I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.
NO, it's not true. This is a very common scam. They find you and pretend to be your friend, then once you think you've established a connection, they start asking for money. The connection isn't real - these people are trained to say exactly what you want to hear. And if you send them money, they'll keep asking for more and more, until you realize one day you have nothing left.
Banks do not charge people a fee to unlock their funds. (I used to work in banking.) For one thing, when an account is frozen, it's usually due to something like fraud or a court order, meaning that you can't pay to unlock it. Also, if they wanted money to reopen the account, they'd just take 1% of what's in the account already, instead of hoping the account holder can find money elsewhere. From a business perspective, that makes much more sense than holding someone's money forever, unable to spend it, hoping they'll eventually find more money.
Do not send any money. The best thing you can possibly do is report your friend to Match as a scam artist (because he's probably running the exact same scam on other people right now), and then cut off all contact with him.
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These people would do anything for money. I can't swear that doesn't include kidnapping people and holding them for ransom.
With that said, most of these scam artists are located in Nigeria or Ghana. They're not willing to come to the United States to risk detection and arrest. He's offering to meet because he's hoping that his apparent willingness to spend time with you will make you more likely to give him money. Going to meet him would be a waste of your time, because he won't show up.
Also, if he could afford to travel from Egypt (where he's claiming to be) to wherever you are, then he's already got access to the money he's asking you for. Cut off all contact with him. It's a scam.
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