Dating online in east europe
While most Russian dating websites are genuine, a number of them are fake and their so-called members are not real either.
They will ask you for large amounts of money, promising to set you up with a beautiful Russian women but your money is as good as gone because the agency is a scam.
She will then ask you to send her money for her plane ticket and/or visa.
You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.
After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.
At this point, they either expect you to offer to pay for the service or even ask you if you will be willing to pay for the service so you can continue your relationship.
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.
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.