The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
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.
I am trusting that you won't refuse to help me with this money. Your princess, Natasha" while trying to chase away a hangover with a sandwich with some cheap beer.
This type of scammer hunts only the most vulnerable and inexperienced online daters.
Warning: this type of a scam is dangerous because the scammers ask for a serious amount of cash up front, rather than "nickeling and diming" the victim to death.
Where found: On major dating networks like Date Me Free or
Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.
There are many variations of online dating scams originating in Russia and Eastern Europe but they have in common a high emotional and financial cost to unsuspecting scam victims.
The majority of accounts on dating websites are genuine people looking for romance, but fraudsters may try to contact you by making fake profiles, getting in touch and building what feels like a loving relationship.
Once a fraudster using a fake dating profile is confident that they’ve won your trust, they will tell you about a problem they’re experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money.
Once they’ve made contact, they will typically request to move the conversation to a private instant messaging service.