Losing a Million Dollars in an Online Dating Scam

posted 2 months ago in Relationships
Post # 16
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2051 posts
Buzzing bee

sassy411 :  I read it. See image below as a follow up to my previous post. It sucks that she couldn’t get the money back because she “willfully” gave it and wasn’t scammed out of the money illegally. I do see that someone who is older and unfamiliar with how deceitful people can be online could fall victim. This article made me sad 🙁 

Post # 17
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1320 posts
Bumble bee

If you haven’t already, you should watch the Netflix show “Dirty John.” It’s the true life story about how this nice, successful, intelligent, wealthy woman got duped by a dangerous con man. I first saw it on Dateline a few years ago and was intrigued to watch the made-for-tv show. It was truly scary. I cannot imagine what made her not see the red flags early on, but I think it’s so easy to miss them when you’re looking for love and constantly being lied to and you believe all these lies that these scumbags tell because they can be so charming and convincing and shower these women with the praise and affection that they are craving. She was also a very good person who believed the best in people and just wanted to find love again, so naivete and possibly desperation played a part too. Watching the show convinced me of what I have been saying for years – if I am ever single, I will just stay single and not look for love.  I would be ok on my own. You just never know about people out there and I’m too paranoid and skeptical to open myself up to finding someone new again if anything happened to my husband.  No thanks – I have my kids/family and friends and I’ll get another dog for companionship.

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