Correspondents’ quick transition to discussion of intimate matters could be an indicator of fraudulent intent.
Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. If any of them sound familiar, you are likely the victim of an internet scam. This type of crime is not a priority for local police and it is difficult to prosecute these cases. The Bureau of Consular Affairs also has additional information on Internet Dating and Romance Scams.
Cases bearing these and other hallmarks have all proven to be scams intended to prey on sympathetic and compassionate U. The Embassy can offer a sympathetic ear, share information on protecting yourself against such scams, and help you determine if your situation is real or fraudulent, but cannot do much else. If you suspect you may be the victim of a scam, please read through our information on Resources for Victims of International Financial Scams.
Victims can report the scam on might also consider alerting the dating website on which the scammer was encountered. In the aftermath of a scam, some people have also found support and camaraderie at the following sites started by and for scam victims.
Some facts and resources: The anonymity of the internet means that the U. citizen cannot be sure of the real name, age, marital status, nationality, or even gender of the correspondent. Participants have reported that the groups help underscore the breadth of the problem and allow people to see they are not alone.
In the majority of cases reported to the Embassy, the claimed “U. citizen” correspondent turned out to be a fictitious persona created only to lure the U. Please note these sites are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the U.
Did you know that "recently the word" scam is understood in Russian without the translation, and it has a specific meaning dating in the Internet for swindling money.
In the end the foreigner learns that his beautiful Elena turned out to be a bearded Boris, but most likely the ill-starred foreigner will blame heartless Russian women for everything.
) an amorous foreigner will send the "Russian Princess" a couple of thousand bucks, so that she could buy a ticket and they could live happily together.
And probably soon (how can one not believe in his own lucky star?!