Be cautious when making friends online

Anonymous | 08 Jun 2019

Internet Love Scam
I met martin via the app coffee meets bagel (CmB). he started by stressing that because we met online, and thus we should proceed slowly and get to know each other better, there are lots of scammers out there. Thought this was really convincing, so an alert to those who are using the dating apps for the first time. this seems to be the new method used by scammers. For the rest of the story, its pretty standard, he sends love messages early in the morning, and then at night, we chat. then he had to go overseas (that was when Ipressed for a face to face meeting). when he is overseas, he had to put up some money in order to clinch some contracts. he uses overseas numbers (one is in UK, and the other is in US), had some nice pictures taken of himself on business class, deliberately let slip that he has a driver in Singapore where he is in project management. calls to him need to be planned, and a few unexpected calls to him, he never manages to answer.

He has a nice accent over the phone. So please do be careful.