While most Russian dating websites are genuine, a number of them are fake and their so-called members are not real either.They will ask you for large amounts of money, promising to set you up with a beautiful Russian women but your money is as good as gone because the agency is a scam.With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.
Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a last minute problem and they will request you to urgently send them some money, without which it will be impossible for them to make their trip.
After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.
At this point, they either expect you to offer to pay for the service or even ask you if you will be willing to pay for the service so you can continue your relationship.
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.