Haha, yeah, I got one the other day. Chick claimed to be in the US army. I knew it was BS but just for yuks I reverse searched the image. Came up as a picture from Beautiful Ladies of the Israeli Defense Forces, haha. If you get them you can just report the user.
It is likely spammers. If you keep getting messages like that, you can block the user by going to their profile. You should also report them for "Spamming."
If you don't want any messages like that in the future, you can go to your profile settings and check the box that says "Allow messages only from users I follow" so that no one you aren't following can message you.
yeah i often get those type of messages too where people ask me to help them.. and then they snend me messages who are as long as fuck.. some might be real but some might be spam/trolls.. all i do is report em' or block em'
If they include information like some kind of personal story with an email address, it's definitely a spammer. Simply report that user from their profile (reason: Spammer) and we'll take care of it, no need to respond to them at all.
If you don't want to receive messages from users you don't follow, activate the "Allow messages only from people I follow" setting (go to Settings, check the box, click Save.) or you can make your profile private.
Otherwise, it may just be people trying to make friends and talk. It happens occasionally, haha!