Russian Internet Dating Scams The growing popularity of Internet romance has led to the growth of fraudulent online activity directed at Americans. The International Matchmaking sector has the added dimension of distance; many of the couples will correspond without ever actually meeting. Just recently, the headlines have been ripe with information about specific scams involving so-called Russian women.The United States Embassy in Moscow is receiving increasing numbers of complaints from American citizens who have been lured into online relationships via false internet profiles. In one case, a man was sentenced to 5 years in jail for defrauding hundreds of men for more than 0,000.Passport Registration During the Confederation Cup: In connection with the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup event to be held in Moscow, starting June 1, there will be some temporary changes in the process of passport registration.This change will affect non-Russian domestic employees and guests holding non-Embassy sponsored visas.The following article was taken from the web site of the United States Embassy in Moscow. Do not send ,000.00 over there, either she is getting scrammed or she is trying to scam you.It deals with Internet dating fraud and reinforces what we have been advising our clients of for years. For more information about the Russian internet scams, please view the Department of State's Public Announcement on these scams at:
The message may include fake details of a non-existent visa.
For instance, scammers are urged to include an email from the mother of the girl in the first 10 emails between the scammer and a target.
You have just stepped into the world of beautiful foreign women. First, they will try to seduce you with beautiful pictures. And yet many men have fallen victims to such schemes. Does it mean scammers are impossible to recognize among hundreds of honest women? Common sense and a basic knowledge of standard scam scenarios go a long way. For instance, she might attempt to play on your feelings. What would you say to "I don't have enough money to pay for my internet service" coming from an incredibly sweet attractive girl? I'm so devastated, and have no one to turn to for help! It hurts me so asking you for money, but please help me if you can… There is a crafty scammer behind that "cry for help". A scammer can come up with a hundred good reasons why she needs money, and why YOU have to help her.
The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.
The vendor of the fraud package advertises a guaranteed response rate of at least 1.2 percent, and states that customers who average 30 scam letters per day can expect to earn roughly ,000 a week.