Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.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.
But rest assured, once you send that money that is the last you will hear from her.
She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.
This is a broad example of Russian online dating scams.
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.