Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter. Tickets can easily be purchased in the United States directly from the air carriers for Russian citizens. The Embassy cannot suggest or verify the validity of private companies or organizations within Russia, nor can the embassy purchase tickets.Most of these scammers are actually men who are paying women a minimal fee to sit and pose for pictures and pick up the money at an office of a money transfer agency. I would like to know whether this person I have met is for real, but all I have is his/her name and photo. Arrest made in Russian women scam We would like to pass this along to demonstrate, yet again, why you should never send money. Please read below: Ekaterinburg, March 2nd, Interfax-Ural.
The following article was taken from the web site of the United States Embassy in Moscow. Do not send ,000.00 over there, either she is getting scrammed or she is trying to scam you. The fiancee visa is possible since you have met within the last 2 years. My foreign friend wants to come visit me but says that s/he must purchase insurance and have 0.00 in cash to show s/he can afford to travel. Can you recommend a travel agency to which I can send the money and have them buy the ticket? 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? I have no idea where this ,000.00 is coming from, no visa costs anywhere near that much. Embassy does not maintain such a list, there are many Internet "blacklist" websites, where victims of scams have placed information and identities of people who have defrauded them. I have sent this individual ,000.00 and now I find out his/her visa is a fake. All visa applications are submitted to a Russian courier service Pony Express for delivery to the Embassy. The courier service charges a delivery/handling fee. 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.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.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 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. Embassy cannot verify the identity of this individual, because Russia has strict laws protecting the distribution of information about Russian citizens. If you would like to verify whether someone has received a visa, you may contact us at [email protected] I've heard there are blacklists of known Internet dating scammers. If the decision is positive, the visa is sent to the applicant within 72 hours through Pony Express. John I have a friend that lives in Mariupol we met in Ukraine last year and she would like to come to the US to visit but we aren't sure we want to do it on a fiance visa. If this is something that is possible I would like to employ your company to help. 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.