Russian dating scams online
He/they may rent apartments, mobile phones and postal boxes solely for the aim of scams, as well as use innocent people to receive money transfers, giving them a false reason why they cannot receive the transfer themselves (lost passport, he already received too many transfers that can cause tax problems, etc).
The innocent person usually does not know anything about the real situation, and also may not know the scammer well (i.e. The scammer may give -50 to the receiver for her troubles, saying that the money came from his business partner or a relative.
That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking
You will never be able to say if the letter you received from a pretty lady is genuine or if it is a scam.A scam is the consequences of acts undertaken by a dishonest person whose sole aim is to steal your money.So all means and different tactics that scammers use will eventually lead to a situation where you are to give some amount of money to the dubious person.But the funny thing is that the ubiquity/omnipresence of Russian dating scams is MUCH SMALLER than it appears from outside Russia/Ukraine.It's just that those perpetrating the scams are highly visible and do a LOT of volume.