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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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2018-08-09, 01:18:15
anonymous from Sweden  



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2018-08-09, 01:20:23
anonymous from Sweden  
2018-08-09, 23:55:03
anonymous  
UNICEF “RN” Scam - Research and Advice

https://www.christianfilipina. com/research/unicef-rn-scam/

The scammer meets sincere persons on dating sites by creating dozens of ... and claims to be a RN (registered nurse) or other type of UNICEF worker.
2018-08-10, 02:31:32
anonymous from Sweden  
Her email is:

selenaluberg140@gmail.com


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2018-08-10, 02:31:35
anonymous from Sweden  
Her email is:

selenaluberg140@gmail.com
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Dating scammer Olga



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2018-08-10, 23:27:41
anonymous  
Pages that include matching images - Web results

Images at โรงเรียนตาพระยา จ.สระแก้ว on instagram - Pictame - www.pictame. com/place/...สระแก้ว/514593610
2018-08-12, 12:48:06
anonymous from France  
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Unfortunately, the U.S. Embassy cannot verify the identity of this individual, because Russia has strict laws protecting the distribution of information about Russian citizens. The embassy has information on foreign citizens only if a person has actually applied for services from the U.S. government.
2018-08-22, 07:38:43
a.j.mars60@gmail.comanonymous from Netherlands  
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2018-08-24, 16:44:26
anonymous  
UKRAINES BIGGEST AND BEST SCAMMER. VALERIYA NOVITSKAYA OF NIKOLAEV. A great liar. Age 35ish.
Vaslyaeva Street.
House 25a
Apartment 14
Nikolaev.
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Gold digger Valeria Novitskaya from Ukraine



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2018-09-17, 21:31:35
anonymous  
Need the name of this lady and who she is please ...!


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2018-09-17, 23:16:14   (updated: 2018-09-17, 23:18:30)
anonymous from United States  
She's a porn girl named 'Ann Angel' and here's what it says..

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https://fuskator. com/.../Teen-Shaved-Blonde-Ann-Angel-with-Big-Naturals...

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2018-12-20, 23:49:24
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hey there!xxx
Today I will write you a little about me and about my goals...
My real name is Darya but all around alls me Dari :)
I'm sending you some of my photos and I hope that you will interested!
That's is my usual photos but I really hope that you will like it:)
You see that I am not photo model and I never had 1000 men near me!
NO! I am working usual seller in the shop here in Russia.
Everyone here want just drink beer and vodka and nobody wants care about woman ((.
And because of it I do not have any profile on the Internet.
I am not registered in the social networks, as I
never was interested in it, but I always wanted to find my second
half..///I am 24 years old.I know English well and I am learned how to leave my
country and how to find good work in one of civilized country...
You will ask me why I want to leave my family and friends..We have no any future here.
All money and work are in Moscow but other part of Russia is VERY POOR.
You know that that minimal salary here in Russia in 2019 will be 150 Euro???
For example in Ireland 1600Euro, Spain 900 Euro, in small Luxembourg is 2000 Euro?
In USA or Australia even more...And I do not see the future for me or my future my children here.
I have power and desire to work hard for the best future for me and for every one who will be nearby..
Here is VERY bad situation because of US sanctions.
All the world hates Russia and millions usual people like me suffer because of it.
I hope that you know about it.We believed that Trump will change this but he did not.
Now all Russians think that soon will be 3d World War between USA and Russia.
All money Russian president spend for armament of our army when usual people do not have work and much food for their children..Corruption is everywhere.I know that many people wants to leave this f.. place.
You will never see this by TV but this is truth.
Oh sorry that I am writing you about my problems ))
Please send me more of your photos. I want to see your different pics..
What do you like to do after work? Do you have some hobby?

Today all my friends wants go to the pub,
but I do not want to go there because they will drink vodka . I do not like it...
I prepare to my trip .

Add me please to your maillist...
THANK YOU!! there more emails she send me if you want to see them let me know there's alot of pictures to
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