Only when all passengers are off the plane and the scammer doesn't show up do they realize that they've been scammed.In order to avoid these scams never send money for any travel related expense, instead make it clear that you will travel to meet them AFTER you have spent considerable time chatting to them for many months.The piece won a Sidney Hillman Award for bringing to light the stories of employees traumatized by an endless parade of humanity's worst imagery.

In another variation the Filipino lady may ask the victim to send money so she can hire a private room in an internet café. In the final variation of this scam the Filipino lady may explain that she is a student and is moonlighting as a webcam girl at an adult chat site.

The Filipino lady sends the user a link to an adult chat site and states that the service is free and a credit card is only needed for age verification.

Shortly later they will tell you they need additional money for a passport, visa fees, transportation to the airport and miscellaneous expenses.

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.

Several weeks later the victim looks at their credit card statement and sees billing for adult chat services.

In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.

Some scammers will show fake copies of plane tickets, visas or other documents to make the travel plans appear to be authentic.

After wiring the money the victim waits at the airport patiently with a bunch of flowers for his/her love of their life to arrive.

Filipino scammers may also ask you to send money for plane tickets, visa fees, marriage annulment fees or other travel related expenses. In one variation a Filipino asks you to send money so that she can purchase a webcam for an online video chat with you.

The victim sends the money to purchase a webcam and the lady vanishes with the money never to be seen again.

They perform the tedious, disturbing task that machines still can't, and that most Americans won't: Filtering social media sites for obscenities, abuse, and violence.