Yesterday, something very strange happened to me. I got an unusual text. A text that appeared as if someone had sent me a text that was meant for someone else. Here are the screenshots of the texts.
After I told the story on the air, we got this message on Facebook.
Mornin Q Crew, I don’t have an answer to the question but thought I’d let Leslie (& hubby) know that that message about a random guy thing is probably a scam. I’ve gotten it twice. Is this the female’s picture you got too?
The message had this screenshot attached.
More messages of similar texts came fast and furious after I talked about the story.
Obviously, These Are Total Catfishing Scams
The scammer is hoping that someone on the other end of the text, a man it appears, will respond and continue the conversation. They think the photo of the young cute blond will clinch the deal for a fruitful conversation. It's so obvious.
Signs You Are Being Catfished
- You've searched their name on the internet but they don't seem to exist. Or they do, but the photos don't match the photos on their dating profile.
- They're asking for money early into your relationship. They might be saying it's to come and visit you.
- They're telling you they love you, but you've only been talking for a couple of days or weeks.
- They're avoiding face-to-face contact, either meeting up or video chats.
- They're just a little bit too perfect.
- Their stories sometimes conflict with each other or don't quite add up.
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