The fraud utilized the infamous "visa and airfare" scheme: Mc Coy and his wife Anna were posing as Russian women seeking marriage and a non-existing Russian marriage agency that would provide women with visas and tickets.
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Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.
Typically this involves asking a victim to send a small amount of money to buy food, pay for daily living expenses, internet access, hiring a private room with a webcam or numerous other variations on the above.
Of course there are some freelance scammers out there (monkey see monkey do), but their number is very insignificant compared to the number of scam profiles generated daily by Mari El and Lugansk.
Yes, there is a criminal organization in Mari El behind the Russian scam and in Lugansk behind Ukrainian scams.
And probably soon (how can one not believe in his own lucky star?!Several weeks later the victim looks at their credit card statement and sees billing for adult chat services.In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.Most of the Russian scam (about 90% of it, if not more) originates form the same 2 sources: REPUBLIC OF MARI EL in Russia and LUGANSK in Ukraine.