When it comes to matters of the heart even the most brilliant man can be tricked if he is not informed on tactics used by scammers.We have compiled a list of possible scam-scenarios we hear most often from our clients looking for a life-partner abroad.The scam will go on for as long as the guy is willing to continue sending money to help his "Russian princess" to get through her never-ending travel misadventure.
A bride scam is a form of romance scam - a confidence trick that aims to defraud potential grooms with the offer of a foreign bride.
The basis of the confidence trick is to seek men from the western world who would like to marry a foreign woman and pretend to be willing to marry them.
Quickly, the " female" (the bait) falls in love with her Internet acquaintance, and shortly after " she" begins to plan her travel to see her Mr. Money issues arise, and, reluctantly, the bait asks the gentleman to help "her" with money for her visa and tickets.
Very often, the bait tells the guy that she has a work offer in his country, and she would be able to pay off the loaned money to him quickly.
This phenomenon increased in number with the rise of the internet with its online dating sites and online chats.
The general term "bride scam" can also encompass other scams such as dating scams, sex scams, and bride order scams over the internet.
Most of the current legislation in the United States surrounding international marriage brokers (IMBs) or Mail-order brides began in 1990 and was superseded multiple times, most recently in the 2005 International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA). refers to Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers, and explicitly states, "Whoever with intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value..." is punishable by law.
This legislation was focused on protecting the women involved who are made vulnerable due to the multitude of circumstances surrounding their move to the United States. With the lack of governmental involvement concerning bride scams, many unaffiliated websites have started to provide people with the "How to" when it comes to avoiding being scammed.
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