Russian scammers may contact you first or you may write them first.She may continue the dialog immediately after you exchange contact information, OR you may never see another message from her, but days, weeks, or months later you will start getting very generic emails from various Russian women you've never seen claiming they saw your profile at a dating agency and want to get to know you.Email scams are probably the most prevalent method of Russian scammers. Other times they contact you out of the blue via direct email.An email scam is simply a case where some volume operation (could be a man or a woman, and may be in Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, or New Jersey) contacts you by email, engages you in communication, and eventually attempts to bait you into sending money. Often they will post very appealing profiles on Match.com, POF.com, or a Russian dating site like Ukraine or Russian and receive many thousands of responses.Or, similarly, at the airport Russia won't allow her to depart unless she leaves a sizable cash deposit to ensure her return. I hope I'm not being too subtle or ambiguous :-) So by following this simple rule you will never lose money to these kinds of Russian scammers, but fortunately I can give you a few more pointers that can help you recognize an email scam long before the punch line and save you any significant time or emotion on these scammers.
ALL girls on Match claiming to be from Russia/Ukraine who post a disguised email address like this are Russian scammers.It's half their life savings, you see, but they want their angel to be happy, and they know that she loves you and wants to be with you, so they will part with half their life savings... BUT, if you could wire her the money she will certainly repay you as soon as the problem is resolved...shoot, even by the time she lands in your country mom/dad/grandmother/etc will have already wired the funds directly to you to repay.The picture in the profile was just the bait used by Russian scammers.