cove76 duped

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  1. cove76

    cove76 New Member

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    I'm pretty embarrassed to be writing this, but I want some feedback on a recent instance where I was completely bamboozled.

    I'm not sure if any of you remember, but a few weeks ago on this board there was a member calling herself exhibitionerica who posted pictures of "herself" and requested pictures to trade. One of the other board members did some quick research and posted pretty definitive proof that "erica" was likely not "erica" at all. The girl in the pics was a former internet web model who used to go by Arika Ames. The likelihood that "exhibitionerica" was "Arika" was shown to be nil.

    Anyway, as it turns out, "exibitionerica" is perpetrating the same scam on other message boards. I hate to say it, but I got suckered into "trading" pics with "her." When my suspicions were piqued, I did a little searching and ultimately it was the post from this board, mentioned above, that persuaded me I had been duped.

    I shudder to think what will happen to my pics, which weren't the kind I'd like Mom and Dad to see, to say the least. The reason I'm posting now is to ask if anyone knows what the specific purpose of this type of scam is. Obviously, the perpetrator is doing this at multiple boards to maximize the number of images "she" obtains -- this definitely isn't *gulp* for personal consumption. But do any of you have more specific knowledge of this kind of scam and where I might expect my images to appear, beyond mere speculation? If so, please advise.

    God, I'm a sucker.
     
  2. justmeincal

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    Cove,
    Sorry to hear about your experience. You are'nt the first and won't be the last to have this happen to them.
    Most likely, erica is a gay/bi guy who wants to trick straight guys into sending 'her' erotics pics.
    My only advice would be that until you sure that someone is trustworthy, don't send any nude photos which include your face. I don't care who see my cock pics, but I won't include a face picture until I'm tottally comfortable doing so.
    Again, sorry that this happened to you.
    Steve
     
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    I have been duped and my pics have been used by others many times, probably many more that I don't even know about. At first I was so upset and pissed off but as time wore on I realized that if I'm going to put my pics out there that the possibility will always be there. What it comes down to is that I'm happy with who and what I am and I don't care what others think. You need to decide for yourself if this is true. Best of luck to you whatever your decision may be.
     
  4. cove76

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    Well, my worst case scenario is that my pics end up on some gay site and someone who knows me stumbles upon them and then the rumor mill starts to grind.

    Like I said, if this "exhibitionerica" is soliciting for pics on numerous boards, that probably means "she" wants to maximize the number of images "she" obtains, which leads me to believe that there's some sort of profit/interest in it for "her." (On the board where I was duped, she had already amassed 215 male "friends" on her buddy list within one week of registering.)

    If it's just some fruit loop who wants personal material of his own to jerk off to, I don't give a rat's ass. If I'm going to be on some gay XXX website, that's where I'll have a problem.
     
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    I rather suspect it is the fruitloop, and for your sake I hope so.
     
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