Tuesday, February 26, 2013
My daughter has a friend (young man) that decided to join Zoosk (spelling?). It is the "free" dating site on facebook. So this young lady approaches him via email and they chat off and on for a few weeks and he asks to meet her. I guess I should give some background info first. She has told him that she is from Spain and then moved to Canada with her parents where they (the parents) died. Then being by herself she decides to move to a small town in Washington state. Her English is very broken and she sometimes says things that don't make sense. So when he asks to meet her she tells him she has to go to Nigeria on business. You see she has said she is self employed in the jewelry/gold trading business (sounded suspicious to me!!) and she will gone at least two weeks. Well this got him to thinking also as he is a truck driver (self employed) and she had something confusing about trucks and drugs???!!! and passed it off due to her poor understanding of the English language!!! Well by now my daughter and I are both thinking run, run, run young man!!! So my daughter takes the things that she has learned from watching her "cop/investigative" shows on tv and takes the young ladies picture from her facebook profile and lo and behold there are more than one young lady with this same profile picture with different names!!!! Her fb page is new and she now has a total of four men (all truck drivers) as friends!! The other men have been emailed with the different names we found and have told them to beware!!
The computer world is so amazing but can be so dangerous if we allow it to be. So for any of you that want to "date" online be very careful as this could have been very disastrous to the young man that we know. And yes he has unfriended her and no longer has any contact with her!!!