The US embassy in Bogota, Colombia, has warned US tourists against using dating apps while in the country. At least eight Americans have been killed in incidents related to dating apps. The embassy’s security warning states that criminals use these apps to lure Americans into dangerous situations. There have been reports of Americans robbed, kidnapped, held for ransom, and killed.
An online community called “Passport Bros” has encouraged Americans to date women overseas. This is not necessarily bad advice to give as the women are beautiful, and the country is affordable. However, Americans who travel to Colombia for the purpose of dating often don’t speak the language or understand the reality of the dangers in the country. The Bogota embassy reports a nearly 30% increase in the murder of foreigners in Colombia. The most prominent tourist group to Colombia comes from the United States.
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