(formerly the StargateLady Online Dating Blog)
The hilarious and true stories of online romance scammers.
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Bo Matthews from KMOX Radio in St. Louis did a short interview with me this week about my blog.It now is online. Click on the link below and fast forward to time 26:40 to hear my segment of his show. INTERVIEW WITH BO MATTHEWS
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Yes it evens happens to me. But I'm good.So I put some stuff to sell on the Offer Up app. And right away I had someone who wanted to buy some of my stuff. I looked at their profile and it was a new account that was just opened. That should be the first red flag. This person message me through the app saying they wanted my cell number and would send me a code to prove I am real. Red flag #2!!!. So I got the text and sent them the code. Heard nothing. Then googled this and below is the link on what I Found out. I followed the instructions and used a different number that I use for the scammers. So I am good.GOOGLE SCAM The link above has the info. I like to think I know it all but hey, I know I don't. But I get to share all this with you.
I received this from a co worker who works in the Cyber department where I work. She sends me all good stuff to share. Please read below. This is why I do what I do!!!!!!!!!!
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is
warning of online romance scams, an ongoing online fraud trend that can lead to
large financial losses, as well as devastating emotional scars. The scammers
behind this type of fraud are using fake online identities to gain their
victims' trust on social media and dating websites. Once the targets are lured
in, scammers are taking advantage of the illusion of a romantic relationship to
manipulate them into sending them money or financial information later to be
used in other types of fraud schemes. The 2019
Internet Crime Report published by FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
(IC3) says that romance scams (also known as confidence fraud) are behind
higher financial damages when compared to other reported online crimes.