Posted: 2017-09-11 15:44
Most of the time, you can spot an online dating scammer by trusting your instincts if something looks off, be extra wary. It all seems obvious in hindsight, but people want to believe in other people, and that can get in the way of our better judgment. Always be on the lookout, and be extra wary when you meet new people online. If you have suspicions, don&rsquo t ignore them. Taking these precautions can help save you thousands of dollars and even more heartbreak.
I''ve just been scammed by a guy he payed me compliments and told me he loved me and I believed him I fell in love with him stupidly had cybersex with him and told him a lot of info I got suspicious after he asked for money and he kept saying his phone battery was dying and he often left the conversation after I would not give him what he wanted the money the I tunes card he so wants I told him I can''t afford to and I was depressed from him blanking me and making me feel guilty don''t fall for it it''s all crap block them please don''t them get in to your heart and do what it''s done to me I''m now so depressed and heartbroken a mess save yourself before it gets to serious
If they ask you for money, run. That&rsquo s almost a sure sign that you&rsquo re talking to a scammer. The most common reasons that they give for needing money are not being able to afford a passport, visa, other travel documents, or plane tickets (often to come see you) an emergency stay in the hospital that requires a huge sum of money getting robbed while traveling or not being able to access their money from abroad. There&rsquo s a huge variety of reasons that you could get. The point isn&rsquo t that the reason for needing money is strange it&rsquo s that they&rsquo re asking you for money at all.
I''m writing because I have concerns that my aunt is currently being romanced by a scammer. She''s 69, overweight, been divorced over 65 years, and hasn''t dated at all in that time. She does have a 69 yr old daughter and has prob poured her time into that. But, she started talking to a guy on Our last week. Within a couple days of making a profile. She''s never been on a dating site before. He is supposedly 69 (looks like mid 55''s to me), wife died of cancer, has a son, and lives a couple hrs from where we do in Alabama, BUT he is currently in Michigan for work b/c that is where he is from and has a business there. He also has told her he will be traveling to Mexico soon for work. I think she said he has a scrap metal business. Within a day or of meeting online he told her he was taking his profile down b/c he had met the woman for him. He then sent her a YouTube video of a song called "God Sent Me You" or something. She ate that up.
We were to meet at the market in his neighborhood. I arrived early and texted him to let me know when he got there, and that I was going to go into one of the other stores. He texted me when he arrived (later than expedited). I came out and waited, but there was no one to be seen. He texted that he had to take a call form his ''boss'' and he was terribly sorry. The call would take longer than he intended. I told him I was going to grab a bite to eat, to just let me know when he was available. I finally gave up and told him I was heading home. He said "I''m so sorry". I asked if he saw me. He said ''no''. The next day I didn''t hear anything. Again curiosity got the better of me. After a couple of days I said, ''If you''d like to try again, let me know, otherwise just tell me you''re not interested and there would be no hard feelings.'' I never heard from him again, tho I''ve seen him active on the site.
Wow that sounds very much like the man I''ve been talking met him on
He also asked me for an ITunes card, then last night he asked me for money because he''s out at sea working on oil spillages and his contract is at risk because he miscalculated and now they have run out of chemicals. If he doesn''t get the money he will lose the contract and not get paid for all his time, efforts and hard work (and will not get paid) as they will reassign the contract elsewhere. I could go on but it sounds like we''re taking to the same man..or men who have been trained the same way.
Courts have sometimes viewed all passwords as equal, faulting a victim whose partner hacked her Facebook because she had shared an Amazon password with him. The court questioned whether one password could be considered private, given that she had shared other accounts, Rucker explained. “If you share an iCloud account and you’re sharing pictures that way, you’re sharing accounts in the eyes of the court,” Rucker said.
I was caught in a romance scam for over a year. This person told me they lived in another state but would not call. Money was sent to this person (several thousand dollars, as they told me they were divorced after her ex abandoned her and her daughter). After six months of being lied to this person "came clean" and told me her daughter was living with her aunt in the US and that her ex abandoned her in Nigeria with nothing but her luggage. Said her name is Katie Morgan but had Western Union/Money Gram transfers always sent to others as the banks in Nigeria wouldn''t allow transfers to be sent in her name because it wasn''t a Nigerian name. Then I was told it had met a lady that she''d became good friends with named Nneka and that I could send money to her in the name Katie Morgan Nneka. That was the final straw and I''ve since stopped talking to this person and changed my phone number.
Beware of a scammer using the name Katie Morgan claiming to live in Orlando Florida and has a daughter named Vera. She lives in Lagos Nigeria and may have you send her money through another person via Western Union or MoneyGram. She may eventually ”come clean" with you admitting she lives in Ikeja Lagos Nigeria and has a friend named Nneka and tells you you can send money to her in the name Katie Morgan Nneka because the banks there won''t allow her to receive money using her "actual" name. This person will swear her undying love and may refer to you as her "King". If you say you''re done with her she''ll say she''s going to commit suicide. May even tell you she''s either in the hospital or just got out of the hospital.
