I don't typically read messages from strangers, but there was something about Jason that seemed genuine. I hadn't seen or spoken to our mutual friend, Kara (not her real name), in a few years, but nevertheless, I e-mailed her to ask what she thought of the guy. So I wrote to Jason on and off that school year..it wasn't anything serious. I wasn't as busy as I had been at school, so I spent hours chatting with Jason online.His parents were divorced like mine, we both played basketball in high school, and he was really into art, which is my major.I'd never talked to a guy who understood me like he did—not to mention, he looked great in his photos. By the time my sophomore year started, we were writing to each other on My Space and Facebook and texting each other constantly, but I was dying to talk to him and hear his voice.Every time I suggested it, however, he was too busy.Share your stories here - if you've suspected people you've spoken to online had ulterior motives, if you've had any online relationships that soured when you met the person of if they failed to want to meet you when you asked, if you ever caught someone in a lie about who they were. Better to be made a fool of once or twice, than to not be there for someone on the very edge.In this increasingly online world, it may serve us all to share any horror stories we have to keep us all alert and protected. I approached this issue last year on another thread...Many people around the world have been duped into sending money to Internet fraudsters posing as would-be girlfriends or boyfriends.In many cases, the victim will not only have lost out financially, but will also be left broken-hearted and thoroughly disillusioned.
I was disappointed and angry, but he always apologized and had a good explanation.You would be wasting your time, and maybe even getting attached to that person, making plans, just to discover later that she is a scammer. Most of the Russian scam generates from the same source: Mari El.There is also a small scam source in Kazan, but it's really small. Of course you can just wait and see if she asks you for money.But you probably don't want to get to the point when she actually starts asking for money, right? So, here it goes: Russian scam is fairly easy to detect by IP address.