But even if the scammer reassures you that he or she will cover all bases, you can never be sure the ICA hasn't been tipped off about his or her shady activities.
Details over which you have no control can be a dead giveaway, such as if you're a 65-year-old man and your bride is a 21-year-old Vietnamese girl.
Some men are unsuspecting enough to pay multiple times before realising they've been duped.
Usually this story ends with the victim being put in touch with a threatening male, presumably the "agent", who tries to intimidate him into parting with more cash.
Sham marriage If you're approached by a foreigner who wants your hand in marriage in order to get a visa and offers you money in exchange, don't think this is an easy way to make money, as the authorities are on the prowl for sham marriages.