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The Chicken (Hooker) Scam by John Abbot & Anonymous

In China the word for “hooker” or “prostitute”, when said in Chinese Mandarin, sounds a lot like the word “Chicken”, so the Chinese when speaking English, and all us foreigners too, call prostitutes “chickens”. And on dating websites around the world, the Chicken Scam is one to watch out for. Here’s what happened to one of our members who shall remain “Anonymous”.

Anonymous spotted a lady member on the website who he was quite attracted to. Her username was “hot222” and she wrote this under “About Me”: “I am a sexy and very beautiful single chinese lady. 174cm. I'm kind hearted, mature, open mind, Loves to make friends and have fun. pretty happy with my life, I live in beijing. china. would like to meet nice men for friendship fun and more.” Under “Ideal Match” she wrote: “Looking for: Gentlemen visiting Beijing for mutual enjoyment and good company”. Now you may think that the wording of her message was mildly suspicious, and so did Anonymous, but when you think you’ve found a great looking girl who likes “friendship, fun and more” you tend to quickly overlook these little signs. He thought about it but put those thoughts aside.
 
This is Hot222 (or is it?).
 
Anonymous says himself “A few things made me a bit suspicious, one was her profile, she said things like wanting to meet guys who are coming into Beijing for holidays for good times and maybe more (or something like that), I just thought her profile didn't really sound like a Chinese girl looking for a relationship… I was a little suspicious, but thought I would give her the benefit of the doubt”.
 
Anonymous contacted hot222 as he was staying in Beijing at the time and after receiving her phone number in an email he spoke to her and arranged a meeting. However, Anonymous was looking for a serious long term relationship and luckily he did not go into his meeting with hot222 with his eyes closed, he kept his head about him.
 
When they met he thought that while she was very attractive, she wasn’t the girl in the photo posted on our website. In his own words, “… when I met her I wasn't certain that it wasn't her in the photo, she only had one photo on the site and so is hard to be sure, she was tall and attractive like she had said on her profile.  I also assumed that it was a professional photo, with professional make up etc and so maybe it was her.  I didn't ask her about it as I had figured out fairly quickly that she was not what I was looking for and so didn't really see the point in asking.  When I got back I had a look at the photo again and her facial features just looked different.  I guess it is possible that it is her in the photo, but a very good photo and maybe a little airbrushing, but I really don't think so”.
 
Here’s how Anonymous sums up their meeting:
 
“I contacted her through the website, she gave me a phone number and I called her on the phone and we talked.  It turns out she lives quite close to me in Beijing, so we organized to meet on Saturday at a shopping centre near both of us.  We met and had dinner together, I was a little suspicious over dinner as she was telling me that I shouldn't marry a Chinese girl as they are all a little crazy.  I thought that was a strange thing to say when we met on a dating site and she is a Chinese girl!  She also told me that she was getting 100 emails a day from guys, mostly overseas saying they are coming to Beijing in August or November etc.
 
As we finished dinner and I paid the check, she said, quite out of the blue, she was horny and that we should have a good time together.  I was a bit shocked and surprised, and said are you saying what I think you are saying?  She then asked if I wanted to go back to her place? I said I thought that was a bit fast.  She said I can make you crazy, we just need to talk about how much money I have to give her.  At that point I told her I am not interested in that and we both left the restaurant.  As we were leaving and walking away, she kept trying to persuade me, saying she could give a really good blow job, very cheap etc, etc..... I just told her I wasn't interested, I want to meet real people for a relationship, not pay for sex, and we went our separate ways.”
 
Hot222 turned out to be a chicken plying her trade, and believe me there are lots of them on every dating site. As soon as Anonymous figured it out he blew her off.  He says “…turns out my suspicions were right, but no one got hurt, no money changed hands… seems she is using the site (CLM) to set up 'dates' with guys who are travelling to Beijing. Other’s might have thought “What the heck. I’m here now, let’s have some fun!” Everyone is different and we at CLM are not here to judge anyone, but we are trying to protect our members, so we need to go a little deeper into the possible agenda of hot222.
 
The problem isn’t that hot222 is a chicken. Chickens have a right to seek a normal marriage with a normal guy just like everyone else does. The problem is when they are not totally transparent about it. Of course, if hot222 had specifically posted on our website that she was looking for money for sex she would have automatically been in breach of our rules that a member cannot commercialize her membership (she or he cannot be on CLM for the purpose of making money) so she would not have been approved or accepted. So she disguised her intent in cleverly ambiguous language. She was on CLM seeking “friendship, fun and more”. The words “and more” could mean “money for sex” but on CLM they are used by a lot of our members to mean just the opposite, to mean “a long term relationship”. How many profiles do you see that say the member is looking for “friendship or more”, or a “boyfriend or more”? Many thousands of our members use “or more” to say they want more than to be friends, they want a real lifelong partner or spouse.
 
So some of the “hot222’s” get on the website through a clever subterfuge, and they meet a nice guy like Anonymous. And this is where it can get dangerous and where hot222’s lack of honesty and transparency can represent a genuine danger to you, dear Member. Because if you notice, hot222 didn’t start to really ply her trade until Anonymous had decided she wasn’t what he was looking for and was no doubt giving off those kind of vibes. They went through several telephone calls and an entire dinner without her mentioning that she was only interested in being paid for sex.
 
But what if Anonymous had really liked her and continued to give her the “benefit of the doubt”. What if he had continued to see her as a great potential life mate and she had seen him as the same? What if her agenda is to meet the guys and let matters run their course, see if she really likes the guy and he seems to really like her? If it isn’t going to work, she can go for the money, but if things look promising she can just start talking about her job in an office, or as a bar hostess, or whatever else she wants to pretend to be. And two years later her new foreign guy and she can be living back in the USA, UK or wherever, and he still will be totally unaware that she was a chicken.
 
I am not saying no one should marry a chicken, but I am saying that it should obviously be a marriage of choice, not a marriage formed of deceit and ignorance. And that to me is the real danger of the “Chicken Scam”. If this woman is prepared to enter into a marriage with you under such incredibly false pretences, then you can bet she will be scamming you for the rest of your life. And that is why at CLM we want you to report them so we can place them in Scammer Prison where they belong and where “hot222” now resides. Click here…
 


From: Original         Author: John Abbot & Anonymous         Time: 3/5/2010 4:15:48 PM

 
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