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I met an Egyptian man a year ago on an International Dating Site. I was suppose to go see him and one day before I was to leave on myf light he told me he was arrested and not to come. In addition to being heartbroken, I lost money on flight and a flat I rented with him in Hurghada Egypt. What really concerns me however is he asked for my picture and passport and told me he got a marriage certificate. What concerns me is that he could somehow use this agaisnt me. Any advice on what I should do? Thank you.

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~ Moved from "Off Topic" to "Middle East and North Africa Regional Forum" in the hopes that someone can ascertain if the marriage certificate is genuine or fraudulent ~


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I met an Egyptian man a year ago on an International Dating Site. I was suppose to go see him and one day before I was to leave on myf light he told me he was arrested and not to come. In addition to being heartbroken, I lost money on flight and a flat I rented with him in Hurghada Egypt. What really concerns me however is he asked for my picture and passport and told me he got a marriage certificate. What concerns me is that he could somehow use this agaisnt me. Any advice on what I should do? Thank you.

When did this happen? I am confused because your profile says Adjustment of Status and member since 2011 :/

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Never send anyone your documents credit cards nothing.

How can he use against you though :huh2:


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I'm curious about how he could use it against you.

And is that how marriage licenses work over there? It's a pasted on picture onto a piece of paper with a thumb print that I'm assuming isn't actually yours because you weren't there to do it.

Again though, sending ANYONE, ESPECIALLY someone you haven't met that kind of personal information is asking for trouble. Did you send him any more than your passport? Does he have your address, phone, social security number, credit cards?


Googling shows that it looks pretty close to a marriage lisense for muslims in egypt.

https://lawyer-egy.com/law-projects/the-differanc-between-official-and-unofficial-marriage-orfi-contract.html

Pictures towards the bottom of the link.


Take the website with a grain of salt, but do some google research on it. I doubt you're married without being there unless he had a woman stand in your place claiming she was you.

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How were you scammed?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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How is you fingerprint on this official document?


:girlwerewolf2xn: Ana (L) Felix :wub:

K1 March Filer 2016

Interview Approved August 19, 2016

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How is you fingerprint on this official document?

The scam?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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all I can think off is that he faked a marriage certificate to be able to stay with you in a hotel room, Egyptian Muslim men are not allowed to stay with foreigners with out a marriage certificate in a hotel. It looks soo real too, like someone said, he probably chickened out...


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Looks like there are fingerprints on it under each photo. How did he get your finger prints?

its a fake marriage certificate... so he probably use someone elses fingers


  • Got Married: July 25, 2015 (L)

  • Sent I-130: August 23, 2016

I-130: Approved! wohoo! February 17, 2016

NVC Received: March 07, 2016

Sent IV Package : March 28, 2016 We got a checked list :ranting: - NVC lost English translated police certificate :protest: wuah! delayed us 1 month!

Received Instruction and interview appointment letter- June 29, 2016

Interview in Cairo August 29, 2016 :idea: - Interview went well, Approved :) wohoo!!!! *I (petitioner) attended interview with my husband. Overall interview went well, (with the help of this forum) questions asked to me When did I arrive Egypt? How many times have I visited? Do I live in Egypt? Questions asked to my husband Where did we meet? How did we connect?(this is what she asked, i guess she meant how did we stay in touch) Did we have a wedding?

Visa ready August 31, 2016.

Habibi (L) Received VISA September 08, 2016 :dancing:

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