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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 17, 2009 @ 10:51 am

    Reason #565 to never meet anyone from the internet

    Ciara O'Brien

    Football fan gets scammed and publicly humiliated [the Register]

    Man Utd fan Stuart Slann thought he’d been messaging a woman from Scotland. When they arranged to meet, he drove up to see her, only to find out he’d been set up by two Liverpool fans he’d met on holiday. Who documented the entire scam and then put it online for everyone else to have a laugh at.

    Stuart’s wife, it seems, was not pleased.

    I’m not sure whether to feel sorry for him or see it as just desserts. Proof that not everyone you meet on social networking sites is genuine.