A friend has been fooled
August 14, 2016 11:58pm CST
This was on facebook. One of my friends who was looking for 'romance' was thrilled to connect with someone apparently rich, handsome, a US citizen and passionate all that she can ask for, for a man of her dreams. She was found on Facebook, they became friends and their relationship became 'special'. I was happy for her when she told me about her new online 'boyfriend' and the dreams they have for each other. After three months, we caught up and of course, I asked her about her cyber 'boyfriend' who promised her the world. Her face dropped. She said that he's gone. What do you mean gone? I asked. She burst into tears, the cyber 'boyfriend' suddenly disappeared from Facebook and on her Messenger contact list. Apparently, this guy had a multi million dollar project in South Africa because he was a big time engineer. He was there for the project but the 30% promised him wasn't paid yet. He needed some money to cover some immediate expenses. The guy said that since they have a very special relationship and in view of the millions of dollars to be paid to him, which he will share with her, when the project is finished in three months, he asked her to send him some money, which she did. She sent him $1000 through Western Union. He still communicated with her for a bit, then, suddenly, he was gone. Just like that. I was shocked with her experience. Do you have or someone you know have a similar experience like this?
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15 Aug 16
yes my cousin got a relation to an american, it just like your story at first they are friends and then become lovers.he is also an engineer and he has a project in italy and he is residing for the mean time because of the project but he is from america.at first he told my cousin that he is sending a box with thier wedding ring and a cash money,but the company said my cousin should pay 35 thousand pesos before she get the box but suddenly my cousin gave that amount but she did not get the box.we advice her not to pay for it because it's a scam but she did not listen to us.the guy is very happy because he get a money from my cousin and my cousin is crying because the love she felt is not true and the money was gone.
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18 Aug 16
I have known similar Facebook scam. My sister had similar experienced about it but good thing she never send money to the person. They will make friend request in Facebook, putting gorgeous photos in their profile and send good messages to you and when you become intimate they will say they have big amount of money but the ending is they will ask money from you. My sister was being scammed few times already but never gave money to them. Your friend should never believe that they have large money or multí million investments for these are not true. That's why I never accept when these People makes friend request for surely they are scam who try to ask money from us in the end.
15 Aug 16
Sorry to hear about your friend. I can't help wondering how people can often be fooled by such scams when they have been reported too often. I really feel sorry for the victims, but people really need to be more alert and aware of these things.
19 Aug 16
Well, what is new ? A lot has been duped on online relationships . They will go into a relationship and along the way one of them will ask for money because of this and that and will just be returned . When a partner in a relationship gotten from the internet asks for a money you should be suspicious already .