Internet Dating Warning

Mystic Maid By Mystic Maid, 2nd Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A true story of my experience with a Nigerian Internet Dating Scam.

The Scam

I met one man who sounded too perfect … we talked for over 2 months on email and yahoo messaging. His posted a picture on the dating site that looked normal and he even posted it on the his webcam so that it appeared that a normal white looking gentleman was messaging He was a widower and very romantic, a successful gas and oil engineer working in England, he liked to cook. He quoted poetry and music lyrics. He had a daughter getting married this year. He said all the right things and his knowledge base was amazing. He must have been in the oil and gas line business and perhaps worked for an Engineer in this field. The name he used was of a successful engineering firm in Texas. He used local world news to establish that he was in the Manchester, England location.
He was perfect until he asked me for money!!!
Apparently there is a Nigerian engineer scam, whereby men try to establish a romantic connection with women and then try to get them to send them money. I goggled it, apparently it occurs daily. One friend of mine had this experience a couple of years ago and it seems that another may be currently in this situation. I have sent out the Google website, ‘Romance scammed online”, to all my single friends to prevent it from happening to them.
As for myself … three things that I cherish is my family, my dog and my money and I won’t part with any of them!

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Dating, Internet, Money, Romance, Scam

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author avatar Mystic Maid
I have always wanted to become a published writer. My writing is diverse, whatever subject my muse nudges me to write.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

This was indeed an eye opener. would warn my female friends over the internet.Thanks a lot.

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author avatar Mystic Maid
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

Definitely!

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author avatar wonder
3rd Jun 2013 (#)

How they cheat by sweet talk!

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author avatar Mystic Maid
3rd Jun 2013 (#)

Oh yeah! Women need romance!

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