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Welcome to the Wild and Whimsical World of Internet Dating Do the hustle? Beware Romance scams!

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

There are a million stories in the Dating City.

Some are all lightness and air and others are like the Clint Eastwood movie: The Good the Bad and the Ugly. The ugly: the romance scams which are rampant at on line dating sites. Dubbed ‘the Nigerian hustle’, these scams have been the subject of a fascinating MSNBC special, and the subject of  a recent Dr. Phil show. A quick search on line indicates that  a huge number of  Dating Alert Websites have cropped up to warn and alert on line daters of the hustles and scams that are so prevalent.

Both Merry in Reno and Diane in Covina wrote similar stories to say, “It all started with a wink.”

Both women  were flattered by ‘a wink’ from a great looking guy in San Francisco. His profile picture resembled Burt Lancaster, on the beach,  in the movie, From Here to Eternity.

A Classic Example of a Online Dating Scam

Without much thought they both  returned ‘the wink’ and within hours received a response from ‘Cheney’ Both women said the first clue something was amiss was the salutation, “Hello, Dearie.”Merry  said she had never met a man who called anyone ‘Dearie,’  and the letter instantly fell apart: a train wreck of broken English and a request to contact him via a address. Fortunately, both women were smart and knew immediately it was a scam. They had almost walked into an infamous Nigerian scam.A warning sign for the public

Best advice: be careful, be aware and remember: Google the guy or gal. Anytime, anyone-anywhere suggests skipping the online dating connection and connecting  via a account…Run!

See Here: Dear Page Larkin Classic Example of Online Scam

Tell me: Have you met a cad or a scammer?

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“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness”.

James Thurber

 Look Here for The Top 10 plus one INTERNET SCAMS 



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2 thoughts on “ Do the hustle? Beware Romance scams!

  1. Online dating can definitely be scary if not approached in a safe manner. Being involved with someone who refused to video chat or speak on the phone is a major red flag as well. This is why we have shows like “Catfish” to hunt for them. Followed! Please check out my take on the prompt and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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