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Internet dating scams from russia

Such operations have been known to hire young Russian women to act as the voice on the other end of that romantic phone call.

Typically, a man comes into contact with a scammer through an online dating agency.

The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.

With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.

They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.

(And if your photo appears in any scams, here, or on other websites, let us know so we can remove it or help in the process!

) Just like the Nigerian letter scams and the fake lotteries, there is often no real woman wanting to meet you; it is just a scam to get you to send money (for many different reasons: translations, agency commissions, to pay fees, sick brother, etc) or airline tickets.

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.

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.

She hopes that once you have invested time and money getting to know her, you won't mind she's not as young, pretty or educated as she had claimed.

Often, the photos belong to an international photo model.

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.