This type of scam is designed to last many months, since the scammers try to trick the victim into paying the translation services for as long as possible.
The scammers employ English-speaking interpreters to impersonate both the lady and the translation company.
The main theme of the scam is that someone (be it a young women or a young men) contacts a potential victim on a dating site, quickly involves the potential victim into romantic online-relationship, and then asks the potential victim for financial assistance with arranging a person meeting.
Travel scams (sometimes you will see then being referred to as Visa and Tickets scams) are the most widely used.
We loosely classify RDSs into two groups: 1) Travel scams and 2) all others.
A good thing about Travel scammers is that they are very easy to detect if any .
We would recommend the same due diligence checks to detect them.
So, the fact that you do not see a person on a black list in no way means that this person is "real" or honest.
Nothing short of verification of identity can confirm that someone is real.The Translation Scams, on the other hand, are pretty specific to Ukraine alone.This type of scam is based on the same idea - a young lady is looking for a soul mate abroad.First, read information about the scammer who used those pictures.Maybe you will need other details (like occupation, life story, or best friends name) that match as well.Only this time, this lady supposedly does not speak English and does not have access to Internet at all, so she is using services of some Translation Agency or Internet Agency to help her with her correspondence.