Said he was a Balikbayan having a vacation alone somewhere South. He went out to shop and lost his wallet to a pickpocket. Ergo, he doesn't have money to go back to the airport. He asked if I could loan him money for fare and a few meals. Being the gullible guy that I am, I obliged and dropped some cash via Western Union. And of course, after claiming the money, his messages were nowhere to be found.
I knew I was being duped but I played along anyway.
Oh well that's me.
Fully aware of being scammed yet doing it anyway.
Fully aware of being shortchanged yet enduring it anyway.