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Just Been Scammed By An Escort?

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Hi all,

I've been reading these forums for a few years (and occasionally punting for a few more) but I have never felt the need to post till now.

Backstory to this - I placed a reverse booking for an hour and a half on the other site and it was responded to by the escort in question. The day before the booking, she cancels and we decide to rearrange it as an overnight for tonight.

Over the three weeks, we have been in regular contact and we met in a pub this evening just north of the M25 as planned, had some drinks and went for a meal. We then comeback to hotel and sorted the money (£600) she goes to make a call to her cousin (I figure to count money, etc.) and she has disappeared.

Her profile on the other site is now gone, herphone is going to voicemail and she has left me here with her handbag, a half drunk drink and a very sour tastein my mouth.

Clearly, I have been the victim of a scam/confidence trickster/etc. and I should probably have seen it coming but is there anything I can do? Basically, I am a student so probably couldn't afford this in the first placebo what I want to know is do the police act on reports like this and how discrete are they?

One very miffed and upset heartened punter,

G

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Oh man, that is terrible :(

Can anyone advise on how the police might act?

If it was me I'd put it down to experience and move on but £600 is a serious amount of money to lose like that.

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I'm no lawyer but my understanding is that she has committed no crime.  Despite prostitution being basically legal in this country, paying for sexual services still constitutes an immoral contract under law.  That means that once you hand over the money she is under no obligation to provide such services and if she just pockets the cash and walks away then she has done nothing illegal.  If the money is freely given then, in the eyes of the law, it is just as if you had given her a present which is hers to do with as she pleases.  I think many police officers would sympathise but they would tell you there is nothing they can do.

But, as I say, I am no lawyer so my understanding may be wholly wrong.

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Report it. The police are sympathetic and may be aware of the people involved in the scam already, so the more information they can get the better.

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Hi all,

I've been reading these forums for a few years (and occasionally punting for a few more) but I have never felt the need to post till now.

Backstory to this - I placed a reverse booking for an hour and a half on the other site and it was responded to by the escort in question. The day before the booking, she cancels and we decide to rearrange it as an overnight for tonight.

Over the three weeks, we have been in regular contact and we met in a pub this evening just north of the M25 as planned, had some drinks and went for a meal. We then comeback to hotel and sorted the money (£600) she goes to make a call to her cousin (I figure to count money, etc.) and she has disappeared.

Her profile on the other site is now gone, herphone is going to voicemail and she has left me here with her handbag, a half drunk drink and a very sour tastein my mouth.

Clearly, I have been the victim of a scam/confidence trickster/etc. and I should probably have seen it coming but is there anything I can do? Basically, I am a student so probably couldn't afford this in the first placebo what I want to know is do the police act on reports like this and how discrete are they?

One very miffed and upset heartened punter,

G

 

 

Very sorry to read about this. I wouldnt just chalk this kind of money down to experience so if i were you i would report this to the police and see what they say. Ultimately it would come down to your word against hers, no witnesses to back you up. If they recognise her MO you never know what might happen, you have nothing to lose by going to the police, you werent doing anything wrong. I wish you luck and you have my sympathies and hope karma at least bites this piece of filth soon, i despise such pondlife.

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Hi all,

I've been reading these forums for a few years (and occasionally punting for a few more) but I have never felt the need to post till now.

Backstory to this - I placed a reverse booking for an hour and a half on the other site and it was responded to by the escort in question. The day before the booking, she cancels and we decide to rearrange it as an overnight for tonight.

Over the three weeks, we have been in regular contact and we met in a pub this evening just north of the M25 as planned, had some drinks and went for a meal. We then comeback to hotel and sorted the money (£600) she goes to make a call to her cousin (I figure to count money, etc.) and she has disappeared.

Her profile on the other site is now gone, herphone is going to voicemail and she has left me here with her handbag, a half drunk drink and a very sour tastein my mouth.

Clearly, I have been the victim of a scam/confidence trickster/etc. and I should probably have seen it coming but is there anything I can do? Basically, I am a student so probably couldn't afford this in the first placebo what I want to know is do the police act on reports like this and how discrete are they?

One very miffed and upset heartened punter,

G

 

 that is really a horrible experience. Scamsters are there everywhere. Once when i was trying to book a lady called 'blowjobquuen' on the purple site i sent her and email to see if she does late bookings on Wednesday nights( outcalls ). She replied back she is happy to do it but she wants the money at the door and she need to give the money to her driver who is waiting in the car park. I thought this was a potential scam and i never contacted her again. 

