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.
MANILA: Lex Burke, a businessman, often travels to the Philippines from his home in the UK.
Being recently divorced, he has also explored the country's dating sites, such as Filipino Cupid.
Several other women he helped have failed to show up for meetings with him and others are no longer contactable."It’s very easy to say don’t give, but when these people tell some of these very heart-touching stories.
If it's true you’re going to have a bad conscience if you could help,” said Mr Burke.
They are more tolerant and are willing to forgive as well as support their husband and family. Hopefully I can meet a matured man I don't care the age. I do..." "a simple lady who believe that every bodies life is to short not to be lived right now and as happy as possible.
He was touched by the women’s stories of poverty and struggle, and donated money to a number of his new-found friends.Instead of finding true love however, he has discovered a virtual world of online scammers.When Mr Burke first joined Filipino Cupid, he said the response was heartwarming.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.