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Are you an American or Western European man exchanging emails with a girl from Russia? I was contacted by a girl who turned out to be a scammer. Reader Derrick put together some great advice how to detect scammers.
I only have one advice (#8) to add: If a Russian girl tells you that she will get a visa to the USA instead of inviting you, that is - under the current immigration law - a SURE sign that SHE LIES.

Here is the process how a Russian woman can come to the USA:

If she is considered a relatively young/ attractive woman (let's say under 40, hope I don't hurt anyone's feelings here), then there is virtually NO CHANCE THAT SHE GETS A TOURIST VISA TO THE USA. First the Russian Federation will not allow her to leave the country. Then, even if she was getting out, the USA will deny her admission. The reasoning is that she is considered a risk. How could she not be a risk? If she had family in Russia (husband, children) or a valuable business or real estate. Most likely the woman who writes you will be considered a risk. The only way for her to get a visa into the USA is this procedure:

  1. the foreign man visits her in her native area in Russia
  2. they get engaged during such a visit - take photos of the 2 of you together
  3. he flies back and applies for a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa is also known as Fiancee visa, used for marriage-based immigration
  4. once the K1 visa is granted, the girl can enter the USA and stay there for 3 months. By the end of these 3 months you HAVE to GET MARRIED or the girl has to go back home.
  5. if you get married, the girl gets a greencard and can work
  6. after 3 years of marriage, the girl can apply for a US citizenship. That's when they interview you to find out if it's a real marriage. She also has to answer some questions about US history, political system, etc etc.


Here are Derrick's tricks (1-7) that he uses immediately from the start:
  1. GOOGLE or websearch the first part of the scammers first emails and/or 'profile'. SEE HOW MANY OTHER SITES their listed on! RECORD THOSE SITES FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. THAT alone can give you a good idea IF your dealing with a scammer OR not.
  2. GOOGLE or websearch the return email address. See how many 'hits' come from that search and also note all the sites. (many times you'll see the email end up on a 'scammers list') IF YOU FIND THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ON A SCAMMER LIST - don't bother further, your only fooling yourself - no matter what excuse they might give you.
  3. FROM THE START - ASK FOR SPECIFIC INFOMATION! A full name, address, phone number - something. OFFER THE SAME in exchange, except make it a P.O. box and a CELL PHONE rental card that will protect your identity. If you see your requests ignored, which you usually will, don't waste your time further.
  4. ALWAYS ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS that would REQUIRE A SPECIFIC ANSWER outside the use of FORM LETTERS. IF YOU FIND your questions go unaddress in your reply emails from 'them/her' - YOUR DEALING WITH A SCAMMER. Again, don't bother further.
  5. DON'T WAIT 6 MONTHS to offer to talk with the PROSPECT by phone! WHAT A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME! IF THERE IS CHEMISTRY OR APPEARS 'INTEREST' BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU - then sieze the opportunity. ARRANGE A PHONE CALL! International rates to Russia and most places are reasonably cheap. IF YOU GET THE REPLY ' I'M SO POOR I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A PHONE' - drop the whole thing, your only wasting your time and WILL BE SCAMMED at some point in the future.
  6. PHOTO FLOOD! IF IT/SHE/HIM/THEM - LOOK TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - THEN IT PROBABLY IS! MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE SCAMMES USE PHOTOS OF MODELS IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO POSE ON THE NET IN THEIR PROFILE(s)! Consider this - IF THEY LOOK like a MODEL then tell you they're so poor they don't have access to a phone - YOUR BEING SCAMMED!

    ASK FOR A SPECIAL PHOTO TO BE TAKEN. IF YOU SENT YOURS, HAVE THEM TAKE A PHOTO SHOWING THEM HOLDING UP YOUR PHOTO IN THE PICTURE! That is a good 'scammer filter' - even the most adept with Photoshop will easily be spoted.

    BETTER STILL - ASK THEM TO TAKE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS THEM HOLDING A CURRENT NEWPAPER OF YOUR CHOICE OR THEIR COUNTRY, WITH A RESOLUTION THAT YOU CAN READ THE DATE! NOT some low grade - grainy photo! FEW WILL EVER DO THAT.

