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    I have a friend who helps me with the groceries and I buy diapers and milk for his baby. Earlier this year he signed a contract though Orange. After two months he realized he couldn't afford all the bells and whistles of having Internet, etc on his phone and cut it off. The balance of what he used was paid to Orange. Everything seemed fine.

    Now he is saying (3 months later) that a lawyer keeps calling insisting that he has to pay 2800 pesos and that he will not be able to get a job if he doesn't as the jobs will see that he had signed contract with Orange and couldn't fulfill it. He is of course is asking me for the money. I am suspicious.

    What do you guys think?

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    Why not go down to the Orange store directly with him, and look at the bill yourself--verify if it is true or not. This is what i would do, and its what any smart dominican would do in your same situation. whatever you do, do not hand cash money to someone without verifying what they are telling you is true or not.

    ...And one more thing, never, ever just hand some unemployed dominican cash and expect it is going to whatever excuse they are giving you.

    FRank

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJS73 View Post
    I have a friend who helps me with the groceries and I buy diapers and milk for his baby. Earlier this year he signed a contract though Orange. After two months he realized he couldn't afford all the bells and whistles of having Internet, etc on his phone and cut it off. The balance of what he used was paid to Orange. Everything seemed fine.

    Now he is saying (3 months later) that a lawyer keeps calling insisting that he has to pay 2800 pesos and that he will not be able to get a job if he doesn't as the jobs will see that he had signed contract with Orange and couldn't fulfill it. He is of course is asking me for the money. I am suspicious.

    What do you guys think?

    Orange puts people up in Data Credito if they have some balance pending; I know this lady who was put up there for only a $15 peso balance, so what your friend is saying might be true. I don't know, though, if that will prevent him from getting a job, because not all employers check people's credit.

    Anyway, I'd go with him to Orange to find out the truth. If you can't go with him, make him give you his cedula number and account/contract info so you can call yourself.

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    Total crap. Half of the Dominicans living here owe money to companies. You really think because a guy owes $70 to Orange he can never work here again?

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    Strange that after 3 months the lawyer knows at what number to reach him.

    If he's asking you to lend him the money and he'll pay you back when he gets a job,forget it! you'll never see it.It happened to me a few times until I learned that to lend in the DR
    really means to give.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJS73 View Post
    I have a friend who helps me with the groceries and I buy diapers and milk for his baby. Earlier this year he signed a contract though Orange. After two months he realized he couldn't afford all the bells and whistles of having Internet, etc on his phone and cut it off. The balance of what he used was paid to Orange. Everything seemed fine.

    Now he is saying (3 months later) that a lawyer keeps calling insisting that he has to pay 2800 pesos and that he will not be able to get a job if he doesn't as the jobs will see that he had signed contract with Orange and couldn't fulfill it. He is of course is asking me for the money. I am suspicious.

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    Of course he is asking you for the money who else what he ask? I remember you I think you live in Colonial Zone no? Make your friend UNDERSTAND you have a budget just like everyone else. If you do not correct this it can become very dangerous.

    BTW If it turns out to be not true about the phone bill, this guy is no longer friend.

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    He is an artist .......as in scam

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJS73 View Post
    I have a friend who helps me with the groceries and I buy diapers and milk for his baby. Earlier this year he signed a contract though Orange. After two months he realized he couldn't afford all the bells and whistles of having Internet, etc on his phone and cut it off. The balance of what he used was paid to Orange. Everything seemed fine.

    Now he is saying (3 months later) that a lawyer keeps calling insisting that he has to pay 2800 pesos and that he will not be able to get a job if he doesn't as the jobs will see that he had signed contract with Orange and couldn't fulfill it. He is of course is asking me for the money. I am suspicious.

    What do you guys think?

    To answer your post question, YES!! YOU ARE BEING LIED TO. You said, you are suspicious. Your suspicious mind is correct. I suspect that you are a nice, caring, compasionate person who probably will not be able to sleep at night at the very thought that you might be able to solve someone's problem, and chose not to.

    Unfortunately for you, your friend, that you have already been buying diapers and milk for, also knows this. Since you know he is lying to you, but you are too nice to tell him, NO. Just lie to him, and tell him, you do not have the money.

    No matter what questions you ask him about that bill, he will have some b/s answer or explanation for you. BE STRONG.

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    Was he lying??
    Just one question,
    "Were His Lips Moving"????????????????????
    Believe you me, "Back-In-The-Day", I USED to help every Dominicano with a "Good Story", MOST of us did.
    "Sick",mother,father,child,husband. brother, sister,them!
    Rent,tuition,food, celular,if they can think it up, they will ask you for it!
    You just need to step back and ask yourself a few questions.
    Would you even be considering giving money to people who are really nothing more than strangers at worst, accuantences at best, in your home country???
    Who did they ask before you came along?
    What makes you think you need to be responsible for their poor decisions?
    Now don't get me wrong, I got a ton of Good P##sy" when I was the "Go To Guy" for dozens of young "Dominicanas".
    So unless the guy gives you Great H##d" stop handing over your money.
    And, there are millions of Dominicans who actually buy their own "Leche" and "Pamper"!
    He had the kid,NOT YOU!CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

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    Giving money is very unwise. It is best to set the bar now. Say no. Even if it is true it isnt your problem.
    and stop buying pampers thats effin pathetic.

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