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.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”.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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a scam and you should never send money for it!