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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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2009-05-14, 03:51:58   (updated: 2009-05-14, 03:53:14)
wanwan from Japan  
@CPH

Great !!
It is a beautiful final kiss !
In the near future I will copy this one and will paste it to my pervert Russian crazy scammers.
It is OK?
I want to use this one.

Thank you ,I enjoy your final kiss to crazy russian scammers.
see soon
from funny?Japanese


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2009-05-14, 04:15:41
wanwan from Japan  
This is Lany.
She(he) is a terrible scammer.
scammer's IP address

68.142.237.109
68.142.201.71
68.142.206.41
68.142.237.123
68.142.206.220
68.142.237.108
68.142.206.43
68.142.206.222
68.142.237.92

98.136.44.32

Russian scammer Lany trying to hide her final IP address,final host server name.
We can not trace their final host server name,address.But it means very important for us.
Because if Lany were an honest lady,she did not hide her final IP address,host server name.
She trying to hide,forge her IP address,host server name.It is the evidence,she is a Scam,Scam!!!

and IP 98.136.44.32
http://www.projecth..136.44.32
it says '' unknown ''. It is the evidence,she is a Scam!!!!!

sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com

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Is this Russian girl scamming me? How to recognize scammers



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2009-05-14, 04:19:51   (updated: 2009-05-14, 04:21:15)
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>


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2009-05-14, 04:22:55
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Lany from Lobnya, Russia



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2009-05-14, 04:24:24
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>


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2009-05-14, 04:26:08   (updated: 2009-05-14, 04:27:49)
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>


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2009-05-14, 04:29:19
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>


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2009-05-14, 04:30:50
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>


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2009-05-14, 04:32:31
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>
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Dating scammer Anastasiya Basova
Dating scammer Lany from Lobnya, Russia



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2009-05-14, 04:34:05   (updated: 2009-05-14, 04:37:19)
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>


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2009-05-14, 04:38:28   (updated: 2009-05-14, 05:02:23)
wanwan from Japan  
<sweet_lany1980@yahoo.com>

http://www.stop-sca..p?id=5134
2009-05-14, 08:18:32
anthony.f.bland@gmail.com from Tomahawk, United States  
rating
Anastasia--Fuckin love the picture by the 'Postbox'--I admit she had me goin,or was that he,seen the nude,why no pussy shot?,is there a dick down there?,oh well,girls got to make a living.The way I see it,if your fuckin stupid enough to send money to somebody you have never met,well your just stupid.


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2009-05-14, 10:08:56
OJAS from United States  
US 2009-05-14, 08:18:32, http://www.delphifa..=64#143236
2009-05-14, 11:39:57
wanwan from Japan  
This is a Russian Scammer

'rbkkristi' <rbkkristi@gmail.com>
Kristina from Dating site '' Russian Euro Com ''

Scammer's IP address
24.201.247.253
66.35.0.170
91.144.161.151(Mariy-El,yoshkar-ola???)
99.244.247.158
99.239.185.73
99.254.69.144
99.247.222.91
71.59.87.208
99.241.198.36

see it
http://www.projecth..4.161.151
''unknown ''

This crazy russian scammers trying to hide,forge their IP address,host sever name,so we can not
trace their final IP address and final host server name.But it is the evidence ,it is a Scam!!!!
An honest woman never hide,forge her sender IP address,host server name !!

And this fucker russian scammer Kristina trying to hide her Mailer !
I can not find any mailer in her mail header,,,,,,,,.

+79278860335 (phone number )
it says '' Mariy -El, yoshkar-ola''.
So I guess Kristina is from Mariy -El,yoshkar-ola.
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Primer for first time visitors (Dating Scams)
Dating scammer Natalya from Osinniki, Russia



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2009-05-14, 11:42:09   (updated: 2009-05-14, 11:43:37)
wanwan from Japan  


This is a Russian Scammer

'rbkkristi' <rbkkristi@gmail.com>
Kristina from Dating site '' Russian Euro Com ''

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