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Honey69
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22 Apr 2024, 7:52 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cw076g5wnr3o

In Facebook, I often get messages like this, where the photo of the sender is an attractive female

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i always enjoy what you share here on Facebook but we're not friends yet, I have tried several times to send the friend request but it's not going through. Do you mind trying from your side? I will be happy to be friends with you. If you find this message embarrassing please pardon my manners.Thank you.


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23 Apr 2024, 7:53 am

Apparently there is an epidemic of romance scams.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/moms-disappe ... 19118.html

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/widows-tr ... -epidemic/


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24 Apr 2024, 7:10 am

yes, it is like an epidemic. I get plenty of appeals from "rich widowers" whose page usually includes photos of manly men with puppies or kittens, a big flashy car, sometimes with military titles or other "status" tells. Predators are out there and they are after us for citizenship, money, etc etc. don't fall for this stuff. Its just another version of the old nigerian prince emails . If it seems to good to be true, it probably is a scam. :) good input, thanks for the post!


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29 Apr 2024, 3:57 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-688 ... type=owned

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Is Myanmar's army reversing its losses? It's complicated

...The biggest of these militias calls itself the Karen National Army (KNA), led by Saw Chit Thu, a warlord who broke away from the KNU in the 1990s.

He controls the notorious Shwe Kokko casino complex, which has been accused of hosting abusive scam centres. The money that it generates funds a well-paid and well-equipped private army of several thousand fighters, which since 2010 have been operating as a border guard force supporting the military...


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29 Apr 2024, 3:58 pm

I used to get such requests semi-regularly when I used to be on Facebook.