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What is your Husband doing? I Can Help You

What is your husband is doing in Costa Rica?. You’re not sure what to do. I can help you. Before worrying about that decision, let’s focus first on what you should not do. Most women react hastily when they something is amiss with their loved one and suspect it is more than a “gut feeling”.  They let anger, fear, hurt, or revenge drive them to do things they later regret, things, which make it difficult or impossible to implement any worthwhile infidelity solutions they may later receive.

Don’t ignore the situation and pretend it’s not happening.

If your husband is doing something that has the potential to damage you or your family, denying the conduct will only make matters worse. As troublesome as it is to find out that your husband has been doing things he shouldn’t, you need to face the reality of the situation. Ignoring this gives him the go-ahead to continue his indiscretions. Pretending it’s not happening will make him think he’s getting away with his activities, or give him the impression that he has your implied approval. Remember, that affairs thrive in secrecy.

Don’t confront him without a Plan, Proof, and a Purpose.

This where I can help you. Most experts agree that you should confront your husband about his cheating. But you need to have a plan.

DO NOT ask your husband if he’s cheating. Liars will always lie. Present the evidence you’ve gathered that proves he’s having an affair, names, dates, places, times, absences, phone calls, physical evidence, and the video evidence that we collect for you. We will work with you and help you with a strategy that will assist you in your decision on whether or not to terminate the marriage or ways to salvage it. Then ask him some pointed questions about his affair: why he did it, how it started, how long it’s been going on, how he feels about the other woman, what he intends to do now that you know. Listen carefully to his answers so you can accurately assess the situation. Then you’ll be able to make a wise decision about what course of action to take.

DO NOT CONFRONT YOUR HUSBAND WITHOUT PROOF OF HIS LIES. To do so will be a colossal waste of time. Unless you can prove he’s been lying, the information-gathering phase will never get off the ground.

Searching Web for a Private Investigator Costa Rica? Caution!

Caution When Searching Web for a Private Investigator in Costa Rica

Info LogoSearching the web for a private investigator Costa Rica? Caution! See sites that say they are the “premier” private investigation agency in Costa Rica? Others that say, “we are the only American-owned, full-time agency located in Costa Rica? (Actually, one such claim is completely false as the principal was deported and now resides in a neighboring country, and, is forbidden to re-enter Costa Rica.) Or declaring that “our private investigator possess decades of experience in Federal Law Enforcement, Military Special Forces, Investigations, and Personal Protection?” Perhaps other sites that say “Investigations & Intelligence services in Costa Rica 30+ YEARS OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR EXPERIENCE”. All claims without substance. One such company is a referral source out of Los Angeles that does not identify the private investigators. 

CAUTION!

Searching Private Investigator Costa Rica

About us iconFirst of all I am an American and my full time job is being a Private Investigator Costa Rica, dedicated to private investigations in Costa Rica. Secondly, I can verify my credentials. Others can’t or won’t. Searching for a reliable, trustworthy and affordable private investigator is a challenge. First, most clients looking for these types of services have very little information upon which to make a decision. Secondly, clients usually don’t have any idea of what to ask or look for when searching for a private investigator. Thirdly, most clients are unsure what it takes to have a successful investigation and feel guilty inquiring about such services.

A Private Investigator that is Reliable and Trustworthy is Challenging

Handshake iconJust because someone touts his phenomenal exploits and experience, there is no clearing house to prove or disprove such outlandish claims. For example; “decades of Federal experience”, “expert witness in Federal Court”, ‘ U.S. Trained forensic expert”, all such claims are ambiguous and without foundation. Most of the former law enforcement men and women that are private investigators know that being a Federal Agent does not in any way prepare you for the real world of private investigations. First, Federal Agents have at their disposal unlimited resources and budgets. It’s nothing for the government to assign 50 or 60 agents to one case. Each branch of the Federal Law enforcement has very specialized areas of investigations and the agents assigned to those areas are not permitted to work outside their assigned division.

