This is a sensitive subject for most, because it’s human nature to stand up for the one you love. But the world is a dark place and unluckily, scams do toebijten. This postbode will go overheen some of the situations wij’ve seen and how to recognize them, so you can avoid becoming a victim. Unluckily, if you’re a U.S. citizen, you can be subject to some of thesis scams more often than others. The terrific majority of you reading this are most likely worried for no reason, but why not waterput it to the test to waterput your fears to surplus?
Why would anyone scam mij?
Incentive 1: They could be scamming you for money.
This would be more common ter online dating situations – especially if you got engaged before everzwijn meeting ter person.
The scammer might not even intend to go after through with the visa process, but leading you on, all online, with the intent to get spil much money out of you spil they can before pulling the cork.
Incentive Two: They could be using you for a visa or green card.
If you have a family of skeptics, perhaps you’ve had this concern brought up:
“What if he/she is just using you for a green card?”
Of course, if your love is actual, this is a pretty offensive thought and very likely upsetting to anyone questioned. But ter uncommon cases, this could be true.
The least slim scammers might think merienda they come overheen on a fiance visa , they could just bail on the wedding and everything is hunkey dorey. “Ha hectare. I’m here te the US, goodbye.”
Ter reality, when you bring someone ter on one of thesis types of visas, or even via adjusting their status, their residency is still conditional upon your marriage. They’d have to live the life of an illegal immigrant if they went through all that trouble. So they couldn’t work legally or uitgang and re-enter the USA.
Otherwise, they’d have to stick with the fake marriage for several years to get the removal of conditions (which liquidates the condition of your marriage). Merienda the removal of conditions is granted, the alien spouse can essentially just divorce you and remain ter the US legally. A pretty terrible thought right?
Crimson Flags That You’re Being Scammed For Money
#1. There always seems to be a financial need that pops up
They always tend to have a financial need and expect you to solve it. Be especially wary if you’re asked to send money via Película del Oeste Union, and especially if it’s to Nigeria or Ghana, the world hacienda for 419 scams. Also, be wary if the name they’re asking you to send it to is something other than their own.
#Two. Money is at the forefront of your conversations
They ask about things like your income and assets very early on. They always tend to talk about money like it’s the only thing that matters. They don’t display much rente ter you spil a person, or when they do it feels fake. Their mood switches for the worst when you switch the subject from money.
#Trio. Excuses keep delaying meeting te person or on Skype
There’s always an excuse why they cannot Skype you or meet you te person. The stories could be elaborate, but the truth is, they don’t want you to see that the pictures they’ve sent you are not of them, and of someone they stole from online. Upload their photos to Tineye to see if the photos are posted somewhere else (stolen).
#Four. They send you love letters they rechtsvordering they wrote
One common practice of thesis scams is to plagiarize love letters and woo you that they’re head overheen high-heeled shoes for you. The scam is to flatter you to the point of vulnerability, then go ter for the strike. Take a sentence from your love letterteken, go to Google and search for it with quotation marks around the phrase. This will showcase you every other example this ‘love letterteken’ wasgoed used.
#Five. They attempt to get your individual informatie
Be very wary of anyone digging into matters of your life that scammers would love to be ter to. One scam is to find out individual, exposing secrets about you, then extort you for money zometeen on. Until you meet ter person, it’s best to be wise with this zuigeling of thing.
Crimson Flags That You’re Being Used For a Green Card
#6. They are pushy about marriage early on
This isn’t necessarily a flawless tell-tale sign, what with cultural and religious factors playing a role, but if you are moving at a tempo you’re not convenient with, it could be. Nobody should be pressured into something spil significant spil marriage.
#7. They know an awful loterijlot about US immigration
If the person truly is ter the relationship for you, the immigration process is merely a background detail. Sure, it’s a major detail, and some rente is to be expected. But if you embark talking about the form I-130 or affidavit of support by your 2nd Skype date, you may want to back the breadbasket up.
#8. They’ve attempted to get to the US before
If your fiance has a long history of attempting to get to the US, whether it be through a tourist visa, student visa, or other marriage based visa, it could be a sign of their true intentions. Use your gut, and ask questions.
#9. You keep catching them te lies
If your fiance is a perpetual enrollar, you very likely have thicker problems. Don’t be blinded by exotic infatuation of a love story that could be too good to be true. Nobody is volmaakt, but a ligar usually stays a embarullar.
#Ten. They showcase no rente te you spil a person or your family
If the level of attraction and rente is lopsided ter your beneficio, or they seem to avoid meaningful time or conversations, it could be a crimson flag. If they get moody when you want to be with them, or want them to spend time with your family, take that into account.
It is entirely possible that some of the items above could be the case with a legitimate relationship, but it’s significant to be cautious if the deck seems to stack high. At the end of the day, you know your situation best, and nobody can make the call for you. You will need to make a private decision whether or not you’re ready to stir forward with your marriage.