Many men have lost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. The scammers even have the cheek to use photos of models, beauty contest winners, celebrities and popstars! They obtain pics of beautiful russian women and then solicit western/american men and hopefully start an online relationships.
There're quite a several groups that operate in the area. When the time's right, they start asking for money.
The scammer produces a ton of impeccably looking fake documents, like irrevocable purchase orders, letters of payment, bank statements, etc, to convince the victim that the investment is real, and that together they would be able to make some handsome profit from the deal.
She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.
The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
In the first few letters the scammer will say what a good woman she is and how hard life is in Russia.
Warning: this type of a scam is dangerous because the scammers ask for a serious amount of cash up front, rather than "nickeling and diming" the victim to death.
Where found: On major dating networks like Date Me Free or