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.He is described as widowed, works in engineering, is average height - 5ft 10in - and again has no political leanings.His body type is described as average, and photos used are often taken from a distance, and simply wearing a button down shirt.Now, a study has revealed just what a typical scammer looks like - from their eye colour to their posture and even their political stance.Scroll down for video Experts at Scamalytics, who provide anti-scammer software to dating sites, sift through millions of fake profiles every year.
The Philippines has historically suffered from several kinds of natural disasters, but the effects of these have been especially deadly in 2013, with the Bohol earthquake and the Super Typhoon Hayan.
By pulling data from these profiles, they have created the average male and female scammer profiles - including everything from their age to their hair, job, eye colour and posture.
They found the most common female profile, set up for romance scamming purposes, is a brunette in her twenties (29 was the most common age) with blue eyes.
Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.
For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.
Online scams are present in most of the countries of the world.