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Thanks for the replies everyone.

As for reporting it, I am about an hour and a half from my home area ( so add to the £600 travel, hotel, the drinks and meal and all the little extras and it is probably closer to £750 :( ).

You have said the police may be sympathetic, but how discrete are they likely to be? I need to decide if I am going to report this soon as I will be leaving the area before 2 today.

Identification wise, I have photos of her, phone number (tho it is still off), her handbag which still has some stuff in by the looks of it and a glass which probably has her DNA. I know the police won't invest a lot of time in this, but is it worth taking this to them?

Thanks,

G

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Sorry to hear this, good luck with whatever you do.

 

My 'scam' experience has been rather different, almost commical.

 

In late Dec., a new lady appeared on my saved searches. I e-mailed her and got a quick response with a mobile number.

 

We exchanged e-mails for a couple of days, these confirmed her services, costs and availability.

 

After some 30 or texts and given that it was school holidays and no meeting was possiblle,  we started chatting about life in general, about her life, her wishes, etc.

 

Then her children went back to school and we agreed a meeting and I made a booking.

 

Then her youngest Boy went down sick and there were Doctors visits, Hospital trips etc.

 

I kept in touch and offered help. I knew where 'she' 'lived' and even drove past and checked out the area.

 

'She' never confirmed the booking yet has 7 feedback from punters with their own feedback. I started to get suspicious...

 

'We' spoke once and she sounded good, but otherwise it was text or AW e-mails.

 

Then She dropped her phone.

 

Then she couldn't take calls or send texts as her poorly Boy was asleep on her lap.

 

Then the School was closed (which it was for Fri and Mon, but not for the Tue, which she claimed)...

 

At this stage we were chatting quite happily about ourselves and she agreed a meeting Thur morning after which we would chat, go through her profile (She wanted help with this from a punters point of view), I would take some pictures or even a video and load them into her profile.

 

I received a face picture from her that seemed to match those body shots.

 

Then She remembered that She had a solicitors appointment to discuss custody of her two boys...

 

But we still agreed that we could meet after her appointment.

 

And still I went along with it, albeit expecting it to be cancelled.

 

Which it was.

 

So, one final attempt, 09:30 YEsterday. I even sent a text and e-mail saying good morning.

 

Nothing. My text of 'In was nearly fun, how many others were in on this' was ignored as was my AW e=mail.

 

So, unless there has been some sudden and urgent crisis, I have been well and truly wound up!

 

Was it a Wife found out by ther partner?

Was it a hairy arsed trucker and his mates having a laught?

Was it a young person having a laugh?

 

Whatever, I am dissapointed, down a little but not out. Its not cost me any time or money.

 

I still harbour a little hope that it wasn't a wind up: I'm not going to contact her by any means.

 

Then what if I get a text 'Sorry about that, Dad read one of my e-mails, can we still meet'?

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Hi Polyp,

That does sound like a time waster and I have had my share of those!

What I experienced seemed to have been practiced and I doubt I was the first. We spent quite a while talking by text and got to know each other (or so I thought) and then when we met the discussions continued with her remembering things we were texting about from 3 weeks ago. It all seemed so genuine and I think that is what has really got me a d put me off!

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Going back to the op experience.....

 

It is a vile practice but a method of convincing the victim of the sincerity of the scammer a coat or handbag is left in the room while she buggers off with the cash but the coat can be an old one or a  £4 charity shop buy.... the bag the same with a few old feminine bits of rubbish in it.

 

I am surprised that someone who has punted several times before would allow a woman to leave the premises with the money before an appointment even begins. In the excitement of the moment though I suppose any doubts it is an honest women would fly out of the window.

 

Where did she go to make this call to her cousin? Why could she not make the call from the bathroom (bad signal?) or in the bedroom and you (the client) pop into the bathroom to give her some privacy.  

 

Reporting it to the police may be good advice but any man doing that would have to give his name and address.... how many would be ok to do that?

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I'm no lawyer but my understanding is that she has committed no crime.  Despite prostitution being basically legal in this country, paying for sexual services still constitutes an immoral contract under law.  That means that once you hand over the money she is under no obligation to provide such services and if she just pockets the cash and walks away then she has done nothing illegal.  If the money is freely given then, in the eyes of the law, it is just as if you had given her a present which is hers to do with as she pleases.  I think many police officers would sympathise but they would tell you there is nothing they can do.

