Often, these are men pretending to be women who make contact with Americans usually men over the Internet through dating websites or chat rooms. The New York Times recently ran an article dealing with E-mail and Internet scams involving so-called Russian women.The fictitious person then seeks to create a virtual relationship through the exchange of photos and e-mails. Embassy in Moscow urges Americans to exercise caution many U. citizens have lost hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars. Scammers usually misinform the Americans about travel expenses and/or they inflate the cost of the expenses that do exist. In both cases they discuss how these women didn't even really exist, yet the men still sent thousands of dollars to them.At some point s/he begins to ask for money, frequently asking that it be transferred through wire services. visa is sometimes attached to prove good intentions. They lure the American in with e-mails, pictures, phone calls, fake visas, and even e-mails from fake travel agencies in an attempt to prove their good intentions. visa is real or if this individual has applied for a visa? I've heard there are blacklists of known Internet dating scammers. We have been telling our clients since we began almost ten years ago not to send money to women you do not know.S/he commonly states that the money is needed to help resolve a family tragedy or arrange for a trip to the United States. Typically, something happens and they "can't leave the country." They either "are hospitalized for an injury" and a "member of the family" contacts the American citizen requesting money, or a "member of the family" needs an emergency operation and needs money. Even if you know the woman you should be very careful about sending money; it should be a very large red flag and only done with the utmost of care.
Embassy does not maintain such a list, there are many Internet "blacklist" websites, where victims of scams have placed information and identities of people who have defrauded them. I have sent this individual ,000.00 and now I find out his/her visa is a fake. All visa applications are submitted to a Russian courier service Pony Express for delivery to the Embassy. The courier service charges a delivery/handling fee.
I would like to know whether this person I have met is for real, but all I have is his/her name and photo. She states this would cost nearly 00 plus airfare. I have read that it's almost impossible to get a tourist visa for a young Ukrainian woman.
The embassy has information on foreign citizens only if a person has actually applied for services from the U. She states that she has obtained information that she would be able to come on a tourist visa but would only be able to stay for a week.
This is just another reason why you should only use legitimate, United States based, Foreign Introduction services that are well versed with Foreign dating issues. I want to lodge a complaint with the Russian government and the U. Please click here to read the transcript of an actual call Scam n. Although we are not aware of any industry that is immune to scams, some tend to have a higher occurrence of scams than others.
The only thing we would add to this is that it is not only Russian women or organizations that engage in such fraud, use caution with whomever you are dealing with when on-line, even within the United States! I have sent this individual ,000.00 and now I find out his/her visa is a fake. It may be due to the fact that in the matchmaking industry we are dealing with such intangibles as love, hopes, and dreams.