Although the majority of Filipino singles are genuine and serious about finding a partner; unfortunately a few of them turn out to be scammers and malign Filipinos on online dating sites.
Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.
In some cases they will also tell the victim that the visa requirements state that they need to have a certain amount of money in their bank account so they can proof to the immigration official that they have sufficient funds for their visa.
Some scammers will show fake copies of plane tickets, visas or other documents to make the travel plans appear to be authentic.
They will then suggest that you send them the money so they can purchase a plane ticket.
Shortly later they will tell you they need additional money for a passport, visa fees, transportation to the airport and miscellaneous expenses.
In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.