Almost all scammers tell their victims that "this the the first time she uses the internet to get aquatinted with a man".To speed up the process, the scammer "falls in love" with each of the potential victims literally within two to six weeks. a photo I received in an email purportedly from ‘Olga’ in Russia.
The scammer will announce the good news (that she found out how to obtain the visa) in one of the letters shortly after explaining her undying love.
If the guy agrees, the "lady" pretends to put all effort into making "her" travel arrangements. " She" acts surprised to find out that there are various expensive requirements that " she" has to comply with before she can fly out of the country.
Those supposed requirements usually include proof of financial independence and requirement to pay off all loans that "she" has in her name.
Sometimes at the same time many scammers would announce that their yearly vacation time (usually 2 weeks) is coming up.
However, the duration of the "set up" phase varies significantly.