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DaddyForYou posted a topic in HouseboySo an older guy contacted me claiming he was 'looking for a new home' for his housboy, Ken. Pics duly arrived, Ken looked all too good to be true. Reasonably communicative, but started to slip up. I'm British and so he claimed he knew how to make 'fish and chips' (nobody makes these - we always get them as take out) and 'cucumber sandwiches'. Really ? Nobody eats these either, they're a relic of Edwardian afternoon tea. If I was making a proper, British, afternoon tea I might do some but it would really be as something to laugh about. That all set the alarm bells ringing but... ...the absolute stand out was when I suggested we chatted / video called over WhatsApp or similar. He claimed to only have a Nokia phone with buttons despite the fact one of the pictures he'd sent was of him in front of a mirror using an iPhone to take the picture. Of course, I challenged him on this and got crap in reply. Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining honey...
3 NEW FAKES / SCAMMERS- BEWARE !Three new scam artists with fake profiles houseboys.Steer clear, don’t waste your time. 1. HonestMentor 2. Pukky021 3. blowngerick If you wish details then pm me on the main website and I can email you what I discovered. Dont let a few rotten apples spoil the barrel. Good luck to you all.
FRAUDS/SCAMMERS, NEW LISTINGSHers a list of recent fakes, frauds, scammers I’ve come in contact with. Save yourself the time and trouble with these. HandsomeMuscle MuscleSub4Dad OlderMentor Jmax90 jamescollins Stevechris And one that’s been reported before here yet still working the website. justhops i know there’s plenty more but these I’ve communicated with.
in addition to paying for their air fare , that they require BTA... Internet Financial Scams - US Embassy in London london.usembassy.gov/.../internet_... Embassy of the United States, London Beware of anyone who requests funds for a BTA, or Basic Travel Allowance, as a requirement to depart another country for the United States. There is no such thing as a BTA. In other cases, your Internet friend will claim to need a travel allowance, or travel money, to be able to travel to the United States. "Second only to flight money, the Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) is the scammers highest paying income. Also known as the Personal Travel Allowance, Travellers Allowance Fee, Travellers Assistance Fund, Travellers Assurance Fund and numerous other forms of “I have to have wodges of your cash or they won’t let me fly”. Let’s get this over with now … THERE IS NO SUCH THING any more, anywhere, it’s an online dating scam."
Avoiding scammers here
Nantucketman posted a topic in Comments and SuggestionsI just avoided another scammer trying to get in with me here today, our newest member. Midwest phone number, Brooklyn address listed here, and he says he is in Africa, go figure!!! I asked for pics and he sent group shots of military guys fooling around, obviously taken from some poor soldiers internet shots. If you want to avoid being scammed just DEMAND a selfie taken NOW and have them holding up one,two, or three fingers. They can't do it cause they are not the man they claim and will start calling you names and trying to make it like you are the one lying here. I just love it, they are the same everytime they get caught in their scams and lies. Ever heard of anyone traveling to Africa these days? I haven't and it just keeps repeating itself with the lies. Usually they have some lame excuse and need a ticket to the States or they just got robbed and need money or else their art or stuff or whatever is being held up in customs so they need a quick emergency infusion of cash so they can bring it home to sell it. DONT FALL FOR THESE GUYS.
Questions 1First forum post. Been looking through the forum threads and profiles for awhile. It seems there's a recurring issue with "scammers" on both sides of the "arrangement". There is some helpful info on the "click to enter" page. But it appears that scammers are a very, very real problem. It would be great to see some general feedback posted (without identifying personal information) from both employers and houseboys who have had a successful arrangement. - How extensive were pre-hire communications? - Was an in-person interview held as part of the hire process? - Was there a written agreement? Also, There seems to be an inordinate number of houseboy profiles that display a "Last Edited" date of "Nov 30, -1". Why is that? Is it a code for something?