" But to my mind, I had developed a trust with this person.'Mrs Fowkes, who has two grown-up sons, first began writing to Hawkins in April 2010 after joining a dating website.
They operate with scripts, fake documents to use as "proof" and use each other to answer the phone or call you when need be.
Unlike Nigerian dating scam, there is a lot of information about Russian scam on the Internet.
Most people know what it's all about: the scammers establish some lovely correspondence with you, fall in love with you after just a couple of letters and then start asking for money, for different purposes: for visa and ticket to come meet you, for English classes, for cell phone, for Internet connection, for sick Mom, whatever. Or, she will ask you for more money and then will be gone. We are not going to cover agencies here, we don't work with Russian marriage agencies and have no idea who is scam and who is not.
I never thought I would be taken in by something of this kind.
Of course there are people who will say, "How on earth did you fall for it?