Nadine Lustre has spoken up to defend herself after a former classmate of hers in Grade School shared a story about her taking part in the “kisses scam” that was rampant back in the 90s.
If you haven’t heard of that scam or haven’t been victimized by it, then you’re among the lucky ones! But back then, we were made to believe that leaving toy kisses, or aroma beads, in the water would make them multiply or, according to some, grow into some creature.
Paolo, Nadine’s former classmate and friend, said on Twitter: “[Nadine] sold me kisses, ‘yung parang sago? She told me those [would] grow, [and] they would turn to actual Pokemons. I still bought them because I was a Pokemon fan. Nadine! Those kisses never turned to Blastoise!”
He then added that Nadine was “a great friend growing up” despite the scam, though he joked that he still hopes to get her to refund what he paid her for those toy kisses.
Nadine then took to her Instagram to explain her side and even shared tips on how to make them multiply effectively. “The ates [salesladies] in Divisoria who sold it to [me] told me they were Pokemon. Found out in Grade 6 that they were candle wax,” she said. “Good to know I’m not the only one scammed by this.”
Aww, it’s okay Nadine! We’ve all been there.
What were your childhood experiences with scams like this? Share them in the comments!
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