Countries do dating scam
Most of the Russian scam (about 90% of it, if not more) originates form the same 2 sources: REPUBLIC OF MARI EL in Russia and LUGANSK in Ukraine.
The other 10% originates from pro-daters, mostly from South of Ukraine, like Odessa, Nikolaev, etc..
Of course there are some freelance scammers out there (monkey see monkey do), but their number is very insignificant compared to the number of scam profiles generated daily by Mari El and Lugansk.
Here is a short info for free for you to understand whether you are communicating with a scammer. Normal women never write to random email addresses and do not buy email addresses from spammers. If you receive an email address from a user at a dating website and begin correspondence, check after several days if her profile is still active on that site.When more than 2 years ago I organized a web page called Russian women Black List, my aim was to list disreputable and fraudulent services from international introduction industry.