American Girl Tells Her Story of How She Scammed the Scammers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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American Girl Tells Her Story of How She Scammed the Scammers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:36 pm

I was in one of my Google trances and somehow ended up on a blog by an American lady who shares her experience about her ordeal with the infamous Filipino Blackjack Scammers.

Unlike the other blog I linked to a few days ago, which sucked pretty badly, I happen to like this lady's blog.

Her story happened last year, but there are quite a few comments from people who say the exact same scam has happened to them recently, some even mentioning that they were drugged.

The blog is called "This American Girl"


Surrounded by strangers, at night, alone, in a sketchy neighborhood on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, I had just realized I was in the midst of an elaborate scam.

It all began on the river at sunset.

Like a watering hole in the Sahara, animals with all spots and stripes congregate along the Tonle Sap River at sunset in sweltering Phnom Penh.

I dodged flying soccer balls passed between teenagers and watched curiously while older men used a playground of exercise equipment and women flung half-heartedly to orchestrated dance aerobics.


Suddenly aware that every person around me in this enclosed, isolated space had a cruel intention I began to panic. Seriously panic. Worse than I ever had in my life.  But no matter how terrified I was I knew that I needed to save my face by letting them save theirs.


We reached the bottom of the stairs and when I glanced down at the motorbike diagonally parked on the maroon checkered tiles, that image conjured only what I can describe as intense déjà vu. A voice inside me said, “You’ve been here before and something very bad happens.”

"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

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