Foreign dating fraud

This should raise a major red flag if they avoid sending you this photo.

Last moth I started to search for a Russian woman but I had very bad luck because I see a girl who is a fraud, the same as the "Phantom" Enterprise named Elite Brides- International Dating Club I saw the profile of pretty a woman, Julia Mirnaya ID 277 and I felt interest in that woman immediately. It is very difficult to tell about myself, but I think I am sincere, intellectual, clever, tender, honest, loving children and family orientated person. I have easy-going character and I like to communicate with people, I feel that people enjoy communication with me as well. I shall finish University and receive higher education this year - children psychologist. I love my profession very much, and I dreem to bring help to the people. When I studied at school I went to the dance school. I am an an optimist and a bit of a dreamer and idealist. I like my city and my country, all my friends live here and I enjoy by dialogue with them. Except for training I give a lot of time to sports employment.

Then I wrote my 1st letter (email) address to [email protected] and they answered me the next day asking me for $20 for her telephone number and address or $50 for those things and for her email and to see all the profiles they have. I am kind-hearted and open, sometimes romantic and dreamer. Life is short and it is important to realize that true love, mutual respect between man and woman along with shared hopes and dreams, are much more important than material things in the struggle to survive and achieve true happiness in a fast moving world. In my native city we have white night in the summer - now it is very beautifully. I love swimming and fitness and I think, that it will occupy the important place in my life always.

She travelled for the US and many other countries of Europe.

3 years ago she started to search a man from Eastern Europe and now she is married and she has a wonderful baby.

Romance (or dating) fraud is a scam where criminals begin relationships with people online, befriending those looking for love before ultimately exploiting their trust to make money.

Often it involves tricking victims into sending money for an 'emergency', but can also see the victim being blackmailed over an intimate photo or video ("sextortion"), or being persuaded to act as a unwitting money mule by transferring money or goods on the criminals behalf. If you've got suspicions about someone but still want to give them the benefit of the doubt then of course there's no harm in carrying on talking to them - they may well be genuine & end up being the love of your life!

Whoever they're posing as don't believe it - it's yet another scam where they'll ask for an advance fee which you won't see again.

They may also target you again with another dating profile, so be on your guard. It can easily affect our pride & cause embarassment, not to mention the feelings of betrayal & disappointment at discovering that someone we were opening our heart to - and perhaps hoping for a future with - turned out to not really exist at all. These fraudsters are very good at what they do, with tens of thousands of people being scammed each year.

The end goal of the scammer is to make money from you.

Whether you have concerns that someone may be a scammer, or even if you entirely trust your online date, there are a few basic precautions you should always take to avoid being scammed.

Maya Diamond is a Dating and Relationship Coach in Berkeley, CA.

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