This topic comes up often in a women's group I admin. Situations like this can be terrifying when we are lonely and just want to be loved, adored, cherished, and physically ravished.
Before I realized the breadth of this scam, I had a good-looking military man contact me and I thought okay. I haven't lost my ability to attract a man. I enjoyed the attention. Then after some time conversing, he asked me to send him money and a care package to his "courier" in Nigeria so it could reach him in Afghanistan. Nope. Absolutely not. Blocked, destroyed and threw away my burner.
This is prevalent on Facebook and Instagram, and has made its way to Twitter. What's so sad is these scammers wouldn't have a target if there weren't an underlying problem within our relationships. I think any one of us could be vulnerable, especially if scammers deploy new techniques of their scamdom. Has anyone experienced a time like this?
Sadly, Ms. Holland named in the article did not survive.
Post by worksforme2 on Jul 31, 2019 17:21:51 GMT -5
Ladies aren't the only ones who are subject to attempts at scams. I had been on POF for a while when I got a couple of contacts featuring very attractive and young women. One from Argentina and one from Portugal. Both ladies claimed to be in their late 20's, self employed and seeking to meet a mature male to spend time with when they were in the US. Both indicated they might like to visit me in the US, so would I be interested in a visit? I didn't get a request for money just then but I am pretty sure that would have been coming after a few emails back and forth.
Excellent reporting by the New York Times as usual.
I don't respond to Facebook friend requests from people I don't know. I get some and delete them.
I will engage people on Twitter I don't know if I read their posts and they are sympatico. I've made interesting Twitter friends this way. But I would not send money or stuff. If asked, I would probably block.ive never been asked
Be exceedingly careful. Check people out. Read their posts and check out their friends.
Real relationships can start on the internet. But unless you meet someone in person, they're not a real friend, basically.
Please forgive any typos or poor sentence structure. As I often say, you can have it perfect or you can have it now. Here, I choose now.
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5
worksforme2: doesn't much look like it...
Mar 27, 2019 12:20:10 GMT -5
saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
Apr 1, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Congrats! Yay! I don't know how many people see the shout box, I don't think it shows up not he mobile version of the site. Maybe post something in the Off Topic section and more folks may see it?
Apr 1, 2019 15:38:34 GMT -5
wewbwb: Or, maybe baseball season started . . .
Apr 2, 2019 5:27:34 GMT -5
flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
Apr 3, 2019 14:59:01 GMT -5
saarinista: : flashjohn Ruh, roh. Then we have to be mortal enemies for the weekend because I went to MSU!
Apr 4, 2019 16:09:20 GMT -5
worksforme2: The add attachment says a max of 1mb...I see plenty of videos that are way longer than that...how do I do that? My video is 4.97 mbs
Apr 25, 2019 20:10:25 GMT -5
h: The videos posted aren't attached. They are links to videos outside the site.
Apr 26, 2019 14:09:04 GMT -5
sexlessinga: Hi guys just joined
May 10, 2019 20:49:28 GMT -5
worksforme2: @mslowmaintenance….long time no see, welcome back...
May 29, 2019 9:30:25 GMT -5
noregretz: You can never outrun a Grizzly bear, but that's ok. You only have to outrun the person you're with....
Jun 15, 2019 12:28:09 GMT -5
solodriver: or in this case your refuser.
Jun 16, 2019 19:21:47 GMT -5