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.
Shortly later they will tell you they need additional money for a passport, visa fees, transportation to the airport and miscellaneous expenses.
In some cases they will also tell the victim that the visa requirements state that they need to have a certain amount of money in their bank account so they can proof to the immigration official that they have sufficient funds for their visa.
Several weeks later the victim looks at their credit card statement and sees billing for adult chat services.
In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.
We strongly recommend never sending any money to anyone that you meet online, don't even send money to buy a postage stamp…not a cent…zilch, nada.
Remember when the money sending stops the scamming will too.
Does your child use internet chat rooms or social networking websites?
If so, do you know how easy the internet makes it for someone to create a whole new, fake identity?
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.