Warning: Don’t Do It

WARNING. DO NOT GIVE INFORMATION OR SEND MONEY TO ANYONE ON A DATING SITE.

scammer

Some form of this is written on OKC when you get a message. Before you reply. Maybe on other sites as well.

But, it happens all of the time. A woman or a man gets the attention of someone on a dating site. All the right things are said. They never meet, but the emails and texts are flying back and forth. In one case, the guy sent flowers to the woman on her birthday. ( see attached link) Who doesn’t love to get flowers on their birthday?

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But yet, people are still falling for the same lines, “A sick relative”, “I need money to come see you, or to fly you here to see me.”

One always thinks it isn’t going to happen to them. I have written on here about potential scammers. I call them potential scammers, because I have never been asked for money. But I always wonder what their end game is. Are they working towards asking for money? Most likely. What else would their goal be?

warning

People are warned constantly not to give money or information to someone they don’t know, and yet they are still doing it. Are they exceptionally lonely? Is  someone finally paying attention to them?  Do they just not want to listen that all of their date’s lines may not be true? ( even if they have never met!) I guess everyone out there is not as cynical as I can be. It’s sad. Again. Listen to your gut and the warning signs.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-charged-with-using-matchcom-to-cheat-elderly-victims/2014/08/21/9df19456-297b-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html?hpid=z5

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