Internet dating scams from russia
A young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight: not being able to remove the gold from their country as they are unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes.
The scammer will offer to fly to the victim's country to prove they are a real person so the victim will send money for the flight. The victim will contact the scammer to ask what happened, and the scammer will provide an excuse such as not being able to get an exit visa, or an illness, theirs or a family member.
Sensitive people are more vulnerable to online dating scams, based on a study conducted by the British Psychological Society.
Per their results, sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams.
Sometimes the third party is real, sometimes fictitious.
Funds sent by Western Union and Money Gram do not have to be claimed by showing identification if the sender sends money using a secret pass phrase and response.