If you are travelling overseas, make sure your family know all the details about who you’re going to meet and where you will be staying etc.
Elizabeth Shuvalova accepted Joseph Cunningham’s marriage proposal after a 2 year courtship using the online dating site e Harmony.
Once in the United States and living at Cunningham’s home in Clearlake California, Elizabeth and her daughter were forced to work long hours without pay, verbally abused and held captive inside the home.
While most men are legitimate, there are some who use this as a ploy and girls are often forced into prostitution and subsequently made to “pay off the debt”.
Not everyone is trying to dupe you but if someone’s behavior is suspicious and they are over eager for you visit them, you should think twice.
Sex trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world today.
Such was the case for a Russian woman and her daughter after meeting Joseph Cunningham using an on-line dating service.
The best thing to do would be to ask the man to visit you instead of you visiting him, as this is infinitely safer.
Only someone who is genuinely interested in you is likely to make the effort to come and meet you.
For example, if you have only been chatting with them for a few days and they are offering to pay for everything already, it could be dodgy.