So I just did a count and since the middle of July, 8 young women — all young enough to be my daughter and perhaps granddaughters have messaged me through Twitter allegedly from all over the USA. One marriage proposal in the lot and others claiming that they want to be friends. Scamming on the rise?
I get them too but mine are usually in military uniform of some sort. Usually with a clear English as a second language pattern of writing.. More on Facebook than here but it happens.
Also the religious ones that look like they are probably trying to convert me.
I agree especially the Eew factor to be with a woman my daughters age (44). Too many men are simply looking for a trophy wife (look at all the rich and Hollywood types). Too many put sex and the bravado of being able to sire a child even in old age. I try and stay away from sites as twitter and would simply delete any requests from such women. I have an age range in my settings and will stick to it. To me, compatibility is the number 1 thing I look for.
E-whoring is a multi-million dollar scam industry that has become popular in recent years due to the rise of filters that replace one persons face with someone more attractive. Based on your profile, I can say that you look like a good fit for the kind of person they like to scam. They like older, successful, single men who are not very emotionally sensitive.
Basically they start a conversation, talk you up for a few weeks gradually letting it slip out that they do some "business on the side", then some tragic event happens, usually when you meet on a video-chat service such as skype and their "pimp" forces them to not talk to you anymore. After about a week and a half, they contact you and say that their pimp will not let them go unless they pay him some absurd amount of cash, usually in the $5,000 - 10,000 range.
You can fight this by doing a reverse image search on google or Yandex by dragging and dropping the picture to the search bar if you are suspicious, or doing a reverse name lookup on one of about 50 sites to make sure they are a real person. If anyone asks you for money online, just don't pay it. If you get more than one at a time, something fun to do is to make them talk to each other. I have had some comedic results with that, scammers hate each other.
These are very rarely the picture of the real person and are usually stolen pics of random women. There are sites where you can actually buy a whole group of different 'real life' photos of women. There was a documentary on British TV about these scam farms, some in Korea and China had people literally chained to desks playing games to make money in online games which their masters then sold for real money. Others were romance scams. These to me are the cruelest of all. They target the lonely, often older people desperate for some love. My advice is if it feels too good to be true...it probably is a scam.
I get about one a week on facebook, always friend request and they all want to get to know me so we can be better friends. Considering that I am one of those people who gives facebook all my personal information so that anyone can see where I live and what I do for a living, the first thing all these girls ask is where I live and what I do for a living.
I get them all the time on my 4 dating site accounts. They all claim to be in their sixties, few of them speak high-school-level English, and they all describe themselves in nebulous platitudes rather than descriptive statements.
If I ever got a message from a real woman I'd shit myself.