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lilacbrroller
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Hi, all. I recently got a message thru this board from a man who wanted a relationship.  He claimed he had had cancer and wanted to communicate with a woman who "understood."  The English writing was so-so, and his photo had a picture of a white guy with a iittle boy.  He was not an active poster in this group. I did not write back, but it is possible that this person misprepresented himself and might be a scammer...  

http://iwantclosure.com/dating/nigerian-internet-dating-scams/

These relationships run a certain cycle - they want money (always) and right at the time when the parties are supposed to meet, he dies unexpectedly.  Ending the relationship and the scam.

We cancer types are already vulnerable, so we're probably good targets. Although I have so many medical bills I have no money to spare for some poor Nigerian! I could probably scam them!

- Karin

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Trubrit
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I can tell you now that I'm not vunuerable. 

I'd like to think that these Nigerian scams are so well know now, that nobody responds to them. Sadly, I watch Dr. Phil Laughing so I know these vunerable women and men are out there. 

I got an email from a girl wanting a romantic relationship. Guess she doesn't know I'm a 30 year married, 55 year old, grey haired Wait! No haired, cancer patient.

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annalexandria
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That's MY lonely, overweight, misunderstood guy with "plueral" (?) cancer, just looking for a relationship.  I've got his cell number and everything, so he must be real!  Well, I guess we'll just have to fight for him, Karin (and anybody else who got one of his special messages).  Ann Alexandria aka The Other Woman

Plus I have to say that if they want to catch my interest, they need to steal a picture of a better looking guy off the internet.  Or use an avatar of Tom Petty, circa 1979.  That would work too.

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lilacbrroller
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Ha!  Thanks Ann for that - that made me laugh!  

 

- Karin

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Lorikat
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I give up... Y'all can haven him!

Deena11
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My guy wrote me today and told me he had Pleuisy Cancer and that no one understands him.  All his friends turned against his because he had cancer.  He wants a relationship.  Sheesh.  Sickos!

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Maxiecat
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I got one too.   You guys can have him...I don't need someone who spells worse than I do.

alex

Deena11
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Good one. Alex!

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Annabelle41415
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Got the same one and actually he had filled out his "about me" page which was weird.  Geez and was just thinking he targeted out me because of my beauty - darn it Wink.

Kim

Deena11
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Ha ha, Annabelle.  My guy filled out his profile page too.  The photo he used is a dad driving in a car with a child next to him.  How creative they are getting!

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Sundanceh
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It sounded funny....if you don't mind me asking....what was the profile name of the person?

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Maxiecat
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I think it was something like pat Joey or pat Joel???  I deleted it.

palex

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devotion10
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I did not receive one! -- Cynthia 

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annalexandria
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can't tell if you're male or female.  Although if he sent one to Craig as well...dunno, but he seems a little confused.

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tanstaafl
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I got one a few days ago.

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olgrizz
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Got one from a female only on one of the other cancer boards.

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maglets
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if anybody is lying around looking for a thriller to pass chemo time....I just read 419 by Will Ferguson....you guessed it....the whole novel is about Nigerian scammers....good read....

 

mags

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maglets
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Kim your new pic is sensational....just beautiful girl......mags

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Annabelle41415
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Thank you. Figured it was time for an update.

Kim

Deena11
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The guy who wrote to me telling me about his Pleurisy cancer's profile name was pat.earl I beleive.

Next time I will tell him I have a rare, incurable disease called "stink elbow" and all my friends have turned their backs on me. I'll tell him I am so sad and alone have no one to leave my large estate to when I am gone.  We will see how many folks get notes claiming they have the dreaded incurable "stink elbow" disease.  I may have created a new disease!

Deena

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Sundanceh
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That was the name I got.....

Only it was "had cancer and have no friends..."

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