We work in over 100 countries, and Russia and Ukraine rank among the top highest risk countries in the world for dating scams. K., Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.) In this region, we’re seeing internet- and tech-savvy internet criminals working with beautiful women (or their photos) to scam foreigners in the U. In Russia and Ukraine, online dating and matchmaking are popular industries.
(Other high-risk countries include Malaysia, Philippines, Romania, Colombia, U. There are lots of foreign men seeking relationships and possible marriage with women in Russia and the Ukraine, which means that many relationships start via the internet, usually via an online dating or social networking site, or local matchmaking site based out of one of these countries.
Scammers target the vulnerable—widows and widowers, the elderly, the lonely and isolated.
They ask their marks to send money for travel expenses, steal their identities, or even, occasionally, convince them to commit crimes.
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