New conman in town (Manila)
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I've just returned from an interesting weekend away with my current partner and her friend who has a new British boyfriend. The guy has not long landed, just over 30 days ago at a rough guess.

I got chatting to him and my old spidey senses kicked in telling me this guy was full of @hit. He was telling me he had just picked up a new job as a financial adviser and wealth management expert for a World wide company. He was rattling off serious wages he earns and how much maintenance he has to pay his ex wife, at least £8,000 per year. He was dropping names of all the top locations he's lived in and how his last condo was over 200 sqm etc.

I just looked at my partner and smiled until we got back to our room where she told me her friend and him had gone to a resort two weeks ago and when he went to check out his credit card wouldn't work. There was a bit of a stand off between him and the resort and in the end he left his passport and Ipad behind. My partner told me her friend had asked for 96,000 php to cover his bill but not to worry as he'll be paying it back. She had even the cheek to see if I could lend the money but my partner told her where to go. He then told her he'd wired money and it'll clear in two days.

He was cagey about where he lived and told me his employer was sorting out his accommodation and work visa. By now the alarm bells were ringing as there was no way he'd get a job until they had cleared his visa and sorted out accommodation. I told my partner to have words in Tagalog with her friend as the guy in my eyes was well dodgy. 

I noticed she was paying for everything and tried dropping subtle hints but she was blind to it. We were having breakfast in the morning by a pool bar and saw his credit card on the bar so pretended to charge my phone in a nearby socket so I could see the name on the card. It was his name and I clocked he was with Llloyds a UK bank. As we were having breakfast the two girls left to go to church and I continued talking to him.

After church we all went back to our rooms then met up later to hit the beach. After we returned from the beach my partner said that her friend had lost the guy's credit card. I asked what she meant as I'd seen it on the bar when they went to church, so she asked her friend how could she have lost it? Her friend tried to convince us he gave her it to put into her bag when he went swimming but I quizzed him as I said I'd seen it. He then said he'd put it in the bag himself, inside her purse and then tried to convince her. I was fizzing but never let on so I pulled my girlfriend aside and basically told her he's a lying @as@@@@d. 

I waited until he was there and said we'd better phone Lloyds and cancel his card and he started making excuses not to, they'd went through all the motions of checking bars out etc. I then said why doesn't he just transfer money to her account and get her to withdraw it for her or to make a Western Union payment. Again lots more back peddling. I told my partner there's no way that card is lost or that he's came into the country with no money and only one card.

 Later on in the day they left the accommodation to go to the bar and I told the girlfriend to check their room out. She found a letter from the resort dated the day before we arrived where we were saying the bill still hadn't been paid. She quizzed her friend who admitted she was trying to get the money together but not to worry.By now I wanted to rip him a new ars@hole. There was no sign of the card and all they'd left with was what he was wearing and a towel. We met up and went for food and more beers. Again her friend paying for everything. They headed back to the accommodation earlier than us as they'd had lots of beers and when we returned I saw his training shoes by the door. Something made me pull the insoles out and sure enough he'd hidden the card in there. I pointed it out to my partner and told her the guy is about to be picking a window to leave through. She pleaded with me not to do anything until we returned to Manila. I wanted him arrested and as his passport was at the last resort and as he had been in country over 30 days he's illegal. She pleaded with me not to tell her friend as we were returning today and then when he was dropped off she'll tell her everything. 

I pretty much told her she'd better warn her ASAP. Luckily she told her in the morning when he went for his swim and you could see how gutted she was. I noticed his shoes again and told her to look if she never believed me. I'm glad she did as the card was gone. Luckily I'd took a photo of both sides of the card and also it inside his shoes. I then told my partner to check his backpack before he returned and sure enough he'd moved it into the side pouch of his bag. I was glad she did as I said he'd probably suddenly remember putting it in the shoe for safe keeping and he must have been mistaken as he'd been drinking.

I've deliberately not named the guy or company he's meant to be working for, but stand by for what happens as I've told my partner she'd better phone the last resort and explain everything including seeing if he has a visa and if it has expired. If so leave the passport at the nearest police station and inform immigration.

I'm fuming as vermin like him give us foreigners a bad name. 

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16 minutes ago, Snowy79 said:

I'm fuming as vermin like him give us foreigners a bad name. 

 Snowy I do believe my signature says it all :smile:

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Not so gentle reminder that it goes both ways.:thumbsup:

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1 minute ago, robert k said:

Not so gentle reminder that it goes both ways.:thumbsup:

Don't get me wrong I saw my fair share of young girls taking advantage of old fat guys with health problems but I'm sure most of them are aware it's a two way street. They're just doing what my partners friend is doing and playing blind.

Did I mention the guy might have an issue using his card as it might have accidentally got damaged. :whistling: 

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1 minute ago, Snowy79 said:

Don't get me wrong I saw my fair share of young girls taking advantage of old fat guys with health problems but I'm sure most of them are aware it's a two way street. They're just doing what my partners friend is doing and playing blind.

Did I mention the guy might have an issue using his card as it might have accidentally got damaged. :whistling: 

Did you see the name in his passport? It might not have been his card?

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11 minutes ago, robert k said:

Did you see the name in his passport? It might not have been his card?

That's part of the plan for getting in touch with the resort. I'm ahead of the game on that one. I have tracked him down on Facebook but he's hidden his friends list. Fortunately he was daft enough to friend me so I've saved lots of his friends names and profiles when they've commented on his posts.

He's actually lucky my partner doesn't want to cause issues with her friend or I'd be writing a whole different story. :shades:

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Snowy, you are quite the sleuth!  Have you google his name?  You might find that he is wanted back home and is on the run.

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People fall for what they want to believe. I met a couple in the US and the guy was telling her he was 53 and fairly wealthy when he obviously was about 30. He just was looking to get into her pants as she had no money so I let it go. The womans mother was keeping a watchful eye.

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19 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

Snowy, you are quite the sleuth!  Have you google his name?  You might find that he is wanted back home and is on the run.

That's all I've been doing since I returned. I've googled the so called company that have offered him a job and they're a Wealth Management Company. Looks like they sell ways of avoiding tax on pensions investments etc. A legal company but pushing the boundaries. More tax avoidance than evasion.

He's smart but not too smart as I deliberately asked him questions that I knew the answers to and facts and figures he quoted were wrong. My partner has more access to data via her banking role and she'll be back to work tomorrow.

I was all for kicking out of the car in the middle of no where with a broken credit card and then report him to immigration. Maybe a few weeks in a debtors prison would do him good. Hospital would have been my choice but I'm getting soft in my old age.

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1 hour ago, Snowy79 said:

That's all I've been doing since I returned. I've googled the so called company that have offered him a job and they're a Wealth Management Company. Looks like they sell ways of avoiding tax on pensions investments etc. A legal company but pushing the boundaries. More tax avoidance than evasion.

He's smart but not too smart as I deliberately asked him questions that I knew the answers to and facts and figures he quoted were wrong. My partner has more access to data via her banking role and she'll be back to work tomorrow.

I was all for kicking out of the car in the middle of no where with a broken credit card and then report him to immigration. Maybe a few weeks in a debtors prison would do him good. Hospital would have been my choice but I'm getting soft in my old age.

I would much rather be in a hospital than a Philippine prison, you are a softy!:hystery:

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