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#395680 by Wickedwitch247 Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:14 pm
So, I’ve been chatting with a man who supposedly works offshore, I even hit the video button to see if he was who he said. He did match his pictures. However....he gave me this email [email protected] and said it’s a bank that he needs my help to activate an account. Then he says I have to pay $1700.00 to activate it and I’ll have access to the money he puts in it. I call bs. I have never had to pay to activate an account but I have no idea how this works overseas. (Even if I had the money I wouldn’t do it). I just want to know if this is the scam it seems to be. Thanks

#395687 by Arnold Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Definitely a scam. Send him $1700 and that's the last you hear from him. Even if there is such a requirement, why doesn't he use his own money for the purpose?
You can't trust anyone you meet online with your money.

#395741 by Tim Atem Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:01 am
There's no such thing as "paying to activate an account". Just delete and ignore the emails. Also - videos can be faked as well, so even though you think the video matches the pictures, it's not the real person.


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