I would like to know whether this person I have met is for real, but all I have is his/her name and photo. She states this would cost nearly 00 plus airfare. I have read that it's almost impossible to get a tourist visa for a young Ukrainian woman.
The embassy has information on foreign citizens only if a person has actually applied for services from the U. She states that she has obtained information that she would be able to come on a tourist visa but would only be able to stay for a week.
We suggest contacting the money transfer agency or your credit card company to ascertain their policies in such cases. I want to lodge a complaint with the Russian government and the U. Scammers will cite fictitious American or Russian regulations requiring that the tickets be purchased in Russia with cash in order to get the cash sent overseas. My foreign friend says that s/he must go to a tour agency and pay 0 for a visa application and visa, and that it will take 2 months. What is the procedure for Russians to get a tourist visa? government charges a processing fee of 0 for each application.
Embassy has no way of obtaining your money for you. In fact, applicants are counseled NOT to buy tickets or make arrangements until they have the visa in hand.
Often, these are men pretending to be women who make contact with Americans usually men over the Internet through dating websites or chat rooms. The New York Times recently ran an article dealing with E-mail and Internet scams involving so-called Russian women.
The fictitious person then seeks to create a virtual relationship through the exchange of photos and e-mails. Embassy in Moscow urges Americans to exercise caution many U. citizens have lost hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars. Scammers usually misinform the Americans about travel expenses and/or they inflate the cost of the expenses that do exist. In both cases they discuss how these women didn't even really exist, yet the men still sent thousands of dollars to them.
Russian Internet Dating Scams The growing popularity of Internet romance has led to the growth of fraudulent online activity directed at Americans. The International Matchmaking sector has the added dimension of distance; many of the couples will correspond without ever actually meeting. Just recently, the headlines have been ripe with information about specific scams involving so-called Russian women.
The United States Embassy in Moscow is receiving increasing numbers of complaints from American citizens who have been lured into online relationships via false internet profiles. In one case, a man was sentenced to 5 years in jail for defrauding hundreds of men for more than 0,000.
Tickets can easily be purchased in the United States directly from the air carriers for Russian citizens.
This is just another reason why you should only use legitimate, United States based, Foreign Introduction services that are well versed with Foreign dating issues. I want to lodge a complaint with the Russian government and the U. Please click here to read the transcript of an actual call Scam n. Although we are not aware of any industry that is immune to scams, some tend to have a higher occurrence of scams than others.
The only thing we would add to this is that it is not only Russian women or organizations that engage in such fraud, use caution with whomever you are dealing with when on-line, even within the United States! I have sent this individual ,000.00 and now I find out his/her visa is a fake. It may be due to the fact that in the matchmaking industry we are dealing with such intangibles as love, hopes, and dreams.
After a short correspondence a fiance invited one of the girls he had liked to visit him.
A woman swindler wrote to a fiance on behalf of the girl saying she was penniless and couldnt afford the trip.