She will explain in detail how much it will cost to get the visa and the tickets, and how to send the necessary amount to get things going.At first, many scammers start with a small amount - 0-0 for the for their hotel "accommodations" in Moscow while they are filing for their visa with the US Embassy.Some scammers offer to pay for visa themselves (as a "good faith" gesture).After the "visa" is received, the scammer asks for money to buy - usually around 0-00.And so " she" will reluctantly ask for financial help again.If the guy is determined to make her supposed trip happen regardless of the expenses, he sends the money again and again.Sometimes at the same time many scammers would announce that their yearly vacation time (usually 2 weeks) is coming up.However, the duration of the "set up" phase varies significantly.
A lot of scammers actively seek out new potential victims rather than wait for the victims to come to them.
The longer the set up phase, the higher is the scammer's probability of success in obtaining the money.
Once the fact that the scammer is "deeply in love" is well established, the scammer begins the real preparation.
Some scammers fall in love and ask for money within 10 days, while others may correspond for 6-8 months before requesting any money.
The duration of the phase depends on the scammer's own work style.