)” Presumably the reason for the liberal use of single quotes around the word “she” in Hot Lips’ account is because, of course, the odds are as good as not that the person behind the scam may be of the Y-chromosome variety, and not a woman at all.Hey, it doesn’t really matter, because they have no intention of ever meeting you in person anyways.Tatyana, a good-looking blonde, leans across the table. It is Saturday evening and we are nearing the end of a foreign-friendly speed dating session in a central Moscow restaurant.
Forums are full of the accounts of Russian women thanking their coaches for a "happy end" — engagement or marriage to a foreigner.
It turns out that there are entire websites devoted to exposing these Russian dating scams, and Russian dating scammers, some run by sites which also offer (apparently) legitimate Russian bride agency services.
One such site, Women Russia.com, has over 400 pages of warning stories posted by people just like Hot Lips, who were either duped, or would have been but for their quick thinking, by these Russian dating scam artists. You can see the latest Russian dating scam entries posted to the Russian dating scammers blacklist here at Russian
Roughly twenty men and women have paid 1,500 rubles () to meet a potential new love interest.
Even though only two expats are in attendance, organizers clearly think the "foreign" tag is a crowd puller.