Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.
They often work in groups and set up multiple ads / accounts on many large dating sites. The scam consists of locating lonely females living in the US and Canada, establishing romantic relationship with them, and then asking them for an emergency loan needed to complete some kind of impending business transaction, like an investment (for example, in Russian oil, minerals, or other natural resources).
I am trusting that you won't refuse to help me with this money. Your princess, Natasha" while trying to chase away a hangover with a sandwich with some cheap beer.
This type of scammer hunts only the most vulnerable and inexperienced online daters.
The women on these sites are either fake, or sometimes they’re even just hookers looking for a convenient way to meet johns.
No matter how great your profile and picture are, no matter how well you follow our advice about what to say in an email, you still have to be on the right website.