Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.
There are many variations of online dating scams originating in Russia and Eastern Europe but they have in common a high emotional and financial cost to unsuspecting scam victims.
A growing epidemic in the world today is the Online Romance Scam.
Generally, a victim is contacted by someone online through various social media or a legitimate dating website.
Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.
Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.
Eventually, the scammer will ask for help, for various reasons, involving the victim sending money.