Wasn't born last night!
by Christine Farrell
(Flagstaff, AZ, USA)
I started communicating with a man called Nicholas Adreas Coleman on Words With Friends last December (2017). I thought that someone on WWF would be smart and someone fun to chat with while playing scrabble. His infatuation grew quickly and I began to get the, "I love you's", you are my soul mate etc.
He told me he was from Baton Rouge, LA and worked on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. I challenged him every step of the way to prove to me that he was who he said he was. Fortunately or unfortunately I was a victim of a scam several years ago and that person did end up getting a $50 I Tunes card from me.
This time I was much wiser and strung him along until today when he finally asked me for the $50 ITunes card. I immediately told him, "absolutely NOT". I am happy to say that the only thing that I lost in this situation was a very small amount of time. I really didn't want to take his calls so I didn't and made excuses why I couldn't talk via text messages. It was kind of fun stringing him along!!! I figured if he was spending time grooming me that he wouldn't be trying to target someone else.
So a word to the wise, all the warning signs that are posted above I saw in this scammer. It is true, "if something is to good to be true, it probably is"!