When the scam is over, the unfortunate victim is left still lonely but with less money.t is a fact that men using online dating sites regularly receive unsolicited emails from ‘Ukrainian women’ offering friendship, love and marriage.When the call center employees are not being hired to close the deal on a romance scam, very often they are used to assist in bank account takeovers, redirecting packages with shipping companies, or handling fraudulent new credit applications that require phone verification.Another reason that call centers aren’t used earlier in romance scams: Hiring one is expensive.So, finding ways to cure that loneliness is a reasonable response for anyone.Today, people of all ages and backgrounds can just go on to the internet and start searching for their soul mate from the comfort of their own living room.“Working with dozens of possible outcomes, they carefully lay out every possible response, including dealing with broke guys who fell in love online,” said Alex Holden, the security expert who intercepted the romance scam package.“If the mark doesn’t have money, the package contains advice for getting him credit, telling the customer to restate his love and discuss credit options.” Interestingly, although Russia is considered by many to be among the most hostile countries toward homosexuals, the makers of this dating scam package also include advice and templates for targeting gay men.
The Ukraine women scammer specializes in getting a man to fall for a woman by sending pictures and love letter and then finally asking for money.
These scammers are ruthless people who are ripping people off by selling elaborate fantasy stories to unsuspecting men.
They know what they are doing and how to get the naive victim to fall for the bait.
It is in this critical, final part of the scam that the fraudster is encouraged to take advantage of criminal call centers that staff women who can be hired to play the part of the damsel in distress.
“When you get down to the final stage, there has to be a crisis, some compelling reason why the target should you send the money,” said Holden, founder of Hold Security [full disclosure: Yours Truly is an uncompensated adviser to Holden’s company].