How did you hear about this school? Do you have any other information that could help in my search?
The girl that I'm supposed to be sponsoring is graduating from there later this month and she told me about it. I'm not sure scott if i'm being set up for an internet sting.
Ok, just a few more questions, so that I can better understand what's going on.
How did you first come in contact with this girl?
Have you met her?
Has she asked for money?
she also gave me a web site but i'm still not sure if it's legitimate
there is no address, no contact telephone numbers, just an e-mail address which is a .com in a country where everything seemes to be a .by
I met her on a web site months ago and have been communicating since. She says not to send her the money but to her University which has this Student Visa Program (supposedly) she will pay me back when she gets here and starts working.
Thanks for that link and other info. That's very helpful.
I'd be quite sure that the school doesn't exist. I have a number of reasons for thinking that.
First of all, the website was just created two months ago! (November 18, 2008)
DANGEROUS URL REMOVED/2008-11-18/2.html
Next, it is owned and operated by someone in Emoryville, California!
http://www.networksolutions.com/ whois-search/ unifinanceandlaw.com
(it is also administered and hosted in California)
The page is in Russian. In Belarus, they do speak Russian, but I would expect the page to be in Belrussian. Also, some of the text is strangely in English! (the Travel and Contact links, for example)
Here is a Google Translation of the page -- you can follow the links to see the other pages translated as well:
I would not trust this person... please DO NOT send money, since it's a scam. Anyone can get a photo of a "pretty girl" to send, pretending it's themselves. The bank account you'd send the money to does not belong to this girl... it's the scammer's account. I'm quite sure of that. Since there is no school, they have set up phony accounts in the "schools" name, but it's really the scammer's accounts.
Let me know if you have any other questions on this, and if you're all set, thanks for accepting!
Sorry, the links didn't come through... here they are:
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(put those three lines together)
Let me know if you have any questions,