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Mail Order Bride Scams - 4 Little Known Tips To Protecting Yourself
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Mail Order Bride Scams  -  4 Little Known Tips to Protecting Yourself

Mail order bride scams are not a new phenomenon. The mail order bride industry can be traced back to 19th century America where single Asian and American men working in the frontier regions wrote letters to churches and personal advertisements in magazines and newspapers looking for wives. In return these women would reply with letters and photos of themselves.

Today, the mail order bride industry has continually adapted with changing technology such as the Internet. Unfortunately, the number of mail order bride scams is on the rise. Men can avoid mail order bride scams simply by learning how to protect oneself from mail order bride scams with these 4 little-known tips.

Never Send Money to Your Chosen Woman

Never ever send money online to your woman no matter what circumstances she has. The majority of men who send money to their women online will most likely never hear from her again. If she asks you for money to buy a visa or plane tickets, offer to buy her the visa or plane tickets so just in case she turns out to be a scammer you can get your money back from buying the tickets at least.

Do A Background Check On Your Chosen Woman

Another way to limit the risk of getting scammed is to do a background check on your chosen woman. This can be done by typing her name, contact details and profile details on search engines such as Google and Yahoo. If her name shows up on several anti-scam websites she may very well be a scammer. There are also people search sites such as Pipl and Spokeo which you can use for a more thorough search.

Avoid Women Who Fall In Love With You Too Quickly

When corresponding with women on international dating agencies make sure you avoid women who fall in love with you too quickly. A long-lasting relationship starts off slowly with getting to know each other well. If she sends you a love letter that sounds generic and does not relate to you specifically this could raise a red flag that she maybe a potential scammer.

Avoid Free Membership Sites

One way to protect yourself from mail order bride scams is to avoid mail order bride agencies which offer free memberships. The problem with free memberships is that there are barely any systems in place to deter scammers from their databases since it requires resources. Since these free membership sites don't receive an income they are forced to use the most basic security systems or nothing at all to safeguard their members from scammers.

International dating agencies that offer paid memberships on the other hand have the resources to deter scammers from their databases since they have anti-scam systems in place.

By following these 4 little known tips, you may very well prevent yourself from wasting $1000's on a potential scammer and avoid breaking your heart.

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