Tamil Thaalee Matrimonial Scam

Tamil Thaalee Matrimonial Money Scam

I had contacted a matrimonial site in Sri Lanka for a service. Thaalee guys asked me to send 6000 Sri Lankan Rupees for membership.I sent them the money via bank wire. Now they say they need 90000 Rupees more to give the contact details of the girl’s parents information. They didn’t reveal all these when I first contacted them, they didn’t even talk about membership at all.

Here is the email thread with Thaalee Matrimonial:

I wrote:

Whom it may concern:
Thaalee Organization Membership Desk

Please give me all your fee structures. What is the fee of 5900 Sri Lanka Rupees for ? What kind of access 5900 Sri Lanka Rupees give ? What is above membership called? Basic membership? Why you didn’t explain those fee structure when I first contacted your company? What is golden membership fee? What kind of access golden membership give? Are there any fee after golden membership? Please provide us details about how your system work. It is very hard for me to call you because we’re in different time zone . Email is the best way to contact.

Please remember you are in an internet business across Atlantic so you have to follow GDPR guidelines. I paid your fee through an USA authorized payment system. Now we’re in a contract because you accepted my payment and your national identity card was verified at the bank where you accepted the membership money . I hope you understand what GDPR stands for. Many companies put lots of effort to comply with GDPR guidelines. If you don’t comply with GDPR guidelines, a formal complaint will be filed with proper authorities in a timely manner.
Please provide all the details about your fee structure. I don’t want to continue this process if I don’t understand your fee structure. Remember you have the right to charge whatever the amount appropriate for your service but it has to be explained to the customer when they sign up. If not, you have to suffer the consequences.
Kind Regards

Thaalee.com  response:

Dear Sir/Madam,
GOLDEN MEMBERSHIP
Your profile number ——————
If you pay us an advance payment 37 000rs we can release all suitable profile’s contact details to you. If you do so, you can Contact directly to the spouse parties and explain every things and confirm a marriage. We will give you the spouse contact details one by one until you fix a marriage. When the proposal comes right you should pay the balance 90, 000rs. For further details contact Mrs. Priya our Manager over the phone or by the Skype.This Option called as “GOLDEN MEMBERSHIP”
This facility is for your convenience only and we are not compelling you. If you like you can pay us, otherwise leave it as it is. Once you pay us this money, in any circumstances this money will not refundable but, we will give you the spouse contact details one by one until you fix a marriage.
People’s Bank details as follows:-
Name of the Bank: People’s Bank (Mutwal Branch)
Name; Mr.S.Sethuraman
Account Number:- 214-2-001-0-7256025
Or
Commercial Bank details as fallows:-
Name of the Bank:-Commercial Bank ( Mutwal)
Name:- S. Sarma.
Account Number:- 8230026185
Or
Seylan Bank details as follows :-
Name of the bank Seylan bank (Mutwal branch)
Name:- S.Sarma
Account number :- 1670-12995899-101

FOR WESTERN UNION AND MONEY GRAM
NAME:- SADADSARA SARMA SETHURAMAN
NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD NUMBER :- 540062269V
ADDRESS :- 45/1, MADAMPITYA ROAD, COLOMBO- 15
You Can also send us the money by Money Gram or western union Money Transfer

Marriage and Dating Scams

The U.S. Embassy in Paris receives many inquiries from people who have been defrauded for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones.  Internet con artists try to convince you to send them money.  These schemes include lotteries, on-line dating services, or even requests from a “friend” in trouble.  In many cases, scammers troll the Internet for victims, and spend weeks or months building a relationship.  Once they have gained their victims’ trust, they create a false situation and ask for money.  Once the victim becomes suspicious, the individual may cut off contact.

Before you send any money, check to see if you recognize any of the following signs that you may be a potential victim of a scam:

