The idea of a pen pal was cool, but I could tell where this is going.
Here's my story. Got a message from a Russian woman on the plenty of fish dating site. She didn't like talking there so I gave her my backup email account. She seemed legit for a long time and she was fun to talk to. After a couple months, she confessed she was in love with me and wanted to get to the US. She lived alone and a grandmother was the only family member she got along with. The grandmother passes and now she really wants to be with me due to having no one in her life. I didn't have money to send so she was able to get a loan. And at this point she is planning her trip while all along I almost guaranteed it wouldn't happen. So I'm just playing along until she asks for money so that will be the end. She only communicates through email and never on weekends. Has no other social media and apparently only has internet access at her local library. She was cool to communicate with but the red flags were there and I've accepted this won't continue much longer.