ALERT: Dowry Scams

Dowry Scam Alert.
We got some reports about people who has been scammed about dowry.

What is Dowry? Source: Wikipedia
A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter. Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride’s parents, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride’s family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride. Similarly, dower is the property settled on the bride herself, by the groom at the time of marriage, and which remains under her ownership and control.

How dowry works:
In some Asian, Arabic or Muslim countries, when the man of the groom wants to get married, he needs to give “dowry” to the family of the groom on the wedding day, this can be money, material things, gold or camels (this last is commonly in muslim countries).

How dowry scammers works:
A dowry scammer will ask you to send money through western union, moneygram or other money transfer service before marriage. Also some of these scammers wants too high dowry, a groom from a poor (asian) family, should get for example between 1000 and 3000 US Dollars dowry, while a groom who is descendant from very rich family or has a straight ties with the kingdom the dowry can be up to 100.000 US Dollars or much more higher. You give the dowry to the groom’s family on the wedding day and not earlier. NEVER SEND MONEY FOR THE DOWRY THROUGH SOME MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE SUCH AS WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM OR OTHER BECAUSE THEN THIS IS A 100% SCAM!!!.

Also on this page you can read about the other type of (online) scams.

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Jonieza Joy Samuya Galono from Bohol, living in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Name: Jonieza Joy Samuya Galono
Home Address : zone 5 tangke, apas initao Misamis Oriental 9022, Philippines
Date of birth: Unknown, she gives different birth dates to people
Email adresses: [email protected],
Skype: joniezajoy,  joyme-123, joyme_love, joyjoy2116, joyme2113,
Phone numbers used:
+6309057167109, +6309167613085, +63090578938787,
Facebook: FaceBook (1), FaceBook (2), FaceBook (3),
Other sites: dateInasia.com, lovetime.com, cebuanas.com, filipinalovelinks.com, Google+, Pinterest.com, Gogobot.com, Myspace.com, Slyde.ly,

Description: We knew each other from DIA in july of 2014 and she only asks about money coz her phone broken, mother ill, for her studies, or another cheap excuse to rip you off, always asking and begging. I sent her goodies such as phone or modems. After i found out she sale this goodies to the pawn shop in her city. Also i found out on her facebook she’s engaged with some pinay guy. She’s a scammer on the first line but also a cheater, jonieza only looks foreign guys to support her and her pinay bf financially coz they loves to have a luxurious life at the expense of others.

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Reproted by: M. Tuhey from Springfield, MO, United States (m**h*y**[email protected].com)

Annie Rose Sano Samal from Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines

Name: Annie Rose Samal, Annie Rose Sano
Real Name: Annie Rose Sano Samal
Home Address : El rio vista, phase 4 kamuning street Bacaca, Davao City, 8000, Philippines
Date of birth: 18-06-1997
Email adresses: [email protected],
Skype: annierosesano, annie.rose.sano,
Phone: +639199213371,
Facebook: Facebook (1),
Other sites: dateinasia.com, pinalove.com,  Youtube, Google+,

Description: I found her across dateinasia.com in august 2015, on her profile was wrote, looking for my future husband and to get married… We started chat, after we continue on skype, some weeks later she asking me for financial help because she has rent debt and also not more milk for her daughter. I sent her money every month 420 Swiss Francs, this is nearly 20.000 peso and we agreed to get engaged and to marry in january or february 2016. In november i began to suspice her and asked her facebook or instagram profile but i never got from her, when i began search her name on facebook, i found out she was engaged with some guy from finland. I asked her if she not was having any relationship with other men, she wrote me i not was serious and only playing, after she blocked me and can’t send her reply back on skype. I tried to call her on phone but she didn’t pick up the phone or answer my call. I am very disappointed on her.

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Reported by: Florian Heidegger from Bern, Zwitzerland (f**ri**21*he**@bluewin.ch)

Ana Rose Alvarez (melotzkie) from Cebu City, Philippines

Update on 11-01-2016: Added screenshot from a chat conversation on facebook where Ana Rose Alvarez admits she’s seeking other foreign men. The conversation with her was through the facebook profile of Robert Fisher. Thanks Anton for the report and the evidence.

