Source: (c) Kornilovdream | In reality, the person they are corresponding with is usually a man or a group of men (most of these scams are run by a man or a group or gang of men) pretending to be the women of the victim’s dreams.
The potential victims are lead to believe that the lovely young women they are talking to are looking for love and have picked the unaware target as “the right one”.
The scammers then ask for financial assistance for arranging a personal meeting.
However, there have been occasions where the picture is the actual person when/if the scammer happens to be an attractive female.
They then contact a potential victim and lead the person into an online romantic relationship.
Within no time, the “bait” quickly falls in love with the victim and starts planning her trip to come and see him.
Russian dating expert and owner of Elena’s Models Elena Petrova says that men using online dating sites regularly receive emails from ‘Russian women’ offering friendship, love and marriage.
Most users simply disregard such emails but some people are curious and can be sucked in.
The only real thing in the whole story is the money that a man sends to someone in Russia.The people receiving the money often don’t know they are part of a fraud scheme; they simply get a small fee for each transfer they receive.Dear friends, Russian and Ukrainian dating scams take in tens of millions of dollars each year and most of the victims are men.These scammers are ruthless people who are ripping people off by selling elaborate fantasy stories to unsuspecting men.They know what they are doing and how to get the naive victim to fall for the bait.When the scam is over, the unfortunate victim is left still lonely but with less money.