Often, these are men pretending to be women who make contact with Americans usually men over the Internet through dating websites or chat rooms. The New York Times recently ran an article dealing with E-mail and Internet scams involving so-called Russian women.The fictitious person then seeks to create a virtual relationship through the exchange of photos and e-mails. Embassy in Moscow urges Americans to exercise caution many U. citizens have lost hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars. Scammers usually misinform the Americans about travel expenses and/or they inflate the cost of the expenses that do exist. In both cases they discuss how these women didn't even really exist, yet the men still sent thousands of dollars to them.Sometimes they are stuck at the airport and are not allowed to board until they can show they have a certain amount of dollars to cover their expenses while in the U. Some claim to have been robbed of the money that was sent or claim that they are detained at the airport. S., but to get as much money as possible from the victim. We have sent newsletters out on this subject time and time again, and hopefully our clients are not the ones that are falling for these scams.Most of these scammers are actually men who are paying women a minimal fee to sit and pose for pictures and pick up the money at an office of a money transfer agency. I would like to know whether this person I have met is for real, but all I have is his/her name and photo. Arrest made in Russian women scam We would like to pass this along to demonstrate, yet again, why you should never send money. Please read below: Ekaterinburg, March 2nd, Interfax-Ural.Russian Internet Dating Scams The growing popularity of Internet romance has led to the growth of fraudulent online activity directed at Americans. The International Matchmaking sector has the added dimension of distance; many of the couples will correspond without ever actually meeting. Just recently, the headlines have been ripe with information about specific scams involving so-called Russian women.The United States Embassy in Moscow is receiving increasing numbers of complaints from American citizens who have been lured into online relationships via false internet profiles. In one case, a man was sentenced to 5 years in jail for defrauding hundreds of men for more than 0,000.Based upon previous inquiries, the Embassy has created a list of Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs) with answers. Clink on the questions below to be taken to the answer. We have posted many times and written many articles about not sending money to women. The General Investigation Department of the Main Office of Home Affairs of Sverdlovskaya Oblast has accomplished and passed on to the court the criminal case against two residents of Ekaterinburg committing fraud in the Internet. That K1 or Russian visa is good for 3 months, and if you marry she does not have to leave at all.
A woman swindler wrote to a fiance on behalf of the girl saying she was penniless and couldnt afford the trip. In addition, applicants are NOT required to have a ticket prior to the visa interview. Tickets can easily be purchased in the United States directly from the air carriers for Russian citizens. We suggest contacting the money transfer agency or your credit card company to ascertain their policies in such cases. I want to lodge a complaint with the Russian government and the U. Scammers will cite fictitious American or Russian regulations requiring that the tickets be purchased in Russia with cash in order to get the cash sent overseas. My foreign friend says that s/he must go to a tour agency and pay 0 for a visa application and visa, and that it will take 2 months. What is the procedure for Russians to get a tourist visa? government charges a processing fee of 0 for each application. Embassy has no way of obtaining your money for you. In fact, applicants are counseled NOT to buy tickets or make arrangements until they have the visa in hand.