The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.
It was, however, the “So can I ask for a pic” question that sent me overboard and seeking backup as I told my friends who were there when I met said suitor the afternoon before about his message. ” It’s not that I necessarily wanted to have a phone call about those things at in the morning — not to mention less than 24 hours after meeting someone — but I just knew at 44 he was going to be a “Let me call you” type of brotha. After I told him asking me for a picture is literally something I loathe, he replied that he was “Just asking” and he likes to send pics throughout the day “that’s all.” And that’s fine if (A) I know you, (B) I know you enough to know my photos aren’t going to end up somewhere I don’t want them, (C) You’re my man or on my way to it.
In the midst of disbelief that men are still out here just getting older and not wiser, one friend made the perfect observation: “Why doesn’t it occur to men that their first question should be can I call you instead of asking for a pic? It’s been a cool 22 hours since I encountered this person. I am absolutely uninterested in sending you pictures of me at my desk working and now I’m equally uninterested in you as a whole.
As I prayed to baby Jesus and all the disciples to make it home safe in this Black Lives Matter era, it eventually became apparent the officer was following me because he wanted to holla not handcuff me.
I gave him my number because (A) It’s dry in these streets and (B) Is there really a safe way to turn down a man carrying a gun? ” text withing a few minutes of departing one another’s company and I suggested he may want to meet women in plain clothes going forward.