There are several things that you need to take into consideration: It is possible, that there are more than one person with certain first and last name in a given city, country, etc.It is very possible that there could be 16 different Natalias Petrovas living in one town!If the victim is cooperative, other money requests can be made as well: to pay for the ladys English lessons, to help out with rent or home repairs, to help with small medical emergencies, and so on.It is not uncommon for the Translation Scammers to use Travel Scam tricks as well, inviting the victim to help the lady financially with the arrangements for the personal meeting.If any matches are provided, you can read through them carefully to see if it is a true match or just a coincidence.Step 2: perform the same search using her email address, then her home address.The Translation Scams, on the other hand, are pretty specific to Ukraine alone.
We would recommend the same due diligence checks to detect them.
Step 3: if nothing helps, manually go to 5 or 6 and look through reports and photos posted there. In fact, I would estimate that over 70% of scammers ARE NOT reported online, because people who got scammed often do not know that black lists exist, or how to use them.
Maybe you will find her picture posted online somewhere under a different name. Some victims have such a limited computer knowledge, that a thought of navigating a forum or anti-scam site seems intimidating to them.
This type of scam is designed to last many months, since the scammers try to trick the victim into paying the translation services for as long as possible.
The scammers employ English-speaking interpreters to impersonate both the lady and the translation company.