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Beware of Romance Scams

Beware of Romance Scams

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by: KingwoodDotCom Active Indicator LED Icon Site Admin
~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 7:56pm 
Beware of Romance Scams
 
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Online dating scams are affecting members nationwide, resulting in financial losses that cannot be easily recouped.
 
Scammers take advantage of their victim’s emotional state and depend on garnering affection and attention to build trust with their victim.
 
If you think you are a victim of one — or online fraud — file a complaint with the #FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.
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Brat Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:05pm 
Thank god @scubdog isn't like that with me.
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:09pm 
Thank god scubdog isn't like that with me.
 
@Brat : more like this?
 
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:16pm 
Brat : more like this?
 
@ET :
 
Yea, he's had to do that a few times with me.
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:22pm 
Well, I 'll file the report, but after 20 years I don't suppose they'll help me....
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:35pm 
Thanks for the heads up!
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:37pm 
Brat : more like this?
 
@ET : That's true love, right there. A true keeper.
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:39pm 
@ET : You should patent that and take it on the show Shark Tank. Maybe Mark Cuban will invest.
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:46pm 
ET : You should patent that and take it on the show Shark Tank. Maybe Mark Cuban will invest.
 
@Viperasp : well, to tell the truth, I stole it from @boobear 's wedding album.
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:48pm 
I was like damn I'm hot I'm getting all these hot guys on my fb account. Like they just created their fb account today got like 8 doctors. A couple lawyers. Some dudes in the Niger army & Iraq army. They all live in US asking me for my address & social.
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 8:57pm 
@KingwoodDotCom : Romance scams? Isn't that called marriage?
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 9:08pm 
Viperasp : well, to tell the truth, I stole it from boobear 's wedding album.
 
@ET : pfft...I was knocked up on my wedding day..
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~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago   Feb 04 2021, 9:09pm 
ET : pfft...I was knocked up on my wedding day..
 
@BooBear : I can see why.
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~ 3 weeks, 0 days ago   Feb 08 2021, 9:25am 
I tried that for a period of time before finding Ms. A, but found it to be pretty unsatisfactory overall.
 
Around 8-10 years ago was my first foray. At that time, I found the women to be glad to talk but reluctant to actually MEET, even in a public setting.
 
There was one exception: a hook-up site, where I found temporary "success" if you want to call it that. OTOH when one is looking to go on a vacation, a drive around the block is worth only so much, if you get the metaphor.
 
Fast-forward to 3-4 years ago, my last online dating experience. I found most women to be fake profiles that were one of two things:
 
1) AI or sometimes real people, both run by the site, designed to lure men into $ub$cribing
2) Scammers who were trying to obtain personal information for purposes of theft
 
It seemed very few were real women who were actually trying to meet someone at all.
 
Given my experience, my advice for both men and women who want to meet someone is to participate in IN-PERSON events, and they don't all have to be about dating specifically. Try some church-sponsored groups, co-ed civic organizations, Meetup groups, or even local dating groups such as Plenty of Fish. At least that way, you know the people are REAL and willing to meet someone.
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~ 3 weeks, 0 days ago   Feb 08 2021, 9:30am 
I tried that for a period of time before finding Ms. A, but found it to be pretty unsatisfactory overall. Around 8-10 years ago was my first foray. At that time, I found the women to be glad to talk but reluctant to actually MEET, even in a public setting. There was one exception: a hook-up site, where I found temporary "success" if you want to call it that. OTOH when one is looking to go on a vacation, a drive around the block is worth only so much, if you get the metaphor. Fast-forward to 3-4 years ago, my last online dating experience. I found most women to be fake profiles that were one of two things: 1) AI or sometimes real people, both run by the site, designed to lure men into subscribing 2) Scammers who were trying to obtain personal information for purposes of theft It seemed very few were real women who were actually trying to meet someone at all. Given my experience, my advice for both men and women who want to meet someone is to participate in IN-PERSON events, and they don't all have to be about dating specifically. Try some church-sponsored groups, co-ed civic organizations, Meetup groups, or even local dating groups such as Plenty of Fish. At least that way, you know the people are REAL and willing to meet someone.
 
@jwardl : there is always KDC...
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~ 3 weeks, 0 days ago   Feb 08 2021, 9:41am 
Even in person, however, you have to be careful of scams of a different sort. That is, the men who only want a little horizontal action, and the women who are primarily after a man's big, thick... WALLET.
 
Another sort of "scam" is navigating through the people who are in a transitional period and are looking for a emotional band-aid but aren't really ready for a full-blown relationship, or those who are emotionally needy and will take who they think they can get instead waiting for who they actually want. Of course, those "scams" are just part of the inherent risk of dating...
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