She may have nothing to do with a scammer who just happened to have the same first and last name.Check whether the pictures and other biographical information match as well.If they match, then most likely your lady is really involved. Is there any objective evidence of a scam being presented?
If the victim is cooperative, other money requests can be made as well: to pay for the ladys English lessons, to help out with rent or home repairs, to help with small medical emergencies, and so on.
It is not uncommon for the Translation Scammers to use Travel Scam tricks as well, inviting the victim to help the lady financially with the arrangements for the personal meeting.
The main theme of the scam is that someone (be it a young women or a young men) contacts a potential victim on a dating site, quickly involves the potential victim into romantic online-relationship, and then asks the potential victim for financial assistance with arranging a person meeting.
The scammers make money by asking for: Very often, the Travel scammers use falsified visas, passports, tickets, and other documents to create an appearance of legitimate travel arrangements Thousands of foreigners already became a victim of this scam.
There are several things that you need to take into consideration: It is possible, that there are more than one person with certain first and last name in a given city, country, etc.