself. Interested?"
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I was indeed interested, looking back I feel like I wasn't really being true to myself, maybe a tad bit desperate to connect with someone, In a bit of a mental fog. I think maybe the smoking thing somewhat put me at ease, I couldn't imagine why a scammer would say that. I don't regret putting myself out there this far anyway, but as I began to pour my heart out, writing these long emails and trying to get at the person behind this advert while recieving brief, somewhat impersonal responses, alarm bells should have been ringing right away but I guess I got caught up in the moment. Truthfully, she was way too pretty, like a hot, attention grabbing, no problem getting guys type pretty, and I was like 'maybe she is just really good at deceptive photography or is into guys that you would never think you would be her type.' I just wanted to believe so bad that the girl pictured could be into me, a normal and down-to-earth guy. I even recall thinking these pics look kinda edited and for some reason I was ok with that.
Anyways, as I said, I was writing these long emails attempting to break down barriers, and was getting back brief responses which were vaguely related to what I had said, enough so that I believed I was at least talking to a real person. I surely had doubts, and voiced them, but she was adamant that she was interested in meeting, told me that her roomate is out, so we would be able to "hang out" there, which I took as a bit forward and was the first big red flag. So I am well aware by this point that I am entering dangerous ground but I was somewhat blinded by what I had built up in my head, I was really too caught up at this point in my own feelings of lonliness and inadequicy to see clearly.
So I finally lost all hope when she emails me:
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"k awesome, can't wait : ) But before we go out I have to ask you to sign up on this site http://checkdate.org/aechica776 . They check to make sure that you're not a creeper or like on parole or anything. You can also create a profile, post pics, videos, stuff like that, its fun. My profile is private but if you sign up on my page it'll add you and can get my phone number and my sn on aim. Be sure to give me a call after you sign up ; )
Lol and please don't be all pissed off. I really wanna hang out but I need to know that I'm safe, please understand.. Soo I won't be responding to anymore emails, only phone calls : P hope i hear from you soon!
muah <3
Kristina"
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Now this didn't fool me for a second, well maybe some small part of me considered the possibility that in this day and age girls might require backround checks. Upon viewing the website, which tried to send me some sort of virus, I was not fooled for a second. There was absolutely no information availabe as to the nature of checkdate, just a picture of "Kristina" and a pitch to sign up, same exact thing when her username directory was taken off the web address. The signup link leads to -http://dmtracking01.com/aff/ep.php?act=200342&prog=1&site=82&skin=dm&tour=113- - the site is registered to PrivacyProtect.org (checkdate's reg. name appears to be "kristina"), a hosting company which apparently is based in Nobby Beach, AU. I got this at - http://whois.domaintools.com/checkdate.org - the info there reaffirms what I already know. Privacyprotect.org has a form to submit spammers - that will be my next step to copy/paste some form of this there.
I surely feel a bit silly and foolish I didn't really feel too mad or violated, I gave up my phone # and first name to "her" as well as some clean photos, but I see people post that much all over the internet so I'm not too worried. I almost wanted to offer him/her advice, as I got a bit sucked into the con, but if the con-artist put in a little more groundwork building up a more believeable character, there is a chance I would have been smitten enough to fall for something I normally wouldn't, quite worrisome. I decided against it and found my way here to write this instead.
I always wondered how otherwise sensible people got into these situations, now I know. Live and learn I guess.

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    the man111111 May 27, 2012

    [email protected] is a scammer.

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  • Sn
    SnowWolf2150 Dec 31, 2011

    Well, this is the second time Ive been fooled in my life. And the second time I used this site to find out what problems I caused for myself. So Im going to come here more often for just about everything I do. Enoughs enough. 2012 will be different for me. I"ll damn well make sure of it. Hopefully we can all support each other from these stupid scammers.

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    SnowWolf2150 Dec 31, 2011

    I was fooled by this. Ive had a really rough year. Just terrible incidents in my life recently. And I wanted to move on with my life. I got an email from "Kristina" and thought. Ok I might have someone here. I actually started to believe I found someone to cheer me up. The emails seemed normal. I then, like previously noted by this post, felt like, ok, backround check. No big deal.

    Well now Im worried... pissed, mostly at myself. And totally hurt again. Life sucks. Grrr... :(

    By the way, how screwed am I?

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  • So
    somedude1234 Dec 23, 2011

    Look familiar fells? I'm gonna try and find out who this is. She's obviously making this a hobby XD

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    somedude1234 Dec 23, 2011

    Hah! I got an email from her too... XD
    I literally just started checking for her and I haven't even gotten to the point of her asking me to go on some random link but this is the picture i got of her. Look familiar fellas?

