Thai bride scam...

I have TWO mates like this!
One is a big fat sometimes ex coke addict courier rider from London who married a girl in the Philippines when she got preggy with a baby girl, now a 8 yr old kid, he sends them money regularly and occasionally goes over with more pressies* and to get his end away. I hope to god she goes on top. Anyway he says he's Indian and knows how the 3rd world works.
And as everything has to be in the wife's name, the retirement house will be. As will the Sig226 he plans to buy. So... he's paying for his own murder weapon? Sounds like a plan I guess?

Two is actually a really nice bloke, got a little family money behind him, dumped his insane screeching harpy of a Swiss woman for a younger more amenable Thai hairdresser. Also a baby girl on the scene, now (admittedly a seriously cute) toddler with her fingers in everything, (including his marmite stash).
They've moved back to her village up north where he's building a house, which will be daughter's when he passes. When that will be I know not. Yeah it's his wife's family's land.

Both of them evangelised to me and have said have said I should hook up over there, as have their "wives" via skype calls as apparently I don't look my age. Which is true. I look like a chimp with alopecia.
To be fair I understand prescription glasses are very expensive over there and maybe lots of oriental women have a thing for semi shaved monkeys.

It's just that, on top of the points that have already been made there's the whole risibly obvious "being with a girl young enough to be my daughter" cliche. I rather suspect it looks the same over there as well.

*Because the kid had washed the previous el cheapo tablet he bought her. In the sink. With lots of soap. Honestly who the **** gives a toddler unsupervised access to a tablet?
 

Poppycock

War Hero
I remember reading a while ago about the scam whereby middle aged English blokes get married to attractive young Thai brides, as part of a long scam.

I've recently noted an old mate of mine seems to have fallen into this very demographic; he's nice enough but no Brad Pitt, and she has him hook, line and sinker.

She looks to be a fair bit younger, and rather easy on the eye.

I recall mention of one combat indicator of the scam - get married, get UK residency, then get divorced and fleece him - is the visit of a "brother" from Thailand.

While there has been no "brother", I note that her "father" has recently made a visit. This has worried me.

Anyone else aware of this? If she is already married in Thailand, presumably her UK wedding is void - but how can that be proven?

( No, its not me, you cheekies)
I know of 4-associates who've done the Thai bride / permanent girlfriend thing - none of them ended well

The worst was the one who moved to Koh Samui - he was found in his shower with a stomach stab wound [edited to correct: 'gaping' to 'stab'). He bleed to death I think, and the death certificate said he fell on a stick while walking home drunk.

I think they're lovely (LBBs), but I wouldn't stay with one longer than it takes to have a soapy massage these days; not worth the myther.
 
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To be fair I understand prescription glasses are very expensive over there and maybe lots of oriental women have a thing for semi shaved monkeys.
I believe they have a thing for rich semi shaved monkeys.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
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I knew a fella, bit of an odd creature, he went off to Thailand and left his partner here ( who had pretty much bankrolled him the lazy git) to start a new career in Thailand ,he started ignoring her calls and left lots of bills behind that she ended up paying

a big tall dopey mummys boy, and a know it all

he was tupping a teenage girl over there , his partner wanted all of his stuff out of the rented garages ( another of his pipe dreams) , as she was paying the rent, I helped her out with it, cleared them so she could hand them back.
he left loads of carpentry tools behind, lots of specialist woodworking stuff ( that she had paid for)
I offered to clean and PAT test everything, advertise and sell it and charge 50 percent, quite reasonable given the amount of time involved

It was all stashed in her garage for safekeeping, blow me , after 18 months away he turns up 3 days later, despite moaning about being broke ( she stopped subbing him) said the tools were worth tens of thousdands !! and I was going to scam him

he packed all of his tools, and arranged a large crate to send them to Thailand
cost him lots, she told him she was not paying

months later he goes to pick up his crate
totally empty !
not unusual I hear

then the text messages and emails begging for money
I told her to tell him to F*** off he had already cost her about 30 grand

he kept telling her that he was being followed everywhere, always a family member with him, never left alone

then he died in an accident

doctors blamed a health condition, but it seems it was all arranged, as he had run out of money, and they had drained his bank account with some dodgy deals

Frankly it was the best outcome
She nearly lost her house over him
the big dopey mummys boy
 
I only know two guys, both good friends of mine (one a cousin of mine) who married Thai girls, both have long, extremely happy, marriages, both live in the UK.
Both ladies are from decent families and are wonderful people, one of whom opened and is running a very successful business in the UK.
 

Ritch

LE
It was all stashed in her garage for safekeeping, blow me , after 18 months away he turns up 3 days later, despite moaning about being broke ( she stopped subbing him) said the tools were worth tens of thousdands !! and I was going to scam him
I genuinely couldn't make head nor tail of that.
 
And he is sorely missed. :-(
18 year old triggerigger shacked up with the Topless barmaid from the bottoms up club for 3 weeks in 1984 . I wish my memory was better . I just paid for food and drinks and some clothes and shoes.
Staying in a flat with a communal kitchen ,all a bit of a blur . I had a room at krb and occasionally stayed in HMS Tamar with some fusiliers I drank with . Working on the masts on tamoShan and the dish's on the police station on the peak . Somehow I thought this was how life would continue . It did a bit ,but at some point 30 odd years later I found myself pat testing in Slough and suddenly thought "how the **** did that happen" She dodged a bullet mind .
 
18 year old triggerigger shacked up with the Topless barmaid from the bottoms up club for 3 weeks in 1984 . I wish my memory was better . I just paid for food and drinks and some clothes and shoes.
Staying in a flat with a communal kitchen ,all a bit of a blur . I had a room at krb and occasionally stayed in HMS Tamar with some fusiliers I drank with . Working on the masts on tamoShan and the dish's on the police station on the peak . Somehow I thought this was how life would continue . It did a bit ,but at some point 30 odd years later I found myself pat testing in Slough and suddenly thought "how the **** did that happen" She dodged a bullet mind .
The Bottoms Up night club is long gone. Were you staying in the Chungking mansions? Always had a reputation as being dodgy.

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The Bottoms Up night club is long gone. Were you staying in the Chungking mansions? Always had a reputation as being dodgy.

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Possibly, that's where the fake watches came from . Definitely went in there a couple of times . HK was/is an entire other world . Good pics . Ned Kelly's Nathan road live market mtr and the star ferry . I wish I'd paid more attention .
 
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