Dating scams from russia
The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.
The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
The scammer often pretends to be a young woman in an isolated or desolate region of Russia who is desperate for a new life, and the email from the girl’s supposed mother is intended to add legitimacy to the scheme.
Then there are dozens of pre-fabricated excuses for not talking on the phone, an activity reserved for the final stretch of the scam when the fraudster typically pretends to be stranded at the airport or somewhere else en route to the target’s home town.
Make sure that you have not reached the point where you know that you’re being scammed after you’ve lost a considerable amount of money.
Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.
“When you get down to the final stage, there has to be a crisis, some compelling reason why the target should you send the money,” said Holden, founder of Hold Security [full disclosure: Yours Truly is an uncompensated adviser to Holden’s company].
Virtually every aspect of cybercrime has been made into a service or plug-and-play product.