Thus, if an agent is assigned to forensics such as computers, blood types or fingerprints, what training and knowledge does he have to conduct a surveillance with limited resources and budget? Secondly, being an expert witness is at the sole discretion of the Court. If someone is deemed an expert witness on ballistics, what does this mean if the case being investigated is child custody?

It has been my pleasure to work with numerous Federal agents. They are professional and absolutely the best at the specialty they investigate. However, it has been my experience that they make less than average private investigators. Most Federal agents that retire find work in the corporate sector, which like the government has an abundance of resources and financial allocations to carry out their missions. Most private investigations involve individuals with limited resource and budgets.

Mistakes Expats Make in Costa Rica

Here’s a list of Mistakes Expats Make in Costa Rica

law-firm-page-for-webThe law is can be preventive medicine, but if not used correctly, it is a devastating curative medicine.  So, please let me try and help you avoid mistakes made by those who came to Costa Rica before you, and try and keep you out ‘hot water.’

1. Do not do anything you would not do in your own home town: A lot of foreigners seem to believe they can outsmart the system when they come to a less developed country. Or, it just may be the kind way most Costa Ricans behave with ‘gringos’, which turn them into wishful thinkers.

Always bear in mind that the legal system in Costa Rica is Napoleonic, not Common Law, so things are handled very differently than in the US or Canada. Because of that, the best place to begin your investment plan is in an attorney’s office.

It is best not to try the Do it yourself’ method! Some people, in trying to save some dollars in legal fees, avoid the work of finding a good attorney to guide them through their problems. Do not do that! Do your homework. Find an attorney, you feel comfortable with and stay with him for as long as he does a good work.

2. Do not rush into the decision of hiring an attorney. If you are thinking of investing in Costa Rica, like it or not, hiring a local attorney is a must for you. It does not matter if you are just buying a car, a home or planning to set up a million dollar business. You will need an attorney. You may not like the idea of paying legal fees, who does? But accept it and live with it. The idea is to have your lawyer working for you as ‘preventive medicine’, as a kind of insurance against what ‘might happen.’

Consider the legal fees as your insurance premium, because that’s really what it is. Today, you will pay a fraction of what it will probably cost to try and fix that problem later on if you do not have an honest attorney to guide you.

3. Do not think of buying Costa Rica real estate and only follow the real estate broker’s advice! In Costa Rica, real estate brokers are not licensed in the same way they are in the United States . Some of them are real professionals, but a lot of them are just ‘enthusiastic’ sales people.

Either buying or selling real estate, you will probably have a need for a broker’s services, but even if your Costa Rica real estate agent is first class, have your attorney on board and have him supervise the process.

Real Estate Fraud 24. Do not blindly trust your own countrymen! Just because they have been here more time than you have. I have seen that US citizens being conned by US people and, Canadians by Canadians and so forth. Be careful! There are a whole lot of strange people in this country, some of them fleeing from the FBI, Interpol, ex-wives and even from mental institutions.

5. Gentlemen! Please remember that you do not, I repeat, do NOT need to marry the first beautiful ‘Tica’ (Costa Rican woman) that you meet!

6. “Old Mac Donald had a farm“: And he lost it, because never took care of it. This is a common story in Costa Rica. Again, please remember that our legal system is different.

7. South of the Border…  Not everybody here wears a big Mexican ‘sombrero’ and has a big bushy moustache and not all the ladies are named “Juanita Bonita’. South of the Río Grande,  you will find: México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Perú, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. All of them are different countries, with a different history, different people, and different laws.

8. “Easy comes easy goes.” I will not even waste your time on this matter. If it sounds too good to be true, then yes! It probably is too good to be true. Nobody on this earth can give you 45% per annum in a legitimate investment.

9. There is ‘risk’ even with legitimate well known and established private banks. Right now I am trying to help a client who deposited a large amount of money in CDs, in one local bank.

