Well said Germany.
First of all, NEVER SEND MONEY FOR ANY REASON.
As far as posting, yes.
If they ask YOU for money, it is a scam, whatever reason they give you.
Post your emails, including header. And any photos you have gotten, including documents if any. Email address/es, phone, physical address, any info you give is helpful to us and the next newbie that comes along looking for some type of verification.
Quite often, someone makes a post w/photos and someone else replies, 'I just got the same exact mail and photos but with different name. Many are scammed with the same photos and the scammers keep using them because they work. They rotate sets of photos on the dating sites every so often and always come back to the old 'stand-bys' because they work.
The photos they use, both men and womens photos are stolen off the net. Model sites, porn my space, etc. Anywhere.
If your 'Lady' is anywhere in Africa, 99% chance scam. In Russia, probably better than 90%.
Read, read, and read some more. Not just here, but other sites as well.
And watch these 2 videos. An enlightening view. Turn the volume up a bit not to miss commentary:
If in doubt, use the picture search for jpg files. It will tell you if that item has already been posted to this site, and which thread.
If you find a match on your photo, make your posts to THAT thread, even if a different name. Doesn't always happen that way, but nice when it does.
If nothing matches, start your own thread at the bottom of the page 'Add new scammer'
or add to catch-all thread 'Is this Russian girl scamming me'