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Welcome to Philippines Scams. I will start by saying the scams and warnings posted here are the thoughts, opinions and alleged experiences of the posters, not the owners of this site. We merely facilitate those who feel they need to post about their experience. We do not condone or condemn anyone mentioned here. If you feel you have been wrongly treated in any way, email us and we will be happy to investigate the matter, perhaps even remove the offending post right away if we believe you have indeed, been wronged. The purpose of this site is to give warning to those who may fall afoul of the scammers in the Philippines while enjoying the hospitality there and the majority of honest and wonderful Filipinos.
ASG… “human trafficking” ransom entrepreneurship

ASG… “human trafficking” ransom entrepreneurship

It’s sad to learn about the killing of Canadian hostage John Ridsel by Abu Sayyaf. However I hold the German government responsible. These liberal government clowns paid a 5.6 million dollar ransom for the release of German hostages Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen. How? ASG… “human trafficking” ransom entrepreneurship It’s sad to learn about the […]

Warning about owning a classic or vintage car in the Philippines.

Warning about owning a classic or vintage car in the Philippines.

Do you own a classic or vintage car in the Philippines? The LTO have just announced that you will only be allowed to drive it on weekends or public holidays The announcement does not explain the thinking or intent behind the new ruling. If the idea behind this is to get the old wrecks off […]

Human Trafficking to close open visa system.

Human Trafficking to close open visa system.

Are men the property of The State, or are they divinely created by God? The original U.S. concerns which made The Philippines a focus for “human trafficking” were operations similar to those which smuggled Martin and Gracia Burnham from Palawan to Zamboanga, and their captors illicitly back and forth from Indonesia to Basilan. These are […]

Bill seeking to legalize the use of marijuana in the Philippines

Bill seeking to legalize the use of marijuana in the Philippines

In the Philippines they make no distinction between marijuana and drugs like Crystal meth, heroin and Cocaine. They are all considered equally dangerous and carry severe penalties. A bill seeking to legalize the use of marijuana in the Philippines will be presented to the House Committee on Health this month. House Deputy Minority Leader and […]

Theft of our pumpkin in the Philippines

Theft of our pumpkin in the Philippines

Over a year ago while living in another city my girlfriend planted a pumpkin and watched it grow. When it flowered she ensured that male and female met so it would bear fruit. When I arrived back, there was one decent sized pumpkin and we were excited about harvesting it. We had a plan to […]

How unhelpful is your Embassy?

How unhelpful is your Embassy?

The one complaint I hear time and time again from expats and visitors is how unhelpful they find their embassy in the Philippines. Basically the Australian Embassy make it very difficult for an Australian citizen to visit. You can’t just go there to request information, ask questions, inquire about anything. You need to request an […]

Philippines worst in bringing wrongdoers to justice

Philippines worst in bringing wrongdoers to justice

A recent study looked at 59 countries and ranked them in terms of their performance in bringing wrongdoers to justice, and created an impunity index. If you want to commit a crime you have the most chance of getting away with it in the Philippines.  It’s official, the Philippines has the worst ranking in the […]

Understanding this world will help you avoid problems in the Philippines

Understanding this world will help you avoid problems in the Philippines

Making Palasut Many Filipino words simply cannot be translated into an equivalent in English, and often have a cultural construct that also needs to be taken into account. Without understanding the cultural construct the real meaning will always be illusive. Palasut is one such word. Look up the translation in a dictionary and you will […]

Filipina scams guy for 17 months – don’t be her next victim

Filipina scams guy for 17 months – don’t be her next victim

How much did she get… So I just discovered this weekend the Filipina I have been dating for 17 months has been scamming me. I had my suspicions for the last 8 months that things where not quite right, but kept failing to connect the behaviours & minor inconsistencies. As I kept chalking a lot […]

Australian sex tourists to blame for everything…

Australian sex tourists to blame for everything…

The innocent victims abandoned in Sin City: Inside the red-light Filipino slum filled with children fathered by Australian sex trade tourists who get young women pregnant before disappearing” See article here:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3164917/The-red-light-city-Philippines-filled-children-fathered-Australian-sex-trade-tourists-women-pregnant-abandoning-nothing.html Is the person that wrote this article truly concerned with the welfare of these aussie-pinoy kids? Some might be surprised that I would […]

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