10. If you really want to live in Costa Rica then, please live IN Costa Rica! It was the year 335 B.C. Alexander the Great faced one of his greatest battles. When his army reached the Phoenician coasts, he realized their enemies outnumbered them by 3 to 1.

Do you know how he managed to win the battle? Quite simple! He ordered his ships to be burnt… While the ships where on fire and sinking on the ocean, he spoke to his army and told them the only way to go back home was on their enemy’s ships. It was that or else.

If you really want to become a resident in Costa Rica, you may have to burn your ships.

Costa Rica Scam Alert: Tips Avoiding Scams

Traveling to Costa Rica? Beware! Costa Rica Scam Alert:

Costa Rica Scam Alert:

Scam 3Tips Avoiding Scams In Costa Rica we here at Cody L Gear and Associates know you work hard for your money. That is why we want to provide you with a Costa Rica Scam Alert offering some tips that may help you avoid being scammed in Costa Rica or at home.
It has come to our attention that various Internet solicitations have appeared with increased frequency on such posting boards as Craigslist and other social networking sites encouraging consumers to deposit escrow funds to secure an interest in property located in Costa Rica via payment through Western Union payable to what appears to be a legitimate, reputable real estate company with name recognition. (Such as Remax, Century21, etc.…)

We have contacted the real estate companies and none of them are in any way associated with this type of solicitation. In fact, we have learned that this is another scam being perpetrated on unwary consumers and is currently being investigated by law enforcement.

Additionally, we have been made aware of an Advance Fee Scam involving the unauthorized use of a brand name such as the ones mentioned above, using a website and email address utilizing the name of the nationally known real estate company to hold Advanced fee scam the property. In an effort to instill confidence in this transaction, the scammer fraudulently claims to have listed the property with the multi listing service, using a local Real Estate office in Costa Rica and arranges for a fraudulent email notification posing as a real estate agent in Costa Rica (and uses the real estate company’s logos) to be sent to the victim. The scammer disappears once the deposit is received, leaving the prospective buyer defrauded. For your information there is no regulatory oversight of the Real Estate industry in Costa Rica and there are no licensing requirements. Because of these facts, there is no such thing as a multiple listing service in Costa Rica

Here are some tips to help you avoid such scams:

KNOW THE PERSON YOU ARE SENDING MONEY TO – if you receive an email from a real estate agent with payment instructions, call the requesting office using the phone number located on the solicitation. Then call us (321-218-9209 or visit http://www.codygear.com )  to verify if this is a legitimate real estate company operating here in Costa Rica

CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions or provide escrow services.

USE CAUTION WHEN GIVING OUT FINANCIAL AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION VIA EMAIL (bank account number, credit card number, social security number, etc.)

AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL “GUARANTEE” YOUR TRANSACTION.

These types of scams often claim that an MTCN or confirmation code is needed before withdrawing your money – this is FALSE, once you’ve wired money, it is GONE.

PROPERTY LISTING MAY BE LOCAL, but landlord/owner is “travelling” or “relocating” and needs you to wire money to them abroad.

Most scams involve one or more of the following:

Inquiry from someone far away, often in another country;
Western Union, Money Gram, cashier’s check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee.”
Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consummating transaction.

Who should you notify about fraud or scam attempts?
Cody L Gear and Associates (321-218-9209 or visit http://www.codygear.com)
• FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
• FTC online complaint form (http://www.ftc.gov)
• Canadian Phone Busters hotline: 888-495-8501
• Internet Fraud Complaint Center (http://www.ic3.gov)
• Non-emergency number for your local police department.
• The government agency in your country responsible for dealing with fraud

Searching Web for a Private Investigator in Costa Rica? Caution!

Caution When Searching Web for a Private Investigator in Costa Rica

Searching the web for a private investigator Costa Rica? Caution! See sites that say they are the “premier” private investigation agency in Costa Rica? Others that say, “we are the only American-owned, full-time agency located in Costa Rica? (Actually, one such claim is completely false as the principal was deported and now resides in Nicaragua, and, is forbidden to re-enter Costa Rica.) Or declaring that “our private investigator possess decades of experience in Federal Law Enforcement, Military Special Forces, Investigations, and Personal Protection?” Perhaps other sites that say “Investigations & Intelligence services in Costa Rica 30+ YEARS OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR EXPERIENCE”. All claims without substance. One such company is a referral source out of Los Angeles that does not identify the private investigators. 

CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION!

First of all I am an American and my full time job is dedicated to private investigations in Costa Rica. Secondly, I can verify my credentials. Others can’t or won’t. Searching for a reliable, trustworthy and affordable private investigator is a challenge. First, most clients looking for these types of services have very little information upon which to make a decision. Secondly, clients usually don’t have any idea of what to ask or look for when searching for a private investigator. Thirdly, most clients are unsure what it takes to have a successful investigation and feel guilty inquiring about such services.

A Private Investigator that is Reliable and Trustworthy is Challenging

Just because someone touts his phenomenal exploits and experience, there is no clearing house to prove or disprove such outlandish claims. For example; “decades of Federal experience”, “expert witness in Federal Court”, ‘ U.S. Trained forensic expert”, all such claims are ambiguous and without foundation. Most of the former law enforcement men and women that are private investigators know that being a Federal Agent does not in any way prepare you for the real world of private investigations. First, Federal Agents have at their disposal unlimited resources and budgets. It’s nothing for the government to assign 50 or 60 agents to one case. Each branch of the Federal Law enforcement has very specialized areas of investigations and the agents assigned to those areas are not permitted to work outside their assigned division. Thus, if an agent is assigned to forensics such as computers, blood types or fingerprints, what training and knowledge does he have to conduct a surveillance with limited resources and budget? Secondly, being an expert witness is at the sole discretion of the Court. If someone is deemed an expert witness on ballistics, what does this mean if the case being investigated is child custody?

It has been my pleasure to work with numerous Federal agents. They are professional and absolutely the best at the specialty they investigate. However, it has been my experience that they make less than average private investigators. Most Federal agents that retire find work in the corporate sector, which like the government has an abundance of resources and financial allocations to carry out their missions. Most private investigations involve individuals with limited resource and budgets.

There cannot be enough emphasis put on the actual physical location of the private investigator. If you call or request a blind quote and you get an immediate response without the private investigator asking you about the location and circumstances surrounding the investigation, something is “rotten in Denmark”. Each case is uniquely different and requires different resources for different situations. Someone here knows this and will ask for details in order to determine what needs to be done to have a successful investigation.

Someone who lives, for example in Nicaragua, Panama or the United States, has little if any control over the resources needed to conduct a successful investigation. Thus, it is essential that you use someone who is physically here. The others will prove to unprofessional and the results you get will be less than satisfactory.

Someone is Missing in Costa Rica

If someone is missing in Costa Rica, do not waste any time initiating an investigation. The longer you delay, the greater the chances that they may never be found.

Missing personI have had several calls to investigate the disappearance of people who were visiting Costa Rica and all of them have failed to find the missing person. The main reason for this was the lack of effort from the earliest known moment that the person went missing. Unlike the United States where there are all kinds of alerts for missing or endangered people, Costa Rica has no viable system in place to alert people of the missing person.

Why it is Important to Report someone missing in Costa Rica Immediately

Almost everyone here is busy scratching out a living and really do not have time to stop what they are doing to volunteer for a search. Such was the case recently when a woman came up missing in Guanacaste under suspicious circumstances. We were not retained until three weeks after the initial disappearance.

Having prior law enforcement experience I know the value of early response to a reported missing person. Because of earlier response time to such reports many of the missing were located. The others who were found to be the victims of a crime, the earlier response assisted in bringing those responsible to justice to answer for their deeds.

In Costa Rica the law enforcement is understaffed and under resourced. They lack the adequate resources and equipment to undertake a search for a missing person. Much of Costa Rica is endowed with lush tropical forest and jungles that lure many inexperienced and novice hikers to explore their beauty. Unaware of the lack of communication once in these areas and being poorly equipped, many of the best hikers get lost.