If changing your interests to become more datable sounds strange and inhuman to you, don 8767 t worry. Another school of thought, backed up by OKCupid research , says that you really DON 8767 T want everyone to like you. Instead, it suggests finding the things that are most distinctive about yourself, whether or not they 8767 re considered 8775 conventionally 8776 attractive, and playing them up. A look at New York magazine 8767 s interviews with the most-messaged New Yorkers would seem to bear this out: Better to have half the population think you 8767 re a 6 and half think you 8767 re a 65 than for everyone to agree you 8767 re a 6.
Of course, some people are just shy or are nervous about meeting people that they&rsquo ve met online this isn&rsquo t anything out of the ordinary (it&rsquo s also possible that they&rsquo re trying to avoid getting caught by a spouse Ashley Madison: What Happens Now We Know You''re A Cheater Ashley Madison: What Happens Now We Know You''re A Cheater The Ashley Madison dating site was recently hacked by hackers who threatened to leak the entire database unless the site closed. This week, the database has been leaked. Are your indiscretions about to become public? Read More ). However, repeated excuses at the last minute are a definite warning sign. Some scammers will use similar excuses for avoiding phone conversations, though many will talk to you on the phone before reeling you in for the scam.
The''re out there they want your money because they''re the winner you are the loser. They have their own song about. Never give them money, they will do everything they can to get your money. I smart they will never get it. I would like to see one of them actually fly here. Western Union is suppose to ask you how long you know this person and protect you from sending the money. You don''t know this girl she''s a fake and lair. They just want the money nothing else matters just the money!
In 7566, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming &ldquo industry&rdquo was worth over $55 million, but it&rsquo s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate. People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they&rsquo ve been duped. It&rsquo s not a good feeling to have been taken advantage of, and a scheme that&rsquo s so obvious in hindsight is even harder to admit to.
I''m in contact with a orthopaedic doctor, who tells me his in Ukraine, we''ve been chatting every day for some time now. He claims to have two sons, firstly he asked me for iTunes card so he could communicate with his boys, i was stupid enough to get him £65 of them, then next UN hadn''t delivered supplies, so he was hungry and dirty, he asked for £755, which i said i would try and get but never. Then last night he said could i get £655 because supplies still not arrived. He constantly tells me how much i mean to him, but don''t they all? Since joining a dating site, think I''ve had more scammers than hot dinners.
I chat with him on viber, what should I do?
I write my content on my own personal site. I automatically syndicate it to Facebook. My mom, who seems to be on Facebook 79/7, immediately clicks “like” on the post. The Facebook algorithm immediately thinks that because my mom liked it, it must be a family related piece of content–even if it’s obviously about theoretical math, a subject in which my mom has no interest or knowledge. (My mom has about 685 friends on Facebook 95 of them overlap with mine and the vast majority of those are close family members).
I think you''re right. I''ve seen "California City, CA" and "Oregon City, OR" and "Michigan City, MI" etc. on so many profiles that scream scam that it makes me think these scammers aren''t very creative! I wish we didn''t have to wade through all this crap to find love. I''ve given up on it. I would date a guy who is 98 and bald (maybe because I''m an age appropriate match), but I can''t find any who are real and who aren''t looking for 78-year-old women. Sigh. I hope your friend survives this without losing his life savings.
Sorry for all this situation you are going thru. But 655% sure that person is a con artist , and found you and easy target.
I just received a communication from an wonderful-good looking gay guy from Russia asking me for money, I met him thru a gay site.
Is been three weeks only , not enough time for this ,a friend of mine has a similar story , therefore I do have all the warnings. Needless to say , I didn''t believe , so I went thru all the information on the web about gay-scam-fraud ,so after that I decided to call the FBI and report this crook : https:///scams-safety/e-scams
I hope my story will help.
The algorithm narrows the presentation of the content down to very close family. Then my mom’s sister sees it and clicks “like” moments later. Now Facebook’s algorithm has created a self-fulfilling prophesy and further narrows the audience of my post. As a result, my post gets no further exposure on Facebook other than perhaps five people–the circle of family that overlaps in all three of our social graphs.
Let Your Target Market Determine Your Best Photos : Choosing the photos to use can be really tough but last year OkCupid released a user-driven web app called MyBestFace that will help you to quickly narrow in on the keepers and eliminate the duds. The app allows you to upload photos for the other members to vote on. You can then use their input to select your ‘primary photo’ and two to six additional shots. Think of it as rapid market research for one of the most important elements of your campaign. As Scott Valdez puts it, "Online, you''re only as good as your worst photo."
Being compatible isn''t enough. There has to be some chemistry, right? To find out if there''s a spark, you can''t just talk about the weather. Yes, it''s important to keep things pleasant, but that doesn''t mean you need to avoid meaningful conversation. So ask some compelling but positive questions, like, "What things make you happiest?" "What do you love about your work?" and "What are the most important things in your life?"