A good thing about Travel scammers is that they are very easy to detect if any .
We would recommend the same due diligence checks to detect them.
Law in Russia are so lax about Internet scams, that there is really very little legal problem that the victims can create for the scammer, and the scammers know it very well.
back to FAQs His/her name has been reported as a scam. (we will refer to this person as "your lady" in our answer, for simplicity sake) If you found your ladys name being posted on a black list, do not automatically assume that she is a scammer.
The good thing about the Translation Scams is that they are also very easy to detect with due diligence checks.
back to FAQs Step 1: you open any search engine page (Google, Yahoo, etc) and in the search field type in her name, click Search and see what happen.
The Translation Scams, on the other hand, are pretty specific to Ukraine alone.
This type of scam is based on the same idea - a young lady is looking for a soul mate abroad.
back to FAQs I found his/her pictures online, but under s different name. However, you should not presume her guilt right away.
Step 3: if nothing helps, manually go to 5 or 6 and look through reports and photos posted there. In fact, I would estimate that over 70% of scammers ARE NOT reported online, because people who got scammed often do not know that black lists exist, or how to use them.
Maybe you will find her picture posted online somewhere under a different name. Some victims have such a limited computer knowledge, that a thought of navigating a forum or anti-scam site seems intimidating to them.
This type of scam is designed to last many months, since the scammers try to trick the victim into paying the translation services for as long as possible.
The scammers employ English-speaking interpreters to impersonate both the lady and the translation company.