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Friend stuck in China, Beijing

A friend of mine was vacationing with her father in China and he passed away while there. She has been there a tad over 6 months and I sent her some money for traveling. Now she says that in order to leave, she needs to take ten medical tests that will cost $100.00 over test. Does this appear correct or is she scamming me? Please help.

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1. Re: Friend stuck in China, Beijing

Sounds like a scam. Medical test to leave? Never heard of that.

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2. Re: Friend stuck in China, Beijing

And tourists are not allowed to stay a tad over 6 months. Usually 3 months max.

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3. Re: Friend stuck in China, Beijing

What sort of friend is she?!

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Sounds like either the "friend" is telling a pack of lies or the op has made the whole thing up.

Rochelle, Illinois...
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Thank you guys for answering so fast. This is a friend that I met online some time ago. I have never heard of required tests and said so to her and she acted hurt. I'm an intelligent man, but I also have a good heart and wonder if she wasn't using this to her advantage..... I think that I have been duped. Again thanks for the answers.

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6. Re: Friend stuck in China, Beijing

Friend you met online? Seriously? Google "Manti Teo girlfriend" and learn something.

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Trouble with google is that not too much info is given. Bunch of headlines claiming to have nude pics of Teo's girlfriend but empty shower. I guess it depicts an imaginary friend, but I didn't see any details.

I did try the Chinese Consulate and they refered me to chinavisachicagoe@gmail. I did send an email but have not rec'd a response. I have yet to contact her again, was waiting 'till I got more info. I think this pretty much answers my question. Thanks.

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8. Re: Friend stuck in China, Beijing

OP, you are totally being cheated! Stop sending money right now!

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She won't get back. If you want to get your money back, sneak in China and let policy get her. I am sorry but you need to sober up. Too many similar scams among Chinese. Now it goes international.

Edited: 8:39 pm, February 22, 2013
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10. Re: Friend stuck in China, Beijing

"She" is possibly a "he" and most probably not in China.