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Complaint Review: Charlea Phillips travel partner service - Dallas Texas

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  • Reported By: Scott — Irving United States
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*Consumer Comment: reply to rebuttal of charlea_denae aka Charlea Phillips

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Having discovered on reddit a new site called Trip Giraffe I came across a listing by the pseudonym of “Charlea Phillips” which advertised as a courteous and professional travel service personals. Around summertime of this year I initially reached out to this individual, and tendered via Venmo (which is a paypal type of money transfer service) three separate amounts in $100 USD each for a total of around $300 USD for her time spent in interactions of discussion the potential possibility of going on a trip together to overseas, such as Hong Kong (at time of discussion this was before the riots started), Sydney (before the bush fires), Hawaii and a list of other top places.

Since she also worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines and already possessed a US passport, strictly speaking from a logistical standpoint it would have been very ideal, especially given that American Airlines main hub is out of KDFW and she was living in the Dallas Fort Worth area, which would have also been my departing airport to anyplace International on faraway trips.





Suffice to say, she expressed some hesitation on the trip due to the extreme lengths (Sydney was one of the more discussed locations) and implied that a “closer to home” trip such as Las Vegas, Seattle, or even New York city would offer more security and more assurance, so to speak.

Later I clarified that for any such long distance trip that any sort of hotel arrangements would be double/ separate and that all of the places discussed had extradition policies with the USA (being a flight attendant on American I’m sure she was already well aware) and in point of fact both New Zealand (we talked about Auckland as a location) and Australia (Sydney) were members of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence allegiance so for all intents and purposes flying from Dallas to Vegas was no different as far as her concerns were concerned than flying from Dallas to Sydney or Auckland, for example.

We had some back and forth discussions and the individual known as Charlea Phillips later stated that in order to come to a detailed analysis of how much she would require as fee for this travel partner service she would need $500 upfront in order to spend the time of doing the cost analysis. The agreement reached was that she would not need to spend any of her own money on anything directly related to trip expenses such as but not limited to the airfare/flight, taxi, the separate hotel arrangements for her, and many other things such as cost of food, reasonable expenses during the trip, some small gifts and souvenirs and things of that nature. However she required an immediate payment of $150 upfront in consideration for completing the analytical process of coming up with an acceptable fee amount to which she would charge in exchange for her travel companion service. After some deliberation it was deemed by her that when all things considered, an overseas trip in duration of approximately 13 days would come to around the amount of $5000.00 USD in terms of any fee payment. After declaring this quote amount, I proceeded to send her the $350 as the second portion of the payment for completing this detailed quote of advising me how much it would be in order for her to agree to go on said trip with me.

However immediately after receiving the money I never heard back from her again, it was like almost she dropped off the face of planet earth. But some time later and I would say approximately a month or so prior to when the planned trip would have started, another $100 USD was sent to her via Venmo in exchange for the consideration of agreeing to receiving another $1000 USD in cash up front when meeting in person at any DFW restaurant in order to discuss the possibility of going on an overseas trip to which she had already previously been paid $500 to come to an agreement fee arrangement (of $5000) but then yet once again after receiving the $100 in payments, she disappeared and never once heard from her again.

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reply to rebuttal of charlea_denae aka Charlea Phillips

AUTHOR: Bobby - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, January 10, 2020

You can contact lawyer/police/whomever if you want, but what I did was perfectly legal. I asked you, an adult, to come on a platonic trip with me overseas to a US allied country (Australia is part of USA 5-eyes Intelligence agency) in exchange for your time as nothing more than a travel partner I would pay you an agreed upon amount. At no time did I ever discuss or bring up or even hint at anything other than a platonic travel companion.

https://imgur.com/a/ZUGKzOn

I specifically said this was 100% platonic. You are a flight attendant with I assume a US passport, and I'm assuming based out of AA's DFW hub. I explained why logistically this would be convenient and expedient. I asked you early on what your hesitations might be, you expressed them, and I clarified that it would be entirely platonic.

You did in fact accept multiple monies (over the course of several months and each time you accepted the venom transfer) in exchange for your time in discussing such a possibility, but ultimately in hindsight and retrospect it seems clear you never had any actual intent nor desire to actually agree to such an offer or proposal; but nor were you ever obligated to accept.

These are the facts. It is also true that immediately after receiving $150 USD but prior to receiving the $350 USD you remarked that you were very surprised that I had not yet asked you to send intimate photos of yourself, I again stated that you misunderstood the intent and that my only goal was to find a platonic travel partner to accompany me on a personal trip/vacation towards the latter half of the year, and once again at the risk of sounding like a broken record I reiterated there were no other purpose or motives.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190511010751/https://charleaphillips.com/

Our instagram and venmo correspondences can be subpoenaed which clearly establishes the above. However, in my opinion, you suddenly disappearing immediately after receiving the $350 that I send you, indicates some level of avarice and bad faith on your part. If you were indeed so concerned and so skeptical, you did not have to go through with giving me the “estimate” or “quote” of what the full amount would have costed in exchange for the $350, and yet you did, and then you did it for what seems to be the sole purpose of receiving the money.

Because immediately afterwards you disappeared without so much as a common courtesy of "after consideration I would have to decline" etc... not that I would have asked for anything back, because I made clear that there wasn't any obligation to accept.

Any reasonable mind could make the inference from the totality of the facts. Understanding your skepticism but still wishing to prove to you this was fully legit, I again offered $1000 to (for the first time take it offline) meet in person at a high end restaurant in downtown Dallas in order to establish some more credibility that which I felt might lend itself to giving you some more assurances and reducing some uncertainty on your part so that you can make a more informed decision regardless of the final outcome.

But instead of declining, you took the final $350 and disappeared. Recall at this point you stated that subjectively you would in theory we willing to accompany me on such a free trip in exchange for $5000 USD. But when I offered you another $1000 to met up at a public restuarant to continue such discussions in earnest, you disappeared without even the common courtesy of a "no thanks". Afterwards several months later you once again accepted another >$110 on Venmo and then again never replied back.

It’s not a lot of money but you wasted my time, and most of all wasted effort that I could have spent on someone else whom might actually have liked to said yes. Had you made your position known from the beginning or even reasonably soon after you formulated them then this could have saved me considerable effort and I wouldn't have held out hope on the chance that you might later on have said yes. That is a chance and opportunity that I would not get back regardless of money.

Likewise, so it is my prerogative to express that sentiment online, -- not to mention to warn others whom might be as gullible as I had been -- and if you don't like it you can sue me. Ripoffreports cannot be "taken down" except by court order, not even the original author has the ability to take down a report, so your threats to me are useless.

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