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Harada said two men and a woman approached her in the mall around 8 a.m. and convinced her to go with them to an apartment in Barangay Quiot, Pardo to play Black Jack, a card game.She said the three were nice to her at first but she reportedly started noticing later that they were tricking her.
 
 
She reportedly lost P533,000 cash and three gold bracelets worth a total of P240,000 to the three.

 

This story is missing a middle...

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Baywak

No thefts involved just dumb foreigners who did not do their homework.The black jack one even a 8 year old would figure out as being a NO NO!

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spydoo

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How could people make themselves such easy marks. 

Lol, you've turned into an Asian. In the west offenders are blamed for being scammers rather than victims being blamed for being gulllible.

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Jester

It's easy, many people are not jaded by the world. They are honest and trustworthy and expect others to be also.

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mikewright

Some warnings from my 1982 Lonely Planet guidebook (by Jens Peters):

 

"Never join a card game with Filipinos- you'll always lose."

 

"Stupidity is punished and the big and small time gangsters in Manila are waiting for opportunities, just like their counterparts anywhere else in the world."

 

Not blaming the victims of these scams, they are just naive and trusting souls.  These scams have been around for decades, and all the warnings in the world won't help someone who hasn't done any basic research before visitin a country.

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SomeRandomGuy

Its more fun in the philippines slogan makes it sound like it awesome here. Most travel sites u have read only paint a picture of lovely friendly people.

They are gullible they were swindled by tourism and reality lol

 

 

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i remember a few years ago a first time Japanese visitor to Cebu asked a taxi driver to take him to a certain part of Cebu City, the taxi driver advised him against it, the first time visitor insisted he wanted go, so off they went, the Jap had everything stolen in the first few minutes,  Some people dont listen when advised.

 

Cheers 

Mark

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Buko Beach

What mall is open at 8am? I think the little misses from Japan met the locals at or outside a PAGCOR location where they told her they knew of a local game. Maybe they scammed her but it's also possible she lost it all chasing it.

 

A gambler will go to great lengths to get better odds or an edge, for sure she went there freely with the locals. The story was a nice touch though. Most likely constructed for her husband or father to explain her sudden lack of funds and to save face after the fact.

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smokey

first one stupid... second unlucky and their a foreigner call center agent who walks and has an i phone 5 and 100.000 in jewlery in her purse ???


What mall is open at 8am? I think the little misses from Japan met the locals at or outside a PAGCOR location where they told her they knew of a local game. Maybe they scammed her but it's also possible she lost it all chasing it.

A gambler will go to great lengths to get better odds or an edge, for sure she went there freely with the locals. The story was a nice touch though. Most likely constructed for her husband or father to explain her sudden lack of funds and to save face after the fact.

that may be true but you sure cant tell your husband and family that if you do they would send you any money

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mikewright

 

 

Maybe they scammed her but it's also possible she lost it all chasing it.

 

You bet it's possible, that's how the scam often works.

 

Typical scenario.  Tourist meets some friendly locals, they speak his langage, they're well dressed, polite and educated, splash a bit of money around buying the tourist a meal, gain his confidence quickly. They let the tourist know about the card game, and are very upfront about it, they let the tourist know it's a crooked game.  They tell the tourist it's their dealer at the game, who'll slip the tourist the winning cards, and tourist, new friends and dealer will spil the proceeds after the game. New friends are so genuine they'll even provide the money to gamble with. There's always a reason why they need a tourist as the front man and why they can't play temselves.

 

Game gets underway, and it's exactly as the tourist has been promised -  he's on a winning streak, seems he just can't lose. He gets caught up in the game, when suddenly the big bets come out from the other players. He knows the dealer is on his side, feeding him the winning cards, so when his friends say they don'y have any more money, he's more than happy to bet with his own money. They lead him on to a massive bet, letting him know he has the winning hand, but he has to put up the cash himself, no credit.  Tourist puts up his own money, then loses big time.  "Friends" shrug their shoulders, can't win them all. Tourist can't complain to the police, he was in on the fact it was a crooked game from the start.

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"Never join a card game with Filipinos- you'll always lose."

 

It's not just cards. On my Coast Guard ship of 200 people there were about a dozen Filipinos, yet they won about 1/3 to 1/2 of all the bingo. Sure they could play an unheard of number of cards at one time, but they still made up maybe 10% max of the total cards played during a game.

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Participating in gambling where taxes are not paid to the Philippine government is ILLEGAL. Therefore, by admitting that she participated in a non-sanctioned (outside a casino) blackjack game (where money was involved), she has admitted to breaking Philippine law...which could lead to prison time as well as deportation...if they wish to pursue it.

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