November 3rd, 2008
This one is new to me, but has apparently been around for a while. A friend of a friend was communicating with someone on a big free dating site who claimed to be a soldier based in Iraq.His profile picture had him wearing a uniform and holding a gun, but he described himself as “shy”. He asked her for a relatively small sum of money (for a scammer) as a deposit for a service that would allow them to speak on the phone. Once paid, he disappeared. Turns out he was doing the rounds on the site, conning lots of women out of cash.
This serves as a good reminder to be careful while dating online. Especially on free dating sites. Never send money to anyone you meet on a dating site!
Here are some more handy online dating safety tips.
The comments in this post are well worth a read, as are the ones in the related posts below. These are posted by women who have been scammed or almost scammed and have already saved many women from trouble.
I’ve had incidents before where women posted stuff about men who were blatantly not scammers, but have just been players and jerks to the women in question. This is not the place to settle scores with guys who dumped you. Please respect this page and only post about issues to do with scammers. Many women come here to find out important information and we don’t want to dilute it with crap.
If there is a comment here that you know is not about an actual scammer, please let me know and it will be removed immediately.
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