Types of online dating scams
Only this time, this lady supposedly does not speak English and does not have access to Internet at all, so she is using services of some Translation Agency or Internet Agency to help her with her correspondence.The scammers (who play both the lady and the translation agency) milk all men interested in correspondence with this lady for money for translation services for as long as possible.If the victim is cooperative, other money requests can be made as well: to pay for the ladys English lessons, to help out with rent or home repairs, to help with small medical emergencies, and so on.It is not uncommon for the Translation Scammers to use Travel Scam tricks as well, inviting the victim to help the lady financially with the arrangements for the personal meeting.If any matches are provided, you can read through them carefully to see if it is a true match or just a coincidence.Step 2: perform the same search using her email address, then her home address.And even if the person is confirmed to be real, you are anything but safe from a scam.
It is very possible that there could be 16 different Natalias Petrovas living in one town!If they match, then most likely your lady is really involved. Is there any objective evidence of a scam being presented?Or does it sound more like some disgruntled ex-penpal wenting off because she didnt appreciate his attention enough?If some other details match as well, there is larger chance that your lady is involved somehow after all. Is there anything else in her behavior that you feel uneasy about?Start verifying your ladys information and biographical info, if possible. If nothing else matches your ladys information, if you checked her identity and she really exists, and there are no other troubling signs in your ladys behavior, then I would recommend continuing your correspondence, but being very observant about her behavior, in case it will start becoming more troubling in the future.