Many victims report that they received the first email from the scammer "out of the blue," and that they never belonged to any dating sites.Sometimes scammers even use Craigs List, Facebook, Myspace, or other popular web site to find potential victims After a while the letters from single men from all over the world start arriving in the scammer's mailbox.Some scammers offer to pay for visa themselves (as a "good faith" gesture).
Sometimes at the same time many scammers would announce that their yearly vacation time (usually 2 weeks) is coming up.However, the duration of the "set up" phase varies significantly.Conveyer belt strategy versus personalized approach strategy In his/her letters, the scammer is usually very flattering, romantic and seductive.The scammer explains to each potential victim that he/she feels "something special" about him.The scam will go on for as long as the guy is willing to continue sending money to help his "Russian princess" to get through her never-ending travel misadventure.
The bait will keep the "flames of his love" alive by periodically chatting with him on the phone or sending him descriptions of "her" erotic fantasies.
She will tell that she has found out everything she needs to do to receive a tourist (work, student) visa.
She will be all bubbly and excited about the opportunity.
If the guy agrees, the "lady" pretends to put all effort into making "her" travel arrangements. " She" acts surprised to find out that there are various expensive requirements that " she" has to comply with before she can fly out of the country.
Those supposed requirements usually include proof of financial independence and requirement to pay off all loans that "she" has in her name.
Almost all scammers tell their victims that "this the the first time she uses the internet to get aquatinted with a man".