Dating site warning signs

In this scam the scammer will contact the victim and explain that either they or some close family member has had some tragic accident or medical emergency and will die or suffer grave consequences unless you send them enough money to pay for the medical fees.

Typical scenarios include traffic accidents, brain hemorrhages, heart attacks, kidney operations etc.

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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.

Something wasn’t feeling right with a guy I had been talking to, so I cancelled our date, and then he totally freaked out. It was too much upfront contact before the first meeting. And, the texts he was sending me started to become very bizarre: “Things that I like on a summer day: spaghetti straps, espadrilles, low rise jeans, big bright smiles. -Michelle Hill [email protected]********MY COMMENTS********Yeah, going with your gut (along with a nicely-timed phone call to yours truly) can work wonders for your dating life.

By following my instincts, I avoided what could have been a total disaster. I met a guy online, and all seemed to be going well – witty and unique profile, clever banter via email and phone conversations that had no uncomfortable pauses.

In another variation the Filipino lady may ask the victim to send money so she can hire a private room in an internet café. In the final variation of this scam the Filipino lady may explain that she is a student and is moonlighting as a webcam girl at an adult chat site.

The Filipino lady sends the user a link to an adult chat site and states that the service is free and a credit card is only needed for age verification.

In this scam the scammer will say that he/she wants to visit you but doesn't have enough money to pay for his/her plane ticket and travel expenses.

They will then suggest that you send them the money so they can purchase a plane ticket.

Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.

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