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    if you had a friend on the internet, you had never met in person, and over time their story starting seeming to not add up anymore, would you express your doubts to them?

    on the one hand: you could be wrong. if so you will hurt your friend and ruin the friendship.

    on the other hand: what if your'e right? you don't want to be involved in that kind of "friendship".

    even worse, what if this friend is claiming to have a spinal cord injury. if they actually DON'T have a spinal cord injury, they are just pretending to, well, that's not normal. they need some mental/emotional help.

    what would you do?

    thanks

  • #2
    what kind of sick mf would make up something like that?

    I would say, follow your instinct and if you are doubting the friendship then you are probably right.

    What makes you think they are faking a SCI?

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    • #3
      Gimmie the dirt!!

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      • #4
        follow your gut. your friend should understand your doubts, after all, there are alot of creepy people online.

        'The more you dissaprove the more fun it is for me.'
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        • #5
          I'm very careful about people I meet on the internet. There are too many weirdos out there.

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          • #6
            Stick around Matt, we have a few here and I'm sure a few on the way and some funny ones from the past. They are all sickos wanting attention. [img]/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              Blundy, this is a bizarre situation. Curious though, did you meet this person at CareCure?

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              • #8
                blundy-

                We have the same friend, I think. Do what you would do with any other friend...call them on the indiscrepancies. Apologise if you feel you got it wrong. Blow the person off if your gut is giving you a bad vibe. I have a real queasy feeling about the faking of an sci, wtf is wrong with these people? Wish I could give them mine, and yours too! Re faking an sci, if I had been so inclined, the first time I saw a cath or supp I would have hit the door at a dead run. That anyone would choose this boggles the mind. And yet, it keeps happening. Watch your back.

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                • #9
                  hmmm...thats pretty creepy. id call them on it. better yet, if you live in the same area, id ask to meet the person in public and check him or her out.

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                  • #10
                    guy or girl blundy? i think we have a cc stalker/weirdo.

                    'The more you dissaprove the more fun it is for me.'
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                    • #11
                      Anyone watch Dr. Phil last week where a guest who had been dating and was now engaged to some guy she met online, but had never met in person, found out her fiance was married, and had a kid?

                      I say pursue friendships and relationships at your own risk and most importantly, trust your gut. I think this can apply in any situation, including people you meet in clubs, at a bar, wherever. If red flags are flapping wildy in your face, pay attention.

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                      • #12
                        Did this person say the'd seen your posts on CC, claim to be a member, but they aren't on the member list? Is it possible we're all talking about the same person?

                        I had someone contact me over Yahoo, I talked to them, and seemed to be nice. Then this person started talking about coming to visit me after a couple of days, and I started getting a weird feeling. Then this person started getting kinda bitchy when I wouldn't chat with them whenever I was online.

                        I've got several friends on Yahoo IM, but I don't talk to every one of them every time I'm online.

                        I started getting to where I didn't want to log onto Yahoo because this person was always on. I finally told this person not to contact me anymore, ignored the Yahoo ID, and removed my Yahoo IM id from my profile here.

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                        • #13
                          thanks all for your advice. i feel the same way, call them on it, if true, end it. if not true, apologize and hope for the best. i usually always go with my gut, but just wanted to see other opinions to make sure I wasn't being just being paranoid. to answer your questions:

                          she's female but it's just a friendly communication. I'm happily married and my wife knows about her.

                          i have doubts because some things just don't add up when it comes to things she says about sci.

                          no, rest easy, i did not meet her here.

                          no, she does not live in my area (I guess?..but at this point, who knows?) but i don't think so and the only communication we've had is online. she does not know my physcial address or my last name, phone number or anything like that. not that i'm worried about her doing harm, just don't want a "friendship" created on lies especially lies about sci.

                          thanks for you replys.

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                          • #14
                            Blundy - Just curious - where did you meet up with this person?

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                            • #15
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