Name: Ana Rose Alvarez aka Melotzkie
Real Name: Ana Rose Cabahug Alvarez
Home Address : 2nd Street Consuelo Village Basak Mandaue Cebu city, Philippines
Date of birth: 09-12-1993
Email adresses:
[email protected][email protected],
Skype: melotzkieee09,
Phone: +639217101172, +639489385303,
Facebook: Facebook (1), Facebook (2),  Facebook (3), Robert Fisher’s Facebook,
Other sites: dateinasia.com, InternationalCupid.com, Youtube,

Description: I met her in september of 2014 on internationalcupid.com, and started to communicate. Because she has a son, she asked me some money for buy a present for her son Fritz for Christmas and i did this through western union. Later in 2015 she asked me money because her phone or tablet was broken and i sent her 300 bucks and we agreed to meet and marry in July of 2015. When i began to search on her facebook i saw she have more then one profile there. On a second profile of her i found out she was engaged with another foreigner and i asked her for some explanation. She told me he was only to support her and Fritz financially till my arrival, i didnt believe this and  stopped communicate with her. I spent to her 1000 bucks or more in total, a real scammer and cheater, also she likes to give sexcamshow to everybody.

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Reported by: Wallace Smith from Twin Falls (Idaho), United States (sa*sons**ho*[email protected])

Gulnora Tadjibaeva from Andijan, Uzbekistan

Update 24-01-2019 new detailed scam report from ‘James Sielicki’ from Perrysburg (Ohio), USA, with recent photo
Update 27-11-2017 new info added thanks to ‘sharobbekke’
Update 15-04-2016 facebook profile and new photos added

On 11 of September 2019 Team Antiscam got a message on our email with this message:
If you not delete this page and photos, you will have very bad time. I have many friends from kirgiz in belgium and know where you live.

Sent from IP address: 185.163.27.82 location Uzbekistan
Sent from email address: [email protected]

Name: Gulnora Amirbekovna Tadjibaeva, 
Other names: gulnoraxon80, shirin, gms1106, gulnora satvaldieva, 
Date of birth: 22-02-1980
Phone: +99890 995 57 09, +99890 217 71 60, 
Address: Kuygan yor 1, Ischillar shaharschassi 37 app 8, andijan
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Facebook: Facebook (1), Facebook (2), Facebook (3),Facebook (4),Facebook (5), Facebook (6), Facebook (7),
Other sites: Tau2.com (1), Tau2.com (2), odnoklassniki.ru

Description: I found her on tau2.com and communicated for 3 months. After she invited me to come to her city. I stayed at the hotel because of my visa. But the meeting was far as pleasant, she loves when you buy expensive things but i knew how to manage not to spend many money. She stayed for some nights with me in the hotel, the sex was normal, nothing extraordinary but ok for me. The last day before i left she asked me for marry but i say no then she went angry and awful. She’s just such kind of woman who is looking a foreigner for the money, just don’t believe her because she is good doing acts and misleading you. Just have her for some fun but beware for your wallet, also she loves to make selfies and post to her profile on some russian profile site. Later i found her profile on facebook and there was written ‘married’ (Facebook 5). On tau2 she has 2 profiles.

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Reported by: Carlitos from Spain, m***e**5***@yahoo.es

Note from the admin: To see newest photos, just go to her profile on odnoklassniki.

Laras Wati from Balikpapan, Indonesia

Note from the Admin: Info updated on 27 June 2020

Name: Siti Kurnia Laras Wati Muna Zatul Salamah
Nickname: Laraswati Mzs (Laras wati)
Date of birth: 28-10-1991
Email adresses: [email protected], [email protected],
Skype: laras_bandite,
Phone: +6285753401379,
Facebook: Facebook (1),
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaraswatiMzs 
Other sites: Date in Asia (1), Date in Asia (2), Date in Asia(3), Instagram, FourSquare,  SquarePics, yooying, Academia,

Description: Just an ordinary scammer, she is mostly active on date in asia and Instagram, asking money for her motorcycle, also she do sexcamshows on skype for some bucks. Don’t waste your time with her.

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Reported by: Alex Finch from Norfolk (Nebraska), United States (f*nch**ma*2*@mail.com)

Jireh Montegrejo Dalman from Dipolog city (Philippines)

Name: Jireh Montegrejo Dalman
Date of Birth: 23 august 1996
Email: [email protected],
Skype: flowersdalman,
Phone number used: +639495492731, +639082961230, Facebook: Facebook(1)Facebook(2),
Other sites: Pizap,, dateinasia.com, filipinalovelinks.com,

