The gay scene is dominated by the young and beautiful and sadly there are many who use their youth as a tool to deceive silver daddies (mature men with grey hair) for financial gain.
My personality type is to look for the best in people and I have no regrets in being kind and generous to those in need. Good intentions lead to positive outcomes……or do they?
In 2018, after being befriended by an intelligent 25 year old man with a charismatic personality and a cheeky smile, I was drawn into his world with stories of misfortune and disadvantage. As immigrants, his family struggled when his father passed away shortly after arriving in Australia. He was the only male with 3 young sisters and was unable to pursue his medical studies in order to work and support his family. It was evident that his potential was being smothered by obligation and it became my mission to help him get his life back on track. I was prepared to take on more debt in order to help him with food, rent, transport, medical expenses and studies.
I am certain that you have now assumed, after reading the above, that this was a sexual relationship, however this was not the case. I truly took on the role of father, carer and mentor, or so I thought?
After losing my job in March 2019 a friend took me away for two weeks to collect my thoughts. While away, communications from my young friend suddenly stopped. Upon returning home I was unable to reach him or locate him. After several days of no contact, I feared something serious had happened to him, even possibly death, therefore I googled his name hoping to find clues or answers.
What I did uncover was a world of lies and deception as profiles appeared with information contradicting stories, he had told me. Friends started contacting me telling me how he had stolen from them and further stories of false identity, fraud, prostitution and drug dealing began to unfold. I was soon to discover my savings had been accessed and spyware had been installed on my mobile phone. I was left standing as a foolish, gullible and stupid old man trying to make sense of it all?
And that brings me up to today. It has now been 8 weeks since losing my job and no source of income as a result. I have not yet had success in acquiring a replacement job and although I have registered for unemployment benefits, my request is yet to be approved. With rent, gas and electricity to pay and several financial institutions chasing me for payment, life has become a struggle. I am eternally grateful to friends and family who have assisted in small ways, but my stupidity is no longer their burden to bear. My request is for a rescue package of $5,000 to help get my debt in order and to pay back friends and family.
Thank you for reading and kind regards,