Scams & Cons

The Russian Bride scam

May 13, 2021 Jim Grinstead Season 1 Episode 3
Scams & Cons
The Russian Bride scam
Show Notes

If you are a six and a 10 shows interest in you, at the very least you’d feel flattered. You might even spend a little time with them just to feed your ego.

And if that contact happens online, it seems even better.  No dinners to buy. No gifts to exchange.

And you can walk away at any time.

But if the person on the other end of the line is a scammer, it might not be as easy as you think. You’ll be showered with attention, endless flattery and the person will seem to have a genuine interest in you. It might even include some “interesting” photos. Why stop? It’s an online thing and you can stop any time.

Then one day your future spouse needs help. Their situation is serious, they confess to you. They may even have to sell their home to survive. The scammer doesn’t ask for more and rebuffs any offers you make to help, but, eventually, they agree and you send the money and feel good about it. What you don’t know is that you have just become prey for the Russian Bride Scam.

In this episode, I’ll tell you how it works, you’ll hear from scam victims and customer service reps from companies that enable the scammers.

Your love may have been sincere, but it blinded you to their torrid affair with your wallet.