Sofiya then sent me a photo of herself with her mother, a photo of her as a little child etc to try and prove that she was genuine and she even telephoned me in the middle of the night!
I felt sorry for her and unfortunately we re-commenced our communication.
Another source is in Lugansk and Donetsk (in spite of the war going over there, believe it or not! In most cases you can tell that the girl is a scammer just by looking at her profile. Most scammy profiles start with words "I the sociable girl", "I the cheerful girl", or whatever, with "am" omitted.
), but those are usually easy to detect as they mostly use the modeling pictures, or just "too good to be true" type of pics. Or, if it says "To me of 25 years", or whatever age, but that weird phrase "to me of xx years" or "me of xx years". Believe my experience, each and every profile that started with this particular cliche and had this grammar mistake, later turned out to be a scam.
She was very convincing and I believed everything she said.
The slight difference in Sofiya's technique compared to other scammers was that she answers questions in detail.
You would be wasting your time, and maybe even getting attached to that person, making plans, just to discover later that she is a scammer. Most of the Russian scam generates from the same source: Mari El.
There is also a small scam source in Kazan, but it's really small.
" Another popular question is, "Why Russian women want to marry American men?It means 12% of women have no chance to find a husband or be married. Second reason is the well-publicized alcohol abuse in Russia by men, which results in poor health conditions and abusive behavior of men.It is a custom where men get together in groups after work and get drunk, then go home." (Or "Why Russian women want to marry Australian men", or "Why Russian women want to marry English men" etc, etc).You may ask me then why there are so many ads of Russian women seeking men abroad, on the Internet, seeking men in countries like United States, Canada, Australia and Europe - yes, this is true, but this doesn't mean Russian women WANT to leave Russia or marry western men.