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Catfish Off The Table


ian80au

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Recently after a review I posted about a very pleasant session with a lady from the other side of the Tasman I made a comment saying that it was great even if one of her fellow country people had broken my heart earlier this year. One of the comments posted was asking if I could elaborate in a blog.

 

To be honest there isn’t really much to tell. I had been corresponding with a “lady” I had met on a dating site and had got to a point where I was going to make a trip to meet them. It was during the Auckland Nines as it was an event we were both going to be at and enjoy. Everything about it felt right. I travelled across the Tasman to meet this person only to get flaked. It was on Day 2 of the footy that realisation dawned on me that I had been played for a mug.

 

For the record I wasn’t bombarding them by any means. In fact, I believe I was quite measured. But the fact that she stopped replying to my messages and didn’t answer my 2 attempted phone calls. I got the message so to speak.

 

Even though I wasn’t due to travel home until the Wednesday of that week I was so upset by the whole experience that that Sunday Night I just wanted to come home. I wouldn’t have been able to get any money back from what had already been booked and paid for. So I tried to make the best of a bad situation. So I went for a drive on the Monday to get out of the city.

 

To top things off on my last night over there I had a bingle in the hotel car park.

 

Since then I've had a few people say to me that this was a Catfish. Looking back on it, it seems this is exactly what happened. Financially and emotionally I'm still dealing with the fallout from it. Nearly $4000 down the drain for a trip I wasn’t going to take if it weren’t meeting this person.

Hard to have been living like a recluse since then trying to save my money and recoup that loss. Taking longer than expected.

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Sorry to hear you got scammed mate....cheer yousrself up with a good punt..

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So you are Aussie and went to New Zealand to meet Regis girl?

 

You had arranged to go with her to the rugby? What else did you pay for/arrange etc?

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Sorry to hear about your experience. At least they didn’t actually scam your money directly and you just lost your travel expenses. Did you have any punts whilst on NZ to blow off some steam? Kiwi girls are some of the best I’ve punted with!

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On 16/11/2017 at 9:42 PM, Emma English said:

So you are Aussie and went to New Zealand to meet Regis girl?

 

You had arranged to go with her to the rugby? What else did you pay for/arrange etc?

Just the trip

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