Here’s a short video about the warning signs you should look out for if you happen to be courting a Russian mail order bride online. You’d think a lot of this is obvious, but the truth is, there are a lot of people who do still actually fall for this stuff, especially if they’re somewhat new to the Interweb and/or are just plain gullible.
In fact, I interviewed someone who fell for such a scam when I was conducting research for my book, FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet (available on Amazon.com), but unfortunately he didn’t realize it until it was too late.
Basically, if you’re being asked for money for a passport, visa, presents, emergency medical expenses or even ransom money for the mob, you are likely being scammed. If you actually send them any money, then you are likely very gullible. Step away from the computer – you’re not ready for the world wide web just yet. And stop emailing that dude from Nigeria too while you’re at it.
There. That was my good deed for the day.