I get friend requests on FB all the time from scammers. They are all doctors or they work in oil rigs.
This is a text sent to me by a friend from FB about her experience:
"Mark Thomas claims to be a Louisiana heart doctor, who fell in love with me after less than a month of chatting online. He says he wants to marry me, despite him being 30 years younger than me. He also told me that he sent me a package with my engagement ring, jewelry, shoes (he never asked me for my shoe size), and FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS in cash.
I told him that this would raise money laundering issues, but he "sent" it anyways. Then the courier who he sent it through wanted me to transfer $1000 in cash to pay for customs and delivery. The courier's whatsapp number is +234 706 542 7769. I told the courier NO and reported to the real courier company (name withheld). Now my boyfriend Dr. Mark Thomas with whatsapp number +234 816 352 5532 wants me to send him $2000 to recover the package with my engagement ring. The money was supposed to be sent to a woman Debora Sickler, the wife of his boss, from Illinois.
Now friends, tell me, should I send the money or not?"
Of course I told her not to send money.