By Jennifer Elizabeth Masters
I have received 10 marriage proposals from men I never met who professed their undying love to me. I am not alone. The fact that I write and talk about sex might get me some unwanted attention, but there are other women who are receiving these fake friend requests and marriage proposals like I am. This is serious business. One widow was contacted by a man, who professed his love to her. She ended up sending him $300,000 and three cars. Now she is homeless, and he has all her money. This post is to warn you of the dangers of talking to men you don't know from social media.
Some don't even read your profile. Instead, they ask what you do? Others comment on how wonderful your profile is and how beautiful you are. There is usually flattery.
Fortunately for me I am intutive and have good discernment skills. Other women are not so fortunate. Many women believe these fakes and have sent money to these men. Dr. Phil has even coined a name for these men: CATFISH.
Here is an example of an exchange from Linked In I received this morning:
From Alex Donald (photo of a white man with glasses) Notice two first names
- Two first names, like Ray Norman or Alex Chris, I could go on, I have had over 100 of these requests
- Use military photos of US soldiers, with two first names
- You can tell they don't speak English as a first language
- Grammatical mistakes, misuse of words in message
- You don't meet them in person.
- Photo of a man with a child.
- Story of wife dying or drug use
- Usually a child in the mix.
- Noise in the background (other people) when on the phone.
- Sob story
- Tells you he loves you in the first or second message, or at the very least wants someone who will love them with all their heart.
- Tells you how beautiful you are in the first message.
- Says he has been looking for someone like you all his life.
Photos of Men With A Child
Many men that are posing as someone they are not, use a photo of a white man with a child. They seem to think that if they have a child in a photo that we will feel sorry for their fake story of woe how their wife died and left him all alone. None of it is true.
Next he will be telling you how much he loves you and how he has been looking for someone just like you for years. He will reel you in with his lies and then ask for financial help. He may even ask you to send him an airline ticket, or a vehicle. Dr. Phil has exposed several of these scams on television. Could it happen to you?
Engaged To A Man You Never Met?
I have had at least 10 marriage proposals and even phone calls from men who profess their love for me and are angry with me when I question why they are calling me in the first place. I block their phone numbers.
- Don't give your e-mail, phone number or physical address out to someone you meet on the Internet
- Don't talk to someone on the phone unless you know them.
- If you must talk to these strangers, do so on Face book using the message calling so that they don't have your phone number.
- Know that scamming American women from African countries is a big business, costing Americans 100,000 a day. These countries are poor and you are the target.
- Open your eyes and read between the lines. Anyone can post a photo of a person that isn't them on the Internet.
- I had one man use a model's photo with a briefcase. He was very handsome, but the broken English didn't match the face.
- Don't accept a marriage proposal from someone you have never met.
- Real people don't fall in love with you in one or two messages.
- Real people don't propose without ever meeting you in person.
- Real people want to get to know you, touch you, kiss you and won't ask for money sight unseen.
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Jennifer Elizabeth Masters is an Intuitive love and passion coach, author and energy healer. She offers a 30 minute session free as a discovery for you to see if her work is a good fit for you. If you are ready for a passionate life free of fear, anxiety depression, so that you can step into your incredible life fully expressed, connect to Jennifer's e-mail here.