We strongly recommend never sending any money to anyone that you meet online, don't even send money to buy a postage stamp…not a cent…zilch, nada.
Remember when the money sending stops the scamming will too.
This scam plays on the victim’s emotions and can be hard to resist.
It's important to remember that anytime anyone sends any money to any scammer, no matter how small, it encourages the scammer to harass other online daters for money.
Typically this will be followed by a request for another small amount of money shortly after the victim sends their initial amount.
Some scammers will show fake copies of plane tickets, visas or other documents to make the travel plans appear to be authentic.
After wiring the money the victim waits at the airport patiently with a bunch of flowers for his/her love of their life to arrive.
Filipino scammers may also ask you to send money for plane tickets, visa fees, marriage annulment fees or other travel related expenses. In one variation a Filipino asks you to send money so that she can purchase a webcam for an online video chat with you.
The victim sends the money to purchase a webcam and the lady vanishes with the money never to be seen again.Only when all passengers are off the plane and the scammer doesn't show up do they realize that they've been scammed.