The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.But rest assured, once you send that money that is the last you will hear from her.This is likely to be a scan of a fake or fabricated visa.Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a last minute problem and they will request you to urgently send them some money, without which it will be impossible for them to make their trip.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.
Such operations have been known to hire young Russian women to act as the voice on the other end of that romantic phone call.
After taking the time to get to know you, she says she's coming to visit you or wants to move to your country.
She will then ask you to send her money for her plane ticket and/or visa.
This ploy also relies on the stereotypical assumption that all Russian and Eastern European women want to move to or visit America, Canada, the UK or Australia which simply isn't the case.
The photos are stunning, perhaps professionally taken or provocative, but the description of what she's looking for in a partner is vague.