Online dating money scams
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 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.
It could be a scammer, often a man, using photos downloaded from the internet in the hope of sucking in as many victims as possible.
Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.
A scammer could be a man or woman operating solo, posing as an attractive young lady, or part of an organized scamming operation.
Choose a reputable dating service or agency in order to avoid being scammed this way.
You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.