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I Found a Dating Scammer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 19 People

    From Russia With Paypal

    on opening my email box sometimr last week i was surprised to see one labeled "your future girlfriend" so needless to say i didnt hesitate to read it. It was a lovely letter from a 25 y/o girl from russia telling me how she came accross my profile on some dating site...
    coldhands coldhands 31-35, M 14 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    :'(

    I dont know how long my post can be...but I know that I have  so much to say. I am still in shock at times from what has happen to me. I never heard of this type of scamming prior to my experience. It took only about a month and a half for me and my world to turn upside...
    goodbyemylover goodbyemylover 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    I'm finding not one but more.

    Once they understand that your stupid to fall for the bullshit they disappear.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 1

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    My Scammer Was Frank Baker

    He was really handsome, but in a quirky way, not model pretty. He was from New Zealand, or so he said. He never got around to asking for money, but we bonded quickly, mainly because they really know what they are doing. I am a very private and cautious person, yet we became very...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    Scammer Methods...I Hope This Helps

    The first thing they do is to try to get you to go to yahoo or gmail or one of those. They want your email, your ip address, your name, your phone number and your physical address. I looked up why they want all this...what they can do with it, and here is the info I found. I hope...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    I Feel Like An Idiot

    Ok I got suckered in by a Danish guy who contacted me on my Myspace.  We started im and chatting.  Then we talked on the phone and I swooned over his accent.  Also he had a couple of really hot pics but never would get on cam.  After about two weeks he...
    grandlakeprincess62 grandlakeprincess62 46-50, F 12 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Still Absorbing The Facts

      Thank you for the feedback I got. It has been exactly a week today since I discovered that my online admirer was a scammer and all he was doing was playing a role once again with another clueless human. I still wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night and...
    goodbyemylover goodbyemylover 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    If Only It Was Real

    I met my online admirer, and he approached me in such a gentle manner, saying all the right things that a woman wants to hear. I started asking questions,and saw how he would totally avoid them. He started making arrangements for us, and when I didn't readily jump. the whole...
    chicare chicare 51-55, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Before I found this site I didn't really think people had any of the same interests/fetishes as me. Growing up in closed minded families and friends I felt alone. Luckily I found...
    AmberRosecd AmberRosecd 31-35, T 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    FIRSTLY: only serious responses, please. If you don't have any real input, please don't bother. Secondly: I'm a Christian--I grew up going to church, had a period of several...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am not here for dating. I am not here for love. I am not interested in dating online. I am not interested. No. No. No. And no. So stop.
    LBMia LBMia 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do just as bad with online dating as i do with real life dating. If I could just find one guy who was honest.
    baprel26 baprel26 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    A met a guy online who was super sweet and charming. We talked, text, and video chatted every day for about a week before meeting in person. We didn't click because I thought he...
    Mo2013 Mo2013 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dating sites take all the fun out of Internet dating haha I had a picture of just my eyes and not a full face picture. If i were wearing a burka only my eyes would be visible. I...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    Junecc11 Junecc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Visiting my inbox at a dating site. It hasn't been visited in a while, and occasionally, I check for interesting profiles and interesting messages, if any. I just had to click...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate dating. I hate the way people date now. I just want to be with the person I'm going to be with. I just want to know who I'm going to marry and start working towards building...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well it feels sort of unfair to post this now because he has been off it for a week, and on pain killers which have kept him limited to the house. I have been with him for over a...
    FYMS FYMS 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I check out the FBI sites and know the games of scammers. I know when to block. They take time getting back to you and you know there's something up when they ask give you a...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I met my w two months after his wife died, my dad passed away around the same time..so we kind of had "something"in common...His wife passed after a long illness shortly after...
    looloop looloop 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I found someone in real life that I adore. And since it would be cheating to keep on writing stories and messaging roleplays with people, I will not log back in on EP until I am...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Over years I tried many dating sites and most success I had was from OkCupid. The rest I could say zero success. The best ever contact I had was few overseas which clearly I am...
    gorantse gorantse 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I'm not here for dating. I'm only here for friends and you don't like it then too bad. I'm single and unavailable. :)
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I decided that I don't want to date for a while. At least until I get my life right. I've been hurt a lot. My last ex really hurt me and I want to give my heart a break. I just...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm new here, and haven't had the chance to scroll through the entire thread so forgive me if I present any redundancy. It's been six months since we broke up, and during that...
    cassieblue13 cassieblue13 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love my boyfriend. We grew up together as best friends. I confessed I was gay and he hugged me said he was too. Well I never felt more though I knew he had strong feelings for me...
    freestyleskater freestyleskater 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A guy shared this on facebook..... I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I'm a 46 year old banker and I have been llving my whole lite the opposite of how I wanted. All my...
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Online dating apps and its usal users makes me feel like lying in fetal position in a dark locked room and never get out again ever.The terror...!
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I just started online dating again. I've been on a date with a guy, the first guy I responded to but I'm starting to have second thoughts. The thing is though, I have never...
    roxslide roxslide 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I love my boyfriend more than anyone! He tells me that a lot of people don't like dating cross-dressers but I don't know why! Here's a few reasons my cross-dressing boyfriend is...
    madmae16 madmae16 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have this guy who I have been talking to for about a year. I like him and all and I know he really wants to be with me. But I don't really know if I want to risk an online...
    Girl12335 Girl12335 18-21, F Jun 24

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    Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that is common, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the USA about 1 out of 6 folks have the herpes virus. Sadly...
    smitha143 smitha143 26-30, F Jun 24

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    This is usually how it plays out: Guy: what's your number, let's chat Me: dubious, but ok Guy: chats for a while, seems human, can spell, gaining trust Me: drops my guard a little...
    jesabellica jesabellica 31-35, F Jun 23

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    One of my best dating advice is: Don't rush into a relationship, don't start out to strong. Don't ever date a guy that won't allow you to meet their parents. Don't date a guy who...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jun 23

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    Well,there's not much about dating,so i noticed this sector to be busy... I want to ask tip or your take on dating women and if everything just falls on the female selection who...
    Peteswords Peteswords 31-35 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I really just didn't know where to put this but umm here goes my teenage girl problems. I'm talking to someone..dating..I'm not really sure . he is 7 years older than me and has 2...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I have read some people say I've met my husband off here and this and that I'm thinking ok cool , awesome I love ,love what can I say ... But I can't cosign on that ep is a...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I want to post my TF journey but my hands are trembling now. It's so funny but I think I have found him. I will type out my story. Back in 2011, I broke off my 4 year...
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I'm no here for dating... anymore. Just wanted to let people who try to hit on me know that their intentions are not worth it.
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    elitedatingsites elitedatingsites 36-40, F Jun 21

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    There is a girl at work whom i think likes me, then there is my long time crush working a few floors above me, and there is this other girl that finds odd times to just say hi to...
    backgroundguy backgroundguy 22-25, M Jun 20

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    A couple of weeks ago, someone messaged me at the dating site I am on asking if I'd like to exchange email messages with him. He seems to have a likeable profile and conveniently...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 19

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