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The possible reasons for the money transfer can vary, from payment for email or buying ticket to visit You, to renting apartments for your future visit or paying for urgent operation for "her child".Usually you will be asked to transfer some amount via Western Union - the organization that provides cash transfers to any country in the world and money can be picked up immediately.There are some definite red flags but normally you won't be able to say for sure it is a SCAM before the money matters arise.You will never be able to say if the letter you received from a pretty lady is genuine or if it is a scam. Sometimes such messages appear in your inbox out of nowhere, even if you do not have a profile on any dating site. The clients of dating agency sites get messages like this regularly. Correspondingly, a scammer is that very bearded Boris who starts a quick Internet-affair and then asks for money.
They'll tell you they love you and, only after a long period of time, they'll make arrangements to visit you. Your supposed love interest will suddenly find themselves stranded in an airport on their way to see you.In one such example, recently reported by the Register, a man using the account name of “Hot Lips” recounts his experience with a Russian dating scamstress, explaining that “After some correspondence, ‘she’, confessed that ‘she’ actually lived in Omsk, Russia.This was all accompanied by some very nice pictures of someone.The transferred amount cannot be refunded, even if you paid by credit card.
A scam may be performed by a loner or group of well organized criminals.And now it is not just a 'Boris The Blade' here and a Sergey there , "scamming" has become quite a large crime industry, where street-smart but not very ethical enterpreneurs rent office space, buy computers and supplies, and hire students with English skills to write and send scam letters. In all this one can even see some justice as if a weak one beats a strong one, a poor one wins over a rich one.