Thailand dating scams
To protect consumers, sites like are being set up for volunteers to post details of the counterfeit dating profiles they come across.
Christine Davis, a design student who was duped by a fake profile, set up this particular site and wants to support others who have been targeted.
The scam typically works like this: A con artist, usually based in an Internet cafe overseas, will lift a photo from Facebook or another social networking site.
They will painstakingly craft a fake profile and begin targeting people that are looking for love.
It’s common sense, but worth reminding yourself all the same, before you get carried away with the thousands of potential partners you’re about to be viewing. Engage with the person you’re interested in over a good month or two before arranging a meet.
Ladies of the night usually have a reasonable command of English (or “barglish” as it’s called) yet no education past the age of 15 to justify it.
Such women are also likely to have children from previous relationships.
Whether this is because Thai women are increasing in popularity or whether they are becoming increasingly web savvy isn’t clear.
But one thing is for sure, you should be as cautious about the online dating process in Thailand as you would in your own country.It’s not just those looking for a relationship that can benefit from Thai dating sites, either.