will you give this guy material things help if you know nothing about him

@Ci__Ci (45)
China
March 8, 2011 10:55pm CST
well On my msn one my friend from Pakistan, he told me his life everyday is in struggle, everyday can eat one meal, only 50usd for per month salary.more like to move to Other country to start new, new job, new salary i think so. You know if he wanna leave his country need his mainland embassy get pemission , which can get the pemission that depend on aboard guys send him a invitation I can do my best my help him to get it but i do not know if he come China would a problem for me, becoz i am poor i couldn't give more material things to support his life! well if he really come China i do think he couldn't find a perfect job becoz he couldn't talk in Chinese. and education is not that good. if you guys met this situtation , will you help him or not
2 responses
• United States
9 Mar 11
My concern would be that you barely know the person and what if it is a plan to scam you out of money. I only say this because why would he ask someone he is chatting with and not try to ask family and or friends in his own place. This would be my concern, especially if you yourself are not financially able to do so. Please be cautious as to not be hurt in the end. You ca try and give him some creative ideas on how he can help himself to try and better his situation.
@Ci__Ci (45)
• China
9 Mar 11
yes sure. i will try i do not know he send me the photoes he do wear gerguous, seems not short of money in fancial, i even asked him : you do have money why you wear addidas brand, where he say: it's fake , not orginally , made-in-China And he do live good with his grandmother, well nice apartment just see on the photo plus he is online everyday , if his life not good maybe he won't get a computer to working, right? maybe a scammer i think so
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
11 Mar 11
Hi Cici. I totally agree with hardworkinggurl. When I read your discussion, I was about to tell you the same as she did, but then saw her post and thought it is not necessary. People will say all sorts of things for money and all your doubts are normal. And they might be true too. You say you are not that financially well off, why would you even think of helping someone when you yourself are in such trouble? I am not critisizing you, I just wanted to point out the obvious. Beware of such people. Even if he is genuine, you are in no condition to help and he can ask people there in his hometown and not some person in another country. Stay away from him dear. And hope I have not spoken too rudely.
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi devijay, I do not feel it is rude dear at all, you and I have been quite a bit around life and your comment is warranted! We all would want to help when we see that maybe someone can be hurt. You are so right we are only trying to look out for her and or anyone in this type of situation. We know what it would feel like if it were us. So adding caution is out of concern. Thank you devijay, I certainly appreciate reinforcement about the same thought. The more I think about something that can potentially happen the more I appreciate people like you.
• United States
9 Mar 11
You shouldn't feel guilty about not being able to help this man financially or with material things. You can help him just as much with emotional support and well wishing. If I had the means to help someone and I knew they really needed it and it wasn't a scam, yeah I'd help them. But I'm kind of in your boat right now (college student working part time) and I couldn't afford to help anyone financially either.
@Ci__Ci (45)
• China
9 Mar 11
at least we are lucky, and satisfied with our life. well i do have some friends in pakistan, but his people are not that unity to help others. too Badd