Thursday, 17 October 2013

Be Careful of Scammers on Facebook!

Lately, I've been receiving messages on my Facebook account. At first, I didn't really pay attention on those messages since I rarely open my Facebook (except when I'm having a group chat with my friends). Those messages didn't bother me much until I read a blog post on Kompasiana about scammer. What scared me to death was the story she wrote was exactly the same as what happened to me! 

The writer said that scammers are playing a con trick where they make up a Facebook account using other people's names and photos. Usually, they use photos and names of army soldiers, I mean real soldiers. These photos can be found on internet by doing some googling. I must admit that they are really smart by using soldiers since soldiers (especially Caucasians -- nope, I'm not being racist here, just stating a fact in my country) are good-looking (if not handsome) and attractive.

Moreover, the scammers then send messages to potential victims (of course women) telling them that they are soldiers who are looking for partner and they fall in love with you from the photos on your Facebook, bla bla bla.... They will bomb you with compliments, love messages, and others which apparently make some women feel like they are the most beautiful  and the luckiest women on earth. Unfortunately, that is exactly the effect they look for. When the women finally fall prey into their charm, that's the time the scammers start their con. Basically, they will say that they're going to send money to the women and the women have to take the money at the airport. Sadly, they've got problem at the airport and the women have to pay an amount of money if they want to get the money from the soldier. Well, you can guess the rest of the story.

After I read the story from Kompasiana, I checked my messages on Facebook and hell no! I got tons of messages from scammers. Fortunately, I'm not a girl next door and a goody two shoes kind of woman who easily fall into these kind of tricks. I'm married to the best man in the world, so why would I change it? In addition,  I have natives (they are from UK and they are men) as my colleagues, so it's not something extraordinary. 

However, I see that mostly Indonesian women adore bule (native people). Don't they know that they aren't as good as their appearance? Once, I walked to the ATM centre at the mall with one of my colleagues and I got a jealous look, even a dirty look from other women. Gosh, come on girls! Open up your mind! This is why there are lots of scammers because they know they can trick Indonesian women easily. 

By the way, these are messages I got in my Facebook account....
this one was quite simple.....

This one was quite simple too.

I'm not sure if this man is really a native, his writing is bad! I wonder if he graduated from primary school.

This is quite stupid. His account name's GenJack Stultz but he said that his name's Leah Serrano. Yeah, talk to my hands!

This man definitely graduated from primary school since he wrote with good composition. However, the poetry really made me sick!

Hell no! Fiancee?

No comment, I'm totally sick of these messages!





Lastly, I do hope that girls and women in Indonesia are aware of these scam. Don't let them fool you. There are plenty of good Indonesian men you can choose. If you receive the same messages just like mine, please delete them straightaway. 

Stay safe from scammers!

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