 

Dangers in the jungles range from Jaguars to over thirty nine species of poisonous snakes, not to mention crocodiles and scorpions. Medical response and medical facilities are spread out and it could take hours in some instance to get to a medical facility. Once there of course, there is a concern that they will have the necessary equipment and staff to treat the injury.

Thus the need to report a missing person and contact someone here in Costa Rica to start looking for that person will play a vital part in finding and returning the missing person.

Private Investigator Qualities

Private Investigator Qualities to Look For

UntitledPrivate Invcestigator Qualities you should look for before pulling the trigger. Private investigators have historically played a part of our childhood fascinations, thanks to the famous detective characters strewn across modern literature. From Sherlock Holmes to Erin Brockovich, the acute observation and the unparalleled wit of these famous private investigators makes the profession attractive to many. Always accompanied with a trusted and able assistant, detectives make use of just their intellectual abilities to nab the most unusual and crafty suspects. Among the many qualities that a detective should possess, here are some of the qualities of a good private investigator.

Knowledge: A real life detective gets a variety of assignments. They range from insurance frauds, extra marital affairs, theft reports, surveillance, and so on. Accordingly a private detective should possess an extensive amount of knowledge and experience that will help them to get the job done as quickly, smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Stealth:  A detective needs to be as inconspicuous as possible. They really cannot afford to demonstrate behavior or possess some characteristic that attracts unwanted attention. Especially in cases that require prolonged surveillance, detectives have to work in an incognito mode in order to gather as much information as possible.

Courage: This is a primary trait of private investigators. They should be really crafty and street smart. A little bit of hustling abilities are needed in order to get out of tight situations. As detectives do not really have any so called authoritative backing, they need their wit to get them out of sticky situations.

Trustworthiness: Their profession demands that clients disclose delicate information to them. Detectives need to understand and respect the importance and the trust the clients bestow by providing such information and they should not disclose it in any manner. The profession demands that client secrets be kept and any disclosure amounts to serious credibility issues, even inviting lawsuits.

Decision Making: This important trait rounds up the top quality of a private detective. The job sometimes creates situations which demand thinking on the feet and quick decision making abilities keeping the short term and long term objectives in mind. Stable conclusions based on observations that would help to resolve the case need to be taken confidently.

The qualities needed to be a detective are many. But these are some of the essential characteristics that are a must for a successful foray into this interesting profession.

 

Losing your passport in Costa Rica

If you’ve had to go get a new passport after losing your passport in Costa Rica, you have actually discovered (like others) it’s no more the simplest thing to show that you’re you. If you’re a first-timer, you need to appear personally with a birth certification, at least one government-issued ID (2 if it’s out of state), photocopies, kinds and fees, and afterwards wait your turn. If you lose your passport while taking a trip abroad, you have actually got to show up at an embassy or consulate with numerous of those kinds in hand.

us passport lost or stolenWorse yet, as highlighted by the current news that 2 swiped keys were utilized by guests aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, your key could well have as much, if not even more, value to bad guys here and abroad exactly because they are so difficult to obtain and increasingly tough to counterfeit. The Wall Street Journal reports that Interpol has actually 40 million lost or stolen passports in its data source already (but that travelers boarded planes 1 billion times in 2013 without their keys being checked against that database).

So what can you do to keep your key safe both before and after you take a trip?

Never ever Simply Drop It in the Mail
If you have to restore your passport, you should submit your present ticket to allow the State Division to cancel it. But while it’s appealing to merely stick a couple stamps on it and throw it in the closest mail box, do not! Send it by means of signed up mail with a return receipt requested so that the Post Office keeps a much better eye on it and you know that it showed up– since if it goes walkabout, you have to go back to square one.

Do not Take It With You If You Don’t Need to
If you have another form of government-issued ID, there’s no need to be lugging around a ticket (and, if you do not, all states concern low-priced non-driver ID cards, which are worth getting for precisely this reason). Purses get taken, wallets get lifted and IDs get left behind so often that it’s worth a delay in line at the DMV for an alternate ID.

