Warning: this type of a scam is dangerous because the scammers ask for a serious amount of cash up front, rather than "nickeling and diming" the victim to death.
The scammer produces a ton of impeccably looking fake documents, like irrevocable purchase orders, letters of payment, bank statements, etc, to convince the victim that the investment is real, and that together they would be able to make some handsome profit from the deal.After receiving the loan or the pre-payment, the scammer disappears.People may get confused, and it could be harder for you to link yourself to the accomplishments under your previous name. As one commenter on Shannon’s blog says: Is there middle ground between changing and not? Still, hyphenating could still mean 1) legal paperwork when traveling (b/c your name is not exactly the same as your husband’s) and 2) professional issues, again, if people are not used to knowing your work under a hyphenated name. This was proposed by another commenter on Shannon’s blog: For Chinese women, you’d do the opposite — keep your Chinese name (in Chinese characters), change your English name. From what I read online, changing your name in China can be a frustrating process.(Chinese women, of course, may face the confusion issue in the US.) Okay, so suppose you do decide to change your name? You will have to deal with the Public Security Bureau, as these instructions (in Chinese) explain.It was sort of funny, but it got to be be problematic too when I was job searching in China and people saw my last name and assumed I was a local.
I started hyphenating precisely because I got sick of having to explain that yes, I am indeed a foreigner, an American, yes, a white American, not a Chinese American (because sadly, in China, if you’re a teacher, it makes a difference). If I was back home I don’t think I’d hyphenate because honestly I don’t care if people assume I’m Chinese, but I think here in China it confuses people a bit, especially since Chinese people don’t change their names when they get married. If you’re established in your field under a certain name, changing your name can hurt you professionally. For many women, the best of both worlds — they can keep their maiden name and have their husband’s name at the same time.If you’ve been keeping up with our little site you may have noticed an article that came out recently by Redpole Q titled, 7 Reasons I Love Japanese Girls and You Should Too.Now let me just say right-off-the-bat that Redpole Q is usually dead-right with his perspective but I can’t help but think that he used complaints about Korea to suggest Korean women weren’t as golden as many a man has found them to be. Korean women have a sexual charge that I just haven’t seen anywhere else in Asia – they present themselves very, very well. Of course we are – we also love it when girls use those looks well.Just look at what Dan Bloom, Korea’s foremost expert on dating Korean women, has to say about them! The fierce competition for men in Korea means that Korean women really take care of themselves – it’s almost impossible to find an “American sized” Korean woman, if you know what I mean. Of course, as men, we’re in it for more than just physical look… Anybody who accuses Korean women of being “easy” should be lead off to the asylum.Having just gotten back from Japan, I can definitely see where Redpole Q’s characterization of Japanese girls hits its mark dead-center but, as good as Japanese women are, Korean women have some distinct advantages. Korean women have a desire to please that just isn’t matched in the West.He’s actually more Westernized than many ‘city’ Arabs I know.