    AT THE LEAST - ASK THEM FOR A PHOTO of them wearing a specific combination of clothes and/or colors - something different then the usual 'model clothing' - most use to send out. OR AN OBJECT - TOASTER, ELECTRIC CLOCK, BY A COUCH, IN A ROCKING CHAIR something that would be very hard to use PHOTOSHOP to just PUT in another FILE PHOTO.

    *** IF this person is real or sincere, they won't mind doing this for you! ALSO - offer to do the same for their comfort also - that is only fair.
  7. IF THINGS GET SERIOUS - then ASK THEM TO DELETE ALL THEIR OTHER WEB PROFILE POSTS! CHECK ON THE ONES YOU NOTED EARLIER! Again, IF THEIR SINCERE - they will - happily as your their DREAM and future!
  8. If she talks about getting a visa or that she needs money to get a travel visa to the USA, she lies. See the proper course of action described at the top.



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2009-05-15, 12:21:41
OJAS from United States  
JPEG is standard format for this site. For small files, GIF is OK. If you have other formats, first open in paint brush, and Save As JPEG.
2009-05-15, 14:23:31
OJAS from United States  
@Wanwan http://newjerseybea..rFun.html
You all have a nice weekend! :-)
2009-05-16, 06:27:28
shohid_one@yahoo.com from Bangladesh  
Hello
I am shohid from Bangladesh, age 30. I want to go to England. Please can you help with marry me and create spouse a visa. You can agree my proposal. You are my selected person. I like sexy girls so you can give me a great chance.
2009-05-16, 08:07:06
wanwan from Japan  
@2009-05-16, 06:27:28
shohid_one@yahoo.com from Bangladesh



I show you this web site,
so please visit there.
http://www.1to1-dating.com/
And please listen to me ,ok?
This is not a Dating site.
This is a public forum for victims of scammer,fraud.
Never post it on.
And never post your personal info on.
In the near future many scammer's spam,frauds in flood in your mail box.
And white sexy lady doesn't like Asian like you.
So you can not find any uk girls and never marrige with white sexy girl.
Be careful. You already have put your e-mail address on here,
so many scammers try targeting you.Protect yourself !!


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2009-05-16, 12:32:40
wanwan from Japan  
@Rick
@OJAS
Thanks !!
My pictures are all coming from Russia,Africa,so several pictures maybe not JPEG?
I look up it. Thank you for your important info !!

And OJAS,many Beagles pix,lovely ,cute ! My beagle has eaten my mama's breakfast !!
He is not outdoor but in living room.In the morning aunt visited us and mama went to the door,
he ran to the table and had eaten everything ! He is a big eater .Thank you OJAS .

Rick
OJAS
have a nice weekend !!
mata-ne(it means see you again ).

From beagle in Japan
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2009-05-17, 23:00:14
DOC from United States  
Hello my friend wanwan, How are you today? Hope you are good. Thanks for writing to me. I am very thankful to have a very smart and good child. It makes me very happy and proud to be a father.
wanwan I think you speak very good english and you are very smart. I am thankful for you and the work that you all do to stop scammers. I read that maybe you find a very dangerous scammer in which they want to kidnap. I hope that we in the future can stop these scammers from hurting many innocent people.
I wish that Magnus would not post when he drinks,he posts stuff that don't make sense and he probably does not mean what he is saying. Thanks for your help with him.
wanwan I would like it if you wrote to me on my thread more instead of Anna. okay? I am at dating scammer olga finekitten28@yahoo.com,I will be looking there for your posts.

mata-ne , DOC
2009-05-18, 05:52:57
wanwan from Japan  
Russian scammer !!
be careful !!



Sender(94.75.193.168)


IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
94.75.193.168 NETHERLANDS NOORD-HOLLAND AMSTERDAM 52.35
4.917 - +01:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL LEASEWEB LEASEWEB.COM

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
31 - (NLXX0002) AMSTERDAM





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
94.100.176.90 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL MAILRU-NET MAIL.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
94.100.176.90 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL MAILRU-NET MAIL.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
94.100.176.90 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL MAILRU-NET MAIL.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
18.00.44.10 UNITED STATES MASSACHUSETTS CAMBRIDGE 42.3729
-71.1063 02138 -05:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIT.EDU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 617/857 (USMA0066) CAMBRIDGE





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
94.100.176.90 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL MAILRU-NET MAIL.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW







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sender IP
94.75.193.168

http://www.projecth..5.193.168
It says '' Unkno' '
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My name is Nastya or full Anastasia!

eternity050' <eternity050@mail.ru>

From: nastya3 <eternity050@mail.ru>
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v1.62r) Personal


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2009-05-18, 08:34:19
wanwan from Japan  
Russian Scammer
Be careful !
She doesn't send me her pict.
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Sender(IP 4.0.24.11 )


IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
4.0.24.11 UNITED STATES OHIO LEWIS CENTER 40.1839
-82.9843 43035 -05:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS INC LEVEL3.NET

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 740 (USOH0505) LEWIS CENTER





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
77.40.15.44 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MARIY-EL YOSHKAR-OLA 56.637
47.871 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DIAL OJSC VOLGATELECOM MARI-EL.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0186) KOZ'MODEM'JANSK





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
81.19.66.27 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL RAMBLER MAIN NETWORK RAMBLER.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
81.19.66.27 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL RAMBLER MAIN NETWORK RAMBLER.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
81.19.66.27 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL RAMBLER MAIN NETWORK RAMBLER.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
18.06.12.31 UNITED STATES MASSACHUSETTS CAMBRIDGE 42.3729
-71.1063 02138 -05:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIT.EDU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 617/857 (USMA0066) CAMBRIDGE





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
81.19.66.27 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW CITY MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +03:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL RAMBLER MAIN NETWORK RAMBLER.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW







Receiv
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olechkaa1981@rambler.ru


From: olechkaa1981 <olechkaa1981@rambler.ru>
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v4.0.24.1Professional
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kislitsinaolechka@rambler.ru

My name is Olga. I live in Russia



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2009-05-18, 14:14:26
wanwan from Japan  
This is Kristina from Mariy-El,Yoshkar-.
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Sender(21.09.16.28 ?) The result from IP2Location™ Email Header Tracer


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Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
21.09.16.28 UNITED STATES OHIO COLUMBUS 39.986
-82.988 43218 -05:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL DOD NETWORK INFORMATION CENTER NAVY.MIL

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 614 (USOH0212) COLUMBUS





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
99.241.198.36 CANADA - - 45.417
-75.7 - -04:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL ROGERS CABLE INC. SLNT ROGERS.COM

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 - (CAXX0343) OTTAWA





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
209.85.200.171 UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN VIEW 37.3956
-122.076 94035 -08:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DIAL GOOGLE INC google.com

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 650 (USCA0746) MOUNTAIN VIEW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
209.85.200.171 UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN VIEW 37.3956
-122.076 94035 -08:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DIAL GOOGLE INC google.com

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 650 (USCA0746) MOUNTAIN VIEW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
209.85.200.171 UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN VIEW 37.3956
-122.076 94035 -08:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DIAL GOOGLE INC google.com

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 650 (USCA0746) MOUNTAIN VIEW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
209.85.200.171 UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN VIEW 37.3956
-122.076 94035 -08:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DIAL GOOGLE INC google.com

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 650 (USCA0746) MOUNTAIN VIEW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
209.85.200.171 UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN VIEW 37.3956
-122.076 94035 -08:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DIAL GOOGLE INC google.com

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
1 650 (USCA0746) MOUNTAIN VI
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•A malformed ip 21.09.16.28 ?
http://www.projecth..ch_ip.php

'rbkkristi' <rbkkristi@gmail.com>









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2009-05-18, 14:16:50
wanwan from Japan  
Kristina from Yoshkar-Ola.


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2009-05-18, 14:24:05
wanwan from Japan  
Kristina !

@Rick
@OJAS

This picture of Kristina is a BMP(data).Few days ago I could not put it on here.
So I studied textbook of Microsoft then I have changed from BMP data to JPEG data.
I have chosen Windows live photogallary.
Thank you ,OJAS,Rick !!


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2009-05-18, 14:25:55
wanwan from Japan  
Kristina !


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2009-05-18, 14:26:58
wanwan from Japan  
Kristina


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2009-05-18, 14:28:01
wanwan from Japan  
Kristina


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2009-05-18, 14:29:11
wanwan from Japan  
Kristina


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