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He originally sent me a Facebook request which I accepted and within a week was telling me he loved me and wanted to but a house together.
He claims he had to borrow a friends phone to talk to me. He never called me because he the phone lines were terrible there due to the rebels attacks. He had in the beginning sent me 2 pics that were older plus a pic I got from his fb request. He never would send any others even though I asked repeatedly.
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After reading it, I went back to the chat session we were having and I told him I needed to send the gift card by postal service. Of course, he would not give me his address. So I blocked him from Google communications services and Instagram. I feel like such an idiot. But I am eternally grateful that you shared your story.
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He told me his mom and dad died and that he is an only child of theirs. He said the contract is worth millions. There are pictures of him inEurope.
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He would send me pictures of himself in suits and even sent a few of him and his son working our. However I did start to notice that his pictures are not current. That guy your describing sounds like mine. Loves me very much and wants us to be together forever.
Got all of that after chatting for a week. The second thing he made me confused: He would like to send me this amount from the third person his friend to kept it safe for him untill he back home from Syria. Scams in the internet dating world are rampant.