As I said on another thread, my maxim is never to trust anyone unless I have good reason to do so.
Social media seems to get so many people into one heck of a lot of trouble. I have mentioned before that I was stupid enough to be taken in by someone's sob story related on a forum on which I used to post in the late 90s. I sent her the equivalent of £1000 in US dollars, before I discovered she was a con artist. I have also met posters in reality with whom I have become friendly on forums, but with one exception in reality they were nothing like the way they had presented themselves on it. I have become very sceptical of people's sob stories, especially when the stories they tell don't add up. Not naming any names of course, as I admit I could be very wrong, but there is one poster on this forum whom I don't buy.
Are other posters like me not trusting anyone unless they have reason to do so, or too trusting?