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Almost every Single man of online dating websites has been suffered by dating scams, says Russian Brides specialist Elena Petrova from www.WomenRussia.com. Internet rogues use advanced scripting language and custom-built software to contact thousands of Single men users of Internet personals, creating fake 'Russian Single women' identities and asking money for airplane tickets, following the old wives tale of 'mail order brides'.

According to Elena, single men using online dating websites frequently receive e-mails from 'Russian single women' offering friendship, love, romance and wedding. Most members merely ignore such e-mails but some people are curious and can be fooled easily.

Elena cautions, "99% of those emails are hoaxes designed by professional Internet criminals. All is fake -- letters, photos, and feelings. The texts of the letters are prewritten and often sent and received by a database-driven computer script."

"The only real thing in the whole story is the money that a man sends to someone in Russia. The people receiving the money often don't know they are part of a fraud scheme; they simply get a small fee for each transfer they receive. Once someone reports the fraud and the name is black listed by wire transfer companies, the criminals find someone else to receive the money for them."

Many scandals run under dozens of fake identities and feature different sets of photos, which are often downloaded from the World Wide Web. "Even my own photos were stolen from my site and used in a scam", tells Elena. "Most men cannot tell real Russian women from fake Russian brides. The wise thing to do is to never send money to anyone you haven't met in person."

Once the contact is established, the rogues flood a man's inbox with love letters and revealing photos, promising sexual enjoyment and love and romance till the end of the world. "Some men are lonely and therefore susceptible; they want to believe this is for real and ignore cautioning signs such as the woman never replying their queries or commenting on their own letters. They don't do any research and pay dearly."

"Some men still believe they can get a mail order bride and all they need to do is to send her money for tickets. It doesn't work like this in real life."

Such rogues can be located in Russia and may in any other country, too. In 2004, an American man was imprisoned for performing a Russian Brides scandal and deceiving more than 250 victims to the total amount of US$737,521. Another group detained in Russia stole more than $1 million from the victims. Elena's Russian Women Black List enlists thousands of stories of single men scammed of various amounts of money, publishing several new reports every week.

As per Elena, all online dating websites are almost suffering from dating rogues. "I have just started a new Australian dating site, programmed specifically for Australian singles, and instantaneously we had Russian dating rogues trying to communicate our members. I am sure Yahoo Personals and Match.com have the same problems, just on a bigger scale. Such dating rogues will try anything to get hold of available men. Most Internet personals don't screen their users and only need an email address from people to register. It's just too easy."


What is Scam and who are Scammers?

Scammers are known to be persons which commit frauds on the internet and give themselves as another person, to gain victim's credibility, and then, to beg or steal his money. They are very meticoulous and they are speciallized in gaining your trust. Usually, they send a few letters, very full of sentiments (dating scammers) and after that a problem occurs in their plot, and they are asking for money.

The safest way to not be a victim of them is to keep your money in your pocket or on your credit card and to not share it with russian, romanian, african or other "single women".

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