Online dating has fast become worldwide industry and lots of people have met successfully on the net. The back side of the medal is the huge number of scammers who rake in large amounts every day from love-hungry victims. Here in the Philippines, scamming is feeding lots of cynical and dishonest men and women all over the country. There is probably not a single Western Union office here that has not been visited by a scammer in order to receive money for a sick family member, a birth certificate, an air ticket etc. But it’s not only foreigners seeking love online who are scammed, also ladies seeking love abroad are in the danger zone. So sisters, be very careful and neither send money or ask for it.
If you are asked to handle money, it is totally a scam. If you meet someone serious online he will be eager to Skype you, or call you on your cell phone. If your online friend gives a lot of alibis and won’t even bother to be seen on Skype or Messenger, then get out of it.
Things which are” too good to be true” is also applicable in online dating. If you have a good-looking date who is not revealing so much about himself may not be looking for what you are looking for. Love and the dream of a better future make you blind. Remember that, always. A friend of mine sent all her savings to a very handsome American who was robbed in Bangkok on his way to meet her, he needed money for the air ticket so they finally could meet. It was of course a scam, and my friend, who did not listen to the warning signals from her friends, was devastated. So never, never send money and don’t fall in love with an illusion, even how lonely and desperate you are. Meet in person in your city or neighborhoods, and take it from there.