  • You only know your friend or fiancé online and may never have met in person.
  • Photographs of the scammer show a very attractive person, and appear to have been taken at a professional modeling agency or photo studio. If they provide you with a passport copy, the photo may also resemble a “glamour shot.”
  • The scammer’s luck is incredibly bad – he or she is in a car crash, or arrested, or mugged, or beaten, or hospitalized. Close family members are dead or unable to assist. Sometimes the scammer claims to have a young child overseas who is ill or hospitalized.
  • You have sent money for visas or plane tickets, but they can’t seem to make it to their destination, citing arrest or detention by immigration officials, or other unexpected reasons that prevent them for traveling.
  • The scammer claims to have been born in the United States, but uses poor grammar and spelling indicative of a non-native English speaker.
  • Beware of anyone who requests funds as a requirement to depart another country for the United States – sometimes called a Basic Travel Allowance or BTA. There is no such thing as a BTA.
  • In other cases, your Internet friend will claim a need for a certain amount of money to travel to the United States. Again, there is no such requirement under U.S. law.  Legitimate information about obtaining various types of U.S. visas is available from the U.S. Embassy website and the Department of State .  Additional information about applying for a visa for your fiancée is also available from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
  • Source: US Embassy in France

Marriage fraud: Stories from victims

While many Canadians marry people from other countries, sometimes marriage is a scam to jump the immigration line. Learn about the consequences of marriage fraud and hear the stories of victims in this 5-minute video. Find out more about marriage fraud.

Source: Canadian Immigration

Matrimonial frauds on the rise

Beware of These Signs on Matrimonial Websites to Avoid Fraud, Scams

Looking for a life partner on an online matrimony platform? Be vigilant about the safety and security measures you take to avoid being fooled.

Saneesh Sukumaran, Founder and CEO, Wedeterna.in suggests tips users must keep in mind before or while surfing the matrimony platforms:

Via email: Registering the email ID is a primary mode of contact while making a profile on a matrimony platform. But an email is a very important thing as most important things are often linked with it. We suggest you create a new email ID when you make your profile on a matrimony platform.

Time and space: People with good intentions will give you your personal space and time to interact. They will not pressurise or trick you to share your personal information.

Inconsistent behaviour: While talking to anyone on a matrimony platform, make sure that you ask enough questions to know the person better and check for compatibility. Also with frequent questions, it will help you to find out that if the person is hiding something or catch lies if any.

Warning signs: Make sure that there is no emotional imbalance or character traits that are inappropriate in any way. In case of any inconsistencies regarding their age, interest, marital status, profession and employment, failure to answer questions are clear warning signs.

Scam: In case you meet anyone online starts enquiring about your money or property and starts demanding money, cut off all the communication with them immediately.

Never reveal your account information: Keep your username and password safe. Remember, no one from any trusted service will ever ask you for the same. Do not create easy passwords. For your safety, it’s recommended that you change the password regularly.

Check the site before logging in: To access a trusted service, always type in the correct URL of the trusted service into your browser window. Do not click on unsafe links. This keeps your credentials safe and secure.

Do background checks: Please commit to marriage only after face-to-face meetings, especially after meeting prospective groom or bride’s parents/relatives. Visit their place of work. Do a thorough personal reference check. You may also want to look at their social media profiles. If the person is reluctant to share workplace or job details or meet in person along with parents, you should be cautious. Do not commit to marriage or continue to communicate with such people.

Safety in public: While meeting prospects, it is recommended that you meet in safe public places. This way you can avoid getting into any kind of trouble. Always keep your family or friends informed of your meetings with prospects.

Never ever give money to anyone: Do not transfer funds or offer financial help to the other person under any circumstance. The moment someone asks you for money citing some reason or the other, you should become cautious and it’s recommended that you avoid any further calls from them. Also report this to the service.

How to detect a fraudster online: You can identify them by the following;

– They are not willing to show their face, reluctant to come on video chat as the profile photo may not be theirs or are reluctant to meet in person.

– Express “love” too quickly even before fully understanding each other.

– Sound inconsistent or confusing when you ask for personal details.

– If anyone is in a mad rush for early marriage without a valid reason.

Source: News 18

 

 

One thought on “Tamil Thaalee Matrimonial Scam”

  1. Please keep educating our folks in USA and Canada. Don’t be a victim? Learn from others mistake.
    Because mistakes and failures, are strongly believed to be the stepping stones of success.

    Now, those experiences faced by others help you to take a decision more wisely, in most of the cases.

    If you can completely learn from your own mistakes (with or without the help of others) only, you’d be a legendary person!

    1. Mistakes are better than regrets
    2. Mistakes give us a chance to adapt and pivot
    3. Making a mistake is proof that we are out there LIVING A NORMAL LIFE!
    4. Making a mistake gives us a chance to improve ourselves. Makes us faster, better, stronger and nicer.

    Source : Better to have made a thousand mistakes than to have one single regret: 4 Lessons on How to Move Forward After a Mistake.

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