“Filipina Relative is a Scammer” is the topic for today’s post. One of my long-time supporters and personal friend recently asked my asawa and I for some assistance. Seems like my comrade’s older brother in the States was looking to communicate with a Filipina. My colleague was wondering if my spouse had any female relatives his brother could chat with.
ADOBO AND FACEBOOK
Not the scammer, just a selfie moment at Raymen Beach in Guimaras
Without hesitation I checked with my better half who was outside in our dirty kitchen.
I was eager to help my friend who I had known for years. Didn’t matter to me if I knew his brother, if he was my amigo’s brother, that was good enough for me.
My wife was cooking some chicken and pork adobo for lunch, one of my favorite Filipino dishes when I informed her of the request.
My asawa immediately thought of a relative in our island province of Guimaras who was single. But since the Filipina was too young, 26, she wouldn’t fit the 40-50’s age range my chum had requested. The older brother wasn’t looking for a Filipina girlfriend 50 years his junior.
LIGHT BULB TURNS ON
But then my partner suddenly thought of another relative who was working overseas and in her 40’s.
The Filipina relative was one of my wife’s Facebook’s friend and I immediately passed on this information to my friend along with a link to the Pinay’s FB page.
FILIPINA RELATIVE IS A SCAMMER
Photo Source: memecenter.com
Some days passed. I received the following email from my friend. I’ve changed the name of my asawa’s relative and my friend’s brother in the following missive:
How are you doing? Wanted to give you heads up about Melinda’s relative “Perky” who she introduced to my brother “Benny.”
They started communicating on F/B, but according to “Benny” she basically is only interested in him to be involved in her sales business.
Than he hadn’t heard from her in a week until yesterday when she claims her business partner in her catering business took all the business’s money and left the country and asked to BORROW $1500.00 from “Benny.”
When he told her he wasn’t going to do that, she than asked “Benny”‘ if his family could loan her money. I could not believe it. I guess she has no shame. So she may try to hit you guy’s up for the money. We appreciate what you and Melinda did to help my brother out, but it’s just one of those things that happens. Take care.
I quickly informed my wife of the news. She was extremely distraught and said “Perky” had always been a “good girl.” Something had evidently changed. My wife apologized and asked me to relay the apology to our friend and his brother. I did.
My comrade replied and graciously remarked that an apology was not necessary. But my spouse and I were both sorely disappointed in this relative who evidently had visions of the lottery dancing in her head.
But I give my friend’s older brother credit for not listening to this Filipina’s pack of lies. He didn’t send her any money, of course, and that’s my number one rule for any single guy out there looking for a Filipina wife.
IF THEY ASK FOR MONEY, RUN!
Yes, I know that there are scammers, male and female alike, all over the world, and not just in the Philippines. But for one of the con artists to be our own relative is completely unacceptable.
So take heed. Be ever vigilant. And, again, if the person you are communicating with asks for money and gives you a sob story about a sick grandma or some other excuse, dump them as fast as you can.
Sure, not all Filipinas are scammers of course. There’s a ton of you guys out there like myself married to awesome, loving Filipinas. Just exercise caution when communicating with any potential future spouse and use some basic common sense.
(Lead Gold Digger image courtesy YouTube)