These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money.You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you.They do not ask for money to buy the ticket or even for visa expenses… However, there is usually a last minute glitch and they will request you to send them a large amount of money without which the trip will be impossible.Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.As many people are now catching on to this, many scammers are trying variations of the same scam.
Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".
While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.
This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.
The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.