Just Say NO to Friend Requests From Scammers

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Real Estate Agent with Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty DRE# 00901962 Lic.1985

May be an image of text that says 'NOTE TO STRANGE MEN Do not try to befriend us on Facebook with your phoney introductions, complimenting us on our profile pictures or how 'interesting' our posts are. We see you for the scam artist you are. JUST STOP It's creepy Sincerely, Every Woman on The Planet.'

 

Sadly, there are many lonely hurting people who want to believe there's a sincere good-hearted stranger who also happens to be rich, good-looking and interested in them and found their profile or post on the Internet.

Please people, just say NO. These are not real relationships. They are just real scams. I have at least three dear friends sucked into this faux relationship.

How to tell?

One dead giveaway, they only have 2 or a few photos, one with a pet. If men, they are doctors, military, pilots or police-and often just retired. Or they are volunteers with known relief organizations-at least according to their posts.

Two, you have no friends in common-or you only have a friend in common who has had a social media account hacked. Check with the actual mutual friend offline rather than via social media to verify.

The stories vary. They are millionaires who due to being in a war zone cannot access their money and need poor ladies on fixed incomes to send them $3,000 for airline tickets to come see you. While the money goes away, something "comes up" and they need more money again. (Stolen by pirates, needed to use it to buy medicine, etc.)

Three, the stories they tell will involve multiple versions of known scams. Such as the Nigerian prince who needs your bank account to put money in and will happily give you half of it, oil shares in foreign countries, lottery winnings overseas, etc. 

You see, scammers know if they throw all these red flags in and you STILL befriend a stranger, they figure you must want (and deserve) it for being so gullible.

Did you know scammers even hire real people as "actors" to call and video talk with you? These "actors" are told you know it's fake but you are knowingly happy to pay them to lie to you and experience this scripted exchange. 

Sadly, I keep getting friend requests from scammers whose only link in common to me is a friend who's either actively being scammed or has had a social media account hacked. 

So unless you know and trust a person in common, just say NO. I can introduce you to people in real life who may truly want to be friends with you if that's what you are looking for.

Please, at least for today, just say NO.

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Michelle Cherie Carr Crowe and her "Get Results Team" (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

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Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles published in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.

 

Comments (3)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Interesting.  Scammer or not, I still find it creepy when a total stranger reaches out and tells me they like my profile picture.  Go away!

Aug 15, 2022 04:16 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Michelle.  I get sick and tired of scammers myself.  I can not imagine the extra grief in being a woman on social media.  Best we all can do is be alert and cognizant it is around us in abundance.  M

Aug 16, 2022 06:57 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you all for reading and commenting. Stay safe out there.

Sep 14, 2022 04:59 PM