Also, Western Union should give warnings to users as they make the transaction. Oh look, there are dozens of similar scam stories, with people specifically mentioning “Coutenou”, which is a city I was given in the payment details.
Although there are many honest Russian women seeking partners online (was one of them - albeit long time ago :-)), if you don't know what to look for, you may get scammed.Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.At this point she will set the victim up as her knight in shining armor, the only one who can help her.But as with all Internet-based transactions, some users prefer to game the system... You invest all of that time into selling a particular product or you spend a lot of time researching the perfect item, complete the transaction, and then… She has left the Thermomix with her brother-in-law who can bring it around whenever I’m free. That or pay him in cash and he can wire it to the seller. But no, she tells me Western Union has this password protection set up. Now, that’s a bloody good deal as those things usually go for 900€. She tells me she bought the item a few months ago, but now has to travel for work. People round here like cheques, but if I were selling, I’d prefer to be paid in cash. She says she’d prefer a Western Union transfer, which I can do via the post office or online.