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ATS Catfishes Beware.

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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:18 PM
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I'm just thinking of something that happened to me on a another social media site.
You get a friend request from this hot woman, and it's all fake.
The profile is probably copied, and they have two friends.
It's a phishing site.
Next thing they try to pull you into 419 scam, and you give your banking details.

But I would remind people to beware here too.

If a beautiful woman tells you she loves you (for example), do not fall for the honeypot.

Whatever scammers get here translates to Facebook - not sure why, or how it works.

But the post here and the scam post there are suspiciously close to each other.

Not saying people can't connect, but if you're getting accolades from the opposite sex, it's probably a scam.

Everyone be careful.

But I've been watched for years by greater people.
The scamsters don't realize their doors are just about to be kicked in.




posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman
In fact beautiful women on ATS are not allowed to tell you that they love you;

16h.) Public Affection: Explicit or overt displays of affection towards other members seen by staff as being disruptive to the board are strictly forbidden.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

So you are saying its better to pay a psychologist the money instead?




posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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For sure people can tell you they love you.
It also happens for real.

I'm just saying be careful.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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Say if somebody likes a song in a music thread.
She's got a very cute name.

A woman tells you she loves you with private messages.
Most dudes here won't say no.
What guy would?

Let's get better acquainted...
And in five minutes she has a ton of info.

You might as well have posted your name and location on the thread.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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And within a few days, I bet you, you get a social media request from a beautiful lady.

Guess where the gangster's phished it?



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:43 PM
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Ooh, but it can't happen to me ...

It already did, halfway, and you didn't notice a thing!
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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
It already did, halfway, and you didn't notice a thing!

Come on ... do tell ... did it happen to you? It doesn't feel like I've been set up for exploitation, but I haven't been here as a posting member as long as you have. When did it start?



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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"I love you ... and my sister lives in your part of the country."
You'll be surprised what you reveal to a complete stranger.

Most guys are putty in their hands.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

I would say;" That person lacks the experience of life " Common problem with society today, they dont face adversity enough to handle people in general.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

No, but they were setting me up.

But what they did find immediately is where else to find me - that didn't take them long.
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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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Just put cat-hating lines in your signature and on your avatar and you won't be bothered by gold-diggers.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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"I love you ..."

If only that wasn't too good to be true.

But yeah, it's a powerful thing to say to somebody.

Most guys would give a lot for that.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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I am just alerting guys to the fact that it may well (I'd reckon 98 percent of the time) be the start of a scam.

There is no "she".

Probably a bunch of keyboard gangsters.

Maybe just a robbery (if you're lucky), or worse, beating you into the hospital.
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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
a reply to: Snarl

No, but they were setting me up.

But what they did find immediately is where else to find me - that didn't take them long.


What if ... what if ... somebody here really has developed some level of feelings for ya ... and ... and ... they tracked you down through another social media site, because to do that here is a no-go.

You do know there are (or were) at least a couple of pairs of ATSers who did hook up and get married IRL ... right?

You might be one of the luckiest guys alive and are burying your chance with this thread. Did'ja think about that?

And ... I'm not mocking you. I really am curious.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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There is no "she". 

Now that cpuld be considered sexist.
Women are fully capable of running scams.
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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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I just find some coincidences too strange and inter-connected.

Surely anybody who uses the word "love" cannot do so within a week or so.

Ultimately we don't know - but let's think with our heads ...

And who can vouch for this person as a member?
A member for years, yeah sure ...
But somebody who just appeared?
And it is people who just appeared.
They're gangs fishing our site!
That's my opinion and warning.
If others won't hear it - that's not my problem.
I've given my warning.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
if you're getting accolades from the opposite sex, it's probably a scam.



I'm essentially in the clear for life!



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Man, I thought I was so lucky.

I wanted to get married - even just in my mind.

It didn't progress to the financial part, but emotionally, flip brother it hurts to know you were just part of some trick.

I thought, finally somebody loves me.
I can have a happy life.

But it was just gangsters.

I know guys aren't supposed to have feelings.
But they prey on us.


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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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There are no chicks on the internet. That's as crypto as Bigfoot and Nessie.



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