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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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2009-05-18, 14:41:47
wanwan from Japan  
@CPH

HI,fine? I hope so.
By the way ,please come here http://www.delphifa..#comments

see you!
2009-05-18, 16:41:35
OJAS from United States  
2009-05-19, 13:00:05
wanwan from Japan  
Russian scammer comi! !
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Hello xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!
How is your day?
Now I would like to tell you some more details about myself.
I'm 27. My birthday on May, 17, my name is Olga.
I never got married and I live alone!
My mother has died 5 years ago, my father has died 3 years ago!
At me did not remain relatives!
Since I graduate from college I have been working in children's hospital.
When I have spare time I go the gym to do sports because I take care of my body, also I like to dance!
I like to travel and visit different places, but my work does not allow me to do it frequently.
I have many friends, we spend the time together, play billiard, tennis, and have other entertainment.
I don't have many pics myself, but I try to find some more pics.
I send you my picture so you can an idea of me more closely.
I want to confess to beeing a sweettooth, I like ice-cream, cakes, candy.
But I can allow it seldom because not to be fat.
What else can I say to you about myself?
I love beautiful clothes and different things of light colours.
Light-blue, pink, beige and other plain colours make me relax and even feel better.
And what is your favourite colour?
Please Ask me some more interesting things about yourself.
How do you prefer to relax?
What is your character? What is your preferable qualities in women?
Do you want to have a wife? You can also ask me questions in what you are inetrested in.
I impatiently wait for your letter and eager to answer all your letter.
And of course it will be pleasant for me to receive your new photos and even want to learn about you some more information you.
Write to me, I wait.
Your friend O.
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From: olechkaa1981 <olechkaa1981@rambler.ru>
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v4.0.24.1Professional
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Receiv
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'' unkno' '
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olechkaa1981' <olechkaa1981@ramb. ru>
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2009-05-19, 20:21:57
anonymous from United States  
i have been chatting with someone for 6 months.She has sent me nice pictures,i know im not the only ,this scam thing is new to me.I have tried her pics on three websites,her email address and came up empty.I have a feeling that she is chatting with someone else.I dont want to post her pick and treat her like a scammer,in case is isnt one.However how do you find out if she is chatting with someone.she wants me to send money for a visa and passport.She said it would cost $2000.I dont know.She is from Leeds,Uk,but now lives in Ikeja,lagos,Nigeria.She is a nurse at a nursing home.I have alot of picks of her.Her name is Lisa Williams.I do care but i was wondering now after reading evrything that people are saying on these websites,if someone can just give me so ideas that would be great.I even tried the Nigerian Detective scam and all they did was take my money.
Many Thanks
2009-05-20, 10:57:42
albinkamalinka@yahoo.com from Poland  
Czesc my dear friend !!! Cieszę się z otrzymania Pańskiego
listu. Jak wygląda twój dzień? Jak działa? I'm all good teraz mam
bardzo dobry nastrój i jestem wspierany przez Pana listu. Jestem
bardzo wdzięczny, że można napisać do mnie i nie zapomnij mnie.
Chciałbym dzisiaj z tobą porozmawiać o przyszłości i jakie plany ma
Pan dla mnie i że jesteś zainteresowany, aby dowiedzieć się o nowe?
Jak napisałem, że jestem już uprawiane kobieta i chcę mieć rodzinę.
Dzisiaj, kiedy się obudziłem myślałem o tobie i nawet był dobry i
wyjechałem z łzami radości. Myślałem, co, jeśli jeden dzień będzie
można spotkać się i porozmawiać o wszystkim i mam nadzieję, że ten
dzień przyjdzie, a to zależy tylko od nas. I wyobrazić sobie nasze
spotkanie jest, że jeden grzywny słoneczny dzień, poznaliśmy się
nawzajem i obserwować ich oczy i milczał, a po kilku minutach ciszy,
zaczynamy długi i śmiać i rozmawiać o ich marzenia .... Myślę, że to
jest wspaniałe! Czy zgadzają się Państwo ze mną? A jak Pan sobie
wyobrazić nasze spotkanie? Chciałabym wiedzieć, jak można
traktować swoich bliskich i członków rodziny, jeśli mamy razem? A co
mówią o mnie i jakie są ich opinie o mnie? Wszystko to muszę wiedzieć.
Moja mama chętnie spotykał się z tobą i zawsze powiedzieć jej o tobie
.... You don't mind? Lukasz Można wysłać do mnie zdjęcie, gdzie
mieszkasz? Mój przyjacielu, mam nadzieję, że nie prosić wiele pytań,
ale wszystko, co powinienem wiedzieć, bo nie chcę popełniać błędy i
zawsze dokonać właściwego wyboru. A gdy mam wybrany ciebie, a ty masz
tylko Jestem zainteresowany, a jeśli tak będziemy nadal razem.
Jednocześnie, będę kończyć mój list i mam nadzieję usłyszeć od
ciebie.
I wish you a good time. Znajomy Albina.


