Internet dating tips for men
In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for food, rent, internet access or other living expenses.
Typically this will be followed by a request for another small amount of money shortly after the victim sends their initial amount.
Also, make it clear that you will never send any money to anyone you meet online.
If the person is genuine they should be very happy that you will travel to meet them, if they are a scammer and sense that they will never receive any money you will probably find that they disappear as soon as they realize they will never receive any financial benefit from communicating with you.
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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.
Only when all passengers are off the plane and the scammer doesn't show up do they realize that they've been scammed.
In order to avoid these scams never send money for any travel related expense, instead make it clear that you will travel to meet them AFTER you have spent considerable time chatting to them for many months.