So I recently read a really sad story about a beautiful young lady who got lured by someone she met on an online chat room for a face to face meeting in another city, with the aim of getting a good business deal. Well I’m sure that most of you have figured out by now that this so called business venture cost her more than she expected. She was drugged beaten up, bound by chains and strangled to death before being robbed of everything including her identity cards, making it even more difficult for the police to identify her and call those concerned.
I was mad as usual at the thought of how some people can be so cruel and heartless and prey on such unsuspecting victims. But after a while I asked myself why people allow themselves to fall prey to such animals. Especially when we have had numerous similar cases making news headlines almost everyday. It is an issue that I really find hard to comprehend and I am throwing it to readers out there to enlighten the rest of us who have the same question on our minds:
Why will an individual establish a trusting relationship with a stranger on the internet???