Only this time, this lady supposedly does not speak English and does not have access to Internet at all, so she is using services of some Translation Agency or Internet Agency to help her with her correspondence.
The scammers (who play both the lady and the translation agency) milk all men interested in correspondence with this lady for money for translation services for as long as possible.
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A true-life Story of Dan and Val, who met over the Internet and fell in love: "I subscribed to an internet dating service a couple years ago, expecting to only communicate with American women. He even sent a letter to President Putin requesting his help in investigation.
Investigators say there could be more victims that have not been identified.
The fraud utilized the infamous "visa and airfare" scheme: Mc Coy and his wife Anna were posing as Russian women seeking marriage and a non-existing Russian marriage agency that would provide women with visas and tickets.
The Translation Scams, on the other hand, are pretty specific to Ukraine alone.
This type of scam is based on the same idea - a young lady is looking for a soul mate abroad.
The scammers make money by asking for: Very often, the Travel scammers use falsified visas, passports, tickets, and other documents to create an appearance of legitimate travel arrangements Thousands of foreigners already became a victim of this scam.I did that, met a few, had a girlfriend from Germany for about a year, but I also received a couple interests from Russian women (which turned out to be scams). The final of the story was dramatic and hit pages of newspapers all over the world. Click here A short while ago I found the black list, shown here.They intrigued me enough to make me wonder if I should look outside our country, Russia in particular..."In May 2001 Terry, an Australian man scammed by a gang of Internet con-artists, sent his story to Russian Bride Cyber Guide's Black List. Now radio and TV-stations are eager to talk to Terry but he is not keen to give interviews. No need saying that scammers can reach pretty much anybody, who is looking for a life partner online.They will even offer you a story of how your account has been attacked by hackers to lure you into entering your confidential information.The email message will require you to click on a link.