Friday, November 9, 2012

Tips to Avoiding Getting Swindled

There have been incidents of robbery or fraud in Cagayan de Oro involving gay people.

To avoid getting swindled or robbed, here are some advise or tips to follow :

1. When meeting someone online, check their Facebook account or if not see each other through webcam. Today, most people have Facebook or webcams, so if that person does not have one, that is a warning sign.

2. If the person you meet online wants to meet with you immediately in your hotel room or apartment, that is a warning sign. Meet this person first in a public area or through webcam. If you do not like the person you are meeting, you can make an excuse and leave the place or simply turn off the webcam.

3. If you bring these strangers to your hotel room or apartment/home, make sure the hotel has a CCTV camera and the guy should register or surrender an ID to the hotel receptionist. Better yet, leave your valuables with the hotel receptionist for safe keeping and instruct them never to give it to anyone except you. Take a photo of the guy using your phone and send it to friends. If at home, make sure someone is at home to assist you in case of emergencies.

4. Gay swindlers are now in social networking sites.  If the profile photo is not the same with the actual person you meet, that is a warning sign.  Make an excuse and leave immediately.  Do not anymore entertain them.

5. If someone asks you for a night out with his so called "friends and cousins", that is a warning sign. You might end up paying all of the drinks and even more. Sometimes you go out in a date, only to find out that his "cousin" will join you later. If this happens, make an excuse and leave!
  These swindlers sometimes operate in pairs or groups.

6. When in a motel, if the guy insists that you take a shower first, this is a warning sign. This is an opportunity for these swindlers to take your belongings and even your clothes.  If you shower, take your clothes with you inside the bathroom and lock the door.

7.  If a gay swindler threatens you that he will create a scene or "mag eskandalo" if you do not give your belongings, you should reply....GO AHEAD! PAG ESKANDALO.  These swindlers are just bluffing.  They do not really want to create a scene or else they will get involved in it and their identity exposed.

Share this with friends! If you have been a victim of these swindlers, REPORT them to the Police!


Go Unoticed said...

with the opening of this mall, madaghan na sad ang rendezvous sa mga swindlers ug ang biktima ang mga uwagan nga bayot, be it lantad or closet. posting here a picture of the new addition to this group. Guapo and nice body built, ma-attract gyud ang mga weak hearts ani. On thing though, gamay kaayo og oten, ha ha ha, dako pa ako.
to admin: here's a picture of this guy, but i dont know how to post it in your blog.perhaps you can post thru this link:

thanks and more power to you and your blog.

DiscreetBai said...

Michael Lloren the swindler? His picture is already here. I share your concern Go Unoticed. With the opening of Centrio Mall I already see some of the gay people who frequent Gaisano now roaming around Centrio. But they better be careful, Ayala is not like Gaisano

Go Unoticed said...

They better be careful..... may i be clarified who? the swindler or the victim to be. Likewise, please expound what you mean Ayala is not like Gaisano. (what i had in mind is, whether its ayala or gaisano, there will always be certain things that will bound to happen). More so in ayala kay mga rich ra ba ang ga-anha, and usually the soon-victim carries no less than an iphone 5 or ipad tablets and the likes. thanks for the prompt reply and reaction, again more power to you and your blog. I really appreciate it.

DiscreetBai said...

Ayala has an image to protect. In fact they told the city government to prohibit trisikads near its mall. Mao ng menus na kaayo ga labay nga sikad diha. I do not think Centrio would want their Ayala image tarnish by these call boys.

Thanks for supporting this blog. And I really hope victims of these call boys would come forward and file legal charges against them.

pokerface said...

kanang mga callboy mo adto sa centrio? hahahahaha pagbantay mo dong. ayala na nga mall, dili na gaisano nga pasagad lang sila diha sa tao. sakto si discreetbai nga ayala has an image to protect. kakita ba mo ug sakyanan nga ga park atubangan sa mall? halos wala kay badlongon gyud sa mall guard ug strikto gyud sila.

Go Unnoticed said...

kita ko na last weekend kadtong upaw, kapot kapot ug cellphone, dayon lakaw lakaw sa centrio, maora ug banog gahulat ug mabiktima. guapo man sad gud ning lalakiha busa daghan gyud mga gay mga modupa na dayon.