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Phony promise of Playboy mansion party lures guards into scam

Ktla_newsN2 Here's one of the stories that KTLA-TV Channel 5 is planning for its 10 p.m. news broadcast:

PLAYBOY SCAM: A group of would-be security guards in the High Desert are fuming over a scam that involved the false promise of work at the Playboy mansion in the Holmby Hills recently. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, a number of people were "recruited" to work as security guards at a party allegedly being thrown by Playboy magazine founder Hugh M. Hefner. The victims were told they'd have to pay $225 up front for their security uniforms and passes. Those who agreed were told to meet at a Denny's restaurant in the 14200 block of Valley Center Drive. When nobody showed up to take them to the Playboy mansion, the victims realized they'd been swindled. Reporter Brandon Rudat talks to one of the victims.

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One born every minute.

One born every minute.

Lame. Who pays to do work? Give me a break...lessoned learned...I hope.

Oh geez...thats funny...
security guards got security suckard...
which way de dey go...which way de dey go ?

ha, Ha and HA!!

Looks like the security guards are just as dumb as the big-breasted bimbos they were scammed into not protecting.

this was mostly word of mouth and trust. there was lots of family members involved in this. Industry sheriffs have not release a report but there was 40 other victims in the city of La Puente, Ana Escoro was the lady collecting all the money for her boss Robert Martinez so she claims.

40 other victims in La Puente

There was also 40 victims in La Puente CA surprise why industry sheriffs have not release the report to the news. Same scam

I just spoke with someone earlier tonight who had paid $1,000 each for a total of 10 tickets to this event only to find that the people who sold him the tickets were scammers. When the folks pulled up to the front gate at the Mansion they were not allowed in, were directed by security to park at a lot where they would be shuttled to the mansion. The shuttle never came.

There were apparently 50 or 60 others who suffered the same fate.

There's a lot more to the story I was told, but that's enough for now.

Has anyone else reported this? I just started checking.

i love playboy and i would do anything for iit really and im almost 18 so i want to be a part of iit


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