Ladies and especially gentlemen...STOP SENDING MONEY TO ROMANIA! I live here and know that your online founded and sustained relationship is most probably a scam. Gentlemen, especially, you think you found the sexy, beautiful love of your life - not! Your sweetie has two or three men strung out online (at least!) with her false love and endless tales of woe. However, she probably has a real boyfriend or even husband here! If you meet a Romanian online (no matter what type of website, but especially adult type websites) and they start with the medical, dental, rent, tuition, etc. stories. Forget them! Move on! Don't let them play on your natural sympathies. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you sending him or her money is a way of showing your commitment to the "relationship" either. Romanians have a term that they use - DUCKS. Yes, like in sitting ducks. I also think of the term as a combination of D-umb f-UCKS. Don't be insulted, I was one of those too - twice!
If you cannot help yourself and find your wallet or purse opening to save a poor, downtrodden, and desperate newly found love-of-your-life, do three things and in this exact order: 1) Slap yourself back to reality, 2) If #1 does not work, get Western Union to copy the ID of the person picking up the money, or 3) If #2 doesn't work, send the money to me and I will verify the person's identity from his or her National ID card (every Romanian of legal age has one) when they try to pick up the money. In this last method you can tell your "love muffin" that you have a friend in Bucharest, Romania that is going to be your conduit for your distribution of funds because I owe you the money anyway. Pay close attention to your love's reaction. Scammers want to provide little or no personal, let alone real or direct, identifying information. In other words, he or she doesn't want you to have traceable information because such type of fraud is a crime here and can be reported to the police, but then again you are talking about a society that is rife with corruption too. Sadly, the Police may give your case no priority or even just laugh at what they consider your stupidity. If your heart-throb begs off from giving you personal and VERIFIABLE information (full name, current home address, cell and home phone number, workplace, workplace phone number, etc.) or getting money through your friend in Bucharest, Romania - FORGET THEM! Someone that is genuinely interested in you or a relationship with you shares personal information openly and freely. They let you know the real details of his or her life. Also, he or she doesn't hesitate to know the people you know or let you know the people they know, especially family, but I would be the first to admit that there are well-seasoned scammers out here in Romania that have covered such angles. For example, they use the identifying information of a confederate and have that confederate use their own id to pick up the money you sent foolishly. So the love that you know as "Gabriela" may in fact be the name of Mihaela's or Mihai's confederate that will be the one picking up the funds.
I am writing this as a person who has been scammed myself by two Romanian women, who used different techniques. So I am definitely speaking from my own experiences. I am also speaking from my knowledge of the experiences of others that I know personally. Again, PLEASE STOP SENDING MONEY to Romanian scammers (or any other country for that matter). If you cannot control yourself and do feel compelled to send money follow one of my three options first. Really, I am willing to be an intermediary. If you use the friend in Bucharest option and the person turns out to be not who they say they are, I will send the money back to you minus the re-transfer fee charged by Western Union or Moneygram. It sickens me deeply that false love is, unfortunately, a commodity here. DON'T BUY IT!