I’ve been asked for money by someone I met online- what do I do?

Yikes! This is a tough one and it’s certainly not something we like to think about. If you’re like the CB Staff, you like to think the best of everyone.

Most people are brought up to never, ever ask for money. It’s just bad manners to go around asking total strangers for money.

Yet, it does happen and we know that it is best to know what to do if you are asked for money, a new computer or any other type of assistance.

These storytellers will usually have a sad story about why they need money.  They have a sick parent, need money for rent, school or visa fees. They might have even say they have been a victim of a terrible crime!

These stories won’t hold up under scrutiny- after all, if they’re so hard up for money, why are they online chatting with you?

What can you do to keep yourself safe from online con artists?

  • Don’t send money to anyone you have not met in person. We cannot stress this enough.

 

  • Report them to the website administrator. On Cherry Blossoms, you can report a storyteller right from their profile. Be sure to include a copy of any chat logs or emails where they specifically ask you for money or any other type of assistance.

 

  • Move on. This is the best part! You’ve eliminated an unsuitable match. Romance scammers are such a small part of a dating pool. There are still thousands of times more singles who ARE looking for true love!

Go into your Cherry Blossoms adventure with an open heart, but don’t let storytellers keep you from your goal! Ignore them and focus on the thousands of sincere, loving and happy singles who REALLY DO want to find their partner online.

Hey! We’re Still Here!

Hey Readers,

Phew! We know, it’s been a long time since our last update. We apologize!

It’s been a looong summer for our blogging team, which is part of our marketing team, which…uhh.. you get the idea.

Anyhow, we love ya! And we are looking for more things to blog about. We want to have wonderful conversations with our members, because, let’s face it, you’re rad. Write to us, otherwise, it’s going to be more ways to protect yourselves from scams, internet safety, cool things about Cherry Blossoms, random facts ALL THE WAY THROUGH TILL CHRISTMAS.

Then again, that might not be so bad.

 

What do you think, readers?

 

<3,

 

Blossoms Bloggers

Online Safety: Mugging Victim or Common Scam?

Scammers will use your sympathy to get you to send them money. Dont fall for it!

Scammers will use your sympathy to get you to send them money. Don't fall for it!

Aloha Friday, Readers!

Hope you’re all doing great and getting ready to have a wonderful weekend. BTW, did we mention CherryBlossoms.com is very active over the weekend? We hope you’ll join us online this Saturday and Sunday.

We just wanted to let you know the Consumerist.com  has highlighted on one of the more common scams baddies use to separate you from your hard earned money: The Mugging Victim!

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Chat Etiquette: Some Do’s and Don’ts Part 1

Hey Guys and Gals,

Thanks for joining us today for some basic do’s and don’ts as far as chatting etiquette:

 

DO: Be friendly and respond, even if it’s just to say “Sorry, I’m kind of busy now.” or “Sorry, I already have a GF/BF”

DON’T: Send silly spam back! (Unless you’re a really, really good friend.) It’s annoying and doesn’t help. 😉

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