By Flandre - 23/12/2018 11:55
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OP - Real friends are people you meet face to face and get to know. It was very foolish to give such an expensive gift to an “online friend”. Consider this a learning experience - You could lose a lot more.
I’ve had some of the same online friends for almost 20 years. We have gotten to meet each other in the past 10. It’s not uncommon for us to send expensive gifts back and forth. They’ve been there through good times and bad. One came to live with us and is like a son. You can make teal friends online. You just have to be careful not to think everyone you get along with online is a real friend.
Well-meaning but very foolish. Online friends can be fun but unless you’ve actually met them face-to-face not the best idea . Even then $100 is a lot even if you know the person extremely well . More so in this instance since you didn’t know the person well enough to know that a gift like that wouldn’t be accepted. Your online friends may not be who they claim . Be wary of who you gift money to or things that can be sold especially online .