I got an email and I would appreciate you guys help and comment. I think another one of those scams is going again. The problem is the guy still believes in the lady. Not sure what to say more to the lady that wrote me the email though. I had a similar email before and I had posted about it here. I will just give her the link to that I think.
“I am a lady from the US. I have been reading you and your husband’s blog when I can. I happened to come across your blog just because of my brother’s dilemma. He was married before to an American lady. They got divorced. He befriended a co-worker who happened to be married to a Filipina for a long time. To make the story short, the friend advised my brother to find a bride there in your country. Just talking to the friend and meeting them, they seem very happy. So my brother went online and chatted few ladies until he finally met the love of his life. The lady was from somewhere in Cebu he told me. They were emailing and talking on the phone. My brother also sent money to her often for her daily needs and also bought cell phone.
The lady emailed my brother that she needed money for family emergency. I did not bother to asked my brother about it. None of my business. He sent money for that family emergency. Just a couple of weeks ago the family emailed and called up my brother and said that the lady was in the hospital. She got in an accident. I guess she was riding a scooter. She was badly hurt, that’s what the family member told my brother. My brother was so worried and sent $2000 for the lady for her hospital bills. I don’t really know about hospitalization in your country, I don’t really know if she has insurance. Maybe she had insurance since my brother just sent $2k.
I met a lady in our church. I didn’t bother to know her origin, I just know at that time that she’s Asian. But later upon knowing that my brother had a Filipina fiance, I then asked my friend in the church what country was she from. When she told me that she’s from the Philippines I was happy, at least when my soon to be sister-in-law comes to the States she will have a new filipina friend. That filipina friend that I knew from church she’s really nice. She’s in her mid 50’s. She came to the US 30 years ago. I was talking to her about my brother marrying a Filipina. She’s excited to meet the fiance of my brother just like us too. I’ve been learning a lot about your country through her. She let me taste some of the filipino foods during church get together. Very good. I can’t wait for my brother’s fiance to come. For me and my family to learn some of you guys culture and foods. Anyway, my friend was telling me to contact the hospital that the fiance of my brother was brought. Since I didn’t know anybody in your country my Filipina friend volunteer to let one of her family do it. She did let one of her family contact the hospital for me, the bad news, nobody with the same name of the fiance of my brother was hospitalized on any of the hospitals there in the area where his fiance suppose to live.
Me and my Filipina talked more about the matter and she told me that she heard of so many stories now. Scams that so rampant on the net. She told me that she was spared by that since she went to the States before internet was born. She also told me about a lady with multiple guys on the net to chat with. Some were even gay posing as a woman. She also said that guys from abroad also had many girlfriends in the Philippines. So I told her it goes both ways then. Don’t you think? My friend said that the ways of the girls now in the Philippines is totally different than she was growing up. Why is that? I told her same here in the America too.
My brother still believes in his fiance. I hope that he is right on believing her. I hope my brother is spared by the scam. Thank you for entertaining my email. I hope to hear from you! Ellen”