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There are many other "red flags" but those above appear in almost every scam.The most prominent is the fact that scammers don't really read your letters.
Well, leaving along the classic literature, what I was trying to say is that marriage frauds are not new to this world. You can encounter a similar problem using local personals. All you need is several pictures of a cute girl (I am surprised to see what kind of pictures some men fall for!When a woman from CIS sends you a respond to your recent ad (that you placed for free), the first question you should ask yourself is "How did she pay the membership fee in US dollars that must paid by credit card?" A woman can place a free ad but cannot send emails to members without payment.I remember a story of American author O'Henry about the legendary scammer Jeff Peters who practiced his skills in matrimonial industry long before the Internet (I read it in grade 6 - of course, in translation to Russian).To refresh your memory, him and his loyal friend Andy Takers decided to organize a low risk venture by placing an ad at a newspaper for singles: "Wealthy nice widow is looking for an honest kind man who will take a good care of her and her capitals.The trick was that everybody who wanted to write to the lady had to pay 50 bucks to have his letter handled to Mrs. Money was pouring in, expenses had been covered, and the venture started to make profits - when police did arrive. Very happy with the presence of the real person and nice figure on the bank's balance, police officer was offered to have his letter handled to Mrs.
Nice Widow free of charge (honestly, I don't remember if he used this generous offer).
ooking for a partner abroad is not any different than any other search - search for a house, a second-hand car, or whatsoever, in one simple yet important detail: there are always will be people who will try to make you in.
The history of marriage scams started ages ago, and it's not Russians who invented them.
There are usually sequences of letters, and they send the same messages to all their correspondents, one by one, making the only change - the man's name (usually it appears only once, or does not appear at all - *she* uses "sweetheart", "my love" etc instead).
And of course earlier or later it will end in money request.
From my experience, there are several scam patterns that are used over and over, and I believe it's the same individuals or groups hiding under a few names behind the each pattern (by the way, many are ... *Her* description of the partner is always very broad that will fit anybody - "kind intelligent man, age and race don't matter".