Internet dating scam list
They refer to their targets as mugus, slang developed from a Yoruba word meaning "fool".
Some scammers have accomplices in the United States and abroad that move in to finish the deal once the initial contact has been made.
And probably soon (how can one not believe in his own lucky star?!
And quite soon an interested person from America, Canada, Britain or any other country finds out that a ukrainian girl named Elena has always dreamt about him in some russian nook. Right becomes sure that it is love sent him by God.
We launch our anti-scam campaign and appeal to all people who are in the sphere of Internet dating and international marriage - Foreign men, Russian women and International marriage agencies - as we ALL suffer from scam ran by unscrupulous people.
MEN scammed by dishonest women stop believing that it is possible to find a good, loving Russian wife, and quit.
As men lose their interest in finding a wife through Internet, honest WOMEN get less opportunities to find the right guy for marriage.
One variant of the scam may date back to the 18th or 19th centuries, as a very similar letter, entitled "The Letter from Jerusalem", is seen in the memoirs of Eugène François Vidocq, a former French criminal and private investigator. One of these, sent via postal mail, was addressed to a woman's husband, and inquired about his health.
The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.