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The Different Types Of Dating ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & Scammers

Someone recently asked the following:

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How common is it that scammers have partners in crime ? Sometime ago I chatted with a very dishonest possibly mentally ill filipina using the user name Ping she turned out to be a liar and a fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.. How ever about 5 hours ago I sent friend request to both of her brothers. One of them the oldest Vincente Jose also known as Otik accepted my friend request we chatted for a while and asked him a couple of questions about the town he lived, and his family and such he avoided every question I asked him about it. But just like his sister that asked me if I had plans to visit the Philippines within 5 minutes so did he after that started to recommend traveling locations in the Visayas but he told me to avoid Mindanao due to the war inbetween multiple terrorist groups and he even told me that the city of Iligan was a hot zone. I have encountered enough scammers to recognize one when I chat with one. But how common is that family members of a scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. are just as involved ?
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It is important to understand the fundamental different between Philippines scammers and the other TWO SCHOOLS.

In the world today, there are:

FIVE FUNDAMENTAL TYPES OF ROMANCE OR DATING SCAMMERSDating scammers Dating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam.:

  1. THE AFRICAN SCHOOL
  2. THE RUSSIAN/UKRAINIAN SCHOOL
  3. THE PHILIPPINES SCHOOL
  4. THE AMERICAN / CANADIAN / EUROPEAN SCHOOL
  5. THE CHINESE SCHOOL

We use the word “school” to describe their philosophy or style of scamming.

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THE AFRICAN SCHOOL

This is a very large scale disorganized approach to scamming that relies on the most spectacular lies. They steal photos and make up identities, selling these to their victims. They are spread throughout the world from the UK to Malaysia, but all essentially use the same approach. If you understand the approach and the techniques they use, they are somewhat easy to spot. Most dating scammers fall into this school of scamming. They do this to both men and women. Men are shown the porn stars, and they love to steal military men to target women.

THE RUSSIAN / UKRAINIAN SCHOOL

This is real organized crime. This is a real business, not in the broad sense, but in actual fact. These are real businesses in their countries in one form or another, and they are connected and powerful. They use real women, usually with their real identities – because their goal is for a foreigner to come and visit the woman as the closer to the scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.. They run various dating sites and placement businesses – some do the full “tour” for their candidates, handling travel and setting up the interviews (dates), but in the end the guy never gets the girl, they just spend a fortune. There is a darker side to the Russian School that happens after the girl comes home with the guy, involving extortion. In Eastern European dating, you have to be extraordinary careful, because ultimately you will be on their home ground and there is the potential for physical risk – we will write more about this later.

THE PHILIPPINE SCHOOL

This is one of the more agonizing for its victims, since it is all real, except for one fact – the women have no intention of being romantically connected with you. This is a form of prostitution – meaning that the women “rent” themselves to their dater. Here women use their real names and share themselves openly. They share their fam