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Post by tracyp on Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:56 am

Watching a US doco on online predators. "Catfish". How do people become so lonely they give money in hope of love or fall in
Love with someone they have never met?

I know it's a short question for an involved answer but... shocked shocked shocked  HOW DO PEOPLE FALL FOR THESE PEOPLE?

Is their self a steam really that low? thinking
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Post by Eleanor on Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:14 pm

The film origin of the scripted programme. laughing I watched a couple of minutes of it and got fed up with all of the 'drama'. tongue
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Post by Mummy&Abby on Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:00 pm

There is also a mtv show about this. I think it is interesting, but agree how can people fall in love with some one they have never and really know very little about.
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Post by Eleanor on Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:03 pm

I'm proud to say that my old forum connected a few hearts! laughing In all seriousness, they met each other on that forum and a lot of the couples are still going strong today.
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Post by tracyp on Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:14 am

That's abit different. I bet money was not sent to one or the other.

Yeah.... mummy & Abby! A fellow Aussie! Where abouts are you?
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:25 am

Money, gifts... You name it, they sent it! laughing
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Post by Shisa on Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:18 am

My cousin almost packed up his life to move to the USA because he had 'fallen in love' with a girl.
After a little search we found out she was 10 years older than him, living in a trailer, had 3 kids and was on welfare. She was just going to clean him out and dump him.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:15 pm

That's sad. sad You really do need to be careful when you're in an online relationship, friendship or otherwise.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:59 am

I cannot understand how people let this happen. shocked

I have a friend in Paris who sent me a mini eiffle tower & french treats, I sent aussie gifts, but there is NO WAY either one of us would either ask nor send money to the other.
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Post by Caryll on Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:24 am

Getting to know someone on social media is fun - let's face it, that's what we do here! But actually 'falling in love' with someone? It's infatuation, nothing more or less.

Yes, if people physically meet up after chatting online & then find they're attracted to each other, fine (I know a couple who 'met' on a GSD forum & then got together on a group walk - they're very happy together), but you need to meet someone to get to know them properly!

Anyone who sends money or expensive gifts to a stranger they've 'met' online is foolish, and maybe needs help to socialise with 'real' people!

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Post by tracyp on Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:52 am

EXACTLY!

It is fun talking to different people,  listening to new thoughts & opinions, but try asking me for 15 thousand to help you get out of??? Bolivia because you need to pay a consulate official off or... whatever to secure your safe freedom to come home to live in your mansion.....you cannot access your millions right now.. you're a war hero who's country isn't helping, the list goes on... blah, blah, blah..... tongue  sorry, NOPE!
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Post by Caryll on Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:06 am

I think lonely people lose sight of the fact that anyone can say anything on the internet and nobody else is the wiser!

I could say that I'm a 25 year old drop dead gorgeous man - would you be able to disprove it? No, not unless you meet me.

Loneliness is a terrible thing and makes people do silly things.

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Post by tracyp on Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:16 am

That's very true indeed. Cept you don't type like a bloke!  rolling on floor & I feel very sorry for those taken by these scamsters.

P.s. I'm 7"2, 25yrs. A good tan, Fit, special face, you have my own boat & soccer team, I am trying for now to get to the american to claim my lotto winnings... can you help me? I need only $20,000 to release the winnings. I promise I should return to you when I get there. happy
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Post by Caryll on Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:32 am

liar

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Post by tracyp on Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:38 am

laughing
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Post by Hayley on Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:44 am

I love that show lol!
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:21 pm

I do believe that you can fall in love with somebody online, before you meet them. However, I think that caution should always be exercised.
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Post by Shisa on Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:13 am

tracyp wrote:P.s. I'm 7"2, 25yrs. A good tan, Fit, special face, you have my own boat & soccer team, I am trying for now to get to the american to claim my lotto winnings... can you help me? I need only $20,000 to release the winnings. I promise I should return to you when I get there. happy

Are you my nigerian prince?
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Post by Eleanor on Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:46 am

No, that would be me. Would you like your ₦4,000,000 now?
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