Hey Soph, I need to borrow some money and I was wondering if you'd lend me some?
I'll think about it, and tell you at lunch. Okay?
What decision have you made?
I have decided to lend you the money as long as you can pay me back. How much do you need?
Oh my gosh really?! Thank you so much it really means a lot to me!
No worries! That's what friends are for: helping out when you need it!
A Few Weeks Later...
Sophie I don't know what to do! I was online and talking to this guy, and he said he needed money urgently for his mum in hospital or something-
This already sounds bad, Lily. Why would you trust him?!
-and so I sent him the $500 you gave me. I've been messaging him nonstop but he seems to have disappeared and i can't get the money back!
Did he ever show his face?
No, he never showed his face... I'm so stupid, I should have realised it was a scam!
You aren't stupid, but remember in future don't send people money if you aren't even sure who they are. I will expect you to pay me back, though. Make sure you don't fall for something like this again, okay?