Widows beware – there are scammer out there preying on your grief. I got the below email today from a widow warning about a “friend request” that she got that turned out to be a scammer. The Sisterhood of Widows does NOT send out “friend requests” we leave it up to our readers to join us by their request.
“Yesterday, shortly after I responded to a post online, I had a friend request from a Lyon Gilbert. I accidentally accepted the request and immediately got an PM from him. Said he saw me on widow site. I blocked him immediately. I checked him out. He’s a scammer who prays on widows. Beware!” Tamara Franks
I don’t know all the online sites to do with widows but I do believe that most are perfectly upfront organizations, but regardless don’t ever accept any “friend requests” from someone you don’t know. Sadly widows are a target because of their grief and loneliness.
Take care and be safe, Mary Francis