Russian gay men internet dating scams
And a third is a glamorous 23-year-old who calls herself "Anna Safina".In an email to one British man, Anna wrote: "I wish I could be with you.
The clients of dating agency sites get messages like this regularly.
I want to meet you in the evening when you come from your work and kiss you tender, to hold you and to show you all my love." It sounded just too good to be true and, of course, it was.
In reality, "Anna" was part of a scam masterminded in Yoshkar-Ola, the scale of which was revealed last week to The Mail on Sunday by the FSB, the Russian secret service, after a series of raids.
And now it is not just a 'Boris The Blade' here and a Sergey there , "scamming" has become quite a large crime industry, where street-smart but not very ethical enterpreneurs rent office space, buy computers and supplies, and hire students with English skills to write and send scam letters. In all this one can even see some justice as if a weak one beats a strong one, a poor one wins over a rich one.
Scamming even has a more colorful and "patriotic" name duping the riches. Of course, one needs to lull the conscience scammers sleep badly, as is well-known.