Lake Palmer’s Story…

The 60-year-old admits he was taken for a fool by an Asian beauty he married only three days after they met.
She strung him along for eight months before dumping him for another rich European man, leaving him £12,000 in debt.
Now Lake, a former Army captain who served in the Borders, spends his days in bed, suffering from depression.
Lake married Panom Yeesoon nicknamed Jad in a Buddhist ceremony in Thailand four years ago.
He was convinced he had found a woman who would love and care for him for the rest of his life.
When he returned home, he bombarded her with gifts, money and love letters. But eight months later, after failing to get a visa to come to Britain, she dumped him for someone else.
Lake said: ‘I know people will say I’m a silly old man but I am very lonely. Growing old on your own is frightening.
I was just looking for someone who would give me companionship in my twilight years a bit like Fred.’
A former offshore gas rig worker, Lake was forced to retire in 2000 due to ill health. He had been married twice before but neither relationship had lasted more than five years.
He decided to seek a Thai bride through an introduction agency. It cost him £1385 and a further £800 to get to Bangkok, where he met Jad. She was 45 but looked much younger.
‘She had a regal quality,’ he said. ‘She was slim and very well-dressed. I was swept off my feet.’
On their second day together, he proposed. They married the following day in a hastily-arranged Buddhist ceremony. Luckily for him, Lake had forgotten his decree absolute and couldn’t get the paperwork together for a legally-binding ceremony. So, what he went through was only a blessing.
He slept with Jad on their wedding night and spent five more romantic days with her, before taking his pre-booked flight home.
She pledged to follow him as soon as her visa came through. It was August 2000 and Lake thought they’d be together by Christmas.
From his home in Great Yarmouth, he ran up a telephone bill of £1800 and sent her £1500 and lavish gifts.
But she was refused a visa. It turned out she was still legally married to another Englishman.
Ever hopeful, Lake continued to correspond and send money until April 2001, when she told him in a telephone call she had met a Belgian man and didn’t want to know him any more.
He said: ‘I cried for six weeks and I’ve lost all my confidence. I only have my Army pension to live on. I think that’s why she didn’t want me.
I’ve had a nervous breakdown and I’m still desperately lonely.’

Regarding the sad tale of the above mentioned Lake Palmer I would just like to pose the question how many Men watching the Video would ever have considered that the demure gently spoken Jad was a con artist and indeed still Married to a previous English Husband ?This is what makes it so difficult to be sure what the actual motivations of any Thai Woman looking for a Foreign Husband actually are!!

The above makes it crucially important that any Man on the point of Marrying a Thai Woman retains his objectivity and heeds all the advice which is out there.Sorry I have to trot out my tired old maxim again the old saying ” Marry in Haste Repent At Leisure” could have been invented expressly for Thailand!!

Poor Lake,s first blunder was in actually using a Marriage Agency at all!! This immediatley put him in the hole for £1,400 around $2,000.Why on earth pay $2,000 for an introduction to a Thai Woman when you can literally meet hundreds at for example Thai Love Links Online Dating.It is not as if the agency had vetted this Woman if they had they might have found out that she was already Married!!!

Upon reflection I believe that if anything you are more likely to meet scammers through Agencies when these Women realise that a Man is willing to pay $2,000 just to meet them they must immediatley start calculating ways in which they can get their hands on sums like these!!

Indeed the sweet looking Lady in the Video is no different from thousands of other Thai Women!! She will have no remorse regarding what she has done!! She will in all probability not accept that she has in fact done anything wrong!!This particularly being the case when it was only a Farang Buffalo who was going to be relieved of his cash!!

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