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2009-05-20, 13:08:40
anonymous  
elenalove6@rambler.ru 2009 THIS YEAR OK THIS PEOPLES SEND EMAILS FOR THE WEB ,
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2009-05-20, 13:15:59
anonymous from United States  
LA CONOCEN???? elenalove6@rambler.ru

RUSIA RUSIA PUTA RUSIA!!! PARA TODOS SIN EMBARGO SE PUEDE JUGAR U RATO CON LOS ESTAFADORES!!!!




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2009-05-20, 13:17:51
anonymous from United States  
Hello dear XXXXXX!
It shall be possible to name I you so? I already for a long time did not speak such words to anybody.
I more increasing and it began to be convinced more, that I have already attachment to you and already I wait your letters with impatience.

We should trust each other because without trust it is impossible to live. I earlier too have trusted in the person, and it has deceived me.
I to wish to tell to you about it. Yes I had a guy earlier. I have been madly enamoured in the person, and it only pretended, that loves me. Actually it scoffed at my feelings. Was such, that it appointed to me meetings, promised to come to me, I waited for it, and it did not appear. I sometimes cried, because it did not come in the evening, at us in city in the evening not so easy, and I worried for it. And it, the bad person, came in day or through two and spoke, that it had business and that it loves me. And then I have learned through its friends, that at this time it had a good time with what that girl. It did not like to work, it often borrowed from me money, promised to give, but never repaid. And I forgave it because loved. I even hid it from mum. Has passed some time, and I have seen it in the street with other woman. They kissed. I did not remember, how have come home. I cried all the night long. I had a depression very long. I began to work much, and began to forget this villain. After that case I have solved, that I shall never deceive enamoured people, I shall never scoff and play feelings of other people, and I to solve, that all this not for me. I shall not bear still such moment in a life. I any more will not entrust Russian men. I to not wish so to risk and break more to myself a life. I to wish to be simply happy and to live as the normal person. After that I to decide to address in service of acquaintances and here I to find you, and we to write each other. And it very much to like me. I to wish to be happy with the man and to lead with it all life. This person should be more senior than me that it could learn me and my future children. I to wait from the man of understanding, I to think, that this the most important and, certainly, big love and care of me and our future family. I shall try to make the man happy. But without its help, without its love and understanding it will make difficultly. I once again to wish to test such feeling as love. I very much to hope for it. Therefore I to write to you. I to think, that you to understand my words. I to wish to learn your opinion on all this. I wish to continue with you attitudes, and I to trust, that all can be very good.

I wish you good mood!!! I shall wait about impatience your letter, and to miss on you!!!
Your Elena.



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2009-05-20, 14:12:58
Christopher from Mexico  
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Be careful with this e-mail of russian scammer.


