English dating scam

Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.

She will then ask you to send her money for her plane ticket and/or visa.

This ploy also relies on the stereotypical assumption that all Russian and Eastern European women want to move to or visit America, Canada, the UK or Australia which simply isn't the case.

Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.

There are many variations of online dating scams originating in Russia and Eastern Europe but they have in common a high emotional and financial cost to unsuspecting scam victims.

This is a scam and you should never send money for it!

There are several fake website masquerading as Russian marriage agencies promising to bring Western men and Russian women together.

Typically, a man comes into contact with a scammer through an online dating agency.

The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.

At this point she will set the victim up as her knight in shining armor, the only one who can help her.

She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.

While most Russian dating websites are genuine, a number of them are fake and their so-called members are not real either.

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