There is a show about that very thing on 20/20 tonight and it just made me wonder if any CM'ers have ever used a dating site and actually been scammed for money or something else by someone who was NOT who they protrayed themselves to be in one way or another.
The woman on 20/20 had given this man around $5,000 and they had never met. Another man had given nearly $50,000 to a girl (it drained his life savings). He was so ashamed and depressed after the scam...he killed himself. This is serious.
I realize most people are not this naive to go that far but....have you ever met someone and when you met them they turned out not to be who or what they portrayed on the dating site?? If so, how did you handle the situation at that point??
**Update**--These were people scammed by a group out of Guyana,Africa (they would post a pic/profile of say..a beautiful girl or handsome guy---then they kept the people hooked and promised love and meetings for months until these people felt they trusted and were compelled to send money to help for one reason or another. they never dreamed they were being worked by an entire goup of people out of some other place.
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