Internet dating scams from russia
Turkey Drop (Wallet/Money Drop) Scam: An unsuspecting tourist spots a wallet or packet of cash on the ground.
Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.
When the bill arrives, the host leaves and the establishment sends very large men to force the visitor to pay an exorbitant bill before leaving the premises or face assault.
Arthouse/Rug Sale Scam: A young “art student" will approach a visitor (often at large tourist sites) and ask if s/he likes artwork created by local students.
Also, the same set of photos may be used under different names.
Most known Russian scams appear to be run by the same few groups of Russian scammers using different names and photos.