I sent him a curt and very short reply back asking for more details like where he lived and what did he do for a living and why did he take his profile down in only 2 days, and OMG, check out the phony idiotic email that came back. I really appreciate all the nice things you said and the fact that you’re still willing to give me a try. I never thought I’d try online dating but here I am. Linda , I already let you know that you’re a truly genuine and open person…I am very open, honest and caring…. favorite activities are basically anything to do with being outdoors..camping is one of my favorite things to do and also trying my hand at new things and I want you to know more about me ..first of all, I have now lost my mother and only have my father.I started laughing when I read it and immediately knew my instincts were correct-SCAMMER! It’s really hard to find a person that is interested in a possible long term relationship and not just a one night stand. My late Mom was from Kansas and My dad was from, West Africa cos he was brought up from Nigeria … my Late mother and father were married for 43 years and I think that is truly wonderful thing and I want to let you Know that i relocate from Elsmore , Kansas to Powell St, San Francisco anytime from now which I let you know that i just got a 1story 10 home yesterday .Scarcely had the boy recovered when he was struck by cholera, which required another expensive course of treatment.Within the space of about three months, Firefly wired the equivalent of about $1,000 to Ghana.
Mays would post any identifying details that scammers used online — from the email addresses they created to the back stories they recycled — to make them searchable. But for Mays, who co-hosts a scam-baiting podcast, “it’s also like improve comedy.” Most people aren’t turning to him for comic relief, though.Whatever you do, he adds, don’t ever pay them — that will only make a scammer more aggressive.As for Firefly, she now refuses to date anyone she doesn’t meet the old-fashioned way, face to face.Five years ago, he and a small team of international volunteers, including Firefly, created Scam Survivors, a hotline and information resource center for victims of online scams — mostly, as it turns out, romance scams. “With the romance scam, it could be someone who's been married for a number of years.
The site tends to be a last resort for victims who are afraid to go to the police, or to tell anyone in their life what’s happened, because they’re ashamed. Their partner has either died or they've divorced and they've just started looking at online dating.
(I know; red flag.) “He even called me, calling me ‘Mom’ a few times,” she says.