They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).
Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.
And the "Russian woman" who writes you later won't usually be the pictures on this profile.
The picture in the profile was just the bait used by Russian scammers.
We hope this single has some good washing powder on hand to remove the stains left by her wet T-shirt pose achieved thanks to a giant can of Jaguar, an alcohol energy drink popular in post-Soviet countries The trend for posing with a white rose and an axe in a shot have yet to reach UK dating sites, but surely it's only a matter of time?
Another approach Russian scammers often use is to post their profiles on Direct-Connection Russian dating sites where there is little or no screening.This hairswap photo of President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un is easily the funniest thing you'll see all day on the internet or possibly for the remainder of the 2017 internet season.This photo comes courtesy of Redditor Just because they're fictional characters doesn't mean they're not capable of "letting themselves go" just like human celebrities.After harvesting your email address like this (or any one of many other methods), Russian scammers start on their email sequence.Or instead of the "database method", sometimes they just put their email address in disguised form ("elena12321 at ya hoo com") in their profile on a site like You're probably lying in bed right now reading this trying to polish off the last two slices of the deep dish Domino's pizza you knew you shouldn't have ordered for the second day in a row because you're too lazy to drive five minutes to the store.