“I was so naive and silly that I waited for Sofiya for 3 hours at the airport with a bunch of flowers. The damage for all this was $3,625 USD and a broken heart.” – Scam Victim
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.
Typically, a man comes into contact with a scammer through an online dating agency. The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England. The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
Scam Warning Signs