The Thai Dating Site Scam. What exactly does that mean? So, where do we start? There are so many scams in Thailand we can’t cover them all. The most prevalent are Thai Dating Site Scams and Thai Bar Girl Scams. The two can be combined as one in some cases. The Thai Bar Girl scam is well know in the country but not so much abroad. Back in the day it was all done by snail mail. Remember those days when people used to write letters? Technology has changed the game today. Now a person can be scammed from anywhere in the world with ease. Many of these scammers come from Thailand. They use legitimate online dating services to locate and target their victims. A method similar to the Thai Bar Girl scam is used. Most victims are unaware of the scam.
A foreign man meets a Thai woman on a Thai dating site. They start up an online relationship and things seem great. She’s a young, fun, and a beautiful girl from a farming village in northern Thailand. The first few days or weeks go well, then things start to change. She begins to tell you things aren’t so great in the land of smiles. You see, Papa needs an operation. Sister lost her job and needs help. Plus she is just dying to advance her life but needs money for school. And of course, she is poor. Boo hoo hoo. You message and call her as often as you can. You stare at her text messages… I love you too much! I miss you too much! However, you can’t wait for your first trip to Thailand to see her. Everything is going so well and the world is wonderful.
Then out of nowhere, disaster strikes! The family buffalo broke a leg and can’t plow the fields. The vet says it might die if not treated immediately. But the treatment will cost a small fortune. It’s more than they can afford! And if that wasn’t enough, Papa had a heart attack! Now he’s in the hospital and no money to pay the bills. She’s tried to ask other family members for money. But they are dirt poor too. What will she do? You are her last hope! Without your help, her family will be in a terrible situation! Destitute and no way to turn, she pleads for your help. So, like a comic book hero you spring to the rescue. Farang Bah (stupid foreigner) to the rescue! You copy down her info and head straight to the nearest Western Union office to save the day. Don’t forget that MTCN number!
Except, of course, that the buffalo isn’t sick. They don’t even own a buffalo. She’s not really a cashier at 7-11 either. Worse, she’s probably asking her 2 or 3 other foreign “boyfriends” for the same amount of money. She’s probably sitting at the bar she works in right now joking about it with her Thai boyfriend. Congratulations! You’ve just joined the club. Does any of this sound familiar to you? This is the trap many foreign men fall into with a Thai Dating Site Scam. They don’t understand the game, nor do they know what the game is. Thai Dating Site Scam is very similar to the Thai Bar Girl Scam. Most of the time it is the same thing. Many of the Thai Dating Site Scam perpetrators are Thai Bar Girls. This is not always the case. But it is becoming the trend.
The nightlife in Thailand is expensive for the average Thai girl. Drinks in clubs and discos average 300 baht per drink in 2017. Approximately $8.50 in US dollars. The average Thai salary for working class people in 2017 is 13,000 baht. That’s $350 US dollars. An average apartment is 5000-7000 baht. That leaves an average of 7000 baht for food and other expenses. Very few Thai girls can afford to go out clubbing on such a low income. So, they either end up working in bars or find other methods. One of our operatives is a former Thai Bar Girl. According to her the new and preferred way of meeting men and sourcing income is through Thai dating websites. It saves them lots of money otherwise lost at expensive nightclubs and discos. So, why go out and spend money when you can make money on the Internet at home?
It makes a lot of sense. According to her more and more Thai Bar Girls are quitting bars and taking up fishing on Thai dating sites. Many of them are running a Thai Dating Site Scam on unsuspecting foreigners. It is fairly easy to do. I know how gullible some men are. A previous client sent a Thai girl he never met before $7000.00 USD. An additional $3000.00 was sent to expedite the visa process. No such process exists but he believed her story. Then she disappeared without a trace and asked us to help him locate her. Not because he was angry. Because he was worried. He was worried something happened to her. We found her at the address she gave him. We found her husband and two children too. An experienced Thailand Private Detective knows what to look for.
They say a sucker is born every minute. Especially on Thai dating sites. The amount of victims is high. We get many requests for investigations involving the Thai Dating Site Scam. Most are middle aged men who think they have landed a hot 26 year old Thai girl. They meet, they correspond, they get intimate online, and they fall in love too. He does anyway. In reality he is being setup and played. Experts in the Thai Dating Site Scam have excellent emotional blackmail and manipulation skills. Many of them are Thai Bar Girls who honed their skills working in go-go bars on the streets of Bangkok. They’re street training migrates perfectly to the Thai Dating Site Scam. So, how can you avoid the Thai Dating Site Scam? Rule #1? Hire a professional Thailand Private Detective first.
If a girl on a Thai dating site asks you to support her, check her out first. Never send money to anyone you haven’t verified as legitimate. You are asking for trouble. Siam Spy handles many cases like this. It is similar to a Thai Girlfriend Background Check. We will locate her and check for the presence of a Thai husband or boyfriend. We will also find out if she is working in a bar or other sex trade related occupation. Many girls who run a Thai Dating Site Scam are Thai Bar Girls. The second highest frequency of girls running the Thai Dating Site Scam are freelance prostitutes. With ever increasing costs of living in Thailand, we expect this trend to increase rapidly. The Thai Dating Site Scam will probably gain more popularity in the coming years. Don’t become a victim. Be smart, hire a Thailand Private Detective.
If you think you might be the target of a Thai Dating Site Scam, let us know. Contact Us for a free, no obligation consultation. We are here to help.