Are you an American or Western European man exchanging emails with a girl from Russia? I was contacted by a girl who turned out to be a scammer. Reader Derrick put together some great advice how to detect scammers.
I only have one advice (#8) to add: If a Russian girl tells you that she will get a visa to the USA instead of inviting you, that is - under the current immigration law - a SURE sign that SHE LIES.

Here is the process how a Russian woman can come to the USA:

If she is considered a relatively young/ attractive woman (let's say under 40, hope I don't hurt anyone's feelings here), then there is virtually NO CHANCE THAT SHE GETS A TOURIST VISA TO THE USA. First the Russian Federation will not allow her to leave the country. Then, even if she was getting out, the USA will deny her admission. The reasoning is that she is considered a risk. How could she not be a risk? If she had family in Russia (husband, children) or a valuable business or real estate. Most likely the woman who writes you will be considered a risk. The only way for her to get a visa into the USA is this procedure:

  1. the foreign man visits her in her native area in Russia
  2. they get engaged during such a visit - take photos of the 2 of you together
  3. he flies back and applies for a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa is also known as Fiancee visa, used for marriage-based immigration
  4. once the K1 visa is granted, the girl can enter the USA and stay there for 3 months. By the end of these 3 months you HAVE to GET MARRIED or the girl has to go back home.
  5. if you get married, the girl gets a greencard and can work
  6. after 3 years of marriage, the girl can apply for a US citizenship. That's when they interview you to find out if it's a real marriage. She also has to answer some questions about US history, political system, etc etc.


Here are Derrick's tricks (1-7) that he uses immediately from the start:
  1. GOOGLE or websearch the first part of the scammers first emails and/or 'profile'. SEE HOW MANY OTHER SITES their listed on! RECORD THOSE SITES FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. THAT alone can give you a good idea IF your dealing with a scammer OR not.
  2. GOOGLE or websearch the return email address. See how many 'hits' come from that search and also note all the sites. (many times you'll see the email end up on a 'scammers list') IF YOU FIND THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ON A SCAMMER LIST - don't bother further, your only fooling yourself - no matter what excuse they might give you.
  3. FROM THE START - ASK FOR SPECIFIC INFOMATION! A full name, address, phone number - something. OFFER THE SAME in exchange, except make it a P.O. box and a CELL PHONE rental card that will protect your identity. If you see your requests ignored, which you usually will, don't waste your time further.
  4. ALWAYS ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS that would REQUIRE A SPECIFIC ANSWER outside the use of FORM LETTERS. IF YOU FIND your questions go unaddress in your reply emails from 'them/her' - YOUR DEALING WITH A SCAMMER. Again, don't bother further.
  5. DON'T WAIT 6 MONTHS to offer to talk with the PROSPECT by phone! WHAT A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME! IF THERE IS CHEMISTRY OR APPEARS 'INTEREST' BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU - then sieze the opportunity. ARRANGE A PHONE CALL! International rates to Russia and most places are reasonably cheap. IF YOU GET THE REPLY ' I'M SO POOR I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A PHONE' - drop the whole thing, your only wasting your time and WILL BE SCAMMED at some point in the future.
  6. PHOTO FLOOD! IF IT/SHE/HIM/THEM - LOOK TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - THEN IT PROBABLY IS! MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE SCAMMES USE PHOTOS OF MODELS IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO POSE ON THE NET IN THEIR PROFILE(s)! Consider this - IF THEY LOOK like a MODEL then tell you they're so poor they don't have access to a phone - YOUR BEING SCAMMED!

    ASK FOR A SPECIAL PHOTO TO BE TAKEN. IF YOU SENT YOURS, HAVE THEM TAKE A PHOTO SHOWING THEM HOLDING UP YOUR PHOTO IN THE PICTURE! That is a good 'scammer filter' - even the most adept with Photoshop will easily be spoted.

    BETTER STILL - ASK THEM TO TAKE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS THEM HOLDING A CURRENT NEWPAPER OF YOUR CHOICE OR THEIR COUNTRY, WITH A RESOLUTION THAT YOU CAN READ THE DATE! NOT some low grade - grainy photo! FEW WILL EVER DO THAT.

    AT THE LEAST - ASK THEM FOR A PHOTO of them wearing a specific combination of clothes and/or colors - something different then the usual 'model clothing' - most use to send out. OR AN OBJECT - TOASTER, ELECTRIC CLOCK, BY A COUCH, IN A ROCKING CHAIR something that would be very hard to use PHOTOSHOP to just PUT in another FILE PHOTO.

