XXX travel - They also talk about "free money" which they will have to show in the embassy for each day of their stay with you, or on the plane (total bull!) - They will send you their scanned documents, most often their "passport" and "visa" - They may tell you the story about their friend and her "groom" who can do a balance transfer on your credit card, so you can later send this money to them via Western Union - In this case, they will keep asking what is your credit card limit - They don't like Money Gram, prefer Western Union - They usually pick up money at the same time, probably during the shift of their accomplices at Western Union - If you send them some money, they will try to get more money from you - Once they cannot get any more money from you, they will stop writing - If you call them scammer, they will tell you that you are a "stupid man", that you "broke their heart" and stop writing - General info on Nigerian dating scams - General info on Russian dating scams - Our HUGE scam database with photos that scammers use - Signs you may be dealing with a Nigerian scammer - Signs you may be dealing with a Russian scammer - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 1 - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 2 - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 3 - Addresses and names used by Nigerian scammers - Forum: report your scammer here - E-mail addresses of scammers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - How to detect the Russian scam - How do Russian scammers operate - Tactics of Russian scammers - Why Russian scammers use The Bat! - Their profile states that a man's age, race or income doesn't matter to them - Their e-mail handles often contain bad Russian words: "poebushka", "zaebok", "syka", "klitr", etc.. to send e-mails - All their letters are translated through the online translator with few misspelled Russian words left untranslated, often those Russian words are in male gender - They call your profile "structure" - They say they found your "structure" in a marriage agency, while you are actually on a general dating service - They contact you out of the blue on your private e-mail address and you have no idea where the hell did they get your e-mail addy from - They often start their message to you with words "Hello stranger" or "Hello lonely soul" - They often say you are "lonely" instead of saying "single" - They almost never return and read their mail on the dating services, therefore they always ask you to contact them on their private e-mail address - After they mass-mail men (including you) they often get booted off the dating services, so their profile may disappear right after they contacted you. Not all signs on this list are equally alerting and not all of them necessarily mean scam, but if she fits the pattern, it is most likely scam! - They contacted you first on a dating service, especially if you generally don't get much response to your profile - They contacted you out of the blue on your email address - Their profile starts with words "I the xxxx" (cheerful girl, sociable person, etc...) - They say "To me of xx years" or "Me of xx years" - They contacted you first, in spite of the fact that there is a 15 age difference, or you don't even have a picture on your profile - Their profile says they are from Kazan, Cheboksary, Kirov or Yoshkar Ola - Their usernames often contain 4ka: "Svetlano4ka", Irino4ka", etc.. - Their profile description often sounds more like an introductory message to somebody, for example saying that they "looked at your profile", and in their introductory message they just repeat their profile description - They've just registered, and their profile already has 10 times more views than other girls who registered on the same day (means they are mass-mailing) - Their profile says they are from the United States, UK or any other country, while in their letter they say they are from Russia - When you enter a quote from their profile description in Google it returns dozens (or hundreds) of matching results - Their IP address can be traced to Volgatelecom Mari El branch, Nata-info, Fokus-satcom or - They use The Bat! And while everyone is at risk, seniors can be a major target.It seems that you only need to pick up the newspaper or watch the news to hear about the latest financial scam and it’s something that has become an unwelcome part of modern life.
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