Some men told me that they cannot forget the woman and will go on, getting her or breaking their hearts.
They forget the fact that in reality THEY ARE NOT IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WOMAN.
They are corresponding with a criminal whose sole aim is to rip them off.
There are some definite red flags but normally you won't be able to say for sure it is a SCAM before the money matters arise.
You will never be able to say if the letter you received from a pretty lady is genuine or if it is a scam.
Here are the typical situations that may develop with slight variations.
Let's start from the more prominent cases and finish with the subtle ones. ) You posted your profile to a personals site, you did not look for a Russian woman, just a mate.
He/they may rent apartments, mobile phones and postal boxes solely for the aim of scams, as well as use innocent people to receive money transfers, giving them a false reason why they cannot receive the transfer themselves (lost passport, he already received too many transfers that can cause tax problems, etc).