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That's one of many out there. I've seen it and experienced it and sure as hell learned my lesson. If I'm not sitting somewhere talking to a Lady directly? Then I'm not interested in these scams.

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In-person is indeed the best insurance against scamming of that sort, albeit not 100% foolproof.

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They are many fake accounts looking for love. I found them on many apps and websites. Many scammers use the same tricks. It makes them more recognizable.

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Meeting in person is better and shouldn't send money to strangers on the internet.
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I sent some of my recent experience with scammers to a website.

https://keepsafeonthenet.co.uk/romance-scammers-on-penpal-websites/

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I have loved the Internet for making friends, Kninjanin, and I still remember from 2011 on Ask, I saw how people in poor health and could not get out could make friends, they could have lots of wonderful socializing. I still remember Summer Breeze and CandyCane and RustyBoilerz, we never even knew their real names; but they were dying from cancer, and they had a whole wonderful community of friends in their last months of life. 

Occasionally also, you do hear of people who meet a spouse online for a successful marriage; but romance generally? Nope, for some reason it is especially difficult to really know enough about someone just through correspondence -- too many disasters, even when no one is scamming.  

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