Two of the men behind this particular scam - Sergey Chetverikov, 22, and Oleg Yelsukov, 24 - have now been brought to justice and are serving three years in prison.But with the returns that can be made on these scams, the pair are likely to be back at work as soon as they get parole.All of them hail from the far-flung outpost of Yoshkar-Ola, close to the Ural Mountains.
When he discovered the truth, he was too embarrassed to contact the police.Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..I'm sure that together we will have a lot of fun and spend great time!"I'm very caring person and loving, I will do for you everything to make you feel good."I want to wake up in the morning early and prepare food for you.Women are usually nurses, models, charity or UNICEF workers or antique dealers.After they establish some lovely correspondence with you, fall in love and maybe even send a couple of cheap presents, they will either: a) be almost on their way to meet you, but something will happen to them: they will get robbed, beaten, get into the hospital, or other misfortune will happen and of course you will be their only contact to ask for financial help, or: b) tell you that their employer pays them with Money Orders or checks, and they can't cash them in Nigeria.Thousands of people, including many lonely and gullible British men, have lost large amounts of money after entering into correspondence with women on websites, naively beguiled by their warm words, suggestive chat and the sexy pictures they attach to their emails.When they were asked to send money, which the women claimed was needed for British visas or to buy tickets for travel to Britain, the men readily agreed.They never saw the money or heard from the women again. In a final humiliating twist, they found out, usually far too late, that many of the sensuous "women" with whom they had been corresponding were actually men - part of one of the many sinister Russian mafia rings making a fortune out of such scams.In one case, a member of a gang posed as a nurse using a photograph of the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet dancer Anastasia Volochkova.