Milking the victim for money for as long as possible Once the tickets and the visa are bought, the scammer will wait for a few days. Exactly the opposite is true. Since the victim does not know how a real Russian documents look like, he is not likely to be able to detect the flaws in those "documents. This ploy also relies on the stereotypical assumption that all Russian and Eastern European women want to move to or visit America, Canada, the UK or Australia which simply isn't the case. Of course there IS a possibility that one of the girl's friends really works in a travel agency, but we would suggest you keep your eyes open for other scam-alert signals. This way she can be almost sure that you will definitely send the rest of the sum needed for visa, so her own invested money would not get wasted.
And this mastermind is not at all who you think s he is
Verification of the identity of Russian women
If the victim complies, the checks will bounce, but the scammer will be long-gone with the money from western Union transfer. Lots of kisses and hugs are given at the end of each letter. A Russian woman will start interacting you but tell you she cannot speak or understand English. And most often it's men! To receive a visa, Ukrainian or Russian applicants are not required to show cash for travel.