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    Eli Manning Nov 30, 2011

    I knew it was a scam from the start. She sounded childish and asked me to tell me more about myself, so I responded with "I will tell you more if you send me a pic". Her response was the one about her roommate being out and wanting to hang out or whatever, which was weird because you have to be dumb as hell to meet with a complete stranger alone. She started that email off with "Nice : )". I didn't say anything that one could respond 'nice' to. On top of that the hotness should immediately tell you shes fake. I have never met a hot girl that had trouble finding guys. ever. As a matter of fact, I would say that virtually all hot girls on craigslist are scams. Don't trust them

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    htotheizzo Oct 28, 2011

    i wasn't feeling my best myself and i saw her ad in the Craigs List posting and thought that, you know maybe this was just someone out there looking for a nice guy, and i mean i'm a nice guy. emailed her and she emails me back telling me to tell more about myself, as the first time doing this i was maybe a little more Naive than i should have been. next email that i get is her telling me all of this stuff about her but there's a catch to it she wants to go out on a date but she wants to make sure that i am who i say i am, some ###, and asks that i sign up to this singles site. right then and there was were i knew that i was getting played, popped her email address right into Google and came up with a list of sites that had that email listed as spam and here i am slightly ###ed over by Craigs List. thats the last time that i will be doing some ### like that, and the thing is that i got scammed before this one and thought that this ### was real. thanks for the heads up on the scam-ers...

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    smorin1487 Oct 18, 2011

    Wow dude, thanks for posting this. I almost fell for it too, just because the person didn't seem like a bot or spammer, since he/she actually replied to things I asked and stuff. When he/she sent me the link I was like yup, this is fake lol and decided to google it and found this site. Thanks.

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    Truthful112 Oct 04, 2011
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    Man . Spammer and Scammers are getting smart these days. This was a lie and I am really glad you posted it man. These kind of things should definitely be shared

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    shiruko1123 Oct 01, 2011

    Damn her I thought she was real until the scam site was sent to me =(

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    IncarnataBassist Sep 12, 2011

    Wow, this just happened to me yesterday lol. It sucks that it's extremely hard to believe what is real anymore, there's like no legit people on CL. I've only been up here like 7 months and just figured I'd try to find a girl to hang out with and whatever, "she" responded. Whatever I guess lol. Thank you.

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    SPD3 Sep 04, 2011

    This has been going on a while on Craigs List. There are some real people out there, but the scammers are more than the real ones. I got a message from this same Kristina person too a while back and as soon as the e-mails come in to "go sign up on a site" are sent to me, then I am done. I have known about scams like this for a long time and people try to fool you into going there. Never go to a site to sign up. A real person would not ask that of you.

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    ><> Aug 28, 2011

    Bro i donno hw to thank u for ur feedback...if i hadnt read ur post i wud hav been her next victim..stil she hasnt sent me an email to join dat ### thing..she has sent me an email sayin her roommate is usually out al d time dat we cud hangout n all..sorry for what hapnt wid u n thanks a lot man...hope u find d right person..gud luck bro..:)

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  • Re
    Read and agreed Aug 01, 2011

    [email protected] gives the same canned reply noted in an earlier post:

    "Heyyy : ) thanks for replying to my ad! Let's get right down to it, what makes you soo special? Lol, I'm just playin : ) But seriously, tell me a little bit more about yourself, like what do you do for fun?"

    Waste of time. I am skeptical of anyone using aim.com and live.com, but that is just me. I've set-up to filter all of them (aim.com and live.com) straight to trash. Hope it helps.

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  • Dk
    Dk2012 Aug 01, 2011

    Hey guys,

    All of your comments saved me from this Kristina fake which I have to admit really had me believing to be true. All up to the point where I would sent her messages and she wouldn't respond back with answers but rather with all this scripted response. I am glad I didn't get trapped by this one. Well, I am not giving up on CL yet, unless I strike out 3 for 3.

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  • Li
    live and learn86 Jul 25, 2011

    Wow, well on the bright side at least I'm still smart in math and science. Let my oblivious and day dreaming side get me in near trouble. Don't worry everyone, I definitely take the online dating ### crown, though to my credit I'm really a newb to this stuff. So after my credit card transaction was declined twice, yes thinking it was all strange I assure you that at least, and being declined led me to a different site that was more of a sex friend site, I, lol, finally started searching up on this site and found myself here. Yep, just going to keep seeking chemistry with someone real.

