There are so many articles, blog posts, video tutorials and forum threads on online dating scam and men could learn so much from all these contents.
BUT a lot of Western men looking for a foreign lady have been still tricked – again and again.
Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
You’ve heard the stories—Western men, desperate for love and companionship, journey to faraway places like Ukraine or Russia in the hopes of meeting Eastern European women. Unfortunately, those fairytales stories rarely come true. Sergey Gorbunov, 43, resident of Yoshkar-Ola (Mari El Republic), is charged with fraud. Gorbunov was the head of a group of one of the largest groups of scammers in Yoshkar-Ola.Do you want me to send you information about the scammer I am corresponding with?Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.
As Svetlana Mukha, a founder and leading matchmaker at diolli.com, mentioned in her interview, some men just want to become a scam victim (I have no idea why, it might be a topic for my next article…).