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Scammers apologetically blackmail Vietnamese restaurant with 1-star reviews for gift cards

  • Chicago Vietnamese restaurant Sochi Saigonese, named on Michelin’s 2022 Bib Gourmand list, is the latest target of scammers threatening one-star reviews unless given a gift card.
  • According to an employee who posted to a private Facegroup group for members of the Chicago hospitality industry, Sochi has been overwhelmed with a flood of one-star Google reviews over the past ten days.
  • Last Wednesday morning, the employee wrote that owners Chinh Pham and Son Do received an email from an individual demanding a $75 Google Play gift card to put an end to the storm of negative ratings.
  • As reviewed by Eater, the email reads, “We sincerely apologize for our actions, and would not want to harm your business but we have no other choice,” adding, “The fact is that we live in India and see no other way to survive.”

Chicago Vietnamese restaurant Sochi Saigonese, named on Michelin’s 2022 Bib Gourmand list, is the latest target of scammers threatening one-star reviews unless given a gift card. 

According to an employee who posted to a private Facebook group for members of the Chicago hospitality industry, Sochi has been overwhelmed with a flood of one-star Google reviews over the past 10 days. 

Blackpink stans call on YG Ent to protect Jennie from Filipino scammer’s billboard date invite

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Fans have expressed concern after a self-confessed scammer from the Philippines bought two giant billboards to ask Blackpink member Jennie out on a date.

Desperate call for attention: Social media influencer Christian Albert Gaza, 28, also known as Xian Gaza, set up the billboards with his photo near the office of Blackpink’s management agency YG Entertainment in Seoul, reported Rappler.

‘Most Hated German in Thailand’ Goes to South Korea After Being Blacklisted By Thai Officials

Benjamin Holst, considered to be the “Most Hated German in Thailand,” is now in South Korea after being blacklisted by Thai immigration.

Holst tried to board a flight from Zurich to Laos on Tuesday via Thai Airways. However, the airline did not let the man board the plane, citing that Thai immigration had blacklisted him from entering the country, The Nation reported.

American Woman Goes to Malaysia to Meet Online Lover, Gets Brutally Scammed

An elderly American woman recently went to Malaysia expecting to come face-to-face with the “dashing construction tycoon” she met online, only to discover that her internet romance was part of an elaborate scam.

The 77-year-old unnamed victim, who went all the way from the U.S., said she met a man on social media who would regularly send her sweet messages via email. Little did she know that she was being played by con artists who wanted to extort money from her.

Thai Woman’s Fake Trip to Japan Scam Leaves 2,000 Customers Stranded at Bangkok Airport

Thia police have arrested Pasit Arinchayapit who allegedly scammed thousands of tourists by promising a trip to Japan for the Songkran Festival and left them stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand.

Police also detained Pasit’s mother and relatives, all of whom were unidentified, at a department store in the southern province of Ranong on Wednesday, according to AsiaOne.

Craigslister Warns of Asian Woman Running $1,300 MacBook Pro Scam in Los Angeles

A Craigslist user is warning everyone in the Los Angeles area to be wary of a MacBook Pro scammer.

According to the post, the victim agreed to meet in a public place to purchase the brand new MacBook Pro sealed in its box. After the transaction had taken place the buyer attempted to open the box, which led to the woman frantically yelling and returning the money.