With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.
They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.
After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.
At this point, they either expect you to offer to pay for the service or even ask you if you will be willing to pay for the service so you can continue your relationship.
Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.
But rest assured, once you send that money that is the last you will hear from her.
Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.