Description: I meet her on DIA past May of 2014. On July of the same year we meet in real in her city Dipolog and we decided to engage, we bought wedding rings there and we set up a date for the marriage on October the 15th. In September on her facebook she posted a pic with some guy named Daniel Robert Mark Stivey and asked Jireh who’s that man, she say it was only a friend from her older sister Ruth Dalman. End of September i got a message on my IM from an unknow man named James Smith, he’s from New Zealand. He wrote telling me Jireh and James meet in real in past august and showed me some pics where they are together and planning for marriage too. With this i asked Jireh what is true and why she are together with James, she told me he was a friend from her father and was helping repairing the church. When i asked her about the engagement with James, Jireh blocked me on facebook. Later on that year i saw Jireh got engaged with Daniel on facebook  so for me was the end with Jireh Dalman. She plays and cheats with everybody, using 2 different phone numbers, she are nowadays active on DIA searching for more men. Watch out with girls from asia mostly only wants your money, or get visa and flight ticket to your country, or they are just cheaters. I spent many time and money to her…

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Reported by: Marshall Christian from Springfield, MO, United States (sh**ls*al**578**@gmail.com)

Note from the Admin: It seems that this Daniel Robert Mark Stivey likes to meet very young girls in the Philippines, mostly only 14-16 years old. We have contacted the authorities in the United Kingdom and in the Philippines about this, including the evidence of it to them. They are already investigating about this case.

Here you can find some reports and documentaries about childporn in the Philippines. Click on one of the links below and a new window will open.

Al Jazeera: Philippines’ generation of sex tourism children

BBC UK: paedophiles pay to watch webcam child sex abuse in Philippines

Deutsche Welle: Philippines struggling to tackle child prostitution

The conversation: Philippines webcam child abuse arrests come after decades of exploitation and inequality 

It’s not allowed to have sex with underage girls in the philippines or even to have relationship with them.

The Guardian: Evidence may point to more suspects in alleged Philippines paedophile ring case 

Almera Pitogo from Paranaque (Philippines)

Name: Almera Siete Pitogo
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Phone: +6309984236298,
Skype: candie.crush3, almera.pitogo, almera.pitogo1, almera.pitogo2, almera.pitogo3,
Facebook: Almera Pitogo
Other sites: Date in Asia (1), Date in Asia (2), Gold Coast Advertising, Google+,

Description: -We meet each other on date in asia and we began to communicate in september of 2014, while our communication was getting further then, in november of 2014 she wrote me:
My love I have a problem in my job, my boss want me to find a new job because they can’t support me and my studies, my love I know it’s hard to tell you but I really need your help, hope your not get mad and hope you understand and also I understand if your not wanted to help me I am still loving you forever, my love can I barrow money from you? I want to rent an own appartment while finding job don’t worry my love I will pay you just give me 2 to 3 months.
-How many she need? her answer was:
my love i just only need 15 thousand peso (about 340 US Dollars) for 1 month advance and 2 months depposit the rental appartment is worth 5 a month(…)
-In the next letters she is still begging me money for the rent of the appartment, but then i got this letter from her:
(…)i am very sad cause i lost my phone but for me its ok because thats they only way to pay the apartment, hope i can buy another one someday(…)
-You lost your phone?!?!  but well thought it was solved with the rent, but in the next letters she still begging me money for pay the rent of the apartment and send money to one of those bank accounts:
my love i dont have bank account but my boss in my work have dollar account if you wanted i will give you this account number
0134117877-dollar account
0139028627- peso account
-I asked if she have her own bank account her answer was:
bye the way my love i have RCBC ATM card 4215850035579987 that’s the account number(…)
-so, then you has your own bank account… Also on this letter she attached a picture of her with a tablet or some kind of smartphone, i asked her about that but never got answer. This girl dont know what she’s writing about but one thing are clear, she is a big scammer, she are mostly active on date in asia. I also found out, she are chatting with many men at the same time, just for only one thing, money, she promises to marry you to be with you, but is a big lie, the only thing what she want is your money, nothing else.

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Reported by: Zuiderzee from Amsterdam, The Netherlands (jo***-s**o9**[email protected])

Mariel Yunson from Iloilo City, Philippines

Name: Mariel Yunson
Other names used: ma yunson, yunson ma, Iel Yun Son,
E-mail: [email protected][email protected],
Yahoo Messenger: yunsonmariel,
Skype: mariel.yunson,
Facebook: facebook(1), facebook(2), facebook(3),
Other sites: dateinasia.com, Google+, scribd.com, about.me, LinkedIn,

Update on 12-08-2017: We are getting reports about this scammer asking money for “her” 2 children (see photos down this page in the gallery). This is a lie and scam, Mariel Yunson DON’T HAVE ANY CHILDREN, the children which Mariel Yunson are on the photos is from Mary Grace Santiago a friend of mariel.

