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Thursday, May 29, 2014

More Random Rambling

I just finished watching Dr. Phil (yeah, another guilty pleasure!).  His guest was a woman and her 2 sons and daughter-in-law.  Her children were concerned that she was being scammed in an online romance.

Over a period of 18 months, she had sent her on-line "lover" (whom she'd never met in person) more than $191,000!  I marvel that someone can be so stupid.  She sent him $10,000 during the first month they were emailing, and it grew from there.  She met him through an online dating site. (.I don't have a problem with meeting someone on line.  My son met his wife on Match.com)  It just seems to me that if a person has excuses for not meeting in person and starts asking for money, some red flags would go up!

 I know we shouldn't judge others 'til we've "walked a mile in their shoes," but am I the only one who would question the situation?

On the bright side, this morning when I thought I might have to take drastic action against my bathroom scale, I discovered I've now lost 41 pounds!!  If I can only keep going in that direction!

EVA

11 comments:

Merlesworld said...

Good for you it's working.
As for stupid people, the old saying 'a fool and his money is soon parted' still rings true.
Merle...............

fishducky said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Hurray, and congratulations.

Eva Gallant said...

Merle: Thanks! And I guess you are right about fools and their money!

fishducky: THANKS!

Stephen: Thanks...I'm relieved--I stayed at the same weight for nearly a week!

River said...

I would definitely be questioning any situation where someone is sending money to a person they've never met. Hope they get it worked out. What a scam!

Brian Miller said...

woohoo....see i told you so....smiles....

geez...i need to start some romances, cause i could use the extra money....smiles..

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on the weight loss. If you send me $10,000. I can guarantee 50 more will come off. Thanks. Could I have that money this week?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
No matter how many times they see it or hear it or read it, there will be 'gooses'. Like so many other things in life it could not possible happen to 'me'...

You, on the other hand, have got it happening!! YAM xx

Eric said...

Online dating for the birds. Half the people using accounts are dishonest about themselves. Ask some who does it how many marriages they've had most will be more the 2. Meeting through friends, school or hobbies you might have will stand more of a chance of being real.

Eva Gallant said...

River: The surprising thing to me was that the lady didn't seem that upset that she'd been scammed for $191,000!

Brian: Yes you did!

Bossy Betty: The check is in the mail!

Yamini: Ia guess you are right; They say there's a sucker born every minute. And thanks...I'm pleased at the success I'm having.

Eric: You are right that many of the online daters are scammers, but there are good people out there who've been divorced....remember, your mother was divorced and she met your step-dad at a bar!

River said...

Not upset?? There's something wrong with her. That's a LOT of money to lose.