In the relatively short history of my site it is clear that Russian dating scams is the subject of greatest interest to my readers.That's a little frustrating to me because scams are so easy to avoid.Report a scam to Scamwatch or the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).To those outside Russia/Ukraine it might appear that Russian dating scams are EVERYWHERE!And it is true that if you enter this pursuit by web searching and selecting random search results you will almost surely encounter scams.But the funny thing is that the ubiquity/omnipresence of Russian dating scams is MUCH SMALLER than it appears from outside Russia/Ukraine.Her emails from a Gmail account arrived every two days and at first were full of the little details of her life, like walking in the park with her friends and hanging out for pizza.
But dating scams are EASILY AVOIDABLE with just a little common sense combined with a little guidance.
I don't have any official statistics, but I'd estimate that at least 90% of all Russian dating scams fall into one of two categories.
Direct scams usually perpetrated through email is the first category.
She sent him passport pictures, told him she had spoken about their future to her family and even started to call him "husband"."You are my loved man and I don't want to lose you," she reminded him constantly.
But Aleksandra repeated her requests that Dave transfer money to pay for her visa and half her airfare so she could travel to Australia and arrive at "the day when our dreams and desires become real".