Scammer uses lady’s information for fraud. Lady even does not suspect that scammer used her personal information. This kind of scam is usually made by marriage agencies. By this trick an officer of a marriage agency pulls you into further correspondence (which is paid by you. Normally you are charged any letter or translation). After few months correspondence and charges you are notified that lady changed her mind, found other admirer, fell in love other person, feelings disappeared etc. In short marriage agency has 1000 ways to hide this scam and not to loose the customer.
We had UK customer who had 3 months permanent correspondence with six ladies from marriage agency based in Kiev. He agreed with those six ladies to meet in Kiev. The man left London for Kiev and… only two ladies of six he met. He was extremely astonished: he lost time, travel expenses, postponed his business to visit Ukraine. The marriage agency explained this situation as ladies were busy and would meet him the next his visiting Ukraine. The marriage agency proposed the man to continue correspondence with all ladies. He felt himself scammed and contacted us to order background checks of four ladies which agreed to meet him but did not meet. We clarified that the ladies really existed. Their personal information was fully verified and coincided with the information which was provided by marriage agency. But these ladies knew nothing about our UK client, they didn’t write him and didn’t receive from him letters. The ladies were in contact with this marriage agency few months ago but lost their confidence and tore relationships with the marriage agency. This way the marriage agency simply used all information about past applicants for fraud.