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.
If you are seeing a Russian woman and are keen on meeting her, it is always wiser for you to go visit them instead of inviting them to visit you.
This way you can avoid losing money through a scam and a traditional Russian woman would probably prefer it if the man made the effort to come visit her.
It turns out that there are entire websites devoted to exposing these Russian dating scams, and Russian dating scammers, some run by sites which also offer (apparently) legitimate Russian bride agency services.
One such site, Women Russia.com, has over 400 pages of warning stories posted by people just like Hot Lips, who were either duped, or would have been but for their quick thinking, by these Russian dating scam artists. You can see the latest Russian dating scam entries posted to the Russian dating scammers blacklist here at Russian
Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.