This is another common scam used by Russian scammers.

Typically, a man comes into contact with a scammer through an online dating agency.

The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.

She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.

This is a broad example of Russian online dating scams.

Such operations have been known to hire young Russian women to act as the voice on the other end of that romantic phone call.

After taking the time to get to know you, she says she's coming to visit you or wants to move to your country.

If you are seeing a Russian woman and are keen on meeting her, it is always wiser for you to go visit them instead of inviting them to visit you.

This way you can avoid losing money through a scam and a traditional Russian woman would probably prefer it if the man made the effort to come visit her.

Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.