Many men have lost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. The scammers even have the cheek to use photos of models, beauty contest winners, celebrities and popstars! They obtain pics of beautiful russian women and then solicit western/american men and hopefully start an online relationships.
There're quite a several groups that operate in the area. When the time's right, they start asking for money.
the photo looks like it is from a magazine or the description the person has given of themselves doesn't match the photo)...
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The fike person seeks to create a virtual relation through the exchange of pictures and e-mails.
Scammers can signup to online dating agencies or chat just like anyone else.