Shop It Safely
Though it’s appealing, don’t save your ticket in your underwear drawer, your desktop organizer or your precious jewelry box– all locations that are a first-look for any would-be burglar or identification burglar. Establishment it someplace others will not believe to look or can’t quickly remove– like a safe. Your ID is valuable: treat it that way.

Keep a Photocopy
If you lose your passport abroad, you will need a photocopy (or a scanned copy) of the initial in order to make your method house. Shop the copy like you would the initial: in a safe, secured area that you can access and others can not. If you’re working with an electronic copy, see to it it’s an encrypted file or on an encrypted drive.

Report Its Loss Promptly
If you presume your key is swiped or lost, particularly if you’re currently abroad, don’t take an extra day to retrace your steps: report it quickly. The worst thing you can do is wait and wish it shows up– only to discover that whoever made off with it likewise goinged of town on it.

It has actually ended up being so widespread for individuals to misplace credit cards and drivers’ licenses (or have them stolen) that companies and even states have actually made them reasonably simple to cancel and replace. But when it concerns super-IDs like keys, birth certificates as well as Social Security cards, the procedures are long and tough since they develop who you are as best the governments can– and because they want you to take additional care not to lose them in the first place.

Losing a super-ID like a ticket can make you susceptible to identification burglary. It is essential after losing an ID like this that you closely monitor your bank accounts and credit to ensure you do not end up being a sufferer. You can monitor your credit totally free using the Credit Report Card, a free device offered by my company that updates 2 of your credit ratings monthly. Any major, unexpected changes in your scores might signal identity theft and you need to pull complimentary copies of your credit reports to make certain your identification is safe.

Costa Rica Safety

What About Costa Rica Safety?

Crime 1Concerns about Costa Rica safety are heightened among those thinking about relocating to Costa Rica. Recent murders of American citizens, Kurt Hergis in La Fortuna in February and Stephen Rutkiewicz in Guanacaste in December have served as an impetus for the rise in concern.Unbiased responses can be challenging since many who contribute information from the English speaking community have a vested interest in bringing in expats who are liquid and looking to invest in Costa Rica. Caution needs to be exercised and a doubtful thought process should be used when listening to real estate agents or relocation agents.

According to recent statistics Costa Rica (10 murders per 10,000) is less violent than its neighboring countries in Central America (28.5 murders per 10,000). This is in comparison to the United States which has a murder rate (4.7 per 10,000). In Canada the rate is even lower (1.6 per 10,000). The statistics have been compiled globally by the United Nations in 2012.

Costa Ricans have an unrealistic view of relative criminal activity as compared to the United States since the periodic mass shooting in the United States has the tendency to dominate world news. Physical violence in the United States for the most part is focused in urban city centers, such as Detroit (54.6 murders per 100,000) or Baltimore (34.9 murders per 100,000). Total rates for murder continue to be low in the United States since it is a nation of 313 million individuals.

Costa Rica, with 4.8 million people is by per capita more dangerous than the United States. Some say that much of the physical violence is a direct result of the drug trade that exist between South and Central America and the United States. For example, neighboring Honduras (91.6 murders per 10,000) and El Salvador (69.2 murders per 10,000) are the two most violent nations in the world. The Security    Ministry furthered this opinion by reporting that immigrants and others that are difficult to account for contribute significantly to the violence in Costa Rica.

Expats tend to notice the violence as it affects their own peer group or comes into their community. There is relatively small English language coverage of the shootings and murders that take place in southern San Jose or the Caribbean coast. Objectively, the drug related violence in these areas is the kind of thing that is not likely to affect a tourist or expat directly. However, violence has a tendency to eventually cross borders and social divisions. Thus violence in places like Limon will eventually impact everyone who lives here.

Costa Rica Men’s Guide against Scammers!

www.codygear.com presents;  The Costa Rica Men’s Guide against Scammers!

