Dating site russian scams
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It turns out that there are entire websites devoted to exposing these Russian dating scams, and Russian dating scammers, some run by sites which also offer (apparently) legitimate Russian bride agency services.
One such site, Women Russia.com, has over 400 pages of warning stories posted by people just like Hot Lips, who were either duped, or would have been but for their quick thinking, by these Russian dating scam artists. You can see the latest Russian dating scam entries posted to the Russian dating scammers blacklist here at Russian
The proprietor also claims that his method is more than 20% effective within three replies and over 60% effective after eight.
Many of the sample emails read a bit like Mad Libs or choose-your-own-adventure texts, featuring decision templates that include advice for ultimately tricking the mark into wiring money to the scammer.
The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.
In one such example, recently reported by the Register, a man using the account name of “Hot Lips” recounts his experience with a Russian dating scamstress, explaining that “After some correspondence, ‘she’, confessed that ‘she’ actually lived in Omsk, Russia.
This was all accompanied by some very nice pictures of someone.