In order to make the scams work they need anonymity.
While that sounds like a ridiculous myth if you replace “Russian” with any Western nationality, I wouldn’t be surprised if many people reading this consider it a matter of fact when it comes to Russia.
So let’s try to untangle the story a bit: The short answer is no.
We’ve been doing this for years with e Harmony subscribers who reside in the United States and it has allowed us to keep many known registered sex offenders off of our service.
It’s just one way we are committed to looking out for your safety.
Today online dating is everywhere, and for many people it works!
For untold others, it's just another way for scammers to prey on lonely hearts for cash.
It will all feel so right, and end so horribly wrong.
The VAST majority of these scammers are located in former Soviet states like the Ukraine, or in Western Africa (think Ghana, Benin and Nigeria) but usually pretend to be located somewhere else, even in the USA.
And so " she" will reluctantly ask for financial help again.