I know there have been topics about this but I just wanted to reiterate to please be careful in your NBs.
Co-worker is doing OLD and was just head over heads. They never met in person but he called regularly, they skyped, etc.
Whelp - he asked for money. She said no but it was a red flag.
She said she couldn't fine much online so I did some digging. Within 10 minutes I found he has TONS of aliases tied to that same picture, etc. (THANK you to Catfish for educating the public!!!! The Google Image search really does work.)
He was a pro...he gave her enough info to make him sound legit. The name he gave tied to an address of where he said he lived. He (somehow) was able to call her and make it look like the call was coming from the number tied to that house as well (all in her town).
None of which are true...he is an international scammer. She is in discussions with the proper authorities, etc.
I am just blown away that he Skyped so she could actually see the person was the same as in the pictures.
Anyway - be careful guys. Do your homework and never-ever loan that money.
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J/K but that is what I feel like.
[This message edited by EvenKeel at 7:18 AM, September 19th (Thursday)]