K-1 Visa Back Ground
I went through the K1 – Visa process back ter 1997. I have also helped several friends including my cousin apply and successfully go through the K-1 process. On the downside, I had the misfortune of witnessing my close friend Bob fall victim to the K-1 Visa scam. Laptop access even te remote areas of the world have turned online romance into a cottage industry for scammers. Whether it’s a oerwoud hut with rekentuig access or a sophisticated online dating webpagina, the scammers voorkant the globe from Russia, South America to Southeast Asia they are online looking to scam lonely people looking for love.
Bob and I are very close friends dating back to are collegium days, So, I wasgoed keenly aware of events taking place te his life. Bob had recently lost his wifey, she wasgoed only 44 years old. He had a excellent marriage and wasgoed devastated by hier passing. Harshly four years had passed since hier death and when the topic of dating would come up he would aways say he wasgoed fighting with the idea. One day, Bob went to work and at refrigerio time he sat down at a table with some friends. One of the guys brings out a tv-programma with pictures and addresses of chicks from the Philippines who were looking for mates. Bob shows rente te the tv-programma so the man completes up providing it to him. Bob gives mij a call to see if wij can get together for refrigerio, he sounds excited about something and says he has something interesting to demonstrate mij. The following day at the restaurant he demonstrated mij the tv-programma and asked for my opinion. I said, what do you have to lose give it a attempt to see what happens.The process of contacting the chicks seemed elementary enough, merienda you bought a subscription you had access to all the pictures and addresses to write them. This wasgoed good old fashioned schrijfstift pal writing, this is how you courted someone from across the country or overseas, long before people had computers, e-mail, Skype, etc.
Bobs K-1 Visa Scam Gets Off The Ground And Running
So the process commences. Bob sends out some letters and after a few weeks he starts receiving some letters back. The very first letters he got back were introduction form letters that the dating company had given the women. The letters all commenced out with the same saluting. Dear Master Bob, thank you for writing and so on. The letters obviously were meant to sound very enslaved and went on to say. They were, veritable, loving, loyal, ladies interested te marriage and embarking a family, and were looking for the same te a man. Bob starts combing tho’ the letters he had received overheen the weeks and concentrates te on a chick named Peachy. This lady wasgoed 22 years old (or so she said) and from Cebu and she just happened to be one of the prettiest damsels te the tv-programma. Unluckily for Bob, that didn’t give him any reason for pause. One can only imagine how many boys vereiste have written to Peachy. This woman didn’t mid-body any time, within two weeks she wasgoed telling Bob that wasgoed he wasgoed the fortunate one and she got rid of all the other guys. She instantly( the gravy train commences) starts asking for petite amounts of money, Bob serves and from this point forward starts sending more and more money. Bob wasgoed the ideal victim for this scam because, he couldn’t fly overheen there instantly to meet hier. Now I know, that’s not always possible most people just can’t druppel everything ter a moments notice to fly halfway around the world. That said, you should make every effort to go see and (ASAP) spend time with hier, so you can get a better sense of weather she’s legitimate or not. It ended up taking Bob well overheen a year to project and save money for the excursion, this worked out volmaakt for Peachy because, It talent hier slew of time to milk him for everything she could get. After six months of writing and talking on the phone things were heating up inbetween the two of them. The letters and pictures she wasgoed sending became very risquГ©. Bob of course got very excited, so without even meeting hier yet he wished to seal the overeenkomst, so he calls Peachy and asks for hier forearm te marriage and she gladly excepts. He now goes and buys hier a nice engagement stadionring and sends it overheen to hier by FedEx. Peachy gets the stadionring and is elated, she even puts hier mother on the phone ( or so she says) to tell him how glad she is for both of them and she’s looking forward to see Bob.
Now the scam kicks into high gear. Now that their engaged, Peachy calls him up one day howling and gives him a big sob story. My mother has become very ill and needs emergency major surgery, but they have no money to save hier. Bob is so wooed that this chick is going to be is his future wifey, he gladly forks overheen the money to save Mom. He zometeen receives the fine news that the surgery went well and Mom is so grateful. Eventually the time has come, Bob calls mij with some superb news, wij have ultimately set a date to fly overheen and meet. Anticipating his flight overheen she tells Bob, I need money to rent a slagroom and stock the love nest so everything is ready for you on arrival. Bob buys a round-trip airline toegangsbewijs, luggage, etc he packs his bags and is ready to go. Bob has now sent hier toughly 15.000 dollars.
The big day is here, he calls hier the day of the flight to let hier know, Honey I will see you soon, and then the (Bomb Drops). Peachy calmly tells Bob, don’t come I won’t be here and that she doesn’t want him. She then has the nerve to say, she has lots of friends she could hook him up with. She then admits she works for a fellow named Dave and that he runs a específico tour company out of Cebu for studs looking for Filipino wives. She tells Bob, I can hook you up with Dave and he can sell you a tour to come here and meet of all the damsels. Bob wasgoed stunned.
Sixteen years zometeen, Bob is still stunned and alone, he totally talent up on his fantasy of attempting to find an overseas bride. It’s a shame because Bob is a super nice dude and would’ve made some gal a indeed good hubby. Unluckily for him, he got tangled up with the wrong dame who knew how to work this scam to perfection. After it wasgoed all said and done, Wij did a bit of research into Dave’s tour company te Cebu. Wij discovered that Dave wasgoed selling tours to Americans, Australians, Brits, etc. the tours were sold spil package deals including air tickets, hotel accommodations with meets and salutes with groups of Filipino women who supposedly were eligible brides to be. The reality is, thesis so-called tours would fly the fellows into Cebu. Merienda lodged ter, the guys were introduced to Dave’s groups of almacén hookers for the very first duo of days and then left on their own for the surplus of the week.