Today, Western men of all ages and backgrounds can simply log on to the internet and start searching for their soul mate from Russia and Ukraine. These crooks prey on the goodwill and inexperience of their victims.They are criminals who are skilled at taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of people who live thousands of miles away.The scammers can sense these from their online interaction.
You can find the stories of the Cat-fishing victims in the Internet.
The other three common types of the Ukrainian and Russian dating scam: Translation scams involve a third-party.
When the victim becomes a part of the scammers’ loop, they will flatter and comfort them, share the victim’s ideals and interests until they have formed an emotional attachment with their target online, most likely a serious boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
Once this is achieved, they go for the kill by artfully deceiving their victim into sending a check or money through untraceable ways.
Once someone reports the fraud and the name is black listed by wire transfer companies, the criminals find someone else to receive the money for them.
Source: scam typically works by the scammers placing a phony profile on Russian and Ukrainian online dating sites and international dating catalogs using fake or stolen pictures of attractive women from Ukraine and Russia.
The scammers also ask for personal details in order to rob or blackmail their victims. The She-Is-In-Love scenario is when the scammers send e-mails and text messages full love for their victims.
The crooks rely on the victim’s dreams and lack of reality.
They know what they are doing and how to get the naive victim to fall for the bait.