Sometimes a herd of interpreters is working for an unscrupulous marriage agency owner wanting to boost his profits. The real ladies may not be even aware that someone is corresponding on their behalf.The creative interpreters may be even as bold as to invite the man to visit n the lady's behalf.The scammer produces a ton of impeccably looking fake documents, like irrevocable purchase orders, letters of payment, bank statements, etc, to convince the victim that the investment is real, and that together they would be able to make some handsome profit from the deal.
(by Elena Garrett, 2009) Visa and Tickets Scammer Advanced Fee Investment Scammer Unscrupulous or Fake Marriage / Translation Agency Vacation Hunter Pro Dater Accommodation Scams Bigger Better Deal Hunter Green Card Hunter / Gold Digger Imagine this: a 20-years old rough-looking unemployed college student named Boris is typing to you "My beloved [insert your name here], I went to the travel agency and they said that I will need to buy visa and tickets to travel to you. The then attaches to the message a picture of a shy-looking pretty young lady blowing you a kiss. He is a ruthless con-man who is making money selling elaborate fantasy stories to trusting foreigners.
They said that the total cost is $1980 for everything. He knows how to push the right buttons to make his victims to completely fall in love with a fictional lonely girl from the letters.
Accomplices: The scam is often perpetrated by Nigerian male students living and working / studying in Russia.
The "advanced fee" part of the scam is lifted straight from the typical Nigerian "get rich fast" scam playbook. They impersonate the ladies rather than work for them.
Computer-literate crooks (college students, pimps) who hire local female students, prostitutes, drug addicts, etc to pick up money in WU office.
They often work in groups and set up multiple ads / accounts on many large dating sites. The scam consists of locating lonely females living in the US and Canada, establishing romantic relationship with them, and then asking them for an emergency loan needed to complete some kind of impending business transaction, like an investment (for example, in Russian oil, minerals, or other natural resources).
Private investigator will likely confirm most of the information the girl provided you about herself (name, address, family members, etc).
Sometimes however this type of scammer lies about her employment, previous marriages, and lifestyle. The lady whom you are going to meet is real, but upon your arrival you discover that the taxi and the apartment that she arranged for you cost much more than you were told before, and that your lady is cold, irritable, distant, and inattentive.
Her phone won't stop ringing and she always goes to the bathroom to answer it, she keeps SMS-messaging someone constantly, she bring her girlfriends to every meeting so you do not have a chance to be intimate, takes you on long shopping trips where you are asked to guy presents for her and her girlfriends, and toward the end of your trip she tends to disappear for hours and days, leaving you to figure out on your own the ways to get around a foreign city.
If you find yourself in this situation: 1) avoid giving her money; 2) keep an eye on valuables such as laptops, cameras, credit cards; 3) refuse the shopping trips and expensive restaurant dinners - at this point, you can forget about hope of building the relationship and just concentrate on cutting your losses.
Often, at the time of his arrival for the meeting hopeful Romeo will be informed that his lady had an unexpected family emergency and cannot attend the meeting.