    *** IF this person is real or sincere, they won't mind doing this for you! ALSO - offer to do the same for their comfort also - that is only fair.
  7. IF THINGS GET SERIOUS - then ASK THEM TO DELETE ALL THEIR OTHER WEB PROFILE POSTS! CHECK ON THE ONES YOU NOTED EARLIER! Again, IF THEIR SINCERE - they will - happily as your their DREAM and future!
  8. If she talks about getting a visa or that she needs money to get a travel visa to the USA, she lies. See the proper course of action described at the top.



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2014-02-05, 07:35:59
anonymous from Indonesia  
Almost every day I get an email scammer who entered the mail box from 2012 until now and I try to reply to all emails them but with caution and careful not to get carried away in the seduction-seduction love that makes our hearts cradled in his words. all the letters they send always end up with the demand for money for a variety of reasons. Some time ago the scammer email letters I publish on a blog: Romance Scammers Dating - http://romancescamm..gspot.com/ in order for the public to know that if you get a letter like this is a scammer, please refer to the examples of the following email pictures they use (they steal other people's pictures as a model, actress, TV actress and also using porn models) and this is an example of an email scammer letters.

Full name : Elena Konogorova.
Country : Russia, City Vladimir, Street Bottom Dubrova,
house 17 apartment 22.An index 600037
Dated : Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM
Email : elena.kongoa@yahoo.com
Subject : I wait for your answer Joko

Hello, I am glad that that you have written to me on mine personal e-mail. If you are interested by me that I think that we can learn each other.
It is not a lot of about me:
My full name Elena, but my friends and parents call me Lena.
I live Russia. To me 32 years.
I not when was not married as I do not have children. I think that I have not found the person with whom I would like to have them.
I wish to plan the future together with the husband. I dream of the family centre and a cosiness. It what does not suffice me here.
I hope that I will not frighten to you the thoughts, I want usual female happiness to be happy and to be favourite by the woman at the man.
Russia the huge country, here there live the most different people. However, I have not met the man to whom I will have feelings.
I wish to clear up, and I want, that you knew about my purposes.
The the letter I will send you a photo, I as would like that you have sent me the photo. I Wait for yours the letter tomorrow Elena


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2014-02-05, 07:40:23
jokoaza from Indonesia  
Full name : Elena Konogorova.
Country : Russia, City Vladimir, Street Bottom Dubrova,
house 17 apartment 22.An index 600037
Dated : Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM
Email : elena.kongoa@yahoo.com
Subject : Hi dear Joko

Hi dear Joko,
Thanks for your letter today. Thoughts on you bring to me good mood. When I cannot see your letters, I think of us with you, and I have a good mood.
I have just read your letter.
I wish to congratulate you with 2 day of autumn. In the street my city it becomes already cool.
Joko, I am grateful to you, for your support. How is the weather your city?
Now in my city + 16 degrees already people dress jackets and raincoats.
Than was engaged last night? After work I have come into shop have bought vegetables, meat.
I will be prepares meat garlick sauce with vegetables. What do you like fish or meat more?
You like to cook food? I like to study new a dish and to prepare them. I know many recipes preparation a dish.
I wish to tell that while in my house have not spent the Internet,
well I think that will be fast it, and we can communicate on skype, or web cam and as to have dialogue in a chat,
well while it is not possible as houses have not spent the Internet.
Joko, ours with you the friendship very much is pleasant to me. Earlier. I to you had a feeling of curiosity.
Now I had a feeling of liking to you.
Very much for a long time I did not feel, which is in my heart now.
I have a sensation, that we with you are familiar with you very much for a long time.
You have questions to me? I want that between us should what secrets.
Please, repeat the questions for me when I forget to answer your questions. ok?
Joko as you consider your future? What do you want in the future and whether you that I was a part of your future want?
You would like that your future wife was till the end of your life? I wish to marry only once and to be happy.
In the letter it is difficult to express words, which I wish to test those feelings, I wish to look in your eyes, and to listen to you.
The sight, can transfer much more words. You agree with me? Our meeting will help us to learn each other.
Yes, I already seriously think of our meeting.
The first meeting will present to us possibility to learn each other.
We can spend some time together, and construct to the plan for the future life. I of trust you also give you the the address:
City Vladimir, Street Bottom Dubrova, house 17 apartment 22. An index 600037. Full name Elena Konogorova.
Please, tell to me about your feelings in the following letter. Well? I wait your new letter.
Kisses... Elena

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2014-02-12, 11:26:46
nytxspirit@sbcglobal.net from United States  
I need help in trying to locate an Russians woman's identity... She married my ex-husband for money in 2012 to obtain citizenship... Now my ex-husband is dead, his daughter does not know how he died or where he is buried... We suspect foul play... Unfortunately his daughter has a sever learning disability and I am trying to assist in finding at least where he is buried.... can you give us any advice... I believe the daughter is going to try and obtain a copy of the marriage license or death certificate but it is NY and that is a night mare to try and obtain the records. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
2014-03-04, 12:40:57
anonymous  



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2014-03-28, 10:39:50
anonymous from Ghana  
Hi ..
I`m Hannah Adu.
Very loyal and simple woman with my love John Spehar,
Please am here bye to info this dating site That the PICTURES ABOVE here is my real photo and people are using it t scam and that is bring separation between me and my love and therefor i want you to block and remove all my photos from your dating site Please Because i never want lose my love i have found ...

