Internet love?

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    THE HIGH COST OF BEING A FOOL FOR ONLINE LOVE

    Melinda is a 20-year-old student in Western Pennsylvania who has watched her mother suffer deeply during the past 10 years, losing her husband and her job and waging an intense battle with agoraphobia – fear of public spaces – which progressed to the point where she is essentially homebound.

    Now, the 53-year-old woman’s one hope of finding love later in life – the Internet – has turned against her in a cruel way. For the past year, Melinda has helplessly watched as her mom has slowly fallen for a long-distance, online lover who clearly is scamming her. Initially the man, who gave his name as Michael and said he was in Texas, played the part of desperate lover, typing sweet nothings into a chat room and pledging a happy-ever-after life – beautiful homes, cars, luxurious trips. Soon, though, he said he was sent on an emergency trip to Nigeria. Then came a curious request: Michael said he needed $500 so he could leave the country and visit the family in Pennsylvania. Melinda’s mom wired the money to Africa. Then came another request, and another. In all, Melinda thinks her mom wired nearly $10,000 to Michael, each time thinking the payment would enable her lover to visit or help him escape a dire situation. The romance has so financially drained the family that Melinda and her mom have been threatened with foreclosure. Still, Melinda said, her mom continues to wire money to Michael.

    The high cost of being a fool for online love - The Red Tape Chronicles - msnbc.com


    interesting read on scam artists who prey on lonely people on the net


    btw if you really feel the desire to send money to some stranger.....why not find a charity that hooks you up with a kid somewhere...perhaps fix a kid's smile etc....or you can send it to me~ that works for me!
     
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    You're Nigerian ???:eek:
     
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    duckie, its the internet....i can be whatever you want me to be....

    21 and impish....30 and eager....just tell me what you want?

    and dont you dare say you dont want no 57 yr old...
     
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    Damn good point Bones----how about just rich and generous ? I'll PM you my Paypay account #.
     
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    my generousity is only overshadowed by my modesty......
     
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    I guess being a french maid is out of the question then. :cool:
     
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    but yes people on the net can be anyone or anything they want to be....do you really think all these characters are what they seem?

    is samson really a burning hunk of luv with an otocpus in his pocket?

    come now....think about it....the young ladies in the sexy av's....do you really think they come close...and i was on a virtual reality thing (what do you call them now , extinct?) where a man pretended to be a woman for years....he even went as far as calling men and having phone bone with them..then of course the man swore it was a woman ..they could tell lol....finally the man gave out too much into and that lead to the discovery of a transexual web site he was on....damn ...all them guys who had phone boned with 'her' felt a wee bit foolish

    and i had a friend sending money to a honey in new zealand....o my....he was spending it like rock star
     
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    ahh dont make me post a picture to shatter your allusions there....


    no french maid....dust makes me sneeze lol
     
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    French maid----in or out ?


    ooops you beat me too it.

    mud wrestler ?
     
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    o hell no....that would hurt lol and i would get dirt in all my bits and pieces lol
     

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