As a advocate against this common and some times violent fraud against Americans.
I have been involved in helping the victims of Filipino scams.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
Although the majority of Filipino singles are genuine and serious about finding a partner; unfortunately a few of them turn out to be scammers and malign Filipinos on online dating sites.
And love is the tool scammers use to pry open your bank account and strip you of your assets.
By learning how to spot a scammer, you can protect yourself.
Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.
Typically this involves asking a victim to send a small amount of money to buy food, pay for daily living expenses, internet access, hiring a private room with a webcam or numerous other variations on the above.
Often setting up hidden mail boxes for mail , secret email accounts. They especially like to find retired elderly men, or men with pensions.Spotting Discrepancies Reading or Listening Between the Lines Beware Speed Community Q&A Online dating scams are rife. You do not have to be rich and you do not have to be stupid.You just have to be looking for love, a search that causes you to be more vulnerable than usual.The scams primarily come in two types the dating scam where they milk you for money. I know one man who lost 190,000 dollars to one of these women.And the marriage scam where they get you to bring them to the U. Where during the period they are married to you many of them financially milk you dry . The Philippine women admitted in court under oath that she had abused the elderly man.Most of the Russian scam (about 90% of it, if not more) originates form the same 2 sources: REPUBLIC OF MARI EL in Russia and LUGANSK in Ukraine.