Please i want my photo to be remove now as soon as possible Thank You ..

Hannah ..
2014-03-31, 13:15:39
anonymous from United States  
My name Natalya. To me of 29 years. I the sociable and cheerful person. But my life is similar
to the night sky without stars. As in my life there is no the most important, love. In searches of the man of all my life, I have come on a
site match.com. It seems to me to communicate through letters, very romantically and as it allows to learn much better the person before a
meeting. I already communicated through the Internet, but it has not crowned success as men asked to send them my naked photos, for me it
was first attribute of their frivolous attitude. And consequently I have stopped dialogue with them. I think, that you will agree with me
that the decent girl not when will not send similar photos on e mail. Jack, I the rectilinear and fair person, I search only for serious
attitudes, only the present feelings. I think what to construct attitudes, it not a simple problem and if you are ready to it I shall be
glad to continue dialogue with you. Jack if for you, it is simple entertainment, I do not see sense to continue our correspondence. I
apologize, if I something have offended you. But at there is no time for games. I wait your answer!
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2014-04-08, 06:13:45
anonymous from South Africa  
I met a woman from russia on zoosk. Her profile said that she comes from a town close to me i asked her about and she did enter her country and city on zoosk she has send photos and looks liget but then she took her pic of zoosk and has never logged in since she only comunicate with email. She is scared of using facebook or something similar .i look at her email addres and have not found anything .she says she wants to visit me at my country for vacation on her own cost and have yet to ask fot money how ever she did ask to help with return ticket back to russia she has given me her home addres and phone number .i used the home address and came up with this website .her address does not match completly only the city and postal code .she calles herself April but has not yet give me her full name after i have asked her .it also the only thing she has not responed to
I have ask to send a photo with specific details .i waiting for her send new email
Is she the reak deal or just clever hiding her real intentions

Henry


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2014-04-08, 07:03:32
Scivirus from South Africa  
I met a woman from russia on zoosk. Her profile said that she comes from a town close to me i asked her about and she said she did not enter her country and city on zoosk she has send photos and looks liget but then she took her pic of zoosk and has never logged in since she only comunicate with email. She is scared of using facebook or something similar .i look at her email addres and have not found anything .she says she wants to visit me at my country for vacation on her own cost and have yet to ask for money how ever she did ask to help with return ticket back to russia she has given me her home addres and phone number .i used the home address and came up with this website .her address does not match completly only the city and postal code .she calles herself April but has not yet give me her full name after i have asked her .it also the only thing she has not responed to
I have ask to send a photo with specific details .i waiting for her send new email
Is she the real deal or just clever hiding her real intentions


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2014-04-09, 02:32:57
Scivirus from South Africa  
Does any body know if someone uses an email addres like 25ab84@gmx.com or similar that is possibly a scammer.this woman has not ask me for money yet and is planning to visit me for vacation and planning to return to russia. I have found nothing linked to his addres and said she uses no social networks of any kind accept zoosk.the photos she send me looks liget and are not like a supermodel she is average looking .
2014-04-09, 17:35:35
Scivirus from South Africa  
Russian girl named april email 25ap84@gmx.com is a dating scamer well maybe just some guy .
Will contact a man on a dating site like zoosk they wait till you like them before they contact you by using a profile near your own city then when you respond then they will say they are from russia setting the stage for a fantasy romance.the scamer will send photos of fairly average person but not ugly and will give detail about there lives thats very believable .after a few emails never with social networks , claiming they dont trust it ,the scamer will offer to meet up with you with a upcoming vaction at there own cost .and just before they flyover the shit will hit the fan .asking for money for the return trip or want help with a visa or something.this picture was send to me at the last stages just to put fuel on the fire .


