How Foreigners get scammed?
It is very true that when us Westerners come to the Philippines we often leave our brains at home. We believe most things told to us, and those smiles seem to make us hypnotised into doing everything you would never do at home, but you do in the Philippines and most get scammed.
Here’s a thread from an expat group in the Philippines on Facebook
Dear Group: I have been a member of this group for more than six months and have followed the posts, even posted several times. When I first joined, I read what it is about and fully understood the reason for its start. I am a Fil-Am, having lived most of my adult life in the US and choosing to move back here after enjoying and benefiting from the opportunities in the western world.