Roses are red, violets are blue, beware of the following Filipina dating scams if you know what’s good for you.
Every year, men from the United Kingdom and the United States flock to the Philippines hoping to find their one true love. And with good reason, because Filipino women are considered to be the sweetest in the world.
But there’s a problem. Scammers lurk on online dating websites. Even legit dating websites and apps have their unfair share of scammers. So, before you click like or swipe right, know exactly what you’re getting into. Here are the 10 worst Filipina scammer methods that you need to be aware of.
1. The blackmailing scam
The blackmailing scam is pretty common. A Filipina will try to get you to do something sexual online so that she’ll have a video to blackmail you with. Once they get the footage, they will ask for money in exchange for keeping your dirty video secret. If you don’t give in to what they want, they will threaten to send the video to your family members or Facebook friends.
2. The cam girl scam
Somewhat similar to the blackmailing scam, the cam girl scam also involves sexual acts with a hefty price. The Filipina will use the dating app as a way to get new customers for her already thriving live porn business. Once you get emotionally attached to her, she’ll offer to strip or do sexual acts for money sent straight to her bank account.
3. The marriage scam
The scammer in the marriage scam can be male or female. In this scam, someone using pictures of an attractive young woman will send you a message on a dating website or app. Once you start dating the Filipina, someone pretending to be her brother, father, or uncle will send you an email about arranging your marriage for a fee. As soon as you pay the fee, both the relative and the woman will disappear.
4. The emergency money scam
The woman that you’ve been chatting with for months will tell you about a sudden emergency at home and that she needs a bit of money to tide her over. It can be that their house was hit by a storm and she needs money for repairs or that she’s become sick and needs money for medicine.
5. The quick-and-easy money scam
This scam can be short term or long term. The woman will ask for money for her phone or internet bills so she can continue communicating with you. The amount may be small if you’re going to base it on western standards, but it will pile up over time. Before you know it, you’ve already spent thousands of dollars on a woman you’re paying to talk to you.
6. The gifts scam
A Filipina will chat with multiple men to get expensive gifts with no real intention of starting a serious relationship with any of them. So, let’s say the woman chats with 8 men who each send her $100 per month, she has an income of at least $800. That’s already an executive’s salary in the Philippines!
7. The package scam
A scammer claims that he or she has a package of expensive gifts that she wants to send to you. She will send you tons of pictures of the gifts, but there’s a catch. In order to get the package delivered to you, you need to send her some money for courier and customs fees.
8. The lady of the night scam
On the off chance that you’re willing to travel to the Philippines to meet your special lady, you’ll be expected to not just foot the bill, but also pay for her time. At some point in your relationship, you’ll realize that you’re actually dating a prostitute.
9. The green card scam
A Filipina will make you fall in love with her with the hope that you’ll give her a better life in a richer country than the Philippines. Once the Filipina gets her green card, she’ll quickly disappear from your life.
10. The boyfriend or husband scam
Sometimes, a Filipina will chat with foreign men with the consent of her boyfriend or husband. She will go as far as pretending to be in love with you to convince you to send her money to process her visa or pay for medical bills.
Tips on how to avoid getting scammed
No lonely heart is safe from these common dating scams. Here are some tips on how you can keep your heart (and wallet!) safe.
- Know how to spot a Filipina scammer. If their stories are usually full of inconsistencies, then you’d better watch out!
- Dating scammers tend to exaggerate their romantic interest when they find their victims. Be wary of Filipinas who seem too eager to communicate or meet with you even though you’re not that excited to communicate with them.
- Scammers on dating apps or websites will want to use other messaging apps to get close and personal with you, among other things they might do for you. If you’re not comfortable divulging personal information about yourself, don’t feel obliged to start messaging outside the dating platform.
- If a person isn’t willing to meet you face to face even after months of not communicating, you’re probably not talking to a real person. Don’t waste your time on someone who isn’t willing to put any real effort into developing a relationship with you.
- On the off-chance that you do agree to meet, set up your first date in a safe, neutral, and public space. Tell a close friend about your plans to meet just in case anything unfortunate happens.
As soon as you see these signs of a romance scammer, make sure to reach out to the Spy Experts by clicking here or by filling out the form on the right sidebar. Our team of professional private investigators will immediately do a comprehensive background check on the target. What’s more, they will provide you with a complete report of her personal details.
After all, when it comes to the state of your heart, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.