Quickly, the " female" (the bait) falls in love with her Internet acquaintance, and shortly after " she" begins to plan her travel to see her Mr. Money issues arise, and, reluctantly, the bait asks the gentleman to help "her" with money for her visa and tickets.
"She" will get robbed or attacked, may become injured or sick, may suddenly get arrested, or her apartment may get flooded or burned.
Anyway, the sordid story continues and ‘she’ decides she loves me so much that ‘she’ wants to come and see me but, alas, ‘she’ can’t afford the airfare.
However, ‘she’ knows a really cheap travel agent that will cut a great deal if we book right now (‘Her’ birthday’s coming up – did I mention that?
The scam will go on for as long as the guy is willing to continue sending money to help his "Russian princess" to get through her never-ending travel misadventure.
The bait will keep the "flames of his love" alive by periodically chatting with him on the phone or sending him descriptions of "her" erotic fantasies.