Here are some of the warning signs that you might be a victim: If you know someone who is involved with a person in the Philippines, urge them to be safe and know the warning signs. Never send money via Western Union to anyone you’ve never met or had verified by a professional. According to the social circumstances and culture, there are certain patterns that distinguish the behavior of scammers from one country to another, like a trademark.The Philippines has historically suffered from several kinds of natural disasters, but the effects of these have been especially deadly in 2013, with the Bohol earthquake and the Super Typhoon Hayan.Recently, Facebook´s dating app “Are You Interested” revealed that most men from around the world prefer Asian women. Background checks are always the recommended first step to avoid being a victim.Filipina are internationally known to be good wives and girlfriends, and they happen to speak English, which is perfect for those men in Canada, the U. In cases where the foreigner has met the Filipina or where more detailed evidence is needed, investigators will conduct Philippines surveillance, for activities, living situation, relationship status and more.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
Others claim to have a missing child or a hospitalized mother due to the disaster, and they need money to locate them or solve their health situation.
Stories vary, but the bottom line is that they will always request financial help.
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.
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.