Here are the clues that should have raised my suspicions: 1. )I finally became quite suspicious after she insisted that she required "insurance" before she would come to America.She changed her email address after her first message from [email protected] [email protected], claiming that her old email account was working badly. Her first message contained someone else's full name (a Westerner), making it appear as though my name and a few sentences had been added to an existing message. She never gave specific details about her life, claiming that she lived with her "mum" and that her father had left her at the age of 3 (sound familiar? She consistently relied on her "mum" for advice and described very realistic conversations with her and also her grandmother (sound familiar? She was incredibly beautiful and as I later found out, had sent me a photograph from when she was much younger. She knew more about the workings of Western Union than I did. She already had a passport, which was very surprising for someone who was so poor and lived so deep in Russia (Kirov). She claimed to have an aunt who worked for an airline in Moscow and who could get tickets for her at a discount, even though I wanted to buy them myself (sound familiar? She required 0 for her visa application because she claimed to be using the services of a firm in Kirov (sound familiar? She promised that she would somehow pay it back to me after she arrived, but never explained how.All the while she gave the impression that her "mom" was helping with advice. Then she was in an embarrassing situation because she thought I was paying. She asked me to send her money via Western Union to I also was scammed by someone named Galina (Galia) Alexsandrova who claimed to be from Kirov, Russia, but actually lives in nearby Yoshkar-Ola.*She* found me on Friend Finder and succeeded in taking over 00 of my money before I realized that it was a scam. She very quickly proclaimed her love for me and included poetry, which she claimed to have written for me, in several of her messages (sound familiar?She vehemently refused to send me a scanned copy of her I. and did not want me sending any money directly to her apartment.I found a picture of someone named "Galina" in the Euroladies and European Connections dating services who was identical in age and appearance and occupation (a psychologist-teacher), but lived nearby in Cheboksary.
All messages posted tell about personal experiences of their authors, and not necessarily reflect the position of Russian Brides Cyber Guide PLEASE NOTE: Photos used in most scams belong to other people.I notified the US Embassy in Moscow that someone by her name may be attempting to get a visa to enter the United States.I also indicated that anyone using my name on their application was likely doing so under fraudulent circumstances.By the way, she declined when I suggested she sell her PC and stereo to pay for the "insurance".I slowly began trying to get her to reveal more information about herself.