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Google Hangouts, Scams etc, Advice, Stories.

Discussion in 'Software' started by CAWORK, 24 Jan 2021.

  1. CAWORK

    CAWORK

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    Evening All

    Belated Happy New Year!!!

    I have finally started to get involved with Social Media sites (Instagram and Twitter).

    On Instagram, I have started to follow a few people and a few people have also started following me.

    One woman who started following me first said 'Hey', and then we started exchanging messages with one another, and introducing ourselves to each other.

    She claims to be living in Oregon, but of German nativity.

    After a few more chats, she asked 'Do you know Google Hangouts?'. I said I had heard of it and decided to sign up. Since then, I have been in contact with her every day, Good morning, night etc and she has been expressing her feelings for me (fair play).

    BUT.... On several occasions now, asking for money, my PayPal (I don't do PayPal anyway).

    One time she told me she was 31, then a couple of weeks later said she was 34 (well if she is one of those ages, she has to be one or the other).

    Anybody else had anything like this, or similar?

    Sounds like one of these scams to me!!!

    Regards
     
  2. rossj81

    rossj81

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    By default, assume everyone on the internet is lying. If she's asking for money, it's probably a bloke in India.

    Besides, even if she is being completely honest, asking for money before you've even met is a relationship red flag.
     
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  4. Djangobanjo

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    100% scam.

    Probably a 50 year old man.

    Block them.
     
  5. bernardgreen

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    Definitely a scam or phishing. Be on your guard if you have given any personal information such as your date of birth,
     
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