Any email to you from anyone saying they are interested in you, when you answered their attractive ad on CL or other sites, is suspicious. If such an email to you includes salacious pictures, it is definitely a scam. Clicking any link given to you "to make sure you are safe for the scammer to see and date" is the scam itself. It provides your email, bypassing CL anonymous email for you. IF you also give any CC information, it's gravy to the scam. Now they have your correct email, and CC data. That can be enough for identity theft. And all because you are feeling lonely, or horny. Don't let yourself be hurt just because you are having genuine needs and feelings.