How can i find out if im being scammed ? A russian girl is contacting me via email.?
Anyway to see if she owns the email adress ? To prove she's genuine ?
- ?Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
There is no Russian beauty desperate to toss her life aside and fly to be your wife. She is not going to marry anyone and is not interested in anything but your cash. This type of scam can take months to build the to initial request for cash and can go on for years with the scammer asking for more and more money month after month. The scammer can use photos of pretty women stolen from modeling sites, facebook, personal blogs and websites.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money with fake stories of daddy's death, mother's illness, sister's baby and needing money for internet, rent, food, travel expenses, plane ticket, passport renew costs, medical exam, hotel costs, per diem cash, school expenses, visa fees, whatever excuses she makes up.
The next email will be from one of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses and will demand you rescue her from her desperate situations, again and again, and only in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
If you google "fake dating scam", "fraud Western Union love scam", "russian romance scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.Source(s): http://romancescam.com/ http://dragonladies.org/ http://419eater.com/ http://tineye.com/ http://antifraudintl.org/ http://realscam.com/ http://scam.com/ http://scamwarners.com/
- KittysueLv 78 years ago
There are NO real girls that contact random men by email. It doesn't matter if she's from Russia or Rhode Island. These are ALWAYS scams
You NEVER open emails from people you don't know and certainly don't respond to them
It's not even a girl - these scams are run by men who use pictures of porn stars and webcam models
Cut off all contact and block the person. She's not real
- Anonymous8 years ago
Hey Mr. Naive, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD A RUSSIAN GIRL BE INTERESTED IN YOU, really think about that. Next time delete the email and never read another thing from her. Unless you have some strange interest in seeing how easily you can be lead to a place you don't wanna go.
- 8 years ago
Try to slap the b*tch out of her! Ive also received many scams. Just continue the conversation via email and eventually u will find out.
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- ErikLv 78 years ago
"russian girl is contacting me via email" is pretty much the the proof. They aren't contacting you out of the goodness of their hearts.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Dont ever open e mails like that Just delete. The FBI does not contact civillians by way of e mail. Its somebody playing games with you. They may not even know who you are Run your scans Also block this sender. Change your password on this e mail account. If its Yahoo e mail do not share your updates with people. You dont need to contact the government.