Russian dating sites that are not scams
(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 photos may be of a model or friend and the description may be bogus, too.
The photos may simply be downloaded from someone's home website.
Many of the sample emails read a bit like Mad Libs or choose-your-own-adventure texts, featuring decision templates that include advice for ultimately tricking the mark into wiring money to the scammer.
The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.
Except for the those at the top, life is generally very hard.“Usually this is something like the girl is stranded at the airport or needs money to get a travel visa.There has to be some kind of distress situation for this person to be duped into wiring money, which can be anywhere between 0 and ,000 on average.” Crooked call centers like the one pictured in the screen shot above employ male and female con artists who speak a variety of languages.The airline tickets can easily be exchange for cash, so don't think that sending tickets buys you any protection.Often the scammers use established dating sites, like
Are you considering finding a Russian wife, corresponding with a Russian woman, using a Russian dating agency, already been scammed or just want to be sure that your correspondent and relationship is genuine?