She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.
Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.
A scammer could be a man or woman operating solo, posing as an attractive young lady, or part of an organized scamming operation.
The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
In the first few letters the scammer will say what a good woman she is and how hard life is in Russia.
She will then ask you to send her money for her plane ticket and/or visa.
This ploy also relies on the stereotypical assumption that all Russian and Eastern European women want to move to or visit America, Canada, the UK or Australia which simply isn't the case.
This is a scam and you should never send money for it!
There are several fake website masquerading as Russian marriage agencies promising to bring Western men and Russian women together.
Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.
But rest assured, once you send that money that is the last you will hear from her.
After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.