It is also more difficult to prosecute these criminals because it involves foreign law enforcement and court, and it’s hard to prove.
Scammers often try to catch their prey fast, so professing love too soon is definitely a warning sign and red flag.
If it happened too fast, or seems to good to be true… If the relationship shows potential, take the time to verify with a professional background check service.
You might also plan a trip to the Philippines, but only after you have a reputable private investigator conduct a background check.
Traveling to the Philippines to meet a criminal or someone who doesn’t exist can be a devastating experience, so don’t set yourself up for failure. If you’ve already met the subject in person, consider surveillance.
Before beginning your journey in the Philippines online dating world, try to get as much information as possible about reputable sites (although none are exempt from scammers, some are more careless about security and online privacy). Filipina scammers are usually using their own pictures or stolen pictures of a real person from Facebook or elsewhere on the Internet.