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The essence of the scam is in collecting a handling fee for mails. In fact, Peters even tries to position himself as doing something ethical (just as “paid communication” websites tell their employees): “Three thousand men will seek to marry you to get your money and property. Actually, until such times that the love-seeker decides to stop paying for mails.Otherwise, the correspondence is likely to be successful and ongoing maybe for years.The employees of such agencies are told that they are doing a morally respectable act by punishing “revolting” males, just as Jeff Peters quickly convinced the impersonating widow to assist in the dating scam.Instead of just 1 widow, “paid communication” websites list thousands of profiles of prospective “Russian brides” (most of whom are actually from Ukraine). To make it bullet-proof, PPL sites distanced themselves from “agents” who hire women to pose as “brides” and writers to type letters (it may be also the same person who types letters from her own profile, in this case they earn more and the scheme appears even more legitimate).Links from this episode: — Nikki Interviews Curtis About Love Scams — 5 FLAGGs on The Scammercast — 10 1 Dead Giveaways on The Scammercast — Automated Russian Dating Scam — Nicholas J Johnson – Author, Entertainer, Con Man — Sofija Stefanovic – Writing and so on.

They may claim to be coming to visit, complete with reservations, passports, requests from a senior officers, you name it.These scammers tend to prey on victims that may be especially lonely, shy or isolated and therefore more vulnerable.There are a number of variations on the same basic scam.The scammer talks a lot about honesty and trust in less than 5 minutes.“I am looking for someone honest and truthful to chat and see how it goes. I am very honest and truthful and I want someone the same.” The money will be wired transferred from western union or money gram by you to him.

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