Internet dating scams from russia
The possible reasons for the money transfer can vary, from payment for email or buying ticket to visit You, to renting apartments for your future visit or paying for urgent operation for "her child".Usually you will be asked to transfer some amount via Western Union - the organization that provides cash transfers to any country in the world and money can be picked up immediately.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.The transferred amount cannot be refunded, even if you paid by credit card.A scam may be performed by a loner or group of well organized criminals.
You will never be able to say if the letter you received from a pretty lady is genuine or if it is a scam.They buy photos from photo studios, or an innocent woman may be invited for a "photo probe" and she will not even know that her photos are used in this way.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.
You will bet your finger that the letter is genuine, but it may turn out to be not.
You will think that a woman from the picture cannot be a scammer because her face is the face of a decent honest person, and probably the woman on the picture really is. They take any picture of a beautiful Russian (or even not Russian) female, better a set of pictures, and use them for their dubious purposes.