Typically this will be followed by a request for another small amount of money shortly after the victim sends their initial amount.
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.
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National Bureau of Investigation agents arrested the 43 men and women and seized 115 computer sets late Wednesday at three locations fronting as Internet cafes in Dinalupihan town in Bataan province west of Manila, the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission said.
Easy Internet access, a relatively lower risk of arrest and big financial gains have caused online crimes to flourish in countries such as the Philippines, which has been struggling to build a capability to deal with cybercrimes.
President Benigno Aquino III signed a law in 2012 that aimed to combat Internet crimes such as hacking, identity theft, spamming, cybersex, extortion and online child pornography.
It was suspended due to legal challenges questioning whether some provisions violated civil liberties, but enforcement of the law resumed in February.
In May, police arrested 58 suspected members of online extortion syndicates that duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
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.
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.
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.