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My very good friend is faced with this situation" i am j,

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my very good friend is faced with this situation "hi i am j, and i illegally joined a dating site in the USA despite being in africa.i met a woman and we have been talking for a few months we fell in love and i even lied to her a number of times about my picture how i look and where i was from,i lied to her alot about my name and profession and even got money amounting to 8000$.in the end i confessed showed her my real picture and told her i was in africa she still loves me and wants to marry the fear is we are working on a visitors visa and she is sponsoring for me to come to the usa so we can meet and take the next step in our relationship,i am afraid but she says she loves me and doesnt care what happened.what legal guarantees can i obtain from her to make sure its not a setup."
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately there is no guarantee. There is no way to know what her motive is until you arrive in the U.S.A. If you do not feel comfortable about the situation, it would be prudent for you to decline the invitation for your own safety.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can the USA law reach beyond its borders lets what i mean is can my friend despite refusal to come to the USA be arrested by the USA in africa?
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

The answer to your question is no.