Before you write to me asking about possible Russian dating scams, or post your question here on my site, here's the short answer: Below I'll discuss the categories of Russian dating scams and how they work is a good start to avoiding them, but you can actually avoid them without knowing very much about them by following a few simple guidelines.I'll summarize here: (1) Shop only on the reputable sites, and (2) "follow the money".But dating scams are EASILY AVOIDABLE with just a little common sense combined with a little guidance.In the relatively short history of my site it is clear that Russian dating scams is the subject of greatest interest to my readers.Warning: this type of a scam is dangerous because the scammers ask for a serious amount of cash up front, rather than "nickeling and diming" the victim to death.Where found: On major dating networks like Date Me Free or (full story) 8/11/2017 There are different scam scenarios. Scammer tries to keep up a regular correspondence, but all letters you receive contain only general content and there is no concrete information in them. You receive a photo of a potential date and the photo doesn't match up (e.g.the photo looks like it is from a magazine or the description the person has given of themselves doesn't match the photo)...
This type of scammer hunts only the most vulnerable and inexperienced online daters.
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.
After receiving the loan or the pre-payment, the scammer disappears.
To those outside Russia/Ukraine it might appear that Russian dating scams are EVERYWHERE!
And it is true that if you enter this pursuit by web searching and selecting random search results you will almost surely encounter scams.