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.
Her guise was intended to put them at ease, to show them she worked in the same industry; she was one of them.
She became close to the eldest, referred to as Nicole although that is not her real name.
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.
Although the majority of Filipino singles are genuine and serious about finding a partner; unfortunately a few of them turn out to be scammers and malign Filipinos on online dating sites.
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.
Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.
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.