Scam ukraine dating
- If you tell them that you don't send money to anybody and are aware of Russian scams, they will assure you they are not a scammer and will keep writing - Most of their letters, including letters from their "travel agencies", if you enter a snippet from it in Google, can be found on scam lists - They may call you on the phone, but the sound is always very bad, voice distorted and if you have a caller ID, there is always some bogus number showing up, like 602-222-0000 - Yet they never have a phone themselves - They prefer to call you on the cell phone, probably because such calls are harder to trace - They will give you some mailing address, but if you try to check it out by sending flowers or registered letter, the address will turn out phony - If you ask them to send their photo holding a sign, unless the photos belong to some Russian model or celebrity, after some hesitation (and probably extra fee to the girl) they will send you one - They may do IM with you, but prefer e-mails - They always want to come visit you.If you suggest you visit them first, they will find thousand good reasons why is it a bad idea and will keep insisting on them visiting you first like the pushy telemarketers - If you manage to insist on visiting them first, the meeting place will be changed from their home city to Moscow or Saint-Petersburg - They will ask you to send them money for passport, ticket and visa, often you may be contacted by a phony travel agency, which will send you invoice for Miss.
Yesterday RIA Novosti reported a strange love story involving online dating which led to an American man being left homeless and stranded in the Ukraine.
Many of the sample emails read a bit like Mad Libs or choose-your-own-adventure texts, featuring decision templates that include advice for ultimately tricking the mark into wiring money to the scammer.
The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.
- Their profile states that a man's age, race or income doesn't matter to them - Their e-mail handles often contain bad Russian words: "poebushka", "zaebok", "syka", "klitr", etc.. to send e-mails - All their letters are translated through the online translator with few misspelled Russian words left untranslated, often those Russian words are in male gender - They call your profile "structure" - They say they found your "structure" in a marriage agency, while you are actually on a general dating service - They contact you out of the blue on your private e-mail address and you have no idea where the hell did they get your e-mail addy from - They often start their message to you with words "Hello stranger" or "Hello lonely soul" - They often say you are "lonely" instead of saying "single" - They almost never return and read their mail on the dating services, therefore they always ask you to contact them on their private e-mail address - After they mass-mail men (including you) they often get booted off the dating services, so their profile may disappear right after they contacted you.
Not all signs on this list are equally alerting and not all of them necessarily mean scam, but if she fits the pattern, it is most likely scam! - They contacted you first on a dating service, especially if you generally don't get much response to your profile - They contacted you out of the blue on your email address - Their profile starts with words "I the xxxx" (cheerful girl, sociable person, etc...) - They say "To me of xx years" or "Me of xx years" - They contacted you first, in spite of the fact that there is a 15 age difference, or you don't even have a picture on your profile - Their profile says they are from Kazan, Cheboksary, Kirov or Yoshkar Ola - Their usernames often contain 4ka: "Svetlano4ka", Irino4ka", etc.. - Their profile description often sounds more like an introductory message to somebody, for example saying that they "looked at your profile", and in their introductory message they just repeat their profile description - They've just registered, and their profile already has 10 times more views than other girls who registered on the same day (means they are mass-mailing) - Their profile says they are from the United States, UK or any other country, while in their letter they say they are from Russia - When you enter a quote from their profile description in Google it returns dozens (or hundreds) of matching results - Their IP address can be traced to Volgatelecom Mari El branch, Nata-info, Fokus-satcom or - They use The Bat!
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The dating scam package advises customers to stick to a tried-and-true approach.