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2014-04-10, 03:32:58
anonymous  
Start verifying your lady's information and biographical info, you may want to have flowers delivered to your lady's address and ask them to take a picture of the recipient.
2014-04-16, 04:45:39
anonymous from France  



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2014-04-27, 17:18:50
anonymous from China  
My cell is off line because the company i was connected
to,was closed because of revolution our new government just closed it.
Give me the # you can be reached and i would call from work.
To answer your questions about why to send money,
coz i am coming on tour package as tourist its easy
and i am getting visa and tickets as the whole only
here,by this way the price is little big higher,
and i wont have any troubles getting visa as it
happens for Ukrainians who want to immigrate now and Embassy
become very attentive about visas,dear we do not need difficult
because of my traveling but as you can watch on TV our government
become really crazy in some subjects people can not understand it.
My passport is attached.I need 880 US dollars your support to send
here.When i go to work and my co-workers see my smiling
face they do not ask questions any more because
they do know that it is because we have find each
other and out meeting is very close.
I am very glad that you are not loose hope and
going to try to bring me there for a visit
and that you are trying to get me on the flight and has not left me
yet,belive me if i had a chance to do it by myself i would never ask you,
but because of this difficult situation and revolution here i do not have
even chance to borrow funds,every one become very poor
and hardly can cover the food.I am really low on funds and but my wish
to visit you there does not leave me any chances to get any sleeps at
night ! You know,this situation when i wrote you about funds does not
put me in a good mood but i really want to see you and before i could
afford traveling but now i can not and it make me sad,if we met
last year i would not ask you for support and i would be on the
first plane to your hands already but revolution has put
Ukraine in crazy situation and i belive this year people will
buy only potatoes because its not expensive and Russian Army is very
agressive this days and Ukrainians afraid if they start to shoot so
much and kill people.My family want to make gifts for you and it will be surprise.
I am very excited that we someday we will be looking for new work for me
in your area and i want you to know that i do love my job,
when i was very young girl,
i decided that i would spend my life helping the
other people and the most important for me now is to see
the result of my work and when it does help.
I want you to know that i have a sense you are the man i was looking for
during all my life,i had a hoped that there is someone that
is able to understand me and the man i can share my private.
As you know honesty is very important for me and i am very happy
to realize that you are honest man.That means i can trust you,
and this is the fundamental where True relations can be build on.
I want to describe how do i see our first meeting.
It would be very beautiful sunset when the plane lands,
i come out throw custom looking for the man that has changed my
life already and i will find your shinning eyes looking throw
many people at the airport,i will know that your are for
sure because i would feel it with all my heart and soul,
you would feel that the lady running to you is the lady of
your dreams and who has been missing all your life and your heart
will find the other half,we will have very sweet kisses,
you will give me the bouquet with red roses and i will have a tear,
sometimes people have tear when they are very happy and it will
be this moment for us.After we will drive home and have a very tasty
supper and we will feel that this is the beginning of our future together.
After supper there would be night of making love and in the morning
we will drink coffee in the bed and making plans for the day,
it will be our first morning together and everything we do together
we will do the first time,it will be very special.
2014-05-31, 21:04:09
anonymous from Australia  
rating
A update from Scivirus the pictures are doing the rounds again but as the name of Maya Fox
maya.fox@gmx.com

Hello
Thanks big, that a smog find time and write to me
I long thought that to you to write. Also has understood, that it will be easier to me to answer you yours Email.
My friends name Maya. I was born on May, 25th, 1984, To me 30 years will soon be executed
At me dark and average hair are long. I have brown eyes.
My weight nearby 55 kg. Growth I of 168 centimetres. I do not know, whether beautiful my figure. But I behave in shape.
I live now and was born in Russia in the city of Nizhni Novgorod.

Why you are on a site of acquaintances?

I was on a site because till now I have not found the favourite person, that only thing.
I cheerful, I like to laugh, but for some reason the lonely. Not that that absolutely alone, at me very good friends, but would be desirable something another.
I waited your letter, I am glad that you have written to me.
I can write to you in your language English, I will use the translator, if you not against. I would like to know many languages, but likely it so is difficult.
I will be fair with you. You have very much liked me. Only therefore I have written to you. I know, that you live in other country. But it in any way does not stop me. I wish to learn you.
Forgive, but I have no other pages in social networks. I simply do not have time to communicate Onlain. I do not use Facebook, Skype. I do not have these pages with social networks
I have only Email address, and that I use it for work.
I will send you photos of next time. I wish to tell to you about myself, and certainly to learn about you.
To me it will be pleasant, if you answer me.
I as give you the address of the house: Russia, the city of Nizhni Novgorod, the Nizhniy Novgorod area, Gagarin's Prospectus the house 19, apartment 7, the postal index 603022. I in expectation of ours with you of a meeting.
My phone number +79688351644
and using this as her real name for a western union transfer
Country: Russia ,
City: Moscow.
My name as in passport : Irina
Last Name as in passport : Kopyrina
Irina Kopyrina




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2014-06-09, 12:03:27
anonymous from United States  
Back when she was trying to scam me her name was Olga.


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