Pinky, I'm definitely healing ! I went onto the baiting forum and after reading some of the posts, I laughed so hard !
After I read the tips on RS about how to spot a scammer, I went back on Tinder to see if I could spot one and I picked up 3 ! I wasn't even thinking of baiting or anything like that. It was so easy ! And I can't believe how many there are out there ! One of the scammer's profile had lots of am this, am that. He even started his chat with me the same way. Not a single 'I am'. Another one started calling me darling and dear from the start. The other one started asking me to go onto Whatsapp for more privacy and I was like why ? And he just disappeared. I'm going to play around with them for a little bit and then report them. Trust me, I'm not going to get sucked in. Learnt my lesson the hard way and they totally turn me off ! Knowing the photos are fake and behind each profile is an ugly
, no way am I going to be a sucker 2nd time round !
I am seriously considering becoming a baiter like you Pinky ! But not before I've read through the WHOLE entire baiting forum and learnt all I can about protecting myself. It's going to be an afterwork project. I'll definitely ask for help if I need it.
I particularly liked one of your post from Feb 2014, where you asked a junior poster to fake an email account and send an email back to her own baiter's account to thank her for the expensive Valentine's Day gifts and then forward the fake email to her scammer making him think that another scammer has stolen his gifts.
And then using that fake account with a pidgin language translator to insult the scammer ?! OMG, PRICELESS !
Once I'm ready, I hope I "meet" my mugu and get a chance to pull one good one on him too ! *cue evil laughter*
This site has been a Godsend ...... geddit ? LOL ! I'm actually a true blue Catholic and that was also one of the ways I got sucked in.
But seriously, if I hadn't found RS, I think I would still be in shock and feeling totally helpless, alone and lost. Knowing that so many other people have gone through the same thing and knowing that they were all smart, intelligent people also helped me feel less stupid about myself. I think the biggest question we all keep asking is "Why me?", over and over again. How could I have not seen this coming ? What possessed me to do something so stupid. Self blame you know ? Which doesn't help as it just makes us feel worse about ourselves.
Well, I'm not going to do that anymore, I'm going to move forward, read and educate myself as much as I can on this site, do my own research and when I'm ready, I'm gonna become a baiter and expose as many of those SOBs as I can. I'll definitely report it back here and ask for advice if I need it. Time for some payback !