With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.
Choose a reputable dating service or agency in order to avoid being scammed this way.
You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.
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.
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.
Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.At this point, they either expect you to offer to pay for the service or even ask you if you will be willing to pay for the service so you can continue your relationship.Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.There are many variations of online dating scams originating in Russia and Eastern Europe but they have in common a high emotional and financial cost to unsuspecting scam victims.Typically, a man comes into contact with a scammer through an online dating agency.