But, as I say, I am no lawyer so my understanding may be wholly wrong.

 

The old "animus furandi" ended in 1968, with the Theft Act - I don't think that the problem is with an immoral contract (that means you can't sue in the County Court for specific performance, or the return of the money), but it is that the OP "gave" her the money - she didn't appropriate it.

 

Whether it might be possible to construct an offence out of one of the new fangled successors of the old pecuniary advantage by deception, I don't know

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Hi.

 

       Firstly sorryto hear you have been scammed, the feeling of being let down on an overnight booking is awfull, I know as I was the victim myself, your first reaction is what went on, is the escort okay, and then as the penny drops you feel so angry for letting yourself be scammed,, and then the shit really kicks in.

 

       Best thing to avoid futher remorse or heartache, is to try and get over it quickly, and going to the police aint going to do that.

 

       Best thing is to try to let it go, and get on with real life, hold your head up as your better than the low life who scammed you, one of these days she will do this to the wrong person, and thats not going to help I know, but might make her aware of what she did.

 

       Dont involve the police, as in honesty you handed over the money to her and no crime was committed. just learn from it, and try to move on.

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Going back to the op experience.....

 

It is a vile practice but a method of convincing the victim of the sincerity of the scammer a coat or handbag is left in the room while she buggers off with the cash but the coat can be an old one or a  £4 charity shop buy.... the bag the same with a few old feminine bits of rubbish in it.

The bag actually seems to be a branded one but yes, it seems to have a couple of tampons, some cigarettes and a mans sock(? :|) in it.

 

I am surprised that someone who has punted several times before would allow a woman to leave the premises with the money before an appointment even begins. In the excitement of the moment though I suppose any doubts it is an honest women would fly out of the window.

 

 

She is a smoker, the room is no smoking and we had spent about 3 hours together having drinks, a meal and a lot of talk. We were sort of in that situation of knowing each other and, tbh, we had talked about the whole scam thing as she said she had had a bad experience where she ended up doing an overnight and the guy had no cash and I told here about the other time I had been scammed.

Yes, I have been a bit stupid but is was my first over night and we had a lot of "trust building" up to it.

Where did she go to make this call to her cousin? Why could she not make the call from the bathroom (bad signal?) or in the bedroom and you (the client) pop into the bathroom to give her some privacy.  

 

She went for a smoke at the same time.

 

Reporting it to the police may be good advice but any man doing that would have to give his name and address.... how many would be ok to do that?

That is what I am concerned about. Ok, it's not my home police force but how much of a stigma is there there days?

As for being no crime, ok it may be an immoral contract but surely iris a form of fraud? Or deception? Promising something as a way of getting ash then doing a runner

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The bag actually seems to be a branded one but yes, it seems to have a couple of tampons, some cigarettes and a mans sock(? :|) in it.     She is a smoker, the room is no smoking and we had spent about 3 hours together having drinks, a meal and a lot of talk. We were sort of in that situation of knowing each other and, tbh, we had talked about the whole scam thing as she said she had had a bad experience where she ended up doing an overnight and the guy had no cash and I told here about the other time I had been scammed. Yes, I have been a bit stupid but is was my first over night and we had a lot of "trust building" up to it. She went for a smoke at the same time.   That is what I am concerned about. Ok, it's not my home police force but how much of a stigma is there there days? As for being no crime, ok it may be an immoral contract but surely iris a form of fraud? Or deception? Promising something as a way of getting ash then doing a runner

Some police forces are very good, respect the need for discretion especially where they want to stop further crimes, or obtain a conviction.

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Some police forces are very good, respect the need for discretion especially where they want to stop further crimes, or obtain a conviction.

Has anyone had any experience with Herts police?

Tbh, I may chalk fit up to experience and see if I can tussle up some cash to have a good punt today with a girl I know...

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As for being no crime, ok it may be an immoral contract but surely iris a form of fraud? Or deception? Promising something as a way of getting ash then doing a runner

 

Yes, it is fraud (Fraud Act 2006).

 

You can report it to the police but I very much doubt that they'll investigate it. They don't have the time or the resources. The CPS aren't going to prosecute.There's no evidence. It's all your word against hers.

 

If you do make a complaint to the police then it'll all go on the computer and your name will be forever linked to prostitutes and prostitution.

