I checked the immigration policy in Australia and we actually do have a requirement to pay security bond when application for visa is lodged in certain countries including Russia.
I therefore totally believed her and paid ,350 AUD through Western Union on .
Following are the actual letters sent by another Russian scammer to another unsuspecting victim in the United States who was scammed out of ,200. She talked about how important it is to have trust and that she prefers to view the world as having more good people than bad and that she could not wait until she lives with me in Australia to be "happy forever".
I have not heard from Sofiya since I sent a confirmation to her that money has been transferred on .
She was very convincing and I believed everything she said.
The slight difference in Sofiya's technique compared to other scammers was that she answers questions in detail.
Scammers targeting online daters are breaking hearts and draining bank accounts from bases in Russia, Eastern Europe, America, the UK and elsewhere in the world.The scammers typically play on the victim’s emotions, professing their love and gaining the victim’s trust before asking for money. I wish to share with everybody a financially and emotionally painful experience I had with an attractive 25 year old hairdresser from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia.