Sweetheart Affinity Scam Letters to Leah Winslett
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Unfortunately, Winslett did not keep any of the first emails in which "Powell Willson" presented himself as conservative and intelligent businessman.
As we explained to Winslett, in all likelihood those first emails were written from form letters and may have been sent out by as many as 3 or 4 different scammers in that cell. In other words, whoever had the duty when her letters came in.
The form letters are edited to fit each victim's replies. As often happens, form letters are created for the most part in correct English by well-educated fraud ring kingpins. As the scam evolves, the victim is "run" by a single fraud cell member, and grammar and spelling are thrown to the wind as the replies are written directly by the uneducated fraudster.
Reasons for the change range from being handed over to an attorney, banker, or government official not conversant in English, to being overcome by passion as in the case of a Sweetheart Scam.
What we're showing you here are emails and excerpts from emails sent before and around the time Winslett received the counterfeit checks, and emails that continue to arrive from the now obsessed scammer.
7/23/2005 2:46:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Hello sweetie..(MRS _________ WILLSON)
Just want you to know that i am really missing you soo much my love, You are in my thoughts every moment of the day,You're the sun behind the cloud, the page behind the book covers. Every part of you is sensational in every way shape and form to me sweetie. I trust in you like soap trusts water. If I was to jump a bridge I know you would be my wings to fly me to safety. If the world was a straight line, we would follow its every move. If the sea were a blanket we would sleep under it. If the clouds were birds we would fly into the sky. At night we would paint our name in the stars, then travel the moon and look down on earth.
I want you to know that sooner as we lie next to each other in bed and sleep in each other's arms we will see each other in our dreams. We would travel the world and see the glory of nature. The beautiful flowers in their radiant colors, the different colors of the sea, the wild animals as they live their life. And then silence... it's all gone for we wake up in each other's arms, catching every second as we look at each other in our eyes, and catching every heartbeat that beats.
Loving you is easy because... you're the one for me. I trust you, I need you, I want you, and I know I have you. I love you sweetie.You brought love and laughter to my empty, sad and boring life. My heart had known only emptiness until the day you came and filled my heart to overflowing with your jovial ways. Your sense of humor has turned my frown into a smile.
You taught me how to love again, you taught me to give and receive love by trusting in you and believing. You taught me to go the extra mile. And though there are miles between us, I never stop thinking of you, you have brought a change into my life and my heart is forever yours.
I can never forget you, or keep thoughts of you out of my mind. I think of your sweet lips and kisses, feel them as if it was yesterday. Thoughts of you warm my heart. You complete me, you are everything my heart desire.I love you so much with all my heart MRS ________ WILLSON..and i promise i will never stop loving you cos you really do mean alot to me and i cant wait to come spend eternity with you sweetie..
Sun, 31 Jul 2005 03:47:05 -0700 (PDT)
... My Sweetheart, all I am saying now is that I am so happy to have found you. You mean everything to me. You are my earth, my water, my sun. You are everything that maintains life, everything that gives life. Having you with me is like being reborn. Before you, I was dead. I was a zombie wandering around with no destination, or a robot that people commanded. I didn't have a life. Now I have you, and all I want to do is be with you and feel ALL of you. Know that you are wanted ... how much? That is not something I can describe in words - eternally much, horribly, awefully much? I can't wait until I can embrace you, kiss you, to melt with you, to show you HOW much you are wanted. We will be together soon ... I know, a look in your beautiful eyes ... Oh God! I just love You.
Ur Husband Powell Willson
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 15:24:45 -0700 (PDT)Hello my no where to be found wife
well thank you so much for doumping me here and you are no where to be found all this while you send me an email and that you hav found some money for me so i can come over ever since then you never come online to talk to me and i am just so lonelly here.i reallu do wana come to you and i really do wana come prove my love to you cos i need you so much in my life and i have really falling so deeply inlove with you. plz sweetie you really do wana to find solution for me i lvoe you so much with all my heart and i promise i really do wana come spend the rest of my life with you cos you my hope and you everything to me i need you so much in my life plz reply me now ok.
your husband is really missing you.
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 00:18:06 -0700 (PDT)
How you doing today my love well sweetie i am really missing you so much online sweetieand plz i really do want you to look for a way to get the money for me so i can get back to the state cos i really do need to be in your arms (... censored ...) the queen of my heart you al li need in my whole life and i really do wana spend the rest of my life with you cos i need you so much and i promise i will never stop loving you with all my heart plz reply me back now and let me know when you can be able to get the money for me so i can get back to the state i promise to be with you cos i need you in my life and i really do wana come spend the rest of my life with you cos i love you so much with all my heart and i promise i will never stop loving you.
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