Left me devastated, but not hurt financially
by Jean Adams
(Lake Forest, CA)
Big fisherman - Tony Allister
Never did I expect this! He approached me on FB 'friending" me. Smooth operator in every way. Oh there were definite red flags; poor use of grammar, not understanding certain idioms, plenty of juvenile emojis, but never did he ask for money.
Until last Sat when I felt the A-bomb hit my head & my heart.
After that I was more cautious, however already deeply in love. It took my best friend's "suggestion" to seek out "Oil-rig romance" site, that opened my eyes!
What hurts the most is that I'll never be able to meet 'him', nor his children. He doesn't know I even exist, nor does he know his pictures (and there were over a dozen he'd sent) were stolen somehow. I never seeked out men, truthfully. I've a full life with lots of friends, however this pulled me in so easily, too easily.
I knew not to tell many friends & family because I wanted to wait until I saw him in the flesh. So deep down, I KNEW something was amiss. True to form, my intuition was correct. Sad, but true. I've contacted a newspaper reporter, and awaiting his reply as to whether he'd like to do an article on this type of scam.
It's degrading and disgusting, that women be taken advantage of this way.
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