How to avoid Visa / airline ticket scam
I have flown to Belarus and met my lady in person. We had a wonderful time together. I suspect she has a contract with an agency because the apartment and car were crap and I had to pay a lot for them. Over our 4 month correspondence, she did not profess love right away, but gradually. She did not tell me she fell in love with me until we met. I asked her to marry me and a large family celebration party was planned. Now, her agency is setting up a tourist Visa interview with the Moscow consulate. She wants me to go with her to Moscow and the agency will arrange for her tickets to the US. If she has some sort of contract with the agency, how can I best avoid being scammed. Since she wants me in Moscow during her interview, I don't think it is a Visa scam. Or am I just over paranoid after reading all these other posts? What do I do if I have to pay for tickets that her agency provides? How do I know if the tickets will be legit?
You are welcome to use fake name, but please let's use the same name in the title of the post as in the body of the message. I have changed the name in the body of the post to match the title, so from now on you'll be "Donovan", OK?