'Her' name was Aleksandra and 'she' was young and pretty with a long, dark mane of hair and dark brown eyes.
She contacted Dave (not his real name) on dating site Zoosk in November last year, telling him she was a 32-year-old Russian woman eager to pursue a serious relationship.
What we at EM can do is to reduce your potential exposure to scams.
Working in this industry for over 15 years, we know the patterns.
It was December when the first plea for help with her travel arrangements arrived in Dave's inbox.
When Dave told his friends about his new girlfriend, they laughed and said: "mate, you're getting scammed" but Dave kept emailing and Aleksandra always knew the right thing to say to assuage his doubts.
In other words, chatting to a woman doesn’t cost you any extra whether you talk to her for 5 minutes, or 5 hours, or 5 days non-stop.
She had emailed her phone number but told Dave he could not call her, saying "my phone doesn't accept international calls".
Although she said she was 32 years old, the pictures she sent appeared to be of a much younger woman.
Our advice to stay on the site is based on patterns of The moment you leave, your exposure increases.
Our business model provides for successful interactions, because you are not limited due to the need to constantly pay, pay, pay to continue dating women.