Sunday, October 29, 2006

Boo Boo the Fool

It’s amazing what some folks will do so they can take advantage of others. A friend of mine recently took a group trip to Jamaica and spent the majority of her time at the all inclusive resort. One night the group had tickets to a party off the resort and she met a Jamaican guy who happened to live in NYC. They chatted, danced and hit it off so they exchanged numbers and promised to keep in touch once they returned to the US.

Upon returning to the US, my friend discovers that her uncle recently passed away and headed to his funeral. While she was away she received a call from the gentlemen she met in Jamaica. He’d wanted to see how she was and also let her know that he’d been mugged and lost his wallet, ID, credit cards and money. They conversed a bit more before he asked if she could send him some money and that he’d pay her back the moment he returned to NY. She told him she wasn’t able to and asked why he couldn’t ask his relatives since he was staying with them. He had an answer for that. A week or so later he calls her again this time he’s in NY and asked while they chatted if she could send him some money since he was having trouble getting to the bank since it was far and he didn't have any money to take a cab. When she asked why he couldn’t ask his friends there he stated that he doesn’t want to ask anyone for anything. Her response: “but you’re asking me”.

This is a man she met for about 30 minutes in a club and he felt comfortable enough to make her a target for his scheme. I don’t know this guy but all this is a straight up scheme and I’m assuming it’s worked for him before because I honestly can’t imagine a stranger having the nerve to ask my friend for money. You don’t know her, but there’s nothing about her that reads “boo boo the fool”

14 comments:

CreoleInDC said...

"When she asked why he couldn’t ask his friends there he stated that he doesn’t want to ask anyone for anything. Her response: “but you’re asking me”. "

DANGIT HONEST...YOU MADE ME SPILL MY ORANGE JUICE!

Bwhahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha!

Aziza said...

This guy is probably calling a long list of women asking for money. And some are probably sending it to him.

Nikki said...

Homeboy would have heard a loud click calling me for money and I don't know him from Adam. Hell, I don't hardly come up off of cash for folks I do know, so I damn sure wouldn't have entertained the thought of sending him some. But it's sad to think that he's been pulling this on women in the past.

kiesha said...

wow. these types of things are becoming all too common. she should report him to authorities.

Knockout Zed said...

You gotta bone 'em first THEN ask for money. He's all mixed up!

KZ

GeckoGirl said...

Wow. I'm guessing it's worked for him in the past. I'm always amazed that there are people stupid enough to actually oblige these types of requests.

Luke Cage said...

Man-oh-man... some things never cease to amaze me on just how far some folk will go...

ManNMotion said...

How about I send YOU some money?

Brotha Buck said...

She probably shouldn't have answered the phone upon seeing his caller ID. The guys a L with a big LOSER.

Call2arms said...

Maybe he saw How Stella Got her Groove Back and has adapted it to his own life.

Dayrell said...

good she saw the light lol wow. think about all the girls he's come across that probably gave in. they probably set the trend for his repetitive behavior.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I can't imagine which of your friends that was, but it's a funny story. Clearly dude was playing the numbers game, glad she didnt fall for it. The most shocking thing is that he tried it twice. I mean, really? Did he really think she would be LESS suspicious the second time?

Anonymous said...

This is a scam that's becoming more and more common. Oprah did a show on it.

Anonymous said...

She should of sent him a penny!!!! Wow homeboy is petty!!!! Who asks someone for Money if they barley know the person!!!!