Single Parents Meet
by Mary Dowds
I received a message from a man named Michael Franklin, email firstname.lastname@example.org and he asked for my email address and telephone number which I gave him. He started sending me messages about how much he loved me, but I had never met this man.
He said he was a gemologist and was going to Vancouver and would meet with me when he got back, then I received another email saying he had to go to Turkey to get his license. Then I received another email saying he fell and damaged his computer and if I would get him a $200.00 ITunes card as he couldn't get one in Turkey. I was suspicious and I told him I have never met you and if he wanted the card to send me the money. A couple of weeks later, he asked me if he sent me money (see message below) if I could transfer it to him through my account that is when I realized he was a scammer and I told him this and never to contact me again.
THIS IS THE LAST EMAIL I RECEIVED FROM HIM:
How you my love, hope everything is fine with you, hope you had a beautiful Valentine's day?? Sorry for not writing you for some time now, I was sick and was taken to the hospital for few days. Honey I'm done here but please would need you assistance. It's difficult to do online transfer here with my America online banking because their internet does not support it due to security. I would want you to help me with the transfer into your account and you can send it to me here. Have tried all i could, my son is not around, he would have assisted me with this.
I will send you my banking information to and call you on the phone to tell you how to do it, it's easy dear. Please am sorry am asking you this, but i hope you don't find this strange. I will call you when you awake dear