It's never progressed to a "scam," although that was probably the next intended step. On FB, I sometimes get "friend" requests that appear to be from men about 20 years younger than me, sometimes with cute kids, once in an Army uniform. It is always the same: "I saw your beautiful picture on FB, and want to get to know you better."
My response is always: "Are you a friend of one of my friends?" Next thing, their FB page has been "deactivated." It seems they are looking for a silly older woman who hits "friend" without asking questions. No doubt, they carpet-scam women whose FB photos look to be of a certain age group.
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
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It involved a mannequin hand, and an electric shaver taped to a golf club! - "The Other Guys"