Eastern european online dating services marketing statistics for dating websites
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.
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.
They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.In the first few letters the scammer will say what a good woman she is and how hard life is in Russia.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.
After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.