"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.
The guys who email something reasonably entertaining and then once you start chatting with them on MSN – yikes! I think it’s a viable option in the busy, technologically driven world in which we live.When I opened this friend request up, the picture was of a quite attractive woman.The Info was pretty basic but showed a number of "pages" the person was on and a list of other friends -- just like a normal Facebook Info page.In my presentations to parents, I list a handful of apps; however, you have to understand that there are literally millions of apps available and, even those apps where the intended purpose by the app’s creator may be innocent, can be used dangerously.The reverse is also applicable; however, with the apps I am about to showcase, it is unlikely that they would be used in a benign way. Seeking - Brandon Wade is the founder of this site and supporting apps are available on Google Play for Android devices as well as i Tunes for all i OS devices.The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.Then at one point in my life I found myself single, pretty much friendless, living in a strange city and unemployed. But being the computer geek that I am, I thought, why not try the online thing? And who in the name of sweet baby Jesus do they think they are?There are plenty of sites out there, both free and paid (Lavalife, Plenty of Fish, EHarmony, OK Cupid) to chose from. In their emails they abuse such words as “handsome” and “smart” to describe themselves.In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States.This generally happens to me about once every week or two -- the people are typically faculty or students in Third World countries, or strange motivational speakers and similar types whose pages show they have 3,000 Facebook friends.The motivational speakers I just ignore, but otherwise I typically send people back a message and ask them about themselves and why they friended me on Facebook. Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.