Dating scammer from russia
There are some definite red flags but normally you won't be able to say for sure it is a SCAM before the money matters arise.
You will never be able to say if the letter you received from a pretty lady is genuine or if it is a scam.
You will bet your finger that the letter is genuine, but it may turn out to be not.
You will think that a woman from the picture cannot be a scammer because her face is the face of a decent honest person, and probably the woman on the picture really is. They take any picture of a beautiful Russian (or even not Russian) female, better a set of pictures, and use them for their dubious purposes.
He/they may rent apartments, mobile phones and postal boxes solely for the aim of scams, as well as use innocent people to receive money transfers, giving them a false reason why they cannot receive the transfer themselves (lost passport, he already received too many transfers that can cause tax problems, etc).
The innocent person usually does not know anything about the real situation, and also may not know the scammer well (i.e. The scammer may give -50 to the receiver for her troubles, saying that the money came from his business partner or a relative.
- their profile disappears from a dating site shorty after you get their message, or is already gone.The transferred amount cannot be refunded, even if you paid by credit card.A scam may be performed by a loner or group of well organized criminals.They are corresponding with a criminal whose sole aim is to rip them off.All is false - pictures, letters, words and feelings.