Online friend who called me daily turned out to be a scammer

Anonymous | 09 Feb 2024

Internet Love Scam
I became acquainted with this individual through CMB (Coffee Meets Bagel), and although he used a Singaporean number, I suspect he may actually be Nigerian. Within two days of our initial interaction, he informed me that he was traveling to Dubai for business purposes. Throughout his stay, he made it a point to call me daily, employing persuasive language and attempting to charm me.

Despite his seemingly professional demeanor and his use of photos depicting an Asian American individual, several red flags began to emerge during our conversations. My suspicions intensified when, after three weeks of consistent communication, he brazenly requested a loan of $15,000. Sensing the gravity of the situation, I firmly declined his request.

Subsequently, he vanished without a trace.