With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.
They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.
At this point she will set the victim up as her knight in shining armor, the only one who can help her.
She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.
Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.
Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.
She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.