Anyone who says they can’t video Skype with you is lying.
If you do send money to them, you still won’t see them on video. I’m so hungry: Someone who can’t take care of themselves is not someone you want to be in a relationship with, so if the woman you are talking to starts acting needy, talk to someone else.
Well-brought-up Filipinas are not likely to post photos of themselves in bikini or in revealing clothes. Most women only write a few sentences in the “About Me” text of their profile.
Some may even be minor stars or models that aren’t recognizable to most Filipinos.
You can try doing a Google search-by-image, though the results often aren’t accurate. If they don’t look like pictures of a typical woman, they probably aren’t.
It’s enough to turn you off online dating for good, but if you know what to look out for, you can avoid making contact with most of the scammers and quickly drop any you may find.
If you know what to look for, you can avoid the obvious scammers.
This lets you see that she is both a woman and the same woman you saw on the profile.
When you start messaging with a scammer, they think they’ve got you on the hook.
But when you start asking to see them for real, they know the game us up.
They know they won’t get much money from you, so they try to grab what little they can.
Alternatively they may prey on your sympathies, telling you a family member or someone else they are responsible for is ill and they need money for medical treatment.
Once you send them money, the fraudsters will keep coming back and invent new reasons to send them more.
Fraudsters may also use the conversations you have to find out enough personal information about you to commit identity fraud.