One of my IT buddies told me about this scam, and I thought I would pass it along. It goes like this: You meet someone in a chat room and nothing seems out of the ordinary, you chit chat and eventually you feel a connection, because this person has been focusing on you, as they have gained more and more information about your likes, interests, and how you think about yourself. You have made a new friend. Soon they'll want to add you to other social media, which can give them even more information, not just about you, but your friends and family, your posts what you have 'liked' it's more ammunition. At some point they will suggest talking on the phone, and if you give them your number, they will call. Here is where the scam takes a final step. They tell you for some strange reason, their phone won't access your area code, so could you phone them, and in this day and age of basically free calling, you say yes. You dial their number, however it is immediately forwarded to a 1-900 number, which in North America is a pay by the minute call. They will keep you on the phone talking as long as they can, and at $10. or more a minute, it adds up very quickly. If they can manage to have you continue calling over the next couple of weeks, your phone bill is going to be huge and your phone service provider has no sympathy, the calls were made and you're on the hook. Chances are your 7:30 p.m. call is not the only one they're expecting that night, by the end of the month they've disappeared from sight, however, they may have wracked up tens of thousands of dollars, just because they can talk a sweet line. Ladies and gentlemen, beware.