Things are not Always What They Seem  

rm_keystonenc 44M
28 posts
9/19/2005 4:15 pm

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7/11/2006 5:01 pm

Things are not Always What They Seem

I saw on the news tonight that a woman got arrested for fraud by bilking a man she met on an online dating site out of $20,000. Apparently she used a phony picture of a model she found on the Internet and somehow convinced the guy to send her money.

I just don't understand the gullibility of some people out there these days. There is no way I would ever send someone that amount of money that I had never met in person, no matter how hot I thought she was.

I know it sucks being solo sometimes, but is it worth getting scammed for 20 Gs on the off chance that something may come of it? Just a cautionary tale to all the guys out watch your backs when looking for folks on dating sites. Things may not always be what they seem.

rm_keystonenc 44M
144 posts
2/25/2006 12:26 pm

Yeah, I have had a couple of suspect women pop on IM that act like they are interested in me and then they start going into how they are out of the country and want to move to the states. I usually end it about that time before it even gets into them asking for money or whatever.

I even had one claiming that she needed me to cash a check for her so she could buy an airline ticket which sounded really bizarre to me.

I have also seen where some sites are being sued on the basis that they are paying women to make contact with men as way to keep them renewing their paid memberships.

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