What it is about: a Ukrainian girl initiates correspondence with you, sends you few letters (usually from 3 to 6) and then you receive a letter from a "translation agency" saying that the girl was paying them for translations, but her account is closed now, as she cannot afford paying anymore. This scam is usually pulled by Ukrainian scammers from Lugansk.
If you wish to continue correspondence, now YOU pay. We almost never see Russians pull translation scams. If you met a girl directly on some site, you should continue correspondence either through that site or email. NO legitimate translation agency will ever use tricks like that.
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The scammer produces a ton of impeccably looking fake documents, like irrevocable purchase orders, letters of payment, bank statements, etc, to convince the victim that the investment is real, and that together they would be able to make some handsome profit from the deal.
After receiving the loan or the pre-payment, the scammer disappears.
a photo I received in an email purportedly from ‘Olga’ in Russia.
The email said that she had corresponded with me in the past and now she wanted to re-connect…
They said that the total cost is 80 for everything. He knows how to push the right buttons to make his victims to completely fall in love with a fictional lonely girl from the letters.
And give you details how to send them money via Western Union. Another variation of the same scam: the agency is trying to steer you to their website to continue translated PAID correspondence through their agency. Any legitimate translation agency will work ONLY with a customer who hired them and will not pass charges on somebody else.
This scam is pulled by both: Russian and Ukrainian scam agencies.
Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers.