Others were (and are) just generally curious and fascinated by the unknown.
Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a last minute problem and they will request you to urgently send them some money, without which it will be impossible for them to make their trip.
Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.
Scammers operate from countries with low per capita income and even if a scam takes months to pay out it is worthwhile for them, even for just a few hundred dollars.
Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.
It’s a shame that Russian men don’t seem to have developed the same fascination towards Western women – but who knows? Most famous Russian dating sites: To find their significant other, some people also use the Russian version of Facebook.
Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.
This way you can avoid losing money through a scam and a traditional Russian woman would probably prefer it if the man made the effort to come visit her.
This is another common scam used by Russian scammers.
The fascination goes back to the Soviet times when people were not allowed to travel abroad, and every foreigner was regarded as an exotic and therefore interesting representative of a different world – and a much better world, as many suspected.