Hello.
My name is Olga. To me of 25 years. I the free and lonely girl. I very sociable and inquisitive, sincere and simple. I want will find the person with which to me pleasantly to communicate. I wish to find the loyal friend who can give a piece of good advice to which I can trust and rely on it a difficult minute of a life. I write to you because something has resulted me on your profile and I write to you. I hope you not against. Whether I do not know you want to support my interest in dijoalogue, but nevertheless if you want to communicate with me and to find out more about me I will be happy to see your letter on my e-mail: divolechkayahoocom . I hope already shortly to read your letter and to see your photos.
Olga!


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2009-05-20, 16:48:06
wanwan from Japan  



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2009-05-21, 06:38:49
OJAS from United States  
Anon US 2009-05-19, 20:21:57, http://www.delphifa..78#147629
Sorry you got scammed. A standard ploy used by West Africans is they are US / UK citizens, currently in Africa on business / charity mission. http://www.delphifa..html#74539
2009-05-21, 09:09:10
wanwan from Japan  
Typical scmail
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Hellello, dear xxx !!!
I should never have thought that a letter may bring such joy. But, really, xxx , you caused a great joy by your letter. Today I opened my mail-box and saw it. This means that we can consider our friendship already begun. Fine, isn't it?
xxx , don't you find that our world has changed a lot thanks to the Internet. Now we can exchange letters without any problems and it's possible to get the letter very quickly. As for me, I am not very experienced in computers, so sometimes I have to consult the manager in the Internet cafe, but as a whole I can do everything on the computer. Some years ago I have attended computer classes and now this knowledge helps me a lot.
Well, I think it' necessary to tell you more about me. My name is Nastya, I am 28 years old. I was born on the 24 of October 1979. I send you my picture for you can judge about my appearance. I like a lot this photo, because I have told many times that I look not bad there. Tell me please, how do you find it?
I am not tall, 171 sm and my weight is 55 kg. So you can see that I am rather slender.
I am a blonde with blue eyes; do you like such type of women? Please, dear xxx , answer me frankly, don't be afraid to offend me. I have taken a picture especially for you today. I show my house by my hand.
Also you can see a small landscape of my town.
I was born and I live in Tver, the most beautiful city of Russia. It isn't very big, about 600 thousand people live here. But our city is so cozy and a lot of people tell that this city is a treasure of Russia, of our country.
And, xxx , what you can tell me about your place of living? I am always very interested in the life abroad because I have never been there. That's why I want to enlarge my horizonts.
My job is also connected with children education. I work in a kindergarden as a tutor. My duties are to walk with small children, to look after them, to teach them how to read and to write. I like my job very much and I think that it is really important. I like see children's smiles and to see how they are happy to see me in the morning. You know, some children even don't want to go home!!!
I hope I haven't tired you, , by my long and detailed story?
I wait the same response from you. Also I dare ask you to send me more your pictures, OK?
Hear from you soon, goodbye, Nas.
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2009-05-21, 11:10:16
CPH from United States  
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Wanwan. Konichiwa...or however you spell it. My Japanese not so good.

I post a comment on page 278 that needs to be removed. Any way to do that?

I posting is NOT a scammer as originally believed and I want to take it off.

Help!

Thanks buddy...CPH
2009-05-21, 11:36:32
wanwan from Japan  
@CPH
Hi,my CPH !! Fine? I hope so,

by the way do you want to delete your post on 278page?

Please you will write to the admin of Delphifaq com.
Please tell your reason(for example she is not a russian scammer,etc)
,and tell him that page http://www.delphifa..7#comments (please copy it and paste your post then to the admin )

The admin's e-mail address is
Admin: ptiemann_2000@yahoo.com

Please explain the reason why you have to delete your post to the admin.

Mata-ne(it means see you again in Japanese )

Your Japanese is very good !!

from terrible English speaker.
2009-05-22, 01:14:47
anonymous from Iran  
hello .i hope you be good i am darus from ir .my age is 45 but i am looking younger and dont marriage yet and whant find a biutiful woman for friend or marriage my email is darioupour@yahoo.com
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