The Manti Te’o Scandal, Could Something Like This Happen To You?

So by now we have all heard about Manti Te’o, the Mormon linebacker for the University of Notre Dame, and the scandal involving a girlfriend named Lennay Kekua. I am not going to speak on the whole thing that is going on as I do not know the full story and things are still developing, but I am going to speak about how you could be party to a scam and not know it.

The latest I have been hearing is that Manti Te’o rarely saw this Lennay Kekua, but spent a lot of time texting, emailing, and talking on the phone. These are fine for long distance relationships when they first start, but eventually you will want to see this person face to face. I am going to give Manti Te'o the benefit of the doubt and assume he fell victim to a girl that took him for a sucker.

First interesting story, I was asked by a reader back in August, 2012, to discuss an issue he was having with a woman in Michigan. She was claiming to be a Mistress and that he needed to prove himself by sending her things that would be use on him when they met. RED FLAG! The guy lives here in the Chicago area so why would he think otherwise, right? The items were all expensive and she claimed she would only use them with him. RED FLAG NUMBER TWO!

A second interesting story that happened with a co-worker is from a dating site a few years ago. She had been talking to this guy that supposedly lived in Chicago but was stationed in Iraq. Conversations were sporadic and she just assumed it was because of being in a combat zone. All of a sudden he was talking to her and asked for her home address so he could "send her something."

RED FLAG WAVING FRANTICALLY! Why you ask? They would chat via YIM and she had an issue where she would leave her home computer connected and it would show her status as idle when she was not on it. This guy knew that she worked downtown and would not be home during the day.

The issue? Hmmm, I would think it is obvious, but for those of you that do not have a clue think about this for a moment. A guy knows your work schedule, knows when you are NOT going to be home, knows you live alone because you admitted you are a single woman looking to date again. You have now made yourself the prime target to be ROBBED or RAPED by someone that could easily break into your house. With my friend, she gave him the address to a police station that she knew and never heard from the guy again.

I do not know all the questions you should ask when dating, finding a kinkster, or looking for a friend in life. The one thing I can say is KEEP YOUR GUARD UP AT ALL TIMES! Do not find yourself in a situation like Manti Te'o, my reader, or my friend. If there is always an excuse as to why you have not met, they are always complaining about money or they are asking you to buy them things, it is time to move on. Life is too short to wait for the game players and scam artists.

Check out the documentary called Catfish if you do not believe this could happen. You will be surprised how deep the rabbit hole goes with some people that are desperate enough for a little attention, money, or in Manti Te'o's case the FAME and FORTUNE.

Be safe and stay kinky Chicago!

Mistress Julie

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    Mistress Julie

    I have been in the Chicago BDSM scene for a little over 12 years. I am not serious like many people are, but I also do not take what I do lightly. I have dabbled in many kinky things and currently working on perfecting my bondage techniques. My main goal is to bring the BDSM scene to vanillas that are interested in it in a non-freaky way. This is not only a blog about what I am doing or have done but a place for you to ask questions and hopefully learn more about the scene then what you think is real in porn. Trust me, porn is not real!

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