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  • Go
    Goz Jul 16, 2011

    i was suspicious when i got THIS message from [email protected]:

    Heyyy : ) thanks for replying to my ad! Let's get right down to it, what makes you soo special? Lol, I'm just playin : ) But seriously, tell me a little bit more about yourself, like what do you do for fun?

    Also plz send a pic if you have one!

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    OptimusPrimeRib Jul 12, 2011

    I thank all of you. I was on Craigslist looking for work then I got bored and decided to humor myself to see the post girls would write to a guy. Her post was "shy yet social" so I read it thought she was a nice girl.I replied to it saying "good to see someone sensible in this world" Then I get a comment 2 min later saying "Heyyy : ) thanks for replying to my ad! Let's get right down to it, what makes you soo special? Lol, I'm just playin : ) But seriously, tell me a little bit more about yourself, like what do you do for fun? Also plz send a pic if you have one!" Now something about it didn't seem right so I copied her email pasted it in BING and came to this site. I knew she seemed like a scam and I am not dumb to send a real pic of myself to someone I don't know. I knew few friends who did that and one landed on a porn site. And all she sent to the guy was a picture of her in a bikini. I usually get a 6th sense about people online and right out of the get-go I knew something about it seemed like it wasn't right.

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    SilvanOrion Jul 08, 2011

    I got a similar message from the same place. A bit of "conversation" with the person (?) that I was e-mailing and they wanted me to sign up for this site. Now, I don't have anything against someone wanting to do a background check on someone they meet online, but there are obviously better methods to doing it.

    Horrable luck for all of us who are actually trying to find someone nice out there in the world, but lets make sure we keep each other informed about the various scam-mailers out there. Stiff upper lip and all that jazz.

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    smarterthanb4 Jul 04, 2011

    I just fell for the same scam talked about above. Never thought scams were actually that convincing, until today lol. What made me skeptical was how she responded back to me with one email address being fitchgirll896, and another with fitchgirll897. That was the red flag for me. Maybe I should've just stuck with my gut and never have attempted something so stupid in the first place. I've just been in past situations with girls that are so ridiculous I wanted to just hit a RESET button and start all over again, but CL was definitely the wrong way to go about it, and I am mad at myself for even settling for such a thing to meet a nice girl. It's weird because we are all brought up "oh online dating blah blah is bad for you, etc". Growing up and to this day I know that's mostly true, but there was that part of me that just wanted to see what is was really about, because maybe something CAN happen. After this though, I now know why they say that.

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    redgecko1 Jun 30, 2011

    The ultimate red flag was the dating check website. That's when I knew something was up. Glad I checked. Its funny because I was really skeptical when she sent "the pictures". They looked like something that you would see on a side bar ad "Girls near you" or "girls waiting for you" something stupid like that. It was one of those "to good to be true" photos. Just seemed to amateurly fake. The other thing that threw me off is that the reply that I got from this "kristina" never had my original message, and never really addressed my questions or even reflected on my topic at hand. ###! I feel used, yet I don't feel entirely violated. Unless I picked up a virus on my Computer from opening those damn pictures. In which case I will be pissed. Oh well, ...I'll never love again. Goodbye spambot Kristina!

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    jeorje Jun 13, 2011
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    [email protected] this one is a guy toooo

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    sciborg Jun 13, 2011
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    lmao.. OMG.. Guys.. I know these scams.. I see them all the time.. Guess what.. I got scammed also.. basically same story as everyone else here.. This dude got me.. I thought it was real, all the way upto the last email where she/he asked me to goto checkdate.org.. That's when I slapped myself, and really laughed... I sent an email back telling the guy.." Great job.. But ur still an deushe bag" They call this "e- [censored]" and these scammers have been doing this crap for a long time.. But I gotta say this is one of the best/worsts, I have seen...

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    jeorje Jun 13, 2011
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    so much agree with u guys ...so tell me where i can find real girls :P in columbus hehe

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    bobbyfs Jun 07, 2011

    This is awesome... I too wondered how ###s can fall for such things. I think all of us can agree... she seemed real at first. A little odd... but definitely not a bot. It's a real person at least replying. Or at least copy/pasting the same responses to everyone lol. But she didn't reply with stuff like "oh yah i love that" when you ask a question like are you real. but the point that made me wonder was the "i wont reply to anymore e-mails"... I'm just thinking to myself... if a girl really wanted to get to know someone... why would she refuse to even respond to another e-mail from you when she was having "such a great time" talking previously lol.

