So I was on this dating website about a week and someone contacted me. The site said his name was Jeff Nowak. After another week of chatting, he asked if I wanted to move the conversation to Google Hangouts. Well the website cuts the conversation after a week, so I agreed.
We were talking about having a degree, which I do not. I am 3 classes short of the degree, but I owe the school about $2000 that I have to pay before I can register for the classes. Being on furlough right now, I don’t have the money.
Jeff asked if I had a bank. I told him I have a credit union, which is true, but that I mostly use Paypal, which is not true. I do have a Paypal account, I just don’t use it that often. I felt suspicious about the question, but I couldn’t imagine why he’d even ask, unless he wanted to send money, but that made no sense. Then he asked if the debt was on my bank account. What a weird question. So I ignored it.
Next came the story, and I believe it was written by someone who did not speak English as their first language. The actual text was “Two of my friend has fucked me up when I was in Syria and Cuba, because they headquarter wanted to give me my leave bonus because I can’t access my account here I told to help me out with their account but at the end of the day when I was home I didn’t my money complete.”
The next several texts were, ” That has really made me not to trust people much about money.” “But now I just think the best thing is to have it once am home.” “But I just can’t be here for 4months” “Still looking for a way out” “To have part of my leave bonus to terminate my contract but I need someone I can trust” “Don’t want it to end up like the last time” “Do you have the debt in your account?”
Um, yeah, we’re done.
I reported the account to the website.
Then today I got contacted by two other men. I am chatting with them, because that’s why I’m there, but I am suspicious of them. Once burned twice shy.
And I feel stupid for not picking up on it sooner. I guess I am just gullible.