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.
With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.
She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.
She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.
Then the time came when we're lining up for Pauly D. Random people were calming me down and telling me I was doing nothing wrong the man was just doing that for no reason. Didn't even get to be there for what we originally planned.
I'm just minding my own business head bopping to my own beat because well I have no rhythm..
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.
Suddenly out of nowhere I get MANHANDLED by a bodyguard and get kicked out of the concert for no reason! I would understand if I was belligerent or being ignorant towards others but I wasn't doing anything at all. Scammers operate from countries with low per capita income and even if a scam takes months to pay out it is worthwhile for them, even for just a few hundred dollars.Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.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.Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.