Description: I meet her on dateinasia.com, we began to talk through yahoo and she wanted meet me in her country. When i came to her, she was waiting me near the hotel where i reserved. In real she are not so pretty as on her photos. When the days left, i began to realize that this girl are a real gold digger, coz, she wanted many nice things and also always asking for money, after 3 days i dumped her. Also her phone did’nt stop ringing and was look like some kind of men or may be her pimp. I went back to the US, but very dissapointed about her. It was a hard lesson for me not to believe in internet love. For me was the first time using an online dating site, and was also the last one. and spent many money to her. On her facebook account, you can see that she has many men from abroad, while i was in the Philippines she was chatting with other men through Facebook and other sites.

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Reported by: Dave Morgan, California, United States.

Helda Elyani from Balikpapan (Region: Kalimantan timur) Indonesia

Update 12 March 2011: This scammer is active on several asian datings sites, and she is so original to write on her profiles that she never has scammed somebody, but certainly the copy of her passport that is stored on our secured server proves that she lie. Also why you should change many times in week, even twice a day, your photos on those profiles if you has nothing to worry about?

Update 5 October 2012: We got some reports that this scammer are active again on asian dating sites.

Update 3 December 2013: Photos of this scammer updated

Update 14 December 2013: We seems again many activity of this scammer, WATCH OUT!.

Update 22 July 2020: This scammer is active through facebook as Paytreni Helda and through her whatsapp number, but her scam method is the same, proposing foreigners to marry, but before marriage they need to take money for buy house on her name in Indonesia. NEVER DO THAT!! Also it seems she is or was married with indonesian guy. See update photos in the gallery.

Name: Helda Elyani, Paytreni Helda, 
Username(s) used:
imanangel19, indongal19, paytreni helda,
Birth Date: 19 March 1986
Home address: Jalan Inpres IV RT. 05 No. 36 Balikpapan Kaltim 76125 Indonesia
Email adresses: [email protected] (also as her IM), [email protected],
Skype: imanangel19,
Phone: 085387893655
Website(s) used: dateinasia.com, okcupido.com, look4marriage.com, facebook.com(1), facebook.com(2), asiapassions.com, datnec.com, Google+, twitter.com, stardoll.com

Description: She contacted me through an Asian dating site about her interest in me, we started our communication, where after we continued on Yahoo Messenger. After 2 months of our communication i asked her to marry with me Halal and to get the Nikah, she agreed, so i prepared all for our marriage there in Indonesia as how Helda wanted. I bought flight tickets to Indonesia, Helda and i agreed that we should stay at home of one friend of her. But four days before my departure to Jakarta, she wrote me that her brother, not wanted that we such quickly marry and he wanted that i first came for meet her only and to buy house. Because i already had the flight tickets i was forced to agree. When i arrived there, i didn’t get any sign of Helda, so i called her by phone, she told me that her brother was waiting and will take me to Balikpapan. Then he called me to my phone saying that he was waiting at the information desk. When i have meet him at the airport, he told me that i can only stay 2 weeks no more, i told him that i have a month flight ticket, he say that he will change the date for me, after we got into the car and bring me to Balikpapan. When we arrived there i meet Helda and we began talk about us. On the next days Helda’s brother took a friend who knows about real estate, so we began to look houses for our future, where we should live… but the days passed away and was nothing that really was attracting me to buy. Because Helda’s brother told me that i can only stay 2 weeks, and the time was running out, we finally found a house, with a nice garden, not far from Helda’s friend house. Helda took her documents such as passport and other… and i my passport,we make some copies of our documents and then her brother told me to put Helda Elyani as owner of the house so that she will pay much more less tax then i as foreigner. So stupid as i was, i believed them in the name of the Islam, and put in the documents Helda Elyani as the owner of the house. After my departute from Jakarta, Helda asked me to return as soon as possible to Indonesia. When i was back at home, i saw on YM that Helda blocked me, also sending emails was not possible, also she didnt pick up my phone calls… When i did a try on google i found out that Helda was again active on several asian dating sites, when i asked her for explanation she only answered that wasn’t she.Then i know that i was been scammed by Helda and its “brother”. I tried a lawsuit against her, but that country is a big corruption that was impossible to get back my money. One thing i was making good to take a copy of Helda’s passport. Be aware with this very ingenious and original scammers. So original that you will believe her.

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Reported by: Vasudev Subramanya from Aurangabad (Region: Maharashtra), India