The Holiday Season is rapidly approaching! Halloween is right around the corner and then we will be having Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas. The two latter days seem to be prime times for scammers to hit on more unsuspecting victims. My scam was started a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. This is the time of year when loneliness is most keenly felt and the scammers are definitely aware of it! They make promises of coming home to you and making your holiday the starting point of your life together. They weave that wonderful fantasy and make it sound so perfect and you fall for it! You can't wait for them to be there so that you can be together and have that perfect romantic holiday that you have always longed for
Please be on your guard, when on the social networking and dating sites. Don't allow yourself to become a victim. Watch for all the red flags, such as love poems, all the lovey dovey talk and the fantastic promises. Above all, DON'T send any money. As much as you want to believe this wonderful fantasy, stop and think! Protect yourself and don't fall for things that are just too good to be true.
The holiday season is a time of joy and happiness, but also a time of reflection and spending time with loved ones and true friends. Please stay safe and be careful. If you are suspicious of someone that contacts you and you feel something isn't right, follow your gut instincts and walk away. Don't have any further contact with them.
Make sure that this holiday season is a safe and happy one for you and your friends and loved ones. Have a terrific Halloween everyone!