TVO Reader Tells His Side of the Story
She replied, then I called her. She informed me that her rate was $400/hr, which I said was OK. Then she informed me that I would need to send a 50% deposit via Venmo to secure our meeting.
I NEVER, NEVER send money to escorts before meeting them. But I thought that since she’s on eros.com–a reputable escort website–and since she was classified as “Verified”, she must be a legitimate escort and not one of the many scammers out there. And she looked so cute and so upbeat that I really wanted to meet her, which really clouded my judgement!!!
We ended the phone call and she texted me the following:
For Venmo babe just send it here @ReginaGibbs plus the last 4 digits of the phone 2711. Before sending please make sure that you are sending it as friends/family this is a personal account. No payment for business is allowed.
You must put “GIFT” in the memo otherwise I will not accept the payment and there will be no encounter.
She then sent me a selfie that she said she had just taken. It didn’t look very much like the pics in her profile, which should have been a BIG RED FLAG! But at this point I was thinking with my dick instead of with my brain ! ! !
I signed into Venmo and entered @ReginaGibbs2711, which wasn’t recognized. She then told me that 2711 was the last 4 digits of her phone number (even though we were texting on 858-252-1220), and I should only enter @ReginaGibbs, which I did.
After I informed her that my $200 payment went through, she told me that I needed to send her a screenshot of Venmo’s confirmation of the $200 payment. I asked her why, and she said that she needed the screenshot in order to receive the money. I didn’t understand this, but I provided her with a screenshot. (It’s in my phone, so if you want to see it, you’ll have to give me your phone #.)
She replied: “Got it baby! I’ll be preparing now, see you later.” I asked her what she would be “preparing”. After 30 minutes with no reply, I asked her when she was going to send me instructions on how to meet her.
Her reply was: “I am the booking assistant; the model has been informed of the meeting and will be in touch shortly.” And that was the last I heard from her.
An hour later I texted her that I realized that she had “stolen $200 from me. I will be pursuing every avenue to see that you are prosecuted for you illegal activities.”
That was the last of my communications with her.
I emailed my above comment to Eros and informed Venmo that I was duped into sending Regina Gibbs $200. I’ll let you know if I hear back from either of them.