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.
After receiving hundreds of complaints from members of the public, some as far away as the UK, Polk County Police have urged people to take the video down or refrain from viewing it.
There have been numerous videos and posts on various internet websites that are referencing this case," they said on Facebook.
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.
Several weeks later the victim looks at their credit card statement and sees billing for adult chat services.
You’d think that a Catholic country would be inhibited, repressed and boring. After 15 hours sitting in a plane, I walked into the humid city of Manila, capital city of the Philippines. The city roared around me like only Asian metropolises can. We zoomed past towering coconut trees, green rice fields and rickety motorcycles on the highway. For as little as 2000 pesos ( USD), you can take one of these gorgeous girls home for a whole night. You walk into the bar, you buy a drink and various girls approach. Some of them are bar-girls, but most of them are normal girls.
The arrests came just two weeks after Filipino authorities raided the home of an American man suspected of similar cybersex crimes, arresting David Timothy Deakin, 53, in his townhouse.
With 7,107 islands and beautiful scenery, it has all the hallmarks of a tropical paradise. In the Philippines, you’re only limited by your imagination.
The Philippines is also a Catholic country colonised by the Spanish who brought their religion with them. The next morning, we began the journey to the islands. One thing that blew me away when I first arrived was how normal the whole deal was.
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.
"We are making a specific request that anyone who has any knowledge, videos, or comments regarding this case, please keep this information off of the internet.