So this girl messaged me last week just to talk or whatever, one thing lead to another and we started chatting on the phone. She “lives” 9 hours away from me and very very quickly developed a romantic interest - she’s a knock out too, completely out of my league so red flags are already going off.
A few things don’t check out with her online profile:
She has a text mail phone
Pics she sends me have some type of language that isn’t English (I can’t ever see the whole word but assume it’s German or similar).
So then she really lays it on and starts sending me LOTS of pics (some would make a sailor blush) and asks if I can send her a google play card for her bday - another red flag. I delay her and keep asking questions and she gets mad. So I blow up and tell her she’s a scammer.
We didn’t speak for a couple days, then she’s sorry, it’s really not that important. Also I forgot to mention her texts are broken English and she has a heavy Eurpoean accent.
Well now her mother is dying but she has an inheritance her father left her. But there are conditions such as she has to be married. So she has her lawyer email me to make sure I am interested in her (his English is even worse. Thank god I made up a fake email to use solely for that. You would laugh at the name!)and that he can transfer the funds to me.
So my question is why can’t she just collect the funds?
No they have to be sent to her “fiancé”. Well I’m not buying this and it’s felt fishy from the get go, but there's a weird part to me is she says she is coming here in two days so they can send the money.
Would a scammer really show up in your presence to do this? That’s bold.
Then we are both to go back to her home for a week to help her mother. I mean obviously I have no intention of letting someone put a half million dollars into my account but I have debated letting her show up under the impression it’s all a go just to see what she’s really about and to maybe give her a taste of her own medicine.
They are supposed to deposit a half million to me and she needs 15k for her mother’s surgery (no insurance? Ha). Is it a bad idea to let her come? Should I let it continue on up until the moment and then fold or just back out now?
No way I’m going through with it. Even if it is real I don’t want to take that chance but I don’t find it to be authentic. I don’t find her to be sincere (although it would be amazing if she was which I’m sure is why she does that scam) but every once in awhile something will sound right or seem like it’s legit.
It’s all very confusing as I’ve never been through this. I guess I know it is but maybe I don’t want it to be? Anyway, has anyone been through this or know anything about it? Before you ask, no I’m not a moron. I truly have no one to talk to about this (likely another reason I was targeted) or to hash it out with me.
I just got divorced too so I really don’t have much they could take but I do know the money deposited is likely illegal or something of the nature. How does this scam work?