European internet dating
In the first few letters the scammer will say what a good woman she is and how hard life is in Russia.Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.Scammers operate from countries with low per capita income and even if a scam takes months to pay out it is worthwhile for them, even for just a few hundred dollars.Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.After taking the time to get to know you, she says she's coming to visit you or wants to move to your country.She will then ask you to send her money for her plane ticket and/or visa.
The period from first contact to first cash request could be a few days or a few months but regardless how long you've "known" the person, a request for money is a scam.
This way you can avoid losing money through a scam and a traditional Russian woman would probably prefer it if the man made the effort to come visit her.
This is another common scam used by Russian scammers.
The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.
The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.