Online friend was out to cheat me

Anonymous | 03 Jan 2024

Internet Love Scam
Met this guy from Facebook Dating. We chatted, and then he requested to continue the conversation on WhatsApp to get to know me better. So, I shared my phone number. He asked for pictures of me and inquired about my job and life. Subsequently, he began sharing that he was lonely without friends, spoke sweetly, made calls to chat, and professed love for my pictures. He cautioned against going out with friends, especially boys, due to his jealous nature. Additionally, he sent pictures of himself to impress me.

A few days later, he claimed he would go to the mall to buy presents. He sent numerous pictures of luxury handbags, iPhones, jewelry, and failed to mention the cash notes included. He then requested my address and email to send the shipping company's tracking link. The next day, I received a call from an unknown person claiming to be from the airport, requesting money for tax clearance on the package containing luxury items. When I inquired about making a declaration at the airport, she insisted that everything would be settled after transferring money to a personal account, with continued requests for more money.