The Russian Dating Sites Guide talks at length about avoiding scammers on Russian dating sites. But be aware that scammers do also send out unsolicited emails. This one below almost caught me out recently? Why? Because I recognised the name of the sender, if not their email address (which I've deleted here; I've also changed the actual name they've used).
These emails often rely on the fact that since the average person knows at least 300 other people, the odds are quite high of you recognising the name of the sender. In this case the name of the girl was the same as one of the ladies I was talking to on an international dating site. So be wary of this. Of course the other problem is that if you've given your personal details (such as your name and email address) to somebody on a dating site, then they might have forwarded it onto a known scammer, who can then use your details to try and scam you.
So once again I'll say that if you're using any dating site then just be on the lookout for scam emails, whether they're sent through the site, or directly to your email address.
Oh, and the email also had an email attachment. In this particular case it looked like a photo of a 24 year old Russian or Ukrainian lady stolen from a Russian dating site. Obviously attaching a photo of a pretty Russian girl is designed to make you lose your mind and end up losing all your life savings in an Internet scam.