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can you name the WG's so that others can be aware of this scamster and be wise. 

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If you do make a complaint to the police then it'll all go on the computer and your name will be forever linked to prostitutes and prostitution.

And that's a problem I would like to avoid...

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can you name the WG's so that others can be aware of this scamster and be wise. 

Am I allowed to? I thout I wasn't allowed to name AW girls?

Also, will it do any good? She has removed her profile and no doubt the name she gave me was a fake. Her phone is back on now, but still no contact from her.

I am prepared to post name (aw and given) photo and number if it is permitted? I also have some other details which may or may not be true/consistent

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Dont get the police involved, if a police car parks outside your door while you are spoken to, what do you tell your noisey neighbours, will it be a friendly officer!, what if its a male and female officer they send, do you think they aint going to laugh at you behind your back!, maybe you will be lucky and get a friendly PO, but dont bet on it.

 

and like has already been said, you name will go on a computer about it,

 

Just let it go is the best advice, and to say what happens within the forum is about as far as you can take it without something leaking out, name and shame is your best way of not getting her to do the same thing to someone else.

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Dont get the police involved, if a police car parks outside your door while you are spoken to, what do you tell your noisey neighbours, will it be a friendly officer!, what if its a male and female officer they send, do you think they aint going to laugh at you behind your back!, maybe you will be lucky and get a friendly PO, but dont bet on it.

 

and like has already been said, you name will go on a computer about it,

 

Just let it go is the best advice, and to say what happens within the forum is about as far as you can take it without something leaking out, name and shame is your best way of not getting her to do the same thing to someone else.

Currently in a hotel an hour and a half from where I live so no issues on neighbours ;). I was actually thinking of going into the local plod shop if I report it and give them the bag.

Other option I suppose, has any one tried crimestoppers for escort related crime?

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Hi.

 

       Firstly sorryto hear you have been scammed, the feeling of being let down on an overnight booking is awfull, I know as I was the victim myself, your first reaction is what went on, is the escort okay, and then as the penny drops you feel so angry for letting yourself be scammed,, and then the shit really kicks in.

 

       Best thing to avoid futher remorse or heartache, is to try and get over it quickly, and going to the police aint going to do that.

 

       Best thing is to try to let it go, and get on with real life, hold your head up as your better than the low life who scammed you, one of these days she will do this to the wrong person, and thats not going to help I know, but might make her aware of what she did.

 

       Dont involve the police, as in honesty you handed over the money to her and no crime was committed. just learn from it, and try to move on.

And that is how people like this can continue to scam people if people give them tacit approval by not reporting it.

You can't assume that nothing would be done, or whether they have been keeping tabs on these people in the area and gathering information.

I'll wager if you dropped £600 in the street you wouldn't be in two minds to pop into the cop shop to let them know. even if you thought that it being found and handed in was very remote.

Anyway, its the OP's decision and what he feels is the best course of action, so I wish him well in that.

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Hi all,

I've been reading these forums for a few years (and occasionally punting for a few more) but I have never felt the need to post till now.

Backstory to this - I placed a reverse booking for an hour and a half on the other site and it was responded to by the escort in question. The day before the booking, she cancels and we decide to rearrange it as an overnight for tonight.

Over the three weeks, we have been in regular contact and we met in a pub this evening just north of the M25 as planned, had some drinks and went for a meal. We then comeback to hotel and sorted the money (£600) she goes to make a call to her cousin (I figure to count money, etc.) and she has disappeared.

Her profile on the other site is now gone, herphone is going to voicemail and she has left me here with her handbag, a half drunk drink and a very sour tastein my mouth.

Clearly, I have been the victim of a scam/confidence trickster/etc. and I should probably have seen it coming but is there anything I can do? Basically, I am a student so probably couldn't afford this in the first placebo what I want to know is do the police act on reports like this and how discrete are they?

One very miffed and upset heartened punter,

G

Learn from the mistake. Read the forums, do some research. Have you considered a GF instead of a hooker?

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Learn from the mistake. Read the forums, do some research. Have you considered a GF instead of a hooker?

Sounds really bad this - I have one who I love dearly BUT the sex can be a little lacking and infrequent as we are some distance apart for months at a time

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Please name and shame this con artiste. Others may well fall for it like you did, and helping them avoid this situation will be one thing you can do to make yourself feel a little better about the whole mess.

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