Every day each scammer sends out about 300 letters.They may also do a messenger chats with you, but they don't really like it, they consider it a waste of time (their time is money!But maybe your report will be that last straw that will brake the camel's back. Nigerian scammers mostly rely on chats and IMs, for that purpose an Internet cafe would perfectly do, but Russian scammers mostly operate through e-mail.The Internet cafes with their web-based mail are not appropriate to handle that volume of e-mail correspondence.To handle the load they need a special e-mailing software, like The Bat! They usually rent an apartment and equip it with computers, something like telemarketers office.They work in groups, usually 5-6 gals or guys per group. The duties of the office group is to place profiles and handle correspondence.
They are not some "poor girls trying to make some money because their life is hard". Besides stealing YOUR money, they are also involved in identity thefts, forging documents, passwords cracking, braking into the online databases with confidential info, stealing credit cards and paypal accounts, making purchases with stolen credit cards online, etc..(if you look at their e-mail headers, you can see helo=hell, helo=demon, etc..) One group, if you accuse them of scamming, starts cursing you and becomes very aggressive. Also, different groups may use different versions of The Bat!In some groups work mostly guys, sometimes they leave Russian words untranslated and those words are of male gender.lol), to get more personal and convincing they prefer phone calls.The scambaiters with experience are often able to recognize these groups.