To protect yourself against scammers and marital relationship scams, review my post and find exactly how you can prevent it. This is the Costa Rica Men’s Guide against Scammers!

CG logoNobody wish to fall victim to a rip-off, yet daily the number of individuals who have actually fallen victim is growing at a alarming rate. The Internet has actually ended up being the most effective medium that fraudsters make use of to swindle individuals. You can browse the word rip-off or scams in Google and you’ll be shocked of the long list from African inheritance rip-offs to multi-level advertising and Internet dating/marriage rip-offs.

As the amount of scams and frauds grow by the number, increasingly more individuals are ending up being vulnerable to it. The techniques utilized by these fraudsters have actually become more sophisticated over the past 2 years, makings their rip-offs much more attractive to individuals.

Why fraudsters and scams have ravaged dating/marriage websites?

Emotionally speaking, feelings are the greatest driving force that can blind individuals from being reasonable and sensible. Do you still remember exactly how you wanted to do anything for somebody you care for you? When you are in love with somebody, you end up being susceptible to do whatever it takes to be with her/him.

Fraudsters, understanding exactly what love can do to an individual; attempt to exploit this. Later in this post, you will find exactly how fraudsters successfully take advantage of individuals by benefiting from their feelings and impulses.

Who are these fraudsters or scams?

Fraudsters or scams can be practically anybody or anything. When it comes to Internet dating/marriage services, they could be the individuals included on the website obscured the guise of being another person or they could be the web designers (person/persons who run the site) themselves.

Below are the 3 vital things to bear in mind in order to avoid being scammed while looking for a true love on the Internet. When you follow these 3 steps, you are arming yourself from being avictim.

3 Most Important Rules to bear in mind in Order to Avoid Scams and Frauds

1. Never, ever send “Money” to someone you don’t know.

Avoid dating sites that need you to pay or contribute cash in order to get contact information of the individual you want. Never ever pay for registration to any dating sites. These payments are a waste of your money and time for there is no guarantee whatsoever given in exchange for your payment.

The bottom line, whatever you do to look for a partner in life on-line, NEVER EVER PAY for any services. Not that there are no reputable dating/marriage websites/agencies however this is the very best means to stay clear of frauds and scams. Keep in mind that the typical reward or intention of these fraudsters is your MONEY! Without offering them incentives/motives, there is no reason for them to exist.

2. Never ever provide information about yourself.

There have actually been numerous cases of individuals who were scammed merely due to the fact that they have actually provided complete and precise info about themselves, particularly; complete name, address, phone number, savings account and information about households, buddies and loved ones. This type of information is the most useful devices that fraudsters utilize to efficiently rip-off you. By not offering them the tools/information they require, you make them incapable of scamming individuals including yourself.

3. Keep your guard up.

Being unconvinced, though might be viewed as offending by other individuals, is another effective shield versus rip-offs or scams. Exactly what does it takes to be unconvinced? Be rational, be reasonable and utilize your good sense. The reason our brains are found higher than our hearts is for us to put reasoning above our feelings.

You find a woman from a dating internet site for whom you discovered yourself incredibly in love with. Because of the distance in between the two of you, she asked for that you subsidize her travel expenditure so that you can see each other face to face. Exactly what are you going to do? Are you going to leap right away into offering her exactly what she requested? Be cautious!

Prevention is much better than treatment

When we are sick, we look for the service of a physician. We sustain costs, which in the first place might have been prevented if we had the ability to avoid the event of the illness or if we had the ability to identify it in its early stage. Cancer cells for example is best dealt with when detected in its early stage. Being scammed is best prevented when discovered early on prior to it happening.

Below is a list that can suggest possible cases of frauds or scams and need to be managed with care.

Circumstances that could suggest possible frauds or scams are stemming from 2 possible sources.

1. The Person Featured in the Dating Site.

a) When the picture utilized in the profile is too stunning.

