Don’t click on links sent to you by strange men.
“Ya look like a friend dear!! I’m Swain Schaefer on Facebook. I’ma kinda halfway repaired halfway retarded…I ain’t gotta do nada I don’t wanna. I love musicians and can pick my work…neet. I’m an octopus. I play sessions, play at ole folks homes (ya think WE’RE “LONG IN THE TOOTH”..REALLY GIVES MYLIFE WPURPOSE..yOU’LL HAFTA TAG ALONG/ Ooop, I volunteer a play gigz…Was touring w. Delbert McClinton…the pointer Sistuhs till they couldn’t great..decades long gig… SO…yew talk somehow bout it? Swain
For obvious reasons, I ignored his message and two weeks later he wrote:
“U never got back in touch. Why??”
Brad wrote, “So you have that creative thang going on? And you have defied the aging process! Where are you from originally? How have you evolved? Have you been in therapy? Too many questions from a complete and total stranger? Brad”
Yes, Brad, too many questions.
TigerTerry123 showed sincere interest in me and after a couple of lively back-and-forth emails, he invited me to meet him for a happy hour cocktail. We set a time and place and he emailed, “See you there Nancy! Bring that smile, love it!!!”
An hour before our evening meeting, he emailed, “Nancy, I need to pass this evening. Can you do Friday or Saturday?” Followed with, “Just leaving the office. Hope you aren’t angry. Really do want to meet you.”
His last-minute cancellation was rude and unacceptable. I emailed him, “Tom. No. Not angry. But I turned down an invitation to meet you and canceling an hour prior to our date was inconvenient. Nancy.”
He apologized and ask to meet me the following week, saying, “Can‘t wait. Ok, I will be there. I promise!!!
The day of our meeting he emailed me, “I apologize, I am not going to be able to make it this evening.”
I emailed him, “Good luck on your journey.”
The Con Artist:
Con artists want you to immediately go IM (instant messaging) and get your personal email and phone number. They want to obtain personal information about you quickly so he adapts his conversation to meet your needs, tug at your heart and gain control of you.
Barry emailed, “Your profile popped up on the last day of my subscription. great pics your a very beautiful lady. I decided to send you this short message. I’m am handsome, tall, a gentleman, financially secure, I’ve lived all over the world. I would love to get to know you more and better but I am not renewing my subscription. If you don’t mind Here is my ID on Yahoo IM ( barrycares2016 ) feel free to mail me on email@example.com. I will be waiting to hear back from you. Have a great day! Barry”
Donald wrote, “Hello, I hope this email finds you in good health. I was online today and about closing my account since I already got a life partner here on match dating, that was when my cousin came across your profile as he was actually standing behind me, he’s been all over me about getting in touch with you. He said you seem like a woman he will like to know better. He lives in your area and he is only here for a visit. You don’t need to write back here as I will be deactivating my account on the site. His direct email is jamesoswin247 at GMAIL C O M I hope you get in touch with him and I promise you won’t regret anything. My warms regards…Donald”