I will die within a month, the doctors say. As with "Michael"'s account, I provided no photographs. Within two days, the account received 15 letters, with similar results as for "Michael" - many of the writers claimed to have read, and to be attracted to "John" based on, his profile; many of them provided more than one photograph.
Chat pop-ups for "John" didn't start as immediately as for "Michael", but once they did after about a day , they were similarly incessant, and equally implausible. All of the above points strongly to scamming - that deceptive letters are sent out without regard for any particular qualities of their recipients other than having money to spend. It is even strongly suggestive of systemic scamming - that these letters are sent out by the asiandate.
Today 14 July , I came upon the smoking gun that all but proves that this is the case: Below is a screenshot of the letter in question, in which I have circled the smoking gun in red. Please take a moment to consider the implications of this. In all likelihood, the "personal" letters by "women" writing to you with such admiration for you and your carefully constructed profile are in fact generic form letters sent out by the asiandate.
And if you respond? Who knows how that works? Presumably, your letter is assigned to a paid member of the asiandate. Presumably, your response is again assigned to a paid member of the asiandate. This section, an update added on 22 September , provides a couple of corroborations of the systemic scamming on asiandate. The first is indirect, providing plausibility only: The demonstration is contained within the fascinating article that I came across a few days ago, the title of which speaks for itself: The second is more direct corroboration.
A month or so back it has taken me a while to update this page , a reader kindly contacted me to let me know that he had received by email from asiandate. He shared with me images as proof, and he invited me to add them and his story to this page, and so I'm doing that.
Note that the messages begin slightly differently, but that after that they are identical, including the misspelling, "divoiced", the typos in which the fullstops after "today" and "relax" are not followed by a space, and the fact that "relax. I have bolded these identical parts. Note that the reader did not pay to open these messages, so all we have are these summaries. The only adjustment I have made to the images has been to resize them, and to censor a link which would have allowed access to the reader's asiandate.
Once you register as a woman on that site, your login does not work on asiandate. There is, then, no way for women from the general online public to register an account with asiandate. From where, then, do the female profiles on asiandate. The official answer in one of the shonkiest videos you will ever see - don't be taken in by this dissembling seems to be that they come from thousands of affiliated dating agencies. Nevertheless, their introductory letters are very likely also being sent automatically by script, so even in the case where a woman might well have registered with an agency and be "real", you're very likely not actually being contacted personally by her.
More than likely, you will never actually get to talk with her, but rather will speak with a paid agent of asiandate. There are on the web multiple negative reviews of asiandate. This section was added on 18 December , based on an email that I received not long ago from a reader of this page.
This reader is a member of asiandate. His experiences with the site - receiving to letters per day with the vast majority from women outside his preferred age range; having his complaints about this fobbed off; chat sessions with the senders of the letters being ice cold; etc - had led him to suspect that it is a scam site, and he writes that this page confirmed his suspicions. He also writes though that he has been in contact with genuine women through the site, including via webcam, which turns the "possibility" that I raised in the previous section into a reality.
He also adds the following advice which he feels is very important and needs to be added to this page. It is based on his having done business and lived in China before, speaking some Mandarin, having had a Chinese wife and thus "[knowing] the lay of the land and cultural twists and turns better than most".
His advice is to always ask to see an ID card. This is how he came to the conclusion that the women he was talking to via webcam were genuine.
He writes that Chinese people never proceed with a contact without first getting a scanned copy of that contact's ID, and that members of asiandate. This section was added on 5 March A second reader has written in to add that whilst Robert's advice to ask for photo ID recommends good practice, you should be wary of forged ID, and should perform other due diligence such as asking for further identification, chatting on web cam, and checking social media accounts to verify identity.
He adds though that some dedicated scammers, by going to extraordinary lengths, can dupe even the most careful member. These are scammers who are willing to spend months working on their victims in order to get money out of them. Every letter received in one's asiandate. Simon Birch who has over 18 years of experience in private investigation services and covert surveillance writes that the Philippines continues to be a major exporter of foreign brides and relationship scams.
Others are honestly looking for true love. None of these should automatically disqualify a Filipina, but each should be treated as a red flag for the potential of being a scammer, someone who is dishonest, or someone who is simply after your money, states Birch.
Master Hughes, a well known advocate who operates a web site to fight fraud by Philippine women called interpal. The Philippine scams can often be very simple to extremely complicated with fake passports being used by women. Scammers come in different kinds says a Filipino dating website. Consider the service as an insurance policy to verify if the Filipina is who she claims to be. These services typically take about 7 days to complete, and if done by a professional, the subject will never learn of the investigation, they said.
Money is the key object in the dating scams and generally they work like this, according to many dating websites. If you start sending her money, you cannot believe how fast her financial needs arise. You may find yourself paying for repairs on their roof leak, dental extraction, medical check up, tuition fees, house rent money for her sister, medicine for her neighbor, a new computer or the latest model of cell phone to be able to communicate with you always.
She falls in love with your after a couple of emails, and from then on writes to you everyday telling of her genuine love and how she cannot wait to meet you very soon. She may then talk about visas, immigration, and passports. Be alert for this. She does not want you to call her and tells you she does not have a phone. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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