First. Be reasonable! If she’s stunning, why does she need or require promotion or exposure to be seen? Basically, ask yourself, does she need to advertise to find a man for herself? Generally, fraudsters will make use of images of gorgeous girls most likely acquired from modeling websites to tempt the interests of guys. Physical appeal is appealing however do not be fooled by it.

b) Any kind of money request.

For the Nth time, don’t buy any type of money request. Whatever her reasons are to ask for cash from you, no matter how genuine or credible it might appear, do not give in. These fraudsters are trained to trick individuals into thinking they are genuine.

c) Ads targeted to “Older” guys.

This might be offensive to the oldies however the reality is, many victims of dating/marriage rip-offs on the Internet are the older. The majority of fraudsters target the older men due to the fact that they are shown to be the most gullible group of guys. They also represent a group that is more financially secure with disposable income. You are for that reason extremely cautioned to stay clear of ad that specifies older men are exactly what they’re looking for.

d) Inconsistent, altering or puzzling info.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t able to email you for a long period of time due to the fact that my employer fired me from work and so I do not have access to the Internet.” (Hmm …, let me see…, I thought you just weren’t working as you told me previously that you’re a full-time student.).

This confusion and incongruity might be an outcome of the fraudster handling various victims. Scammers are liars. The problem with lying is that you forget who you told what and eventually will get caught. Someplace along the roadway, she got puzzled. Now, do not let this confused fraudster fool you!

e) Tech Savvy Asian Women.

The majority of Asian ladies showcased in dating/marriage internet sites are primarily originating from poor socio-economic households. The majority of them are ignorant, cannot manage to purchase a computer system and maintain regular monthly Internet connection. How can somebody who does not have the resorces (understanding and resource) post her profile on the web and get and respones the correspondents?

f) Well-written reply from a non-English speaking nation.

Females who are from non-English speaking nations are predisposed to have inadequate English language skills and inadequate grammar. There are exceptions to this rule; it would be safer to assume that someone from non-English speaking country should commit errors (grammar, syntax, spelling etc.) in their emails. It’s for that reason we warn that you should be wary of somebody from a non-English speaking nation to be a fraud or scammer if her replies are well composed and well structured.

g) Very Willing and Eager Ladies.

Exactly what type of woman do you think will send you lots of her photos and will then tell you that she’s succumbing to you after a couple of exchanges of messages? Exactly what are her intentions? Could it be love or something else? Beware!

h) Avoid cam chats and phone conversation.

The following is an example of how a chat or telephone conversation may go.

Con: “I’m sorry however I do not have a telephone and or a video camera”.

You: “You can make use of a pay phone infant or provide me a number and I’ll call you with it. Or you can go to a internet cafe. I’m sure they have video cameras there.”

Con: “I have another idea.”

You: “What is it honey? Tell me!”

Con: “It’s awkward.”

You: “It’s fine. Tell me what it is ?”

Right here’s the catch.

Con: “Why do not you send me some cash so I can purchase a telephone and I can also get a computer connection for my house? I’ll talk with you on-line all the time and I’ll never ever forget to Call you. I promise!”

This might seem oversimplified however it has worked in some cases. A client from Texas reported exactly how a woman from Colombia actually got him to send her money for a telephone and internet service, never to hear from her again. It was too late when he didn’t get any calls after the cash was sent.

i) Inquiries made about your financial circumstances.

What does genuine love have to do with your financial circumstances? Well, it matters a lot when she is focused on getting to your wallet, don’t you thing?

2. Social Internet Dating Agencies or Webmasters.

For agencies/match makers or internet sites that need any of the following, you should beware in signing up.

a) Registration Fee.

b) Membership Fee.

c) Introduction Fee.

d) Arrangement Fee.

e) “Mandatory” Donation.

In fact any kind of payment needed for any of their services needs to be viewed with a skeptical eye.

Although non exhaustive I hope this short article offers you with food for thought and sufficient information to be able to identify and stay clear of fraudsters. You can likewise call us or contact us at www.codygear.com.