SCAM ALERT, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
A namely headhunter company’s divorced “cougar” was scammed by the “hottie”, she’d met a self-proclaimed jeweler, David, from England, and, she fell hard, for the blue eyed, blonde-haired man instantly, and they’d started calling each other up, and having a great time, holding conversations, and she mistakenly believed, that she’d found love again. “David” told her, that he wanted to come to Taiwan, to set up a subsidiary of his company, wanted her to receive a shipment of jewelries, to pay for his shipment charges, along with others, and, she’d never met the man, and had wired a little over two million dollars to him.
After this “cougar” wired the fees, the jewelries, however, never made it here, and she’d started suspecting, and inquired someone she knew who’d worked for the customs, and realized, that there’s NO such thing as the tax he’d told her about; but when she’d reported this to the police last month, she still didn’t believe, that “David” was a scammer, claimed, that he must’ve been tricked, by the shipping company, that David was NEVER part of the scams, “He looked like a good man!”
A woman who works in Hualien, Xing (a false name), has a degree from the U.S., fluent in English, with great qualities about her, but, after she’d ended her last relationship, she’d been all alone. Last May, she’d met David on Facebook, he’d claimed to her that he’s a jeweler in England, his Facebook photo was that of a handsome white guy; the two of them used private messages to connect, and after they’d gotten acquainted, they’d started calling one another on the phones, David’s sense of humor managed to steal her heart away.
David told her, that he wanted to open up a branch office in Taipei, that he’d ordered a huge shipment of jewelries to put on exhibit in Taiwan, “That way, we can meet!”, at the start of last December, he claimed that he was in Malaysia for business and gotten robbed, lost his passport, and cash, hoped that Xing would help sign and receive his ordered shipment, as he won’t be able to do it in person, and said, that he’d already paid for everything. Xing was desperate to meet with her Prince Charming, and so, she’d fallen into his traps.
Not long thereafter, Xing received a shipment e-mail from a shipment company (a self-proclaimed), and gave her a set of shipment trace numbers, said that because the shipment was too heavy, that it was kept in Hong Kong, that a shipment overcharge fee must be paid, in the amount go $760,000N.T.; and David had called to beg her to help him pay for it for right now, said that there was ninety thousand pounds in cash in the shipments, that she could take the amount she’d paid for him in advance after the shipment arrived. She’d followed the instructions, and wired the amount to overseas.
Not long thereafter, the shipment company sent another e-mail, asking her to pay ANOTHER fee of 1.34 million dollars; and that, was when “David” just happened to phone again, asked her to pay for it for him, and then, he will pay her back, and told her that he didn’t know that there was this itemized charge. Xing had four-times, wired the money, without second guessing it, until last month, when she’d received ANOTHER charge via e-mail, “2014 increase taxes”, that, was when she’d realized that she’d been scammed, but, she’d already lost over two million dollars.
And so, we still have to ask ourselves: are these women just PLAIN stupid? Or, are they PLAIN stupid!!! And, they’re NOT stupid, they’re just too desperate, to find a great guy, and, when a LOSER disguised himself as a Prince Charming, they didn’t look, they just LEAPT, and, that, is how they ended up, breaking every B-O-N-E in their bodies, and, that, is still NOT counting the total amount of dollars they’d lost either!!!