    I agree... they have a good scan going but they could of got a lot more people if their last e-mail was different. It's just not believable and then the website just being 1 page... haha. Obviously Kristina doesn't have her own website devoted to protecting herself from creepers.

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    Bewareofthefake Jun 05, 2011
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    I had no idea she was a scammer at first either. In her emails she seemed really desperate and from the pictures she sent me I was blown away that she was advertising on Craiglist list " Sick of being single". But hell My co-worker met her boyfriend on craigslist so I thought hey, what the hell lets see what happens. So After the first email where she told me her roommate works till midnight and if I wanted to come over we'd have her apartment to ourselves. I was like that's kind of odd. We don't even know each other and she wants to be alone? Then I thought hell maybe she is just a slut or something. Her pictures were of a girl that would have no troubles ever being lonely unless maybe she was psychopath or something.

    So I decided, Well maybe I'll see if I can get her # and call her and talk to her. Keep in mind This whole time I am thinking she lives in my town, because in the search I typed in my home town and she popped up. So after I asked for her #, she sends me the email telling me To go to this site http://checkdate.org/aechica776 and when I sign up I'll have access to her photos and phone number after the site verifies I'm not a "creeper or on parole". And that she wouldn't be responding to emails anymore etc. (that really made me think she was either a [censored] selling herself on a website in my town or something shady was going on).

    I decided hell lets test something. I went to Checkdate.org to check to see what kind of website this was. And BAM the same exact site pops up as the site she told me to go to http://checkdate.org/aechica776 so I'm like WTF? I knew something was up after that. However when I went to her site I never got sent a virus or anything ( not saying it can't happen) maybe I just got lucky. But then I typed in Google checkdate.org and found this complaint site. It kind of just confirmed to me that this is just a scammer site.

    So to save a lot of people headache somebody who knows how to report or stop this person from doing this to others please do, not everyone is going to check things out before the input their info into that site and get scammed... Hope this info can help put a stop to this

    This is her email [email protected] the site is using to contact people's personal email
    This is the site she emailed me to verify I wasn't a "creeper or on parole" http://checkdate.org/aechica776
    Http://checkdate.org/ loads the same exact website as the link she emailed me to get verified (or scammed)
    please someone do something to stop this nonsense

    Thanks.

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    amazingmrx Jun 05, 2011

    I received the same exact email from 'Kristina' as ansoo7 did. Total scam, BEWARE!

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    ans007 Jun 03, 2011

    Here is another email anyone can receive like this

    nice : ) theres not too much to say about me. I can be a pretty big dork, but I'd like to think that I make being dorky sexy if that makes any sense lol. I like to do all the cliche things ~ dancing, socializing, goin to the movies, shopping, etc. I'm such a girl like that.

    Soo yeahh, I'm busy tomorrow but I'm free like all this week if you wanted to hang out. My roomie usually works until around midnight so we should have the place to ourselves if you wanted to hang out or something.

    Let me know <3
    Kristina

    P.S.
    I attached a few new pics, let me know what you think!

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    DmitryV Jun 03, 2011

    Agree with the Complaint!!!

    I'm in Raleigh for a business trip and I was bored too. I've tried to contact someone from craiglist. Kristina of course answered me and sent me some pics. After my reply, I've got the same: ""k awesome, can't wait : )..."

    That checkdate site is trying to get the credit card info and the cvv code that is used for Internet payments...so they can just steal your money!

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    inotyoume May 23, 2011

    Very much appreciate the post. I got a little suspicious when the first email came in from "her" and was just asking for more information after my response to a post saying that she dug quiet, reserved, intellectual English majors, then as the second reply was super vague, I thought I'd look into the "person" since I've used the internet before (adding that bit of cynicism to anything I do online or otherwise). Yours was the first bit of confirmation, and that's really all I needed, but still researched the account stuff and did a bit of *cough* information and background retrieval. . . Anyway, attached are pictures they enclosed as well. Thanks again, and here's to hoping that there are actually people as awesome as our imaginations can develop with such little influence.

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    Thatguywelike83 May 15, 2011

    HI there, buddy. . I was almost fooled by her, too! = ) as soon as she sent me the link, i looked it up on Google to find someone to verify whether it's legit or not.. I'm sorry for your experience, but I'm thankful you wrote this.. God Bless You and good luck to all of us in finding someone special in today's